Saint John, NewBrunswickLocation
    CampusSchool type
    EStd 1964established year

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

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    The University of New Brunswick is a public university established in 1785 and Saint John is one of the two campuses of the university. The University of New Brunswick is the oldest English-language university in Canada. Saint John campus was founded in 1964 and is located in New Brunswick, Canada. The total population of the university is more than 10,000 and these students are from more than 100 countries. Saint John campus, in partnership with Dalhousie University and the government of New Brunswick, is home to the province’s first English-language medical school. Saint John campus offers 92 full-time programs comprising of 81 regular, 6 specialized, and 5 postgraduate programs in 14 study areas. There are 4 co-op programs available to students. The student to faculty ratio of the campus is 15:1.


    • The University of New Brunswick has been ranked 201-250th in QS subject-wise rankings for Agriculture and Forestry.
    • The University has been ranked 26th among Best Global Universities in Canada by US News & World Report.
    • According to US News & World Report rankings, the university has been ranked 618th for Engineering subject while the ranking for Plant and Animal Science subject is 432.
    • The university was also named as Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial University by Startup Canada in 2014.


    Type of College Public
    Programs 92 regular programs
    Faculty Members 830
    Total Number of Seats (regular) 4,275
    Basic Tuition Fee, International Students CAD 9,100
    Test Scores Accepted TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, MELAB, CE, CAEL, CanTEST


    • The University of New Brunswick has two campuses- Saint John campus and Fredericton Campus located in New Brunswick, Canada.
    • Saint John is a smaller campus and was opened in 1964 after the Fredericton Campus.
    • Fredericton was established in 1785.
    • The Saint John Campus provides various facilities to the students like residence, dining, shopping, research facilities, Library, athletics facilities, and many more.


    • The Saint John Campus of the University of New Brunswick offers residence facilities to the students through two residence halls.
    • Name of these co-ed residences is Dr. Colin B. MacKay Residence and Sir James Dunn Residence.
    • Dr. Colin B. MacKay Residence offers 85 two-bedroom suites that have a three-piece washroom, as well as a small kitchenette furnished with a refrigerator and microwave.
    • Sir James Dunn Residence houses 68 students. It is a traditional residence and has single and double rooms.
    • Both the residences have TV lounges, study lounges, internet facility, etc. The rooms have beds, dressers, chairs, desk, closet, vanity sink, laminate flooring, etc.
    • Saint John Campus also provides resources for off-campus housing to the students.


    • The University of New Brunswick offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs for the students.
    • Some of the undergraduate programs offered at the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick are Accounting, Arts, Hospitality and Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Computer Science, Engineering, Forestry, etc.
    • Some of the graduate programs are offered in Anthropology, Biology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Sociology, Economics, Business Administration, Forestry & Environmental Management, etc.
    • 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-

    Schedule On-campus courses Online courses Evening and Weekend
    Study Plan Full-time Part-time Co-op

    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

    Undergraduate Programs

    Documents to be submitted-

    • Official Secondary School Transcripts
    • English Language Proficiency proofs- TOEFL-at least 85 (Internet-based); IELTS- 6.5; PTE- 59
    • Country-specific requirements
    • Copy of Passport
    • Valid Visa
    • Financial Support Documents

    Country-Specific Requirements

    Country Requirement
    India Indian School Certificate Examination, Intermediate Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, or
    All India Senior School certificate grades of 60% or higher or General Certificate of Education (GCE).
    Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate grades of 60% and above
    Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate grades of 60%
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education grades of A and B.

    Graduate Programs

    Documents to be submitted-

    • Official Secondary School Transcripts
    • Statement of Interest
    • Sample of writing
    • GMAT/GRE scores
    • 3 References
    • Copy of Passport
    • Resume
    • Financial proof or bank statement
    • Candidates will also be required to fulfill subject-wise requirements for admission.
    • English Proficiency Scores-
    Test Scores
    IELTS Minimum score band of 7
    TOEFL iBT Minimum 80 including the Test of Written English - TWE (minimum score of 25)
    TOEFL Paper Based Minimum 550 including the Test of Written English - TWE (minimum score 4.0)
    TOEFL Computer Based Minimum 213 including the Test of Written English - TWE (minimum score 4.0)
    PTE Minimum 65
    CanTest Minimum score band of 5.5

    Cost of Attendance

    • For international candidates aspiring to study at the university, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. Here’s a list of basic expenses-
    • An International undergraduate student is required to pay an estimated amount of $28,971 - $30,256 for one year of an undergraduate course at Saint John campus of University of New Brunswick.
    • A graduate student (course-based except MBA) will be required to pay $2,380 for the fall semester; $1,710 for the winter semester and $1,710 for the summer semester as well at Saint John campus.
    • The following table can be referred to understand the cost of attendance of the university in detail-

    International undergraduate fee for one academic year

    Components Saint John Campus
    International Differential Fee $9469
    Residence/meals $8600
    Estimate books/supplies $2000
    Student Fees $810
    Health Insurance $966
    Tuition $7,126 - $8,411
    Estimated total $28,971 - $30,256

    International graduate fee (course-based except MBA)

    Components Fall Winter Summer
    Tuition (per course) $874 $874 $874
    Mandatory Fees (per course) $41.5 $41.5 $41.5
    Graduate Student Association (per term) $34 $34 $34
    GSA Health and Dental $605 - -
    Total for Canadian Students: $1554.5 $949.5 $949.5
    International Students Add:
    International Differential Fee (per course) $561 $561 $561
    International Emergency Health Ins. (Per-term fee only) $200 $200 $200
    International Health Travel Insurance (must be purchased once in the 12 months) $64.5 - -
    Total for International Students: $2380 $1710.5 $1710.5

    Financial Aid

    • The University of New Brunswick offers entrance scholarships to International undergraduate students.
    • UNB’s scholarship ranges from $500 to $100,000.
    • Other scholarships available for undergraduate international students are Schulich Leaders Scholarship, Currie Undergraduate Scholarship, Beaverbrook Scholars Award, H. Harrison McCain Bursaries/Scholarships, Loran Scholars Foundation, and Arthur & Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship.
    • Students are required to qualify the eligibility criteria for the Scholarships in Canada.
    • Graduate students can apply for awards such as Commonwealth Scholarship, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and financial support in their countries.


    • The Alumni of the university can enjoy preferred rates on car, home, condo, and tenant insurance through the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program.
    • Manulife Financial offers affordable life insurance to the alumni of the university and their families.
    • The Alumni of the university can get a year subscription of the Saltscapes Magazine for only $26.95 plus tax.
    • Alumni can save 10 percent on their complete purchase at SoftMoc.
    • The UNB Associated Alumni provides annual sponsorships to a wide range of organizations, associations, student and student groups, athletic teams and clubs. Sponsorships offered are General Sponsorship, Student-Alumni Engagement Fund, and Personal Development Fund.
    $ 5,3441st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Sep 10

    Application Deadline

    $ 5,2311st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline


    Master of Arts [M.A] Economics

    full time | co-op | Thesis Based
    $ 5,2311st YEAR

    1-2 year

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 6,2071st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Sep 10

    Application Deadline

    $ 5,2311st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Sep 19

    Application Deadline


    University of New Brunswick (Saint John) Overview

    Insitution type
    University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)
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    Average Cost of Attendance
    $5,231 / Year

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    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 accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


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    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    8.5 out of 10
    9.2/10Social Life


    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
    10 /10 extracurricular
    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.

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

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

    It's the best one in the city and affordable. I didn't want to have to move out of my home town because I don't have the money for that. I also had several friends who attended and graduated and I went to them for their opinions before applying. They all talked of the teachers they enjoyed and told me the pros and cons, helping me decide.

    Course Curriculum :

    I am enjoying the freedom to pick and choose randomly for this first year. I wanted to be able to choose some interesting ones out of the list I was given but wanted to also get used to how college life works, so I went with mostly English since I'm strongest in that.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.3 /10

    My university was in my home town and also offered the program that I was interested in taking. It also has smaller class sizes and allows for more one on one time with professors. The campus is really beautiful.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think the curriculum for my course is pretty fair. There's a couple of classes that I'm not sure why they are required for my degree or as pre requisites for other courses. The curriculum for my program has changed in the last few years.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    3 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

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