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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.

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.

1.) Applications for CBU’s MBA in CED must be completed online, and require the following supportive items to be uploaded to the Future Student Application Portal:

  • Your resume
  • Your Personal Statement
    • A 2-page essay outlining your background and interests, and why you are interested in joining the CBU MBA program – what it will do for your career, your organization, and/or your community.  For a non-traditional applicant (someone without a degree credential), a longer statement is recommended, 3-4 pages, adding how your experience and background may contribute to the learning experience of other students in the class.
  • All official post-secondary transcripts
  • GMAT results
    • This is not required at the time of application.  If the admissions committee requires a GMAT, your acceptance will be conditional upon satisfactory scores on the GMAT.
  • IELTS or TOEFL results

2.) Please email to notify us that you have submitted an MBA application and submitted the required documentation, and we will review your application for completeness.

3.) Please have three referees submit a Reference Form and a Supporting Letter on your behalf.  The form and letter should be emailed to

Your referees should be academic and/or professional.  To assist your referees with writing their reference letters, direct them to the four questions listed at the end of the Reference Form.

For more information about applying to CBU, please watch our “How To Apply” video.

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.