Winnipeg, ManitobaLOCATION
Estd 1818Established Year

The University of St. Boniface is a public university located in Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This French language university was established in 1818 and is commonly called as USB.

Why should you choose St. Boniface?

According to Webometrics, Boniface ranks below top 200 institutions in Canada making it an esteemed organization. Given are the reasons why one should prefer going to this university.

Rankings and Standings

  • Ranked 157 in Canada by Webometrics
  • Ranked 9927 in the world by Webometrics

Key Features

Offers both campus and online programs.

  • Provides around 30 university programs and around 7 online programs in English and French languages.
  • It is the only French Language University in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
  • Offers Honorary Diploma to the students who have enhanced USB’s mission in technical and professional training through the university’s technical college.
  • Honour with Alexandre-Taché Award. It is for those who have contributed considerably to the development of Francophonie in Manitoba or has formed a distinguished image outside Manitoba.


Type of UniversityPublic
Number of programs31
Faculty Members1150 (Full-Time)
Number of Students29,498
Number of Undergraduate Students25,065
Number of Graduate Students3,721
Percentage of International Students17.9%
Acceptance Rate65%
International Tuition Fees rangeCAD 6,495 - CAD 10,505
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL, CLB, CEFR, CanTest
Language usedEnglish

Campus and Residence

The campus is located in the heart of Winnipeg francophone neighbourhood. It provides residence arrangement near to the classrooms. More details on the campus and residence is provided

  • The University of St. Boniface is located at the heart of Winnipeg francophone neighbourhood.
  • It is easily accessible to market, hospital and restaurants.
  • The main building has classrooms, two video conference rooms, two gymnasiums, library, a student center with a cafeteria, computer and science labs, the campus radio station, a sound studio and an Amphitheatre.

On-Campus Residence

University residences are very near to the classrooms, the computer labs, the library, the sportex fitness center, supermarkets, and commercial and student services.

The residence rooms have:

  • A single bed
  • A desk and chair
  • A dresser
  • A closet and a sink

Residents have access to:

  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Special activities
  • A completely smoke-free environment
  • Utilities (water, heat, electricity)

For the campus residence, students should apply before landing at the university.

  • Fill in the application which is available on the official website.
  • The application fee is CAD 350.

Programs offered

USB offers general and specialized university programs, including continuing education courses. Programs are divided into different faculties and schools which are as follows:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Translation
  • School of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Nursing Sciences and Health Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • Technical and Professional School
  • Faculty of Education

Given is the detail about number of courses offered by each program

University ProgramsNumber of Courses
Diploma programs9
Certificate programs3

University’s continuing education offers a variety of courses in several areas in French and Spanish languages.

All you need to know about Application Process

Boniface offers admission to the native and foreign students. Before applying to the university, students must take care that they must meet the pre-requisites.


General Requirements

Students by OriginAdmission Requirements
Students from Canadian high schoolKnowledge of French (DELF, TESTCan, TFI)
Canadian applicants or permanent residents graduating from high school outside CanadaCanada's Secondary Diploma Equivalencies depends upon the country
International CandidatesKnowledge of French (DELF, TESTCan, TFI)
Admission with international Baccalaureate3 courses at upper and middle level each with minimum score of 4 in every subject and overall marks being at least 24. Transfer credits are considered where final mark are 4 or more for upper and middle-level courses
Canada's Secondary Diploma Equivalencies by CountryCountry based

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International students must prove their proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by USB. Following tests and the minimum scores required are mentioned below:

TestMinimum Scores Required
IELTS5 to 7
TOEFL94 to 110
CanTest4 to 5
CLB6 to 9

Admission Procedure

  • Choose the program from the programs list shown at the university’s website.
  • Check the pre-requisites before starting with the application form.
  • Check the deadlines.
  • Determine the status
    1. Regular Student
    2. Mature Student
    3. Visiting Student
    4. Auditing Student
    5. Special Student
    6. Senior Student
  • Fill the Application Form given the official website of the university.
  • The required application fee is CAD 95.
  • Submit the documents online or offline. For offline submission, given below is the address to submit the documents at the university.


Université de Saint-Boniface

200, avenue de la Cathédrale

Winnipeg (Manitoba) CANADA  R2H 0H7

Cost and Expenditure

The tuition fee provided is an estimate and not the actual cost. The students must pay CAD 350 as an application fee for the university residence.

Tuition Fee

Fields of StudyTuition Fee
ArtsCAD 4,000
TranslationCAD 4,000
ScienceCAD 4,600
Business AdministrationCAD 5,100
EducationCAD 4,300
Social WorkCAD 4,800
Business Administration (Technical School & Professional)CAD 2,900
TourismCAD 3,100
Information TechnologyCAD 3,700
Multimedia CommunicationsCAD 5,000
Early Childhood EducationCAD 3,200
NursingCAD 6,000
Health Care AideCAD 1,900
Leadership in Early Childhood EducationCAD 500
Practical NursingCAD 4,800
Para-professional Language ServicesCAD 5,100

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Scholarships and Financial Aids

St. Boniface University provides several sources to fund its students’ education. Students with Canadian citizenship are eligible for the entrance scholarships offered by USB.

A student should have minimum GPA of 80% in Grade 12 to apply for the scholarship.

Entrance ScholarshipCAD 750 to CAD 2,500
International Baccalaureate Scholarship – 1st LevelCAD 2,500 to CAD 4,750
International Baccalaureate Scholarship – 2nd LevelCAD 2,000 – CAD 4,000
International Baccalaureate Scholarship- CertificateCAD 200 to CAD 250
Le Francais pour lavenir ScholarshipCAD 1,500 to CAD 3,000
Entrance Scholarships, Bachelor of EducationCAD 750
Cultural Activity
Achievement Scholarship
CAD 250 to CAD 2,500
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Concours d’art oratoire – ProvincialCAD 1,000
Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Concours dart oratoire –NationalCAD 8,000 to CAD 20,000

International students are not eligible for the entrance scholarships offered by USB.

The Canadian government sponsors over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments and universities.  

Alumni Network

USB graduates went on to pursue exceptional careers. Some of its alumni include lawyers, judges, visionary bishops, true pioneers of radio and television, Stanley Cup hockey champions, a renowned architect and a world-famous singer.

Privileges of being a USB Alumni:

  • Waiver of fees for Alumni Association membership
  • Free library card
  • Free access to USB computer services
  • Reduced rates for Sportex membership

Some of the notable alumni are:

  • Rosemary Barton- CBC News correspondent
  • Joseph- Professional hockey player
  • Clement Loughlin- Stanley Cup champion
  • Antoine- Stanley Cup champion- Winnipeg Victorias
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2 yearson-campusFrench
$10,655 PER

4 yearson-campusFrench
$9,980 PER

$11,330 PER

$12,050 PER

Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 10,655
Bachelors Tuition Fees$10655
Diploma Tuition Fees$12050
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 5,568
Total Enrollment
Application Deadline
May 01, 2019
Start of Application process September 01, 2018
End of Application process May 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 120
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
Total Applications
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