Enrich Your Learning Experience

Welcome to Cape Breton University (CBU). A place where you can get a world-class education and build bonds for life. This is where your future takes shape and your passion is ignited. So, take a look around and get a sense of what it’s like to live and study on beautiful Cape Breton Island with students just like you from more than 40 countries around the world.

As part of our diverse campus community, you’ll be surrounded by global perspectives and unique experiences. To help enrich your living and learning experience, we provide unmatched student support to ensure you’re set up for success. Check out our virtual campus tour, academic programs and our student blog to get to know CBU even better.



From here, you can see all the way into the future.

CBU offers the perfect vantage point to create the kind of future you want, in any direction you can imagine.

With more than 20 programs and over 60 areas of study, our courses offer experiential learning, research opportunities, co-op education and hands-on learning in modern facilities.

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Hard Work Gets Rewarded.

When we work together and invest in each other, great things happen.

That’s why we provide more than $1.8M in scholarships each year, supporting students from their first year through to graduation. Along with scholarships, CBU also supports students through in-course bursaries and paid work-study programs.

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Get a world-class education

on Canada’s most beautiful island.

Hello World.

Did you know CBU is home to more than 3,000 international students representing more than 40 countries?

That’s over half of CBU’s student population. So, even if you’ll be travelling from far away, you’ll soon meet lots of new people who are making Cape Breton their home away from home.

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Nature lovers: meet Cape Breton Island.

There’s more than one reason we were voted the most beautiful island in North America.

As a top tourism destination, we pride ourselves on knowing how to welcome people from all over the world who travel here to take in our natural beauty and lively culture. It’s the perfect place to come and study, and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.

Life in Cape Breton