Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University is a unique place where students who believe that they can actually have an effect in the world discover what that effect is going to be. We’re one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3500 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU prides itself on providing a personalized undergraduate education that focuses on academic and research excellence, student services, a vibrant campus life and cutting-edge technological tools. The university offers outstanding applied research opportunities to students, and technical assistance to business, industry and community organizations. Home to Canada’s only Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development, CBU is also known as Atlantic Canada’s leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education.

Scholarships & Bursaries

The cost of a university education can often be supported through scholarship and bursary programs that offer students an opportunity to apply for monies based on academic merit, financial need or other specific criteria. Through their own hard work and commitment, students entering all academic schools at CBU earn scholarships that are generated through the generosity of donors who contribute to the university’s fundraising efforts. Each year, CBU offers over $1.8 million in scholarships to students beginning their academic careers at Cape Breton University.

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Costs per year

Overall cost of living
Campus accommodation
The fees above are an indicative fees in indian rupees. Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score
Minimum TOEFL Score


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University Highlights

  • CBU offers about $1.8 million worth of scholarships each year
  • $3 million in annual research funding
  • It offers the Lowest tuition + fees of any university in Nova Scotia
  • CBU makes the largest investment in student services, than any university in Nova Scotia
  • Highest percent of Aboriginal student enrollment of any institution in Atlantic Canada
  • Entering students with an 85+% average are considered for entrance scholarships

University Address

1250 Grand Lake Rd
Nova Scotia (NS) NS B1P 6L2

University Facilities

On campus accommodation



  • Cape Breton University provides on campus accommodation facilities to its students in a safe and secure atmosphere and has over 70 on campus societies
  • It offer 3 different residence options from which students can choose- Harriss Hall, Cabot Residence and Alumni Hall
  • It offers meal plans to all students