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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

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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A Helping Hand in Healthcare: Meet Monisha Kailasam Sathianarayanan

May 28, 2024

For many years, addressing healthcare needs has been a priority for Cape Breton University. One of the many CBU students…

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My CBU Story: Meet Ashin Wilfy

May 28, 2024

After completing his Bachelor in Biotechnology, Ashin Wilfy had plans to move to Italy to pursue his Masters. He had…

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Celebrating More Than 50 Years of Student Leadership: Meet Rick McCarthy

May 27, 2024

Rick McCarthy, a former executive member of the Cape Breton University Students’ Union (CBUSU), is spearheading a heartfelt initiative to…

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The Business of Excellence: Meet Anmol Arora

May 23, 2024

Originally from India, Anmol Arora always knew his passion for travel would lead him to pursue an education far from…

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A New Chapter Begins: Meet Alejandro Cardenas

May 23, 2024

Growing up in Colombia, Alejandro Cardenas had always dreamed of building a life abroad. Which is why, after completing his…

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My CBU Story: Lindsay Marshall

May 16, 2024

Coming from the community of Potlotek, Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Lindsay Marshall will be crossing the CBU stage this week as…

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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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Nominations Open: Healthcare Awards of Distinction

March 27, 2024

Nominations for Cape Breton University’s 2024 Healthcare Awards of Distinction are now open and will close at 4:30pm on Wednesday,…

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Events

Save the Date: Gender, Work & Organization Conference 2024

Jun 17, 2024 11:00 am - Jun 20, 2024 5:00 pm
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Job Search Workshop #3

Jun 17, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Service Mondays – CBRM Fire Safety

Jun 17, 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Waves of Change: Bystander Intervention-Facilitator Training

Jun 18, 2024 10:00 am - Jun 19, 2024 5:00 pm
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Interview Preparation Workshop #3

Jun 19, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Job Search Workshop #4

Jun 20, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Important Dates

June
14

Final Grades Due By 4:00 P.M. In The Registrar’s Office For 6-Week Spring/Summer Term Courses That Commenced On April 29, 2024

June
17

Final Date To Withdraw From A 4 Week Course Without Academic Penalty (Financial Penalty Will Apply). This Is For Courses That Commenced On Monday June 3, 2024.

June
21

Last Day Of Classes For 8 Week Courses. This Is For Courses That Commenced On Monday April 29, 2024.

June
21

Last Date For Students To Finalize Registration For Spring/Summer Term Courses That Commenced On June 17, 2024 (Financial Penalty Applies After This Date)

June
22

Study Day For April Start 8-Week Courses

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