International Student & Study Abroad Centre

Life at Cape Breton University is one of opportunity, diversity and academic excellence. Receive a world-class education, while embracing adventure in a safe and academically challenging location.

At Cape Breton University more than 900 international students from over 32 countries call CBU home. Students from countries including China, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Egypt, Russia and Kuwait study and learn with Canadian students. While attending this university, you experience Canada and meet the world all at once.

The university’s distinctive blend of degree and diploma programs allows students to design an education ideally suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science and technology. Complimenting its leading academic programs, CBU offers a variety of activities to shape a well-rounded education. From nationally recognized sports teams, award-winning literary publications to world-renowned musicians, and unique theatre productions, you’ll find it all on this campus.

Cape Breton University is located on Grand Lake Road in Sydney, Nova Scotia. CBU is in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia’s second largest municipality, with a population of 110,000 people. The campus is 10 kilometers from the heart of downtown Sydney. The town of Glace Bay is just five kilometers from CBU. While these are the areas closest to the university, you can get anywhere in Cape Breton by car within two hours.