University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 166
    Available Programs
  • 30000
  • 18000
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


The University of Manitoba is a non-denominational university, founded by Alexander Morris, that received a charter on February 28, 1877. It officially opened on June 20, 1877 to confer degrees on students graduating from its three founding colleges: St. Boniface College (Roman Catholic/Francophone), St John's College (Anglican) and Manitoba College (Presbyterian). The University of Manitoba granted its first degrees in 1880. The University was the first to be established in western Canada.

The university has added a number of colleges to its corporate and associative body. In 1882 the Manitoba Medical College, which had been founded by some physicians and surgeons, became a part of the University. 

Entry requirements

International students applying from high school (with no previous post-secondary experience) must:

1. Demonstrate English language proficiency.

2. Meet the general entrance requirement based on the country/curriculum of study:

General Certificate of Education (GCE):

Minimum 2 courses at Advanced (A) level and 3 courses at Ordinary (O) level: no grades below a ‘D’ (GCE).

International Baccalaureate (IB):

An IB diploma with 3 courses at the higher level (HL) and 3 courses at the standard level (SL): no grades below a ‘3’ (IB).

3. Meet program-specific requirements based on program(s) of choice. 

For applicants impacted by IELTS or TOEFL test centre closures due to the COVID-19, the University of Manitoba will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test as one of the ways to meet the undergraduate English Language Proficiency requirements. Duolingo English Tests will be accepted if the results are received by the document deadlines for the Summer and Fall 2020 intakes for each respective program. The minimum Duolingo English Test score required by the University of Manitoba is 115 (125 for IDDP and Law).

Scholarship & funding

Some scholarship and bursary opportunities are available to you while completing your graduate work at the University of Manitoba. Also, numerous funding opportunities are available to graduate students in the Department of Computer Science.


Student life

At the University of Manitoba, students have options and opportunities. It’s a place where students are challenged to grow, encouraged to create and dared to excel.