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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 55 countries around the world while receiving the support you need to succeed.

 

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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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Latest CBU Stories

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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First To The BASE: Meet Brady Doucette

November 1, 2022

At Cape Breton University, each student’s academic journey is unique and tailored to who they are. Graduating this fall, Brady…

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Co-Director of CBU’s World Tourism Institute Leads Upcoming Conference

October 31, 2022

Cape Breton University Instructor, Stephanie MacPherson, admits she was a little intimidated and very excited when she was asked to…

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My CBU Story: Kristopher Power

October 31, 2022

After graduating from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies in 2018, Kristopher Power took a year…

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Challenges, Opportunities and Inspirations: Meet Megan Penney

October 27, 2022

Many high school students face uncertainty about their future as graduation nears. For Megan Penney, who had strong interests in…

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From Student to Employee: Meet Shashwat Trivedi

October 24, 2022

Born in Ahmedabad, India, Shashwat Trivedi graduated from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Arts in May 2022. At…

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Celebrating Diwali in Her Home Away from Home: Meet Amulya Annappa

October 24, 2022

October 24 marks the celebration of Diwali, India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival of lights…

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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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CBU to Confer Honorary Degrees on Local Cultural and Philanthropic Icons

October 26, 2022

On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, during the fall convocation celebration, Cape Breton University will confer honorary doctorates, Doctor of Letter,…

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CBU and CBUFA Jointly Agree to Conciliation

October 14, 2022

Cape Breton University (CBU) and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association (CBUFA), the union representing faculty, librarians, lab instructors, writing…

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CBU to Host Debbie Ruiz Memorial Basketball Tournament

October 11, 2022

Cape Breton University invites students, employees, Alumni and community members to the Debbie Ruiz Memorial Basketball Tournament held at the…

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Events

CRA Tax Info Session for International Students

Nov 30, 2022 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Flu Vaccine Clinic

Nov 30, 2022 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Health Innovation Student Pitch Event: Information Session

Nov 30, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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CBU Chaplaincy Holiday Party

Dec 2, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Flu Vaccine Clinic

Dec 2, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Information Session with Cape Breton University’s Housing and Ancillary Services Team

Dec 5, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Important Dates

December
06

Last Day of Classes- Fall Term

December
07

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, will be used as a make-up day for classes scheduled on a Monday. On this date, attend the classes you would typically attend on Mondays unless otherwise stated by your instructors.

December
08

Thursday, December 8, 2022, will be used as a make-up day for classes scheduled on a Friday. On this date, attend the classes you would typically attend on Fridays unless otherwise stated by your instructors.

December
09

Examinations begin

December
19

Examinations End

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