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    University of New Brunswick (Fredericton): Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    One of the oldest English language institutes in the country, the University of New Brunswick is a Canadian public institute situated in Fredericton that was established in 1785. Regarded as one of the top ranking higher education institutes of Canada, the university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in more than 60 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields to its aspirants across the globe

    It has a good reputation for STEM education and for fostering start-up companies. The institute comprises different faculties of administration, arts, computer science, physical education etc. The number of undergraduate students in the university are above 7300 with more than 1100 graduates. The student faculty ratio at the organization is 15:1 which encourages and ensures deeper involvement of the faculty with the class.

    Admissions at University of New Brunswick are available in the 3 ianteks of Fall, Summer and Winter and observe March 31 as its final application deadline. With an acceptance rate of around 75%, the institute is a moderately competitive university for studying in Canada.

    Why join University of New Brunswick?

    • Runs an exchange program with collaborations in 35 countries.
    • Partner of the Canadian Space Agency on 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.


    • The university is placed in the top 1000 institutes in the world ranking by Center for World University Rankings in 2018-2019.
    • It is also ranked 27th in Canada by the Center for World University Rankings in 2018-2019.
    • The University of New Brunswick faculty of business is ranked 7th by Palmes league with 3 Palmes of excellence in 2019.


    Type of university Public
    Programs offered 75+
    Faculty Members 3000+
    Number of Undergraduate Students 7359
    Number of Postgraduate Students 774 (Masters) & 420 (Doctorate)
    Number of International Students 1079
    Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students CAD 16,900
    Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International Students CAD 2278 to CAD 5185
    Languages for Courses English
    Test Scores Accepted GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and GRE

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation


    • 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 Fergusson 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.
    • The main campus is located on a hill overlooking the St.John river.
    • It has over 120 clubs and societies run by and for the students.
    • The University of New Brunswick is in proximity of 11.8kms from Fredericton Airport.
    • The campus has an urban setting spread over a vast 142 acres of land.
    • The institute’s Student Campus Patrol ensures the safety of everyone on the campus.

    Housing facilities/ Residence

    The institute provides different types of traditional-style residence halls, some of which are discussed in the table below.

    Name Building Capacity Number Of Rooms Features
    Aitken House All male 95 Double Rooms-43 Single Rooms-9 TV, Study lounge, Exercise lounge, Pool Table, Foosball table, laundry facilities etc.
    Bridges House Co-ed 97 Double Rooms-38 Single Rooms-21 TV, Study lounge, Exercise lounge, Pool Table, Foosball table, laundry facilities, computer lab, kitchenette.
    Harrison House Co-ed 97 Double Rooms-38 Single Rooms-21 TV, Study lounge, Exercise lounge, Pool Table, laundry facilities, computer lab, kitchenette.
    Joy W. Kidd House Co-ed 220 Double Rooms-87 Single Rooms-46 TV, Study lounge, Exercise lounge, Pool Table, laundry facilities, computer lab, kitchenette.
    Lady Beaverbrook Residence Co-ed 64 Double Rooms-23 Single Rooms-18 TV, Study lounge, Exercise lounge, Pool Table, Full kitchen, squash court, fireplaces.
    Lady Dunn Hall All-female 93 Double Rooms-27 Single Rooms-36 TV, Study lounge, computer lab, pool table, kitchenette, laundry facilities.

    The students also have the option of living in an apartment and suite-style residence. Elizabeth Parr Johnson Residence has 68 fully furnished suites for mature students above 21years of age without children. Magee House Apartments have 101 unfurnished apartments for students above 21years of age with or without families and children.


    • The university offers a range of courses for international students including more than 75 undergraduate courses and over 28 graduate courses in various fields such as anthropology, applied mathematics, art, business administration to choose from.
    • It is also home to more than 11 academic departments including the faculty of art, the faculty of management and many more
    • It provides nearly 19 specializations for students at the undergraduate levels
    • Some of the popular undergraduate include accounting, electronic commerce, computer science, engineering and many more;
    • Some of the popular graduate programs are chemistry, economics, sociology, mathematics and statistics, political science etc;

    University of New Brunswick Application Process

    How to Apply?

    Application portal: Apply using the online application at the official website

    Application fee: 55 CAD

    Application deadline: March 31 (Fall, Summer and Winter intakes available )

    Basic Admission Process/Requirements:

    • Go to the Admission application page of UNB.
    • Select a program as per your interest from those listed under 'Available Programs'.
    • On the admissions page, create a new account under 'New User'.
    • Fill in the requisite information on the 'Admission' page.
    • Upload the following documents:
      • CV
      • Transcripts
      • Statement of Interest
      • Sample of Writing
      • GRE or GMAT score
      • IELTS or TOEFL score if not from an English speaking country. An IELTS score of 6.5 allows the applicant to avail entry to most of the academic courses at the university.
      • 3 Reference Letters

    Note that the application process usually takes 4-6 weeks to process. International Applicants are requested to apply 6 months in advance.

    The following country-wise criteria must be met –

    1. Honk-Kong: at least grade A or B in the honk-Kong certificate of education;
    2. India: 60% or higher in the ISC or a GCE;
    3. Nepal: higher secondary certificate grades 60 or above;

    University of New Brunswick Cost of Attendance

    For all the prospective international aspirants hoping to enroll at the institute in the upcoming sessional year, an estimated cost of living in Canada is as tabulated below

    Particulars Estimated Costs
    International Differential Fee 9469 CAD 
    Books And Supplies 2000 CAD 
    Residence 8600 CAD 
    Student Fees 810 CAD 
    Health Insurance 966 CAD 
    Tuition Fee 7126-12617 CAD 
    Total Cost 29125 CAD - 36617 CAD 

    Note: students are required to pay the fees at the beginning and end of each semester.

    Scholarships/ Financial Aid

    The university offers various forms of financial support to international applicants. Some of this help include loans, grants and scholarships in Canada for international students. The scholarships offered are based on academic excellence of the student as well as financial need.

    It is recommended that the applicants submit the scholarship applications latest by March 1 to be able to access a varied option for scholarships. The scholarships offered to cover an approximate of 500CAD – 52000CAD for awardees

    All prospective candidates are required to fill a scholarship form to be eligible for scholarships. Some of the studentships offered by the institute are as mentioned below.

    1. Entrance Scholarships: Available for both Canadian and International applicants enrolling in an undergraduate program at the Institute for the first time. The amount awarded ranges between 500 and 52,000 CAD and must be applied for latest by March 1.
    2. Schulich Leaders Scholarship: Awarded to 2 meritorious students every year on the basis of spectacular leadership skills, outstanding performance or financial aid. The award amount of 100,000 CAD is offered to candidates of the Engineering program and 80,000 CAD to the student in a STEM discipline.
    3. Beaverbrook Scholars Award: A scholarship of 50,000 CAD for students showcasing academic achievements, financial need, splendid extracurricular performance, or great leadership qualities. Last date to apply for the award is March 1.

    Work-Study Program

    Work-Study is a subsidized work program for students desirous of working.


    • 10 hours of work per week
    • Wage: CAD 12.15 per hour
    • Vacation and holiday wage: CAD 13.12 per hour
    • Graduate students are eligible for additional 520 hours of employment over the course of the year.

    Eligibility conditions

    • Full-time UNB graduate and undergraduate students with proof of financial need.
    • GPA of 2.0 and above in the past academic year.
    • Students should be registered for 3 or more classes.
    • Candidates 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.

    Alumni Network

    • A few notable alumni of the college are Rob Brydon ( business executive), Julie Dickson( civil servant), George Best( first President of University King’s College), Sam Hinds( former Prime Minister of Guyana), Loyola Hearn( Former ambassador to Ireland), Shawn Graham( former premier of new Brunswick)
    • A few benefits of being an alumni are access to the library, travel offers, recreation services, diploma frames, transcript services, partnership benefits with companies like TD insurance, Mastercard and more;


    The graduation rate of the university is 78%. The university organizes various fairs and seminars to encourage students and spread awareness.

    $ 9,3071st YEAR

    20 months

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

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    University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) Overview

    Insitution type
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $5,231 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    March 31

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) Acceptance Rate

    75.0 %

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    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

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $5,344 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $5,231 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room
    $7,299 / Year
    Double Room
    $5,393 / Year
    Infinite Meal Plan
    $4,574 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    University of New Brunswick (Saint John)

    Address: 3 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

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    7.8 /10

    I applied to three colleges apart from UNB for the same degree. UNB was my first choice out of the other universities. I received the confirmation soon after sending in the application and documents. Along with the application, I had to provide my official transcripts and a processing fee of $45.

    Course Curriculum :

    The entire course consisted of a detailed description and functioning of human society. It comprises of topics like the socio-economic changes, research ethics, laws, criminology, network analyses, and much more intense topics. It also helps to understand the research patterns and analyses of the collected data.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    After growing up in NewBrunswick, I was quick to fall in love with the beautiful campus as it expanded and developed throughout the years. From an early age, I would sit around the lake and dream that I would one day be a student at NewBrunswick. Finally, my dream became a reality after I was accepted to study a Bachelor of Biology degree. After day one of being a student, I had fallen in love with the University of New Brunswick all over again. The small class sizes, the passionate and supportive teachers and the incredible facilities are a few of the many reasons why I’m lucky to be at this university.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through this course, I am getting a hands-on, practical biological skill in lab and field settings. The application of current biological concepts and theories is also provided to us. Effective experimental design in the campus laboratory

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.3 /10

    The university had an Institute of biomedical engineering. The institute specialized in prosthesis research, which was what I sought to get into. I also sought to work with the professors associated with the institute to supervise my research.

    Course Curriculum :

    I enjoy the curriculum. As a Ph.D., I think the course load and format of qualifiers and proposal is time-consuming and unnecessary but overall a good program. I would like to see more flexibility allowed for PhDs.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
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    8.8 /10

    The professors have the students' best interest and are easy to contact. This institution also has a great library with many different resources if students need help with anything from program applications to essay tips. There is also a great SRC who plan fun events.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think the curriculum is a good challenge at times and quite easy at times. It varies with the courses you are enrolled in. Most of the time it is just effort demanding as opposed to very difficult work.

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    9.3 /10

    UNB is one of North America's oldest, most established universities and ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. UNB combines over 200 years of outstanding academic tradition with modern innovation and vibrant, fun student life. The Faculty of Engineering at UNB is equipped with unique, world-class research centres and game-changing technology.

    Course Curriculum :

    It is very efficient and advanced for learning & gaining real-life experiences through implementing the course works. One can easily get the best outcome as the teacher & student ratio here is very well.

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    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    3 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada

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