Come to CBU

At CBU, you’ll discover the effect you’re going to have in the world. With one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes and an energetic campus life, CBU will quickly become more than your university—it will become your home away from home!

Putting Students First

CBU is excited to teach the best and brightest—that’s why we offer $1.8 million in scholarships each year, and entering students with an 85+% average are considered for entrance scholarships! We’ve also made the largest investment in student services of any university in Nova Scotia, meaning if there’s something you need, we can make it HAPPEN.

My time at CBU has given me the chance to see how a small school can change a person’s world and become a second home. This is one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever encountered and I am lucky to be a part of the CBU family! — Allison Belle-Davies, Bachelor of Arts, Pickering, ON

Your Education, Your Way

As a CBU student, you’ll benefit from incredible value with some of the most affordable tuition rates in Nova Scotia from a university that’s earned the highest senior year “excellent” student satisfaction (Maclean’s, 2013).

With unique course offerings and one of the most favourable student-professor ratios in the country, CBU students develop the skills they need to find their place in the world. Undergraduate degrees include:

CBU has several graduate studies programs in development, and currently offers:

There’s No Place Like Cape Breton Island

CBU is as distinct as the island it’s named after. Cape Breton Island is an amazing backdrop for your time at university. From the Bras D’or lakes to the stunning Cabot Trail, there’s a reason that Cape Breton Island is consistently voted one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Located in Sydney, CBU students will have plenty of opportunity to check out the natural beauty of the Island and be back with more than enough time for a night out with friends in the city.

In addition to degrees, CBU offers numerous certificates, diplomas, transfer programs and articulation agreements. Contact us today to find the right program for you.


At Cape Breton University, your future takes shape. You’ll meet the people who will help you on your journey and develop the skills you need to make it happen. CBU is the first step—the next step is all yours! For more information on CBU, get in touch with our recruitment team and start your journey today.

Recruitment Department

Phone: 1-800-474-7212

Admissions (CAN)

Phone: (902) 563-1166

Admissions (INT'L)

Phone: (902) 563-1844