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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.


Latest CBU Stories

CBU invites nominations for the Margaret Dechman Community-Engaged Research Champion

September 25, 2023

Cape Breton University is seeking nominations for the Margaret Dechman Community-Engaged Research Champion Award. This award seeks to honour a…

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A Love Letter to Typing with Dr. Dana Mount

September 22, 2023

Each September, Downtown Sydney comes to life with the Lumiere Arts Festival, a free, accessible, contemporary arts festival featuring public…

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Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie to Serve Term as Atlantic Chair for Inclusion in Science and Engineering

September 20, 2023

Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie will build on her commitment as a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering…

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CBU Capers Women’s Basketball Welcomes New Member to Coaching Staff: Meet Jamey Jewells

September 19, 2023

In August 2023, the Cape Breton University Capers women’s basketball team was thrilled to welcome Jamey Jewells as the newest…

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Supporting Student Success: Meet Alyssa Campbell

September 7, 2023

With Week of Welcome in full swing, the Cape Breton University campus is bustling with energy as new and returning…

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Building Connections and Loving Life in Cape Breton: Meet Neha Sharma

September 7, 2023

Yearning for a better quality of life in a new country, Neha Sharma applied to Cape Breton University’s Post-Baccalaureate Diploma…

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An Island of Adventure: Meet Maria Jose Paravicini

August 14, 2023

Originally from La Paz, Bolivia, Maria Jose Paravicini came to Cape Breton University in May of 2022 to pursue a…

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From Buenos Aires to Cape Breton: Agustin’s Transformative Experience at CBU

July 27, 2023

Agustin Saint Bonnet’s journey to Cape Breton University (CBU) was not just a pursuit of academic excellence. A passionate and…

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Engineering a Vibrant Future: Ayat Hussein’s Journey to CBU

July 25, 2023

With exciting growth opportunities on the horizon at Cape Breton University (CBU), Facilities Management is excited to welcome a new…

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Cape Breton University to Build New On-Campus Residence

September 21, 2023

Cape Breton University will build a new on-campus residence. CBU has elected Joneljim Construction as the development partner of a…

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Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre Announces Auditions for 52nd Season of Plays

September 13, 2023

CAPE BRETON, NS – Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre invites students, employees, alumni and community members to audition for the…

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Cape Breton University Capers to Retire Jersey of Soccer Sensation Ciera Disipio

September 6, 2023

This Saturday, the Cape Breton University Capers will retire the #8 jersey worn by soccer legend, Ciera Disipio, celebrating her…

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Cape Breton University Researchers Awarded Federal Funding

September 5, 2023

Cape Breton University researchers were among those recognized by the Government of Canada in a recent funding announcement covering a…

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CBU Increases Beds On-Campus by 26% with MacDonald Residence Renovation

August 25, 2023

Cape Breton University is on track to complete renovations to their on-campus MacDonald Residence for early September. These renovations allow…

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Cape Breton University and Unama’ki College Proudly Sponsor North American Indigenous Games  

July 14, 2023

From July 15-23, Cape Breton University will proudly sponsor the North American Indigenous Games. As the only post-secondary sponsor of…

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Construction Begins on Renovation and Expansion of Canada Games Complex

June 27, 2023

Today, Cape Breton University hosted an official groundbreaking event acknowledging construction has begun on the renovation and expansion of the…

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Cape Breton University and the Old Sydney Society to Host 24th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

June 19, 2023

On Thursday, June 22, 2023, Cape Breton University and the Old Sydney Society will host the 24th Annual J.B. McLachlan…

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CBU Reopens Fall 2023 Bachelor of Nursing Applications

June 14, 2023

Effective immediately, Cape Breton University will reopen Bachelor of Science, Nursing applications for the Fall 2023 semester. This decision better…

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Sep 28, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sep 28, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Community Celebration: Kraft Hockeyville

Sep 29, 2023 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sep 29, 2023 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sep 30, 2023 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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