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

Please note CBU’s International admissions application deadlines are as follows:

Application deadline for Spring/Summer Intake is February 15, 2021.

Application deadline for Fall Intake is June 15, 2021.

Application deadline for Winter (January 2022) Intake is October 15, 2021.

In order to achieve ongoing and greater diversity in the health professions and increase access to education, CBU is proud to offer an application deadline extension of March 26, 2021 for the BScN 2021 September intake program for Indigenous and African Nova Scotian applicants.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBU’s January 2021 semester is completely online. For more information on CBU’s response to COVID-19, visit

Applying to CBU: Important Information

Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents- $40 CAD
International applicants- $80 CAD
All application fees are non-refundable. 
Applications for CBU’s May 2021 BEd intake are now open and must be completed online. Applications are due by January 10, 2021 and must be accompanied by the following items:
2.) A resume
3.) An essay (maximum 500 words) indicating philosophy of teaching, vision of education, and reasons for wishing to enter this profession.
4.) An academic and non-academic reference form to be sent directly from the referee to
5.) English language proficiency
6.) All official post-secondary transcripts are to be uploaded to the application portal or sent to:
Enrolment Services
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
Please contact with any questions.

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

Please note: This program is not currently offered for students in the Maritime Provinces. Please contact if you have any questions.

Please create a Future Student Account and fill out the online application, which typically takes 20 minutes to complete. After the application is finished, students may upload their supplemental documentation directly to their Future Student Account, or mail documents to the mailing address below.

Uploading Documents to Future Student Account:

  • Log in to your Future Student Account to check the supplemental information required to complete your application
  • Gather each item and upload to your account under the Supplemental Items & Documents tab
  • When the status of your application changes from Action Required to Complete, then you’re finished

Mailing Documents to CBU (original, official documents only):

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

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

Note: Official supporting documents include transcripts, credentials, and proof of English Language Proficiency. CBU will now accept electronic scans of official documents, per CBU’s General Undergraduate Admission Requirements. CBU reserves the right to request an original document from the issuing institution. Once documents are submitted to CBU for admission purposes they will not be returned under any circumstances.

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 visit for information on how to Transfer to CBU.

Cape Breton University’s Academic Calendar states that official and original transcripts and documents submitted to the institution, at the time of application, are not returned to the applicant. These documents become the property of the institution. All submitted documents are recorded and shredded to protect privacy and will not be returned.

Ready? Apply to Cape Breton University!

Once you click I’m ready to apply below, you will be taken to a Create Account page. Creating a Future Student Account is the first step in your application for admission to CBU, and will direct you to our online application once complete.