Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University (CBU) is a small university offering first-class education and unique experience.
Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University has about 5500 students from more than 40 countries around the world. The campus is located on Cape Breton Island. Incredibly beautiful landscape, virgin nature, diverse culture and welcoming community are what awaits every student here.

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University offers a comprehensive range of programs in the fields of science, business, humanities, health care and vocational training. The student can choose from a variety of course options, from short-term certificate programs, bachelor's and master's degrees to postgraduate courses and online training.

Studies at Cape Breton University have many advantages:

  • small class sizes;
  • all degrees and programs are focused on the modern requirements of the labor market;
  • the university offers a variety of co-op programs, internships, jobs and exchange programs in Canada and abroad;
  • students can be engaged in volunteering, field research, community projects;
  • students do not need to pass the foundation program for admission - a certificate of complete secondary education is enough;
  • rich cultural and sports life in a friendly student community;
  • the opportunity to live and study on the most beautiful island in Canada.


Cape Breton University is proud to have the first energetically self-sustaining campus in North America.

The university has modern equipment, bright comfortable classrooms and laboratories, computer labs and everything that students may need during their studies.

Cape Breton is the most beautiful island in Canada. Every part of this land will give you landscapes of amazing beauty. This place is rich in ancient indigenous culture. Today it is home to about 130 thousand people. The community on the island is very friendly and this place is completely safe to live.

Students can study and also have fun on campus. There are many social and cultural activities to keep you entertained. The university has several sports teams, a theater and an art gallery. Everyone will be able to find friends with the same interests in one of 60 student communities.

The island has many wonderful cafes, pubs and restaurants with classic or ethnic decor. Fans of outdoor activities can have a great time walking on one of the scenic paths, rowing or doing winter sports.

Faculties and education programs at Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University consists of four schools:

1. School of art and social sciences. The student can get several degrees here:

  • Bachelor of Arts,
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment,
  • Bachelor of Arts Community Studies.

It also provides the Diploma in Public Administration and Management and a range of certification courses in the performing arts, ethnomusicology, heritage studies, public administration and social studies.

2. School of education and health. This School maintains close ties with government health authorities and provides its students with internships and hands-on experience while studying.

Students can obtain the following degrees:

  • Master of Education Information Technology,
  • Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation,
  • Bachelor of Education,
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health),
  • Bachelor of Science Human Nutrition (Transfer),
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing.

3. School of sciences and technologies. It offers a wide variety of courses in science, engineering and technology. Also, the School carries out active research activities in such areas as biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology. Students can obtain the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science,
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology,
  • Bachelor of Engineering Transfer Program (Engineering Diploma),
  • Bachelor of Technology Nautical Science,
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science in Environment.

4. Shannon School of Business offers a top-notch education, best teaching staff and hands-on experience in the local business community. Students can obtain the following degrees:

  • MBA – CED (Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development),
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration),
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
  • Bachelor of Emergency Management,
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma:

* in Business Analytics,
* in Supply Chain Management,
* in Business Management.


Cape Breton University offers several accommodation options for its students:

  • In residences on campus. Several comfortable student residences will be a great home for every student:

a. Cabot Residence is represented by the apartments where each apartment includes 4 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a shared living room and a kitchen.
b. Alumni Hall offers classic double dorm rooms and 5-bedroom apartments with a shared lounge and a laundry room on each floor.
c. Harriss Hall offers single dorm rooms with private or shared bathrooms. This dorm also has a kitchen and a dining room.

  • Off-campus - university support services will help you to choose the right housing option if the student prefers to live separately.

The student can buy a meal plan for 5 or 7 days a week in the university canteens or arrange own meals.


Cost of studies for foreign students makes up approximately 8040 CAD per year.
Cost of accommodation in the higher educational institution residence makes up from 4200 up to 7040 CAD per year.


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