University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick (UNB), established in 1785, is the oldest English-speaking university in Canada and one of the four oldest universities in North America.

We have two campuses – Fredericton (the capital city of New Brunswick) and Saint John (New Brunswick’s port city). As one of Canada’s top 10 comprehensive universities (offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral studies), UNB also holds the coveted five-star rating from the QS Star World Ranking System. UNB prides itself on providing a safe, welcoming environment where students can thrive academically, professionally, and socially. With two campuses and 10,000 students, UNB has an average first- and second-year class size of 31 students, boasting a 15:1 student to faculty ratio.

In addition, UNB offers exceptional experiential learning opportunities and houses over 70% of publicly funded research happening in the province of New Brunswick. UNB students experience quality education with a personalized approach at an affordable price.


UNB offers more than 75 undergraduate programs. Take a look at which program you might like to apply to.

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International students applying to an undergraduate program at UNB must meet three separate criteria for admission:

  1. English language requirements:
  2. Country-specific requirements:
  3. Program-specific requirements:

Please feel free to contact a recruiter for more admission details and to discuss your admission possibilities.

How to Apply

  1. Explore our degree programs on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.
  2. Once you’ve decided on your program, check our admission requirements to ensure you meet the requirements.
  3. Create a UNB application account and complete an application:
  4. Submit your documents.
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Scholarship Information

1 in 2 students entering from high school receive a scholarship.

  • NEW* Lady Vi Aitken Scholarship valued at $40,000 over 4 years for a top international student.  Complete the entrance scholarship application to be considered.
  • Awards for international students range from $500 to $40,000.
  • The average scholarship amount per recipient was $4,100 for 2021/22.
  • Last year UNB awarded over $10.2 million in scholarship funding alone (not including bursaries, prizes, and awards).
  • Every year is a fresh start. With UNB’s renewable scholarship program, grades from the previous assessment year are used to determine a student’s scholarship funding in the upcoming academic year.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and this year, in addition to the renewable opportunities scholarship program, we have five $5,000 awards for international students in New Brunswick high schools:

Campus Tours

We’re happy to provide our prospective students with the opportunity to visit our campus!

Book your in-person tour:

This brand-new UNB experience is a live one-on-one tour with a member of our team that will immerse you in the look and feel of campus life. Book a virtual tour:

Connect With Us

NBISP students in Canada
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NBOSP students in China
Cui Can (Cici)

NBOSP students in Brazil, St. Lucia
Stephanie Lord

NBOSP students in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkey
Imran Ghayas


Browse the University of New Brunswick’s 2022-23 Viewbook for international students and picture yourself at UNB.

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