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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.

If you’ve already reviewed the information, apply now.

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, SCI program can be completed online, but need to be accompanied by the following items:

Please email documents to, or fax to 902-563-1449

Please note: At this time, Nova Scotia public school teachers cannot use this program for teaching license reclassification.

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

Now that you’ve reviewed the application information and guidelines, you’re ready to take the first step in joining the Cape Breton University community.

Please be prepared to pay the applicable application fee during your online submission:

  • Canadian Students – $36 CAD
  • International Students – $103 CAD

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