University of St. Boniface located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was the very first educational institute to be established in western Canada. Founded in 1818, it is a public institute established by Father Norbert Provencher and is the only French Language University in the province of Manitoba. The institute has maintained a reputed name in the list of coveted higher education institutes of Canada even though it was only recently that it received its official ‘university’ status in the year 2011.
Affiliated with the University of Manitoba, the organization provides around 30 university programs and around 7 online programs in English and French languages. It also offers honorary diplomas to the students who have enhanced the institute's mission in technical and professional training through the university’s technical college. The institute has also been honored with the prestigious Alexandre-Taché Award and is undoubtedly a coveted choice for studying in Canada.
Admissions at University of St.Boniface opens its doors for fresh intakes in 2 seasonal terms of Fall and Winter. All the applicants must deposit a non refundable fee of 120 CAD when applying to the institute. With an acceptance rate of around 65%, the institute is a moderately competitive organization in the country.
|English Language Test||TOEFL, IELTS, CEFR, CLB, CanTest|
|French Language Test||BI, TestCan, DELF All Public, DALF, TCF, TEF, TFI|
|Residence on Campus||Available|
|Types of Programs Offered||Diploma, Baccalaureate, Masters|
|Decision on Application||Sent Via Email|
|Academic Calendar||Fall and Winter|
|Percentage of International Students||17.9%|
|Average School Cost Per Year||CAD 9,519 to CAD 14,879|
|Type of Housing||Fall 2020||Winter 2021|
|1 bedroom (Rental only, renovated suite)||CAD 4,891||CAD 4,891|
|1 bedroom (rental only)||CAD 4,008||CAD 4,008|
|1 bedroom (shared apartment)||CAD 2,405||CAD 2,405|
|Studio||CAD 3,318||CAD 3,318|
|2 bedrooms (shared)||CAD 2,873||CAD 2,873|
Application Portal: Apply using the either of the following depending upon the type of program you are applying for.
Basic Admission Requirements:
Admission requirements differ depending on the program you are applying for. Requirements differ from program to program, hence it is advisable to go through the program directory prior to applying for detailed list of requirements. On a general note, the university requires the following documents:
Note that the university will not accept scanned or photocopied documents. The status of the application can be checked at the official website.
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:
|Test||Minimum Scores Required|
|IELTS||5 to 7|
|TOEFL||94 to 110|
|CanTest||4 to 5|
|CLB||6 to 9|
International students should be prepared to spend anywhere between CAD 21,000 To CAD 26,000 for eight months of study and residing in the province of Manitoba. Moreover, the cost of living will be more in the first two months of arrival in the country as installations and rent would have to be deposited right away.
Nonetheless, the following table provides an overall skeleton of expenses comprising cost of living in Canada that an international student incurs in general.
|Particulars||Cost Incurred in CAD|
|Books and Materials||1,100 to 2,200|
|Other fees and contributions||630 to 1,090|
|Total For School Year||15,179 to 16739|
*Tuition fee varies from program to program, this fee is for Business Administration program only (international students fee)
|Particulars||Cost Of Living Per Month CAD|
|Housing: 1 studio on campus||696|
Some of the awards available to meritorious students at the institute are as follows:
|Adèle-et-Louis-Molgat Scholarship (automatic)||1,000|
|Neil-Gaudry Excellence Scholarship (automatic)||2,250|
|Julie-Paillé sports grant (automatic)||500|
Père-Lucien-Hardy-SJ Memorial Scholarship (application based)
AEUSB Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students(application based)
variable up to a maximum of CAD 4,000
Alfred-Monnin Library Research Fellowship (application based)
Alumni from the institute get a number of benefits like waiver on fees of the alumni association, reduced rates for Sportex Membership, access to USB classrooms for class reunions and alumni events and free library card access and borrowing privileges among others. Some of the popular alumni from the institute are:
The university offers skill based training and work placement tie ups with industries that are integrated into programs like tourism and business administration. These help students to gain experience in their field and develop skills in the same. Some of their tasks include Business Administration like Perform analysis for new project planning and contracts; Data entry; Administrative support and general office work; Contributing to special projects and Tourism fields like Customer Service, Planning, Research, Marketing.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$17,778 / Year|
|University of St. Boniface Enrollment||5568|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$17,778 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$18,427 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Double beds Bedroom||$6,336 / Year|
|Single bed Bedroom||$8,841 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Programs||Canadian Association for Social Work Education|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary