University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton , Canada
  • 75
    Acceptance Rate
  • 72
    Available Programs
  • 11000
  • 16000
    Average Cost
  • 88
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


UNB has approximately 11,000 students from over 100 countries. In 2008, the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen recognized UNB as being among the top three comprehensive research universities in Canada for the highest percentage growth of research income across a five-year period.In 2012, UNB's law school was ranked 2nd nationally in elite firm hiring by Maclean's. According to Canadian Lawyer Magazine, the law school ranks among the top five in Canada.In 2014, UNB was awarded the most entrepreneurial university in Canada by Startup Canada. The university has also supported in launching 23 new startup companies as of 2015.In 2019, Maclean's magazine ranked UNB 8th out of 15 universities placed in the publication's "comprehensive university" category. For several years running, UNB's libraries have been ranked in the top spot nationally in terms of the percentage of the overall budget devoted to libraries and in terms of holdings per student.

Entry requirements

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick must meet the following three sets of requirements in order to be considered for admission.

1. English language proficiency requirements

Direct entry: International students require an IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for direct entry into most academic programs. Some exemptions apply.

Conditional admission may be available for international students who do not have an English test score, or who still need to improve their English skills.

2. Country-specific admission requirements

We accept qualified applicants from all countries who have completed their national high school curriculum or equivalent. Please refer to the country-specific admission requirements on the website.

We welcome and encourage applications from International Baccalaureate (IB) students, Advanced Placement (AP) students and GCSE students.

3. Program-specific admission requirements

Students must also satisfy the course requirements for their program of choice.

We welcome and encourage applications from students wishing to transfer from another post-secondary institution.

In addition to meeting our regular admission requirements, transfer students seeking credit for earlier post-secondary work must submit a detailed overview of their program of study and official course outlines for each course they have completed. Transfer credits will be determined on a case by case basis in accordance with UNB faculty standards. Transfer applicants should apply early to ensure time for faculty to review course outlines.

Scholarship & funding

The university awards thousands of scholarships. Submit one application each year and you’ll be considered for the majority of undergraduate scholarships. For more information


Student life

Follow Kristian, a goaltender for the UNB varsity soccer team, on his average day. He checks out his favourite food options on campus, all the facilities to work out in at UNB Fredericton, and brings us along to soccer practice.