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University of New Brunswick

  • Public University, Estd 1785
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • The oldest English-language university in Canada
  • Over 10,000 students from more than 100 countries
  • Offers exchange programs in 36 countries
  • More than 90,000 living alumni around the world
  • 75+ undergraduate and 38 graduate programs under 14 faculties
  • Over 3,000 full- and part-time staff
  • Responsible for 70% of all publicly funded research in the province of New Brunswick
  • Houses over 20 leading research institutes and centers and more than 65 major research laboratories
  • Six entrepreneurial centers
  • An acceptance rate of 75%
  • Since 2000, UNB has
    • Managed 300 invention disclosures
    • Filed patent applications for 113 separate technologies
    • Issued 101 patents

University at a Glance

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The University of New Brunswick, also known as UNB, is a public university founded in 1785. With over 230 years under its belt, UNB is among the oldest public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. This university is a center for world-leading innovation and research in Canada with its state-of-the-art infrastructure.

UNB is home to over 10,000 students. Students from more than 100 countries contribute to the diversity of this university. These students have over 120 clubs and societies to choose from. The university offers 75+ undergraduate and 38 graduate programs that are under the following 14 faculties:

  • Faculty of:
    • Arts
    • Business Administration
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Forestry and Environmental Management
    • Kinesiology
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • Science
  • Renaissance College
  • College of Extended Learning

The University of New Brunswick has two campuses to its name. Its main campus started its functions in Fredericton in 1785. The second, smaller campus in Saint John opened in 1964. This campus houses Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, New Brunswick's anglophone medical school. Students have the facility of housing in 16 residence halls on-campus. They can also access several student centers, a stadium, health centers, a bookstore and libraries.

UNB prioritizes the holistic development of students. Students can access sports clubs, fitness centers, and cafeterias on-campus. The university also organizes sports meets, drama, dance, music, art exhibitions, and other events involving cross-disciplinary participation. In addition, the university takes on skill development initiatives for students through cutting-edge technologies. Its partnerships with industries aid students in getting internships and placements

The University of New Brunswick is one of Canada's top research universities. It contributes to almost 75% of all academic research in the province of New Brunswick. The university provides excellent research opportunities in Canada through 60 research centers. This institute also affiliates with 11 Canada Research Chairs as well. The school offers a set of scholarship programs worth 9.7 million CAD to research and graduate students.

UNB has educated a strong and successful network of 95,000 alumni around the world. Sir John Douglas Hazen, William Pugsley, Gerald Merrithew, Frank McKenna, Blaine Higgs, Oswald Smith Crocket, Gérard La Forest, Bliss Carman, and Sir Charles G.D. Roberts are some of the notable alumni who call this institute their alma mater.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Needed for few courses
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Required

Application feesCAD 125 - 150
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 3 Years - 5 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $13.5K - $30.4K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 6 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $10.2K


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On campus accommodation :
  • The university has 16 residence halls to choose from
  • There are 13 residence halls on the Fredericton campus
  • Three residence halls are on the Saint John campus
  • The residences at the Fredericton campus are co-ed, all-male, or all-female while those of the Saint John campus are all co-ed
  • Traditional-style single and double rooms and suite-style apartments are available on both campuses

Link: https://www.unb.ca/studentlife/living-in-residence/index.html


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Main Campus
  • Address:
    3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada E3B 5A3
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