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A diverse campus and welcoming environment are waiting for you at Cape Breton University. Here, you’ll get more than just a world-class education. You’ll build life-long friendships, gain global perspectives and experience the vibrant culture of Cape Breton Island.

Live and study alongside students just like you from over 70 countries around the world while receiving the support you need to succeed.


Let us walk you through the entire application process, step-by-step from start to finish.

Begin on the Before You Apply page for information to consider before you submit your admission application. Next, learn How To Apply and how to Accept Your Offer once you’ve been accepted to CBU.

Finally, we’ve mapped out the helpful What’s Next steps new students should take to set up their accounts, get registered for classes and more.


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Celebrating Diversity, Strength and Perseverance: Meet Tyrone MacInnis

February 3, 2023

Each year, February marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Canada. Cape Breton University is proud to recognize and…

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Fostering Meaningful Relationships with African Nova Scotian Youth: Meet Reann Arsenault

February 1, 2023

Each year, February marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Canada, a month dedicated to sharing the history and…

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Cape Breton University and Dalhousie Excited to Announce Cape Breton Medical Campus

January 27, 2023

Cape Breton University and Dalhousie are excited to be collaborating on the development of a joint medical campus for Cape…

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Bringing Chinese Culture to CBU: Meet Leslie Fu

January 24, 2023

Sunday, January 22, 2023, marked the beginning of Lunar New Year, a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new…

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Best of 2022

December 21, 2022

After several challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 brought a renewed sense of potential, togetherness and excitement. This year…

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Canada Research Chair Supports Holistic Pathways in Indigenous Sport

December 13, 2022

Dr. Bettina Callary has been making waves in Cape Breton during the past two summers. While winter is on its…

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CBU Stalwart Derrick Hayes Awarded Fellow CPA Designation

November 23, 2022

Derrick Hayes is a familiar face to most on campus, wearing many hats over the course of his decades-long association…

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From Brazil to Canada with a Passion for Technology and Research: Meet Dr. Ronnie E. de Souza Santos

November 21, 2022

An interest in using technology to improve society is what led Dr. Ronnie E. de Souza Santos to join CBU’s…

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An Entrepreneur With Healthy Living on His Mind: Meet Matthew Brown

November 14, 2022

Here at CBU, we are proud to have employees who are not only proficient in their work with the institution…

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CBU to Host Ellen Furey as 2023 Artist in Residence

January 10, 2023

Cape Breton University is excited to announce Ellen Furey as the University’s 2023 Artist in Residence. Furey’s artistic path began…

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CBU recognizes contributions of the healthcare sector and establishes the Healthcare Award of Distinction

December 9, 2022

In recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic was challenging on all of us. None, more so, than the men and women…

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Yvonne LeVert Legacy Celebrated at CBU with Room Renaming and Scholarship

December 2, 2022

Cape Breton University recently celebrated the life and contributions of long-time employee Yvonne LeVert with a student-led special event that…

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CBU’s Boardmore Theatre Brings Macbeth To Cape Breton

November 22, 2022

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth November 24-27, 2022. This year’s production of Macbeth is the Theatre’s…

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Championing the Island’s Prosperity: CBU and Destination Cape Breton Renew MOU

November 3, 2022

Cape Breton University (CBU) and Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA) have undertaken a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the spirit…

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CBU to Host Dr. Gwynne Dyer as he Presents “Planetary Maintenance Engineers”, A Lecture on Today’s Climate Crisis

November 3, 2022

On Friday, November 4, 2022, Cape Breton University will host Dr. Gwynne Dyer as he presents “Planetary Maintenance Engineers,” a lecture on…

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Cape Breton University to Host Subway AUS Men’s Soccer Championship and Basketball Home Openers

November 1, 2022

It’s a great week to be a Capers fan as Cape Breton University hosts the Subway AUS Men’s Soccer Championship…

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Cape Breton University to Celebrate Fall Convocation

October 31, 2022

Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 300 fall graduates on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 1:00pm…

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CBU to Bring Healthcare solutions to Nova Scotia – Community Support Essential

October 27, 2022

Cape Breton University is actively working to bring a medical school to Cape Breton Island. As part of the University’s…

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Parks Canada Information Session

Feb 7, 2023 11:40 am - 1:00 pm
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African Heritage Month Trivia

Feb 7, 2023 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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African Heritage Month Open Mic Night

Feb 8, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Capers Basketball Game

Feb 10, 2023 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Capers Basketball Game

Feb 11, 2023 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Artist in Residence: Film screening

Feb 14, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Application deadline for Undergraduate Programs (excluding BEd and BSCN) for Spring/Summer (May) Intake


Application Deadline for Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas (except OH&S) for Spring/Summer (May) Intake (Non-high volume regions)


Nova Scotia Heritage Day- CBU Closed


Winter Reading Week (February 20-24)- No Classes


Application deadline for Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) for Spring/Summer (May) and Fall (September) Intake

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