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    University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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    Established in 1785, the University of New Brunswick- Fredericton offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs. The academic sessions at UNB begin in the Fall, Winter, and Summer sessions.

    Presently, UNB is home to more than 10,000 students from across the globe. Some of the popular programs offered at UNB are Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, etc.

    • UNB has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.
    • The application portal and fee are the same for all UNB programs.
    • UNB provides scholarships and loans facilities for international applicants.


    Application Portal UG/PG: Online Application
    Application Fee UG/PG: 125 CDN
    Payment Mode Credit card/Bank draft/certified cheque/CIBC International Student Pay
    GPA Range 3.0 and Above
    Student-to-faculty Ratio 15:1
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Season Fall/Winter/Summer
    Financial Aid Scholarships and loans

    University of New Brunswick Admission Deadlines

    The University of New Brunswick follows semester system. There are no fixed admission deadlines for UNB graduate programs. Applicants are advised to check the particular UNB graduate program page to know its admission deadline.

    For undergraduate programs, applicants are suggested to apply before March 31. The specific semester deadlines for UG admissions are given below:

    Semester/Programme Deadline
    Fall term June 1
    Winter term October 1
    Summer February 1
    Bachelor of Education (Fredericton) January 31
    Bachelor of Nursing February 15

    University of New Brunswick International Admissions

    While the admission process is the same for everyone, University of New Brunswick asks international applicants to meet a few additional requirements. This would help UNB to review each international applicant comprehensively.

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    • Transcripts and other academic requirements
    • English proficiency test score
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Statement of purpose
    • Financial documentation
    • Current resume
    • Submission of Documents: All the documents must be sent directly to the UNB’s admission office. The official address for the same is:

    Registrar’s Office
    Sir Howard Douglas Hall
    P.O. Box 4400
    Fredericton, NB Canada
    E3B 5A3

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    UNB requires international applicants to demonstrate fluency in the English language. The university accepts the following language tests:

    Test Name Minimum Required Score (UG) Minimum Required Score (PG)
    IELTS 6.5 7.0
    TOEFL 85 (iBT) 80 (iBT)
    550 (PBT)
    213 (CBT)
    CAEL 60 -
    Pearson Vue 59 -
    PTE - 65
    CanTest - 4.5

    Study Permit for International Students

    Accepted international applicants are required to apply for the study permit. Applicants may apply using the online or paper application. The list of required documents for the same is given below:

    • Acceptance letter
    • Valid passport and other travel documents
    • Proof of financial support

    University of New Brunswick Undergraduate Admissions

    Undergraduate applicants can apply using the UNB’s online application portal. Along with the application form, applicants must submit the 125 CDN application fee.

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Admissions

    Each undergraduate program at UNB requires the completion of a specific set of high school courses. UNB has grouped various electives and divided them into 5 groups.

    • Group 1: Senior Secondary Additional or Advanced Math, Computer/Information Technology, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Chemistry, Sociology, French, History, Geology, Law, Political Science, Science, Physics.
    • Group 2: Senior Secondary Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing.
    • Group 3: Senior Secondary Communication, Drama, Music, Art.
    • Group 4: Senior Secondary Electronics or Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD).
    • Group 5: Senior Secondary Physical Education or Health.

    The university takes the overall average of the High school grades achieved in these courses to calculate the student’s “minimum admission average”. The following table provides the program-specific requirements:

    UG Program Academic Requirements
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Computer Science Senior English Literature; Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus; Senior Chemistry/Senior Physics 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 3
    Bachelor of Business Administration 60% or higher in senior English Literature, Math (including Pre-Calculus); 1 other academic math; 2 electives from group 1; 1 elective from group 1 or 2
    Bachelor of Computer Science 60% or above in senior English Literature Math (including Pre-Calculus) 1 other academic math; 65% or above in 1 of Senior Biology, Chemistry or Physics; 60% or higher in 1 elective from group 1 and 1 elective from group 1 or 2
    Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering 70% or higher in senior English Literature, Math, 1 other academic math, Chemistry, Physics; 60% or higher in 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BScEng): Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical 70% or higher in English Literature, Math (including Pre-Calculus), 1 other academic math, Chemistry, Physics; 60% or higher in 1 elective from group 1, 2 or 4
    Bachelor of Nursing (BN) 70% or higher in senior English Literature, grade 11 Math, Chemistry, Biology; 2 electives from group 1

    Supporting Documents: Transcripts, SOP/personal essay, LORs,

    University of New Brunswick Graduate Admissions

    Like UG applicants, graduate applicants too must apply using the UNB online application. The application fee of 125 CDN is all the same for everyone

    Course Application deadline Academic Requirements Minimum English Language Proficiency
    MBA March 31 CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.3;
    UG coursework in Microeconomics;
    GMAT score of 550 or GRE equivalent
    TOEFL (PBT)- 550;
    TOEFL (CBT)- 213;
    TOEFL (IBT)- 80;
    Chemical Engineering Open Admissions Minimum GPA of 3.0 or grade B TOEFL (PBT)- 580;
    TOEFL (CBT)- 237;
    TOEFL (IBT)- 93;
    Civil Engineering October 1 Minimum GPA 3.0/4.3; GRE score IELTS-7.5
    TOEFL (PBT)- 580
    TOEFL (iBT)- 92
    Computer Science Jan 5 UG degree in Computer Science or related discipline;
    Minimum GPA of B
    IELTS- 7
    TOEFL (iBT)- 92
    Economics Open Admissions GPA of 3.0 or higher; GRE score TOEFL 92/120
    IELTS- 7
    Technology Management Entrepreneurship Open Admissions Minimum GPA of 3.0 IELTS- 7.0

    Once the applicants have completed the admission process, their applications are sent to the applied departments. UNB does not have any particular time-frame for decision notifications. The applicants will be notified about their applications via email.

    Depending upon the semester or program, the processing time may take more than 4-5 months. Hence, international applicants are encouraged to submit their applications at least 6 months in advance.

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