University of New Brunswick (UNB), established in 1785, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, is the oldest English language university of Canada. The second UNB campus was established in 1964 at Saint John, New Brunswick. The University has a good reputation for STEM education and for fostering start-up companies.
Ranking and Standings
- 2014 Startup Canada Awards - Post-Secondary Institution of the Year for being the most entrepreneurial university of Canada
- Center for Worlds University Rankings places UNB 30th in Canada and 895th in the world (top 3.3%).
- Business Canada Review Rankings: UNB MBA Program ranked among the top ten in Canada and #1 business school in Atlantic Canada.
Reasons to Join UNB
- Runs an exchange program with collaborations in 35 countries.
- Partner of the Canadian Space Agency on the Project CubeSat.
- Associated with NASA on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- Global leader in powered prosthetics research.
- UNB has established the world's first dermoskeletics research centre.
- Research partner with Google for Google Maps technology development.
|Type of university||Public|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||7359|
|Number of Postgraduate Students||774 (Masters) & 420 (Doctorate)|
|Number of International Students||1079|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||$16,900|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International Students||$2278 to $5185|
|Languages for Courses||English|
|Test Scores Accepted||GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and GRE|
The UNB offers over 75 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The institute offers 19 specializations for students at the undergraduate levels. Here is a list of the same.
|Applied Art||Applied Management|
|Engineering||Environment and Natural Resources|
|Medical Laboratory Science||Nursing|
|Recreation and Sports Studies||Science|
|Software Engineering|| -|
One University, Two cities- Campuses Available
The UNB has two campuses: Fredericton and Saint John. The UNB also has two smaller, remote health sciences campuses in Moncton and Bathurst, New Brunswick. Two international offices are present in the Carribean and in Beijing, China
Both Fredericton and Saint John campuses have academic and administrative facilities. Both campuses have health services, student services, residences and dining and shopping amenities.
The Fredericton campus is home to the Institute for Information Technology, Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre and the Richard J. Currie Centre. Saint John campus has the Canadian Rivers Institute and Engineering Machine Shop and Lab. Both campuses are very well-connected to the nearby towns.
University of New Brunswick is affiliated to the following institutions.
Know how to be part of UNB
The UNB offers many programs through 30 different departments and faculties. Admission eligibility varies as per discipline. Some programs require the student to be assigned to a supervisory beforehand. So establish correspondence accordingly.
- Go to the Admission application page of UNB.
- Select a program as per your interest from those listed under 'Available Programs'.
- On admissions page, create a new account under 'New User'.
- Fill in the requisite information on the 'Admission' page.
- Upload the following documents:
c) Statement of Interest
d) Sample of Writing
e) GRE or GMAT score
f) IELTS or TOEFL score if not from an English speaking country.
g) 3 Reference Letters
- After submission of the form, you will receive an email for payment of application fee $65.
- Applications take 4-6 weeks to process.
International Applicants are requested to apply 6 months in advance.
Candidates will have to show a proof of finance in the application file for the Canadian students visa. Students have to pay the fees before the commencement of the semester.
Tuition Fee of Undergraduate Courses for International Students
|Costs (Canadian currency)||Saint John campus||Fredericton campus|
|Estimated stationery expenditure||$2,000||$2,000|
|Additional cost for Engineering Students||$1,350||$1,350|
Note.: 1) All values are in Canadian dollars.
2) Miscellaneous fees many be applicable in some cases for both domestic and international students.
Money Matters- Explore Scholarships and Aids
- 50% of high-school students admitted to the UNB receive some scholarship.
- Graduate students have access to over 160 graduate awards.
- Current and future students can apply to both internal and external awards.
- Students can apply for scholarships via the School of Graduate Studies.
- Depending upon past academic records, students can be considered without application for certain scholarships too.
Work-Study is a subsidized work program for students desirous of working.
- 10 hours of work per week
- Wage: $12.15 per hour
- Vacation and holiday wage: $13.12 per hour
- Graduate students are eligible for additional 520 hours of employment over the course of the year.
- Full-time UNB graduate and undergraduate students with proof of financial need.
- GPA of 2.0 and above in past academic year.
- Student should be registered for 3 or more classes.
- Candidate must not be on academic probation.
- Canadian citizens, Landed Immigrants and full-time international students can apply.
- Exchange students, students engaged in off-campus studies, students doing internships, co-op work semesters, those writing their thesis at home and students employed in practicum are not eligible.
International students can be employment in Canada for up to three years after completion of the degree program.
Eligibility criteria for work permit:
- Successful completion from a full-time degree program lasting minimum 8 month in UNB or any other Canadian University.
- Valid study permit at the time of application for the study permit; and
- No previous work permit after completion of any other educational degree in Canada.
Student Accommodation and Residential Facilities
- Application to be made on UNB website after confirmation of acceptance into a program.
- Non-refundable residence application fee: $500 (CDN)
- All students who apply before May 15 are allotted a room.
- Students can register themselves for accommodation after receiving the acceptance letter.
- Off campus housing is also available for students in both Fredericton and Saint John as both towns are close to the UNB campuses.
Fredericton residential options
- Students can apply for accommodation in 14 university residence houses
- Options include co-ed, all male and all female residences.
- First-year students get double rooms.
- Suites and apartments with kitchens are available on campus for students above 21 years of age and for married students.
- Typical hostel features - Cafeteria, 10.5*8ft single, furnished room, TV lounge, study lounge, vending machine, computer lab, pool and ping-pong table, exercise lounge and internet & telephone cables.
Saint John Residential Options
- Accommodation in two co-ed residences
- Dr. Colin B. MacKay Residence - Two bedroom furnished suites
- Sir James Dunn Residence - Single and Double traditional rooms.
- Typical hostel features - Security with staff and student access cards, study and TV lounges, free WiFi, TV and phone services, free laundry, mailboxes and vending machines.
- The UNB has a very active and well-mannered alumni network. The university believes in making judicious use of social media.
- UNB Associated Alumni represents over 85000 ex-students of the university.
Some of the notable alumni are:
- D. Craig Aitchison - Canadian military general
- Alfred Bailey – educator, poet, anthropologist, ethnohistorian
- Sandra Barr – president of the Geological Association of Canada