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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.

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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

Embracing Change and the Secret to Success – Meet Mike Dickson

July 15, 2024

For much of his upbringing, things didn’t come easy for CBU student, Mike Dickson. Through it all, he always knew…

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CBU and ACAP Cape Breton to Plant 50,000 Trees through ‘Growing Forward Together’ Project

July 15, 2024

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, Cape Breton University (CBU) launched Growing Forward Together, a signature initiative to plant…

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Esports Boom Continues at CBU

July 10, 2024

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, Cape Breton University, in partnership with Soulvaria Entertainment, hosted its second esports tournament. Following the…

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Community

June 28, 2024

Cape Breton University Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence On this date, June 28, 1974, the College of Cape Breton (CCB)…

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From The First Class to CBU Faculty: Meet Blair MacNeil P. Eng.

June 24, 2024

As a student enrolled in the first class of the College of Cape Breton (CCB), Blair MacNeil was among the…

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Reunited on the Pitch: Meet Ness Timmons and Karolyne MacDonell

June 19, 2024

Ness Timmons has been a staple of the CBU community for nearly 30 years. If you have ever been to…

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Supporting Inclusivity Together: Meet Ethan Merlin

June 11, 2024

Here at Cape Breton University, inclusion is a top priority and we are excited to be hosting this year’s motionball…

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The Eagar Brothers and The Tradition to Celebrate Simple Things in Life

June 7, 2024

In 1999, the Eagar brothers – Jeff, Chris and Steve – embarked on their first trip to India. Little did…

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The Dr. Mary Keating Medal Inaugural Winners

May 28, 2024

Cape Breton University is proud to announce the inaugural winners of the Dr. Mary Keating Medal, awarded to students who…

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Halifax Wanderers vs Ipswich Town Exhibition Match at CBU

July 16, 2024

Cape Breton University is proud to host an exhibition match between the development teams of the Halifax Wanderers (Canadian Professional…

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CBU Spring 2024 Convocation

June 3, 2024

From May 15-17, Cape Breton University celebrated the success of more than 2600 spring graduates across five ceremonies at Centre…

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Exhibit Showcasing Cape Breton University’s History at the Old Sydney Society Opens to the Public

May 3, 2024

Yesterday, May 2, Cape Breton University (CBU) proudly opened its doors to the public for a special exhibit ‘Cape Breton…

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More Funding for Cape Breton Medical Campus

April 30, 2024

This press release was originally published by the Province of Nova Scotia.  Nova Scotia’s second medical school campus is on…

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Cape Breton University Recognizes Research and Teaching Excellence

April 25, 2024

Cape Breton University recently presented its annual research and teaching awards for 2023, honouring faculty achievements across five categories. The…

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CBU to Confer Honorary Degrees on Four Deserving Individuals and Choir this Spring as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 25, 2024

Cape Breton University announced today that it will confer honorary degrees on four Cape Bretoners and one group as part…

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Cape Breton University Celebrates Earth Day 2024

April 22, 2024

This April 22, Cape Breton University is proud to recognize and celebrate Earth Day, an annual initiative that brings attention…

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CBU Introduces Anniversary Scholar Awards to Celebrate 50 Years of Academic Excellence

April 8, 2024

Cape Breton University is marking 50 years with a spotlight on academic research as part of its golden anniversary, as…

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Province Funds Cape Breton University Proposal for Atlantic Canada’s First Municipal Light Rail

April 5, 2024

An innovative proposal to bring Atlantic Canada’s first light-rail line to Cape Breton will receive funding from the Province to…

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International Pre-Arrival Session – Finding Your Home in Canada: A Guide to Accommodation

Jul 17, 2024 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Course Registration Support Sessions

Jul 17, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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International Pre-Arrival Session – Health Insurance in Canada

Jul 17, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Halifax Wanderers vs Ipswich Town Exhibition Match

Jul 17, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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International Pre-Arrival Session – Nancy Dingwall Health and Counselling Centre

Jul 18, 2024 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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International Pre-Arrival Session – Managing your CBU Student Account

Jul 18, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Study Day For April Start 12-Week Courses

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21

Study Day For April Start 12-Week Courses

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22

Examinations For 12 Week April Start Courses

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23

Examinations For 12 Week April Start Courses

July
25

Final Grades Due By 4:00 P.M. In The Registrar’s Office For 12-Week Spring/Summer Term Courses That Commenced On April 29, 2024

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