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We’re excited that you’re interested in studying at Cape Breton University! Before you submit your application, please take a few minutes to review the application information and guidelines listed below.

Please note: CBU is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester but we encourage students to apply for future terms!


Cape Breton University’s response to COVID-19 has always been guided by our commitment to the health and safety of our campus community and informed by recommendations being made by the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health.

All up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and CBU can be found at

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus when time allows!

Please fill out the online application, which typically takes 20 minutes to complete. After you’ve completed the application, please send all supporting documentation to:

Email (Scanned PDF or original, official documents)

Canadian Applicants:
International Applicants:


Mail (original, official documents only)

Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2


Fax (original, official documents only)


Have you previously attended any other postsecondary institutions? You may be eligible for transfer credit

Please note: official supporting documents include transcripts, credentials and proof of English Language Proficiency. To be considered official, all documents must come directly from the issuing institution or be a notarized copy of the original. Cape Breton University reserves the right to request the original documents.

If you’ve attended or applied to CBU in the past, but wish to make changes to your application (including changing your program), please email

Have you previously attended any other postsecondary institutions? You may be eligible for transfer credit

Please note: If you’ve been away from CBU for more than one academic year, you’ll need to complete a reactivation form. Once completed, you can submit it to

Please submit the online application. When indicating the program you’re applying for, please choose “Visiting Student.” When indicating your student status, please choose “Visiting/Letter of Permission Student.”

Visiting students do not need to submit transcripts, but must provide a Letter of Permission from their home institution in order to register for courses. Letters of Permission can be sent to

The deadline for receipt of applications to the BScN program is Thursday, February 20, 2020. Please review the program admission requirements and submit the online application. After completion of the online application, please ensure all required documentation is sent to

Please Note: Students must write the CASPer test and have their results forwarded to Cape Breton University to be considered for admission. CASPer test must be written by the application deadline. Please visit for test dates.

Applications for CBU’s MEd in SCI program must be completed online, but need to be accompanied by the following items:

Enrolment Services
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
Fax: 902-563-1371

Please note: We are currently seeking approval to offer this program to teachers in the Maritime provinces. Currently, Maritime public-school teachers cannot use this program for teaching license reclassification. Please contact if you have any questions.

If you’re new to CBU, please submit the online application. If you’re returning to CBU, but attended another postsecondary institution in your absence, please see information for “Returning to CBU” above.

After identifying and following the appropriate application process, please submit applications for a Transfer Credit Assessment and/or Prior Learning Assessment.

Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying to Cape Breton University!


Please note: Once you click I’m ready to apply below, you will be taken to a Create Account page. Please complete the CBU Application Account creation to begin your application for admission to CBU.