Cape Breton University

The Cape Breton University is located in Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. In Nova Scotia’s second largest city, the University offers a variety of postgraduate degree programs suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science and technology.
  • Average Tuition CAD 13,693
  • Acceptance Rate 75%
  • Students 3,200
  • International Students 30%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 13,693
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Cape Breton University (CBU) offers students a comprehensive set of liberal arts, business, science, and technology masters degree programs. Currently, home to approximately 3500 students, CBU offers a wide range of degrees including MBA in Community Economic Development, Master of Education (Information Technology) and Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation. Students are offered Career Development Services that help them prepare for the real world. The wide range of services offered includes individual career counselling, resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews with feedback, graduate information, and labour market information.
  • 01CBU offers $1.8 million in scholarships each year.
  • 02CBU offers the lowest tuition fees of any university in Nova Scotia.
  • 03CBU offers students who demonstrate financial need on-campus employment through their Work-Study Bursary Program.

Master Programs

  • 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada

    Community Economic Development

    CAD 22,810 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Community Economic Development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social dynamics, c more
  • 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada

    Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation

    CAD 17,570 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education in Sustainability, Creativity, and Innovation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of r more


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Students are offered a range of entrance scholarships from $500 per year to $2,000 per year; these scholarships are awarded after reviewing the student’s application and financial need. In-course awards are offered to high-achieving students after completing one year of study at CBU (minimum 24 credits). Additionally, students are offered both entrance and in-course bursaries based on their application and financial need.

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    Established in 2005


    Cape Breton University grants about $1.8 million worth of scholarships to its best students every year.


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        1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2, Canada

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          • Testimony
            2012-2014, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

            Whole-hearted People in this Beautiful University

            Just completed my B.B.A. degree in Cape Brenton University this fall, I am truly grateful for past few years that I can spend my time in CBU. It was a valuable and unforgettable experience. I've changed, evolved to become a useful person for this society. I benefited a lot for the dedicated professors and small sized class. It is not only a place for me to study, but also a place that I can experience multicultural life, and learn about sympathy. People in CBU are fabulous! They act with their whole-heart. I highly recommend this university to anyone who want to make a change of their life and heading towards a brighter future.

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            2011-2013, Engineer's degree

            Best Place for your Studies

            Best thing I found at CBU is the friendly atmosphere and the unconditional service for International Students.

          • Testimony
            1990-1994, BBA

            Excellent learning environment!

            CBU really does makes things Happen! The learning and support is second to none and the team atmosphere among students provides for the ideal environment when challenging yourself to reach your goals. The small class sizes and the dedicated faculty are two key advantages that CBU offers. I highly recommend CBU to anyone interested in superior learning and a student experience found no where else!