Cape Breton University (CBU) is an Atlantic Canadian postsecondary education leader, with a growing national and international focus. Cape Breton University education, training and discovery models have helped shape the economic progress of this region and its people for more than 30 years.
Located on Canada’s stunning east coast, near Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton University serves more than 3,400 full-time and part-time students from the local area, other parts of Canada and international students from more than 40 countries.
Personalized education is key at Cape Breton University focusing on academic and research excellence, student services, a vibrant campus life and technology tools to support undergraduate education.
A primarily undergraduate university, CBU is deeply involved in community development, providing outstanding applied research opportunities for students and technical assistance to business, industry and community organizations. Over the past few years, CBU has welcomed three Canada Research Chairs. As well, the university is known as Atlantic Canada’s leader in Aboriginal postsecondary education and is home to Canada’s only Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development
Virtually all Cape Breton University degree, diploma and certificate programs offer a strong transition-to-work component through co-op education, work placements, internships and work-study programs. Agreements and partnerships with other institutions further expand learning and exchange opportunities for students, as do extensive distance education programs.
Cape Breton University values accessibility and a strong campus life experience, featuring facilities that are as important to the community as they are to students: art galleries, a theatre, gymnasium, outdoor stage and courtyard, conference facilities and library, as well as student residences. A strong and active students’ union facilitates many activities, clubs and societies – from ethnic associations to debating, philosophy and music.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, offers students the best of both worlds. With a population of about 75,000 people, the city boasts the amenities of a large city with the welcoming supportive atmosphere of a small town. Combined with strong Celtic roots and breathtaking scenery, an education at Cape Breton University provides a multi-faceted experience.
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
** Fees for programs in business.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.