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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.

CBU’s Winter 2021 (January) international admissions application is now closed. International applications for Spring and Fall 2021 remain open.


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 cbu.ca/covid19.

Applying to CBU: Important Information

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):

Admissions
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

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 admissions@cbu.ca.

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 admissions@cbu.ca.

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 bed@cbu.ca
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 bed@cbu.ca 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 admissions@cbu.ca.

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 https://takecasper.com/ 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 teachered@cbu.ca if you have any questions.

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.