Fredericton, NewBrunswickLOCATION
Estd 1910Established Year

St. Thomas University is a liberal arts university situated in the city of Fredericton in New Brunswick province, Canada. Established in the year of 1910, this small, primarily undergraduate university offers Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 30 programs in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Choose St. Thomas University for a brighter future

91% students of St. Thomas University have found it highly beneficial to study at this institute. There are several reasons for the same which are mentioned below:

Ranking and standing 

  • Maclean's ranking of "primary undergraduate universities" in Canada: ranked 13th with the reputation rank of 44th

Key features

  • Offers more than 30 undergraduate programs
  • 70% or higher marks in the Grade 12 level is required to get admitted
  • Average class size is 29 students
  • Student-faculty ratio: 12:1
  • 100% of the full-time faculty have the doctorate or the highest academic degrees in respective fields
  • CAD 1.8 million is dedicated to the student financial aid plans
  • Had the research support fund of CAD 159,261 in the academic year of 2016-17
  • Holds two Canada Research Chairs in Narrative Studies and one Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies
  • Homes the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy
  • Maintains a strong alumni network


Programs offered30+
Undergraduate students1,800
Fall 2016 acceptance rate54%
Tuition fees for Canadian students (full-time)CAD 6,643-CAD 9,375
Tuition fees for Canadian students (part-time)CAD 669 (per three-credit-hour course)
Tuition fees for international students (full-time)CAD 14,503-CAD 18,671
Tuition fees for international students (part-time)CAD 1,338 (per three-credit-hour course)

Explore the life in campus of St. Thomas University

The campus of St. Thomas University has the following buildings housing the classrooms, libraries, and administrative offices:

  • James Dunn Hall
  • Edmund Casey Hall
  • George Martin Hall
  • Brian Mulroney Hall
  • Holy Cross House
  • Margaret Norrie McCain Hall
  • The university has its own athletic centre named J.B. O'Keefe Centre and the athletic activities are recognized by the following organizations:
    • ACAA - Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association
    • AUS - Atlantic University Sport
    • CCAA - Canadian Colleges Athletic Association
    • CIS - Canadian Interuniversity Sport
    • Fitness NB
    • Athletics NB
  • The university has a campus newspaper named The Aquinian, owned and operated by the students, published on a weekly basis

Housing facility

St. Thomas University offers accommodation facilities for the students in the following buildings:

  • Main Campus Housing
    • Harrington Hall
    • Vanier Hall
    • Holy Cross House
  • Forest Hill Housing
    • Chatham Hall
    • Rigby Hall
  • Windsor Street Housing

The rooms have the following general characteristic features:

  • An Extra-Long Twin Bed
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe

Choose the best from a variety of programs offered

The university offers undergraduate programs in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Humanities department offers courses in the following fields:

Catholic StudiesSpanish and Latin American StudiesIrish Studies
Communications and Public PolicyHuman RightsItalian
English Language and LiteratureInterdisciplinary StudiesJapanese
English as a Second LanguageRomance LanguagesReligious Studies
Fine ArtsNative StudiesJournalism
Great BooksHistoryMedia Studies

The Social Sciences department offers courses in the following fields:

Criminology & Criminal JusticePolitical ScienceInternational Relations
EconomicsPsychologyWomen's Studies and Gender Studies
Environment and SocietyScience and Technology StudiesSociology

In addition to these courses, the institute also offers Interdisciplinary Minor courses in the following subjects:

  • Business Studies
  • Ethics
  • Film Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • US Studies

The students are also allowed to take electives like Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Maliseet, and Social Work.

Class schedules

The students of St. Thomas University are offered to choose any of the two types of class schedules, namely:

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

All you need to know about the application process


  • Al the international applicants are required to submit their English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Students possessing the following score criteria are eligible to apply for the English Second Language Program:

Test Scores accepted


Minimum scores

TOEFL (Internet-based)

TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)



CAEL 40, 50

  • Students possessing the following score criteria are eligible to apply for the regular academic courses:

Test scores accepted


Minimum test scores

TOEFL 89 (Internet-based)

TOEFL 570 (Paper-based)




How, when and where to apply

  • In order to apply online for the courses offered by the university, applicants are required to create a ConnectSTU account
  • The high school transcript showing Grade 12 first-semester results (or Grade 12 mid-year results for non-semester schools) is needed to be submitted
  • The transfer candidates are required to submit the official copy from the respective colleges/universities
  • Residence application forms, if opted for, are also needed to be submitted along with the application forms
  • Direct entry to the Certificate Programs from high school is not allowed at St. Thomas University
  • Offline applications are needed to be sent to the Admissions Office, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5G3, Canada
  • Prior to applying, the students are required to check the country-specific requirements. Applicants from almost all the countries are required to submit copies of the results of their last academic examinations, especially school-level or pre-university
  • Study permit: In order to continue studying in Canada, all the international students are required to obtain the study permit, which they can apply for receiving the official statement of acceptance from the university
  • Payments: The university has collaborated with PayMyTuition in order to help the international students in making their payments from any bank and using any currency
  • Healthcare: All the international students are requested to have a comprehensive medical check-up before leaving for Canada and to get themselves enrolled in the International Student Health Plan immediately after getting admitted to the university

Application fee

  • Both the part-time and full-time applicants are required to submit the non-refundable application fee of CAD 55 (or USD)
  • Applicants from New Brunswick are required to submit CAD 40
  • Applicants who have completed courses at St. Thomas University within the past three years are exempted from paying the application fee

What it costs to study in St. Thomas University

Fee for various courses for Canadian students and international students are tabulated below:

Course typeFees for Canadian studentsFees for international students
Bachelor of ArtsCAD 6,643CAD 14,503
Post-degree Bachelor of EducationCAD 9,175CAD 18,207
Post-degree Bachelor of Social WorkCAD 9,375CAD 18,671
Part-time (per three credit hour course)CAD 669CAD 1,338


The following chart shows the details of the facility and the respective expenses:

BuildingType of roomCharges (including meals)
Vanier Hall, Holy Cross HouseDouble RoomCAD 8,268-CAD 9,015
 -Single RoomCAD 10,282-CAD 11,029
Harrington Hall, Chatham HallDouble RoomCAD 8,640-CAD 9,387
 -Single RoomCAD 10,654-CAD 11,401
Windsor Street -CAD 4,182

Meal plans

Plan nameTypeCharges
The Freedom PlanUnlimited dining offerCAD 3,838
The 19-Meal Plan19 meals per weekCAD 3,624
The 10-Meal Plan10 meals per weekCAD 3,091
Block 40 Meal Plan (off-campus)40 entries to the dining halls over one academic yearCAD 500

Financial aids to help you to fund your education   

St. Thomas University offers total 70 scholarships and more than a few awards and bursaries for the deserving candidates.

Entrance scholarships are tabulated below for a better understanding:

Name of the ScholarshipAmount
Alma Joyce Memorial ScholarshipCAD 1,000
Bishop Bray Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,000
Bishop Barry Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000
CFUW (Fredericton) Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,500
Chancellor’s International ScholarshipFull International Tuition
Chancellor’s ScholarshipFull tuition and a single room and board
Dennis Cochrane Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,000 (Minimum)
Eugene T. McCarthy Memorial Leadership ScholarshipCAD 2,000 (Renewable)
Francis M. McLaughlin ScholarshipFull tuition and CAD 500 book allowance
Frank McKenna ScholarshipFull tuition
Gene Hayes ScholarshipCAD 2,000
Irene Mulroney Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,500
Jackson Wright Memorial ScholarshipCAD 500 (Minimum)
Katherine L. Roderick ScholarshipCAD 1,500
Knights of Columbus ScholarshipCAD 2,500
President’s ScholarshipFull tuition (Renewable over four years)
St. Thomas Renewable Scholars ScholarshipCAD 1,000 minimum guaranteed

St. Thomas University offers Awards including Aboriginal Community Involvement Entrance Award (CAD 1,000) and Barry Toole Memorial Award (CAD 500); bursaries including Bernie McCann Memorial Bursary (CAD 1,000) and Dan and Valerie O’Brien Bursary (CAD 500); and Upper year scholarships such as ATV Media Scholarship (CAD 2,000) and Bernard and Louis Bloomfield (CAD 1,500).

Work while studying

St. Thomas University offers job opportunity for the students both inside and outside the campus. In order to check the available opportunities, the interested students are required to visit the official website.

Knowing a few from the wide alumni network

St. Thomas University maintains a well-organized alumni network

  • All the alumni of the university are provided with the following services:
    • Graduation rings
    • Insurance program
    • J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre memberships
    • Certificate framing
    • Shopping at the university store
  • Some of the notable alumni are:
    • Frank Branch: Politician
    • Mike Eagles: Hockey player
    • Raymond Fraser: Author
    • Brian Mulroney: 18th Prime Minister of Canada
    • Dawn Russell: President of St. Thomas University
    • Anna Silk: Actress
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$15,230 PER

4 yearson-campusEnglish
$15,230 PER

$15,230 PER

Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 15,230
Bachelors Tuition Fees$15230
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 7,792
Total Enrollment
Application Deadline
June 01, 2019
Start of Application process January 01, 2019
End of Application process June 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 55
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
89 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
Min. 89
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