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University of St. Boniface 2019-2020 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Université de Saint-Boniface is the French language university in Manitoba offering post-secondary education. It is the home to 2 college schools – Technical and Vocational School and School of Nursing and Studies. The program duration ranges from one to four years. By the end of the program, students earn the asset of being bilingual proficient.

The University offers first-rate university programs, technical training including continuing education, and language programs. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the University of St. Boniface (USB) including Arts, Social Work, Translation, Science, Education, and Business Administration. Graduate program admissions are administered by the University of Manitoba.

Some important points related to admissions at the University of Boniface are as follows:

  • For some degrees, USB students must attend their first year in ‘University 1’ (U1) before enrolling in the undergraduate program of their choice.
  • The University offers several online programs besides its graduate programs that are mostly online.
  • French is a compulsory language requirement for all students.
  • All new students at the University of St. Boniface (USB) must keep the linguistic profile drawn up before registration. This test helps to determine French program that will best suit the applicant.
  • Only Canadian applicants and permanent residents at Canadian postsecondary school may be qualified for the International bachelor scholarships.
  • All submission of transcripts must be completed by September 1.
  • The University will only respond to student applications for admission by email.


Application Portal University application portal 
Application fee (non-refundable)100 USD (domestic applicants)
120 USD (international applicants)
Mode of paymentVisa, Mastercard, GlobalPay, Interac, and Cash
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, Winter, and Summer
Language RequirementsFrench and English both
Work experienceRequired for graduate program 
Financial AidScholarship 

University of St. Boniface Admission Deadlines

For the admission of students to be considered, applicants must take note of application deadlines. This totally includes both submitting the application and also the required documents on time. Here are the deadlines of the most popular courses:

SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument submission deadline
Fall semesterMay 1June 30
Winter semesterSeptember 1September 15

Deadlines for graduate programs are different from that of undergraduate programs. The deadline for admission to Master of Education program is given below:

SemesterDeadline for domestic applicantsDeadline for international applicants
FallMarch 1June 1
WinterJuly 1October 1
IntersessionNovember 1February 1

University of St. Boniface International Student Admissions

General admission requirements vary depending on applying to student countries. It is important to meet the necessary minimum requirements to be qualified. Students are also expected to meet the admission requirements for their program of choice. The ultimate decision of admission acceptance is based on the above-stated requirements.

Original documents are required to be submitted. Applicants should note that documents submitted will not be returned. Documents can be submitted via mail or delivered in person. Documents scanned and emailed will be rejected. Admission fees must come with the admission request form and must be paid in accordance with the University accepted payment method.

ApplicationPortal: International applicants may apply online at the university’s official website.

ApplicationFee: 120 USD

Basic AdmissionRequirements: International applicants must satisfy the below requirements for admission to the University:

  • International applying students must possess an equivalence of the Canadian secondary diploma e.g. High school diploma, GED certificate, etc.
  • French standardized test (original documents)
  • Standard English tests (original documents)
  • Admission request form
  • Passport
  • Certificate of achievements

The application for admission is to be completed online. Students can also continue an application that is yet to be completed before the deadline. Once submission of application for admission is completed, applicants will receive an email affirming their application has been received from the University. Required documents including admission fees (non-refundable) are to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at the address below before the deadline.

Registrar’s Office

Université de Saint-Boniface
200 De la Cathédrale Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R2H 0H7

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The Admission requirements of knowledge of English language are mandatory. Students must pass the equivalent of English 40S or 42U in a Manitoba secondary school. International students who do not meet these criteria must meet the below standardized tests in the English language below. Only original documents showing scores not more than 2 years old are accepted.

TestMinimum Score Requirements
TOEFL46 to 59

Depending on the student's program of choice, English proficiency requirements may vary.

French Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The French standardized test is compulsory for all new applicants, new international applicants, including applicants from French-speaking countries and applicants who have studied French before. All types of candidates must submit the result of the French standardized test. Only original documents are to be submitted. Documents must be less than 2 years old.

TestMinimum Score Required
DELF (all public)B2
TestCAN4.5 & <4
TFI750 out of 990

Visa Process for International Students

International students applying to study in Canada are required to acquire a study permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This process can be initiated only after the admission process has been successfully completed and the University issues an acceptance letter.

International students are required to submit the following documents while applying for their Canadian visa:

  • Study permit application
  • Letter of Admission
  • Passport
  • Letter of introduction
  • Electronic travel authorization (AVE)
  • Proof of financial support

An application must be submitted to the visa office in applying students' country or region where they reside.

University of St. Boniface Undergraduate Admissions

University of St. Boniface offers undergraduate programs in arts, business, education, nursing, translation, social work etc. Admission requirements differ depending on the applicant’s country. Minimum requirements must be satisfied in order to be considered qualified.

WheretoApply: University Application portal

ApplicationFee: 100 USD (domestic); 120 USD (international)

The application form must be submitted with an application fee. Without admission fees paid, student applications will not be processed.

AdmissionRequirements: Applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of admission:

  • Application form
  • Official high school transcripts
  • High school diploma (May vary depending on student location and province).
  • Official Interim/Final transcript
  • French-language placement tests are to be taken at the institute by all new students.
  • English proficiency proof (original copy) such as Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), IELTS, and TOEFL.

Additional documents can be required from applying students in order to meet the admission criteria of a specific program. These include:

  • Cover letter
  • Professional profile
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage certificate

University of Saint Boniface Graduate Admissions

The University of Saint Boniface offers graduate/post-baccalaureate in education and Canadian studies. The choice of programs includes School administration, inclusive education, counseling, language and curriculum. Out of these many programs are offered online. Graduate admissions are managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies under the University of Manitoba.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Admissionrequirements: Students must meet the following requirements to apply for one of the graduate programs:

Master of Education

  • Completed Bachelor of Education or equivalent
  • Official Transcript from all post-secondary education. This should be sent to the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Graduate Studies sealed with the stamp of the issuing institute.
  • Minimum cumulative average of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of university courses
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience.
  • Letter in 500 words in French language describing learning objectives.
  • Updated CV in French
  • Name and email of 2 respondents (one academic and one professional)
  • Proof of French and English language proficiency

Master of Arts in Canadian Studies (offered online)

  • Completed a 4 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions indicating diplomas earned and marks in each.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or B grade in the last 60 university credits.
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Updated CV highlighting training, work experience, community service, awards etc.
  • Statement describing objective to learn Master of Arts in Canadian Studies.
  • Proficiency in English and French language

Students can apply online via the University official website this must be done before the deadline. The admission fee is compulsory as students must note it is non-refundable. After necessary documents must have been submitted, students will be notified about their admission via email. Until then applicants must keep a track of the status of their applications. This can be done using the ID and password that will be mailed from the University following confirmation of the application. The application status page is also helpful for checking if any documents are missing from the admission file.

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