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Study on one of the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

Cape Breton University is nestled in the heart of Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, it is said that Sydney is the best of both worlds, offering the amenities of a medium-sized, urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town.

You will have no problem filling your free time while studying at CBU. Cape Breton Island offers exciting experience at famous attractions such as the Cabot Trail and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site as well as rustic cycling paths, sea kayaking routes and endless hiking trails waiting to be explored.

Embrace Multiculturalism and Diversity

With nearly 1,000 students from more than 40 countries, CBU is proud to say 30 per cent of its student body is populated with international students. CBU recently launched its Multiversity Festival – an annual outdoor multicultural festival celebrating the many cultures here.

Multiversity acts as a friendly introduction for both new and returning international students. Because of initiatives like this, CBU is well on its way to becoming one of Canada’s most culturally diverse and inclusive campuses.

Get a World-Class Education at an Affordable Price

CBU is home to many of Canada’s most content students, which is why we’ve consistently rated among the country’s highest for student satisfaction. We also have some of the highest academic achievers, with Nova Scotia’s highest percentage of students with high school averages of 95+.

We provide international students a university experience of diversity and excellence and the promise of a future filled with opportunity. Whether you plan to study business, science, technology or the arts or, if you are determined to become a notable CEO, an innovative engineer or famous novelist, CBU is your first step toward success.

At CBU, US students can save approximately $4,000USD on tuition per year. With the current exchange rate for the Canadian dollar at approximately $0.75 cents to the U.S. dollar, there has never been a better time for US students to earn a Canadian education.

Also, more than $1.8 million is put into student scholarships every year to help make sure our students get the support they need to succeed.

For more information, view our Program Options and Tuition and Fees pages.

Finance Your Studies at CBU

Cape Breton University participates in the US Department of Education William D. Ford Direct Loan program. US citizens may learn more about potential funding and can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this site. US Students may also obtain funding through the Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan.

If you are a US citizen that will be applying for funding please contact Stephanie MacDonald, Manager, Student Financial Services for further information.


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