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

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New Brunswick Community College is located New Brunswick, Canada. It is an English-language institution that offers 92 full-time postsecondary programs besides part-time courses, online courses, and professional development programs. It has six campuses in all.

Why choose New Brunswick Community College?

Rankings and Standings

  • 180th in Webometrics ranking of Canadian Universities
  • A score of 89% in student satisfaction (as of 2015).  
  • Won the Canada Volunteer Award in 2017 for the program in developing community leadership in students
  • Ranked no. 1 for student services by International Student Barometer and Student Barometer survey conducted by i-Graduate in November 2015

Key features at a glance

  • 40 university transfer agreements within Canada.

  • Small class sizes allow students to receive personalized attention from professors.
  • Scholarships and bursaries of amounting to CAD 395,838.

Statistical Highlights

Type of CollegePublic
Programs92 regular programs
Faculty Members830
Total Number of Seats (regular)4,275
Basic Tuition Fee, International StudentsCAD 9,100

Students Intake Stats

29% of NBCC applicants are from India, Korea, Brazil, Philippines and Vietnam.

Number of applicants7,078
Total number of regular seats4,275
Regular students3,758
Non-regular students2,215
International students235 (representing 52 countries)

Exploring the campuses of NBCC

The College has six campuses across New Brunswick –

  • Fredericton (with head office)

  1. Located on the University of New Brunswick campus.
  2. Offers programs in areas of Business, Health, Engineering, Information Technology and Social Service
  3. Accommodates up to 400 students.
  • Moncton

  1. One of the largest campuses,
  2. Offers around 40 regular programs along with apprenticeships and night courses.
  3. Offers recreational activities like skiing, barbecues, social nights, etc. for students.
  • Miramichi

  1. Offers 25 regular programs in the areas of Applied and Media Arts, Business, Environmental, Health, Social and Protective Services and Trades.
  2. Located near the river Miramichi
  3. Cultural offerings for its students such as the Spring Fling and the Pumpkin Festival.
  • Saint John

  1. One of NBCC’s largest campuses
  2. several programs including 30 regular full-time programs
  3. Main campus has the E-building which is dedicated to engineering technology programs.
  4. A separate location houses the health programs.
  • St. Andrews

  1. One of the smaller campuses located near the Passamaquoddy Bay.
  2. Offers programs in the following areas- Business, Health, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Marine, Social Science and Trades.
  • Woodstock

  1. Located near the rivers St. John and Mudexnekeag
  2. regular programs in the areas of Business, Health, IT, Social Sciences and Trades.
  3. WiFi internet, cafeteria, library, computer laboratories, a bookstore and a gym for students

Housing facilities in NBCC

The college does not have its own housing facility. But, it provides international students with an option for homestays and related custodianship services in partnership with the Canada Homestay Network.

  • These services are offered at the Fredericton, Moncton and St. John campuses.

Choose from various programs offered at NBCC

The College offers 92 full-time programs comprise 81 normal, 6 specialized and 5 postgraduate programs in 14 study areas. There are 4 co-op programs available to students.

The study areas include –

Administrative ProfessionalsAdministrative ProfessionalsApplied and Media Arts
Building and ConstructionBusiness AdministrationCivil Engineering Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering TechnologyEnvironment and Marine SystemsHealth
Hospitality and TourismInformational TechnologyMechanical and Industrial
Metals ProcessingMetals Equipment RepairSocial Sciences

The College also offers continuing education courses in the following categories –

  • 27 part-time courses
  • 64 online courses and academic upgrading courses
  • 12 professional development programs

Flexibility to choose your schedule

Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in are-

ScheduleOn-campus courses Online courses Evening and Weekend
Study PlanFull-time Part-time Co-op

All you need to know about the Application Process


International candidates must demonstrate English-language proficiency. For this they must have-

  • English as their first language or
  • A minimum of three years of secondary school education in English or
  • A minimum of one year of postsecondary education in English

In case candidates don’t meet the above requirement, they must prove their proficiency by taking one of the below-mentioned tests and obtaining the indicated score:

  • TOEFL iBT- 80 with no component score less than 20
  • IELTS- 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • MELAB- 80
  • Cambridge English- 169
  • CAEL- 60
  • PTE- 65 with no component score less than 60
  • CanTEST- 4.5 with no subtest less than 4.0

How, When and Where to apply?

  • Fill out and submit the application form online and pay the application fee
  • Candidates must also submit secondary and postsecondary education transcripts along with an interpretation of the grading system and English-language test scores

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee for

  • Canadian students is CAD 50
  • International applicants is CAD 100

What it costs to study in NBCC?

Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student visa. The tuition fee for full-time students is explained below (all values in CAD):

The tuition plus supplementary fee applicable to

  • Canadian students is CAD 3,250 per year
  • International students is CAD 9,100 per year

Other mandatory fees:

Category of FeeDomestic StudentInternational Student
Confirmation feeCAD 250CAD 500
Student Government feeCAD 100CAD 100
Non-refundable Insurance feeCAD 265CAD 865
Technology and Learning Resource FeeCAD 300CAD 300

Part-time fees are explained below:

Category of FeeDomestic StudentInternational Student
Per week rate (spring term) (theory)CAD 108CAD 303
Per course (credit or non-credit)CAD 162CAD 455
Course audit per course (credit or non-credit)CAD 81CAD 228

Co-op program fees are:

Category of FeeDomestic StudentInternational Student
Per week for theory partCAD 108CAD 303
Per course for work termCAD 54CAD 152

Residence Fee

Homestays mean that students will be staying with Canadian host families. The typical costs incurred for this are-

PeriodRoomstay CostFull Board Cost
Fall semester (September 1st to December 31st)CAD 2,440CAD 3,660
Full year (September 1st to June 30th)CAD 6,000CAD 9,000

Scholarships and Financial Aid to help students fund their education

The New Brunswick Community College Foundation offers over CAD 300,000 in scholarships, awards and bursaries annually. The eligibility requirements are-

  • Must be a full-time student at NBCC
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled in a regular program or contract training program of a minimum duration of one year

Students can apply through the application form found online. Deadlines for submission are-

Winter term- mid-January to 15th April

Fall term- mid-September to 15th October

Some other scholarships available to international students-

ScholarshipEligible StudentsFunding availableProcess
Gender Equality Scholarship ProgramWomen and men pursuing non-traditional career pathsUp to CAD 2,500Applications can be found on the New Brunswick Government website Can apply more than once
Atlantic Credit Unions BursaryAll students8 scholarships worth CAD 500 eachCandidates must fill the NBCC Foundation application to be considered
The Synergize Scholarship Fund of Microdea Inc.All students1 scholarship worth CAD 4,000Submit the application along with a 500-word essay on how the candidate has exemplified Microdea’s core values in his or her community
Canadian Technical Asphalt Association ScholarshipsFor students pursuing an education in chemistry, chemical engineering, and construction or civil engineering4 scholarships worth CAD 2,000Application process is found at the CTAA website. Must submit a resume, transcripts, reference letters and statement of purpose
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete InstituteFor students pursuing an education in civil engineering or civil technology1 scholarship worth CAD 1,500Applications can be found on the institute’s website

Work While You Study

On Campus

The College does not offer on-campus jobs.


Students can also work off campus while studying at the College. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Have a valid study permit
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic standing in your specific program of study for at least six out of the twelve months preceding your application to work off campus
  4. Have applied for the off-campus work permit program at the College

Co-op Work Permit

If you are enrolled in one of the co-op programs offered by the College, you must apply for a separate co-op permit to be able to pursue your internship during the work term of your program.

Alumni Network

The College has a strong alumni network and organizes several alumni events throughout the year. Some of the College’s notable alumni are mentioned below:

  • Rob Agar- Chef
  • Rick Bennett- Civil engineer; project manager for the 25th largest company in the world
  • Angie Pyne- Business Administration, Management, Moosehead Breweries

NBCC partners with a number of organizations to provide benefits to its alumni while also supporting current NBCC students. These services include career services, insurance and discounts on food and holiday spots.

Find a Program

Arts & Social Studies 32 Programs

7 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER

20 monthsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER


Sciences 31 Programs

7 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER

5 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,344 - 6,308 PER

2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER


Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 16 Programs

7 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER

2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$5,231 PER


Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing 2 Programs

$5,344 - 6,308 PER


University of New Brunswick (Saint John) Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population
DLI NumberO19348802512
Average Cost of Attendance$5,231 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6.59 -
TOEFL-88120 -
PTE-5990 -

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

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Engineering ProgramsCanadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
Computer Science ProgramsCanada's Association of I.T. Professionals
Nursing ProgramsCanadian Association of Schools of Nursing
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