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

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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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Latest CBU Stories

Dr. Lynn LeVatte: Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility at CBU and Beyond

June 1, 2023

  May 28-June 3, 2023 is National Access Ability Week in Canada and we’d like to highlight a dedicated CBU…

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Uniting Cape Breton’s Youth: Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run Returns to CBU

May 26, 2023

In 2005, alongside the inception of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon, the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run emerged as a…

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A Pursuit Of Childhood Dreams: Meet Abe Chidiac

May 26, 2023

Childhood dreams may not always come true, but when they do, they mean something extra special. Abe Chidiac is one…

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Program to Support Intergenerational Connections for Healthy Aging

May 23, 2023

Cape Breton University continues to explore opportunities to build partnerships for healthy communities with a new project to engage older…

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The Feeling of Home: Meet Erica MacNeil

May 16, 2023

In 2020, Erica MacNeil transferred from Acadia University to Cape Breton University after moving home from Wolfville during the COVID-19…

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One Step Closer: Meet Chloe Stewart

May 16, 2023

With each step Chloe Stewart takes while crossing the stage at this year’s Spring Convocation, she’ll be one step closer…

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They Came, They Saw, They Conquered: Promise Akachukwu

May 16, 2023

With another convocation around the corner and graduates from around the world preparing to cross the stage, Promise Akachukwu is…

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Defining her Future at CBU: Meet Bailey Amadio

May 9, 2023

When Bailey Amadio graduated from high school, she was certain she wanted to get a degree. An educational partnership between…

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CBU Welcomes New University Teaching Chairs

May 8, 2023

CBU’s Centre for Teaching Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce three new University Teaching Chairs for the 2023-25 term –…

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Latest Press Releases

CBU VP Academic Awarded Marius Barbeau Medal

May 26, 2023

Cape Breton University’s Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Richard MacKinnon, received the Marius Barbeau Medal for lifetime service to the study of…

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Cape Breton University Honours Research and Teaching Excellence

May 23, 2023

Cape Breton University celebrated research and teaching excellence during an appreciation reception held earlier this month, honouring 11 people who…

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Cape Breton University to Celebrate Spring Convocation

May 17, 2023

Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of more than 1,500 spring graduates across three ceremonies on Thursday, May 18,…

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Cape Breton University to Confer Honorary Degrees on Four Extraordinary Individuals

May 15, 2023

On Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, during three separate spring convocation ceremonies, Cape Breton University will confer honorary…

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NS Premier Announces CBU Satellite BScN Program at Acadia University

May 11, 2023

Anyone interested in becoming a nurse in Nova Scotia will have more options as the Province is increasing the number…

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Local Doctors take on Leadership Roles at the Cape Breton Medical Campus

May 5, 2023

Three well-known local health professionals will take on leadership roles at the Cape Breton Medical Campus. Dr. Kevin Orrell will…

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Canada and Nova Scotia invest in a new energy-efficient academic building for Cape Breton University

April 3, 2023

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of…

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President Dingwall appointed Chair, Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP)

March 28, 2023

Note: This press release was originally written by CONSUP and released on March 28, 2023.  David C. Dingwall, President and…

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CBU Researcher Informs Land Use Planning for Food Security in International Publication

March 21, 2023

CBU’s Dr. Alana Pindar, Weston Family Visiting Professor of Ecosystem Health and Food Security is gaining international attention for a…

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Investing in Business Succession – Island Sandbox

Jun 23, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Motionball Marathon of Sport

Jun 24, 2023 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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WAVES OF CHANGE: Bystander Intervention Program Day 1

Jun 28, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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WAVES OF CHANGE: Bystander Intervention Program Day 2

Jun 29, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Capers Soccer Game

Sep 2, 2023 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Week of Welcome 2023

Sep 2, 2023 2:00 pm - Sep 10, 2023 12:00 am
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09

Last Day Of Classes for 6 Week May Start Courses

June
09

Last date for students to finalize registration 4 Week courses that commenced on Monday June 5, 2023 (financial penalty applies for courses dropped after this date)

June
10

Study Days for 6-Week Course Start, May 1, 2023 (If required)

June
11

Study Days for 6-Week Course Start, May 1, 2023 (If required)

June
12

Exam Dates for a 6-Week Course Start, May 1, 2023 (If required)

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