St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University

At St. Thomas University, you will have small, discussion-based classes that go beyond textbook learning and help you develop skills that will prepare you for a wide variety of career options. You will gain skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, and persuasive writing, and develop the ability to adapt to new ideas and technologies. These skills will be invaluable as you navigate an exciting and rewarding career.

  • Founded in 1910.
  • Students from more than 35 difference countries.
  • Maximum class size of 60 students. Average class size of 26 students.
  • STU offers paid internships and other experiential learning opportunities.


The Bachelor of Arts is the heart of our academic community, with more than 30 programs offered in the humanities and social sciences. For more than 100 years, our small, supportive community has been bonded by a shared commitment to the liberal arts and social justice.

Our post-degree programs in Education and Social Work complement the Bachelor of Arts community, and offer students outstanding training through course work and practicums.


International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required of Canadian applicants. Criteria such as academic achievement and rank in class will also be considered in admission decisions.

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English.

Our English language proficiency score requirement may be waived for NBISP students who graduate from a high school in New Brunswick with a final grade of 70% or higher on English 122 or 121.

Please visit International Students – St. Thomas University for detailed information on admissions at STU.

How to Apply

We are so pleased that you are interested in applying to St. Thomas University. Whether you are applying from high school, as a transfer, adult learner, or returning student, our team looks forward to connecting with you throughout the admissions process.

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Incentive Programs

Tuition Discount of $20,000

St. Thomas University is pleased to partner with the New Brunswick International Student Program (NBISP) and the New Brunswick Offshore Schools Program (NBOSP) to offer a discounted tuition rate for international students who graduate from a New Brunswick high school. The discounted rate is applicable for all years of study of an undergraduate degree program with an estimated value of approximately $20,000 over four years.

STU’s tuition for 2021 NBISP and NBOSP graduates was $12,432, a discount of almost $5,000 from our regular international tuition.

Early Start Credits – University Courses While in High School

Academically eligible NBISP and NBOSP students can take STU courses during grade 12 for the price of domestic tuition—a savings of over 50%.

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Scholarship Information

St. Thomas University offers a wide variety of entrance scholarships that range in value between $500 and $100,000.

Financial Information

Campus Tour

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Application Fee

St. Thomas University is offering free applications to all NBISP and NBOSP students who tour campus.

  • Become familiar with campus.
  • Meet and speak with current students.
  • Learn more about our programs and services.
  • Both in-person and virtual tours are available.


Learn about the opportunities waiting for international students at St. Thomas University. Students on campus come from more than 35 countries to join a close-knit community and enjoy the many benefits of studying and living in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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