Applying for admission

If you are interested in applying to be an exchange student or a direct enrolment/fee-paying student under an established agreement of cooperation between your home university and UNB please follow the below instructions. (Fee paying students from Nanyang Technological University fall under this category).

If you are a visiting student applying outside of an established cooperation agreement, apply as a new applicant to UNB and indicate visiting student in the appropriate field on the application form

Please note there are different application processes for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Read the instructions carefully.

Deadlines Nomination Application
Fall term (September - December) March 1 April 1
Winter term (January - April) July 1 September 1
Summer term (May - August) November 1 January 1

Undergraduate students

Thank you for your interest in coming to UNB as an exchange or direct enrolment/fee-paying student!

Exchange Coordinators, please enter nominations using our new online portal

Once you have been nominated to UNB by your home institution, the next step is to submit an application form. Your application package should include the following documents (incomplete application packages may result in processing delays):

  • The completed application form (please complete the form using Adobe Acrobat. Please do not print and fill-in by hand. Rather save the completed form)
  • the completed confirmation of English language proficiency form (if applicable)
  • Your most recent official transcript
  • List of courses in which you are currently enrolled (if not included on transcript)
  • Copy of the ID page of your passport
  • One page essay on why you would like to study at UNB

These documents must be emailed to UNB by your home university coordinator. The emails for respectively Saint John and Fredericton are listed on the application form. 

Should this not be possible, please mail your application. Please make sure to include with your application a letter of permission/nomination from your home university and official transcripts, sealed in an envelope and signed on the reverse by your home institution. We cannot accept documents e-mailed directly by the student. The mailing adress is included on the application form.

You will be notified by email that your application has been received, and again once the status of your application has been determined. Students who are successful in their applications will receive an electronic Welcome Package as well as an electronic acceptance letter including information required for course registration. More information will be provided to the student once accepted.

Graduate students

To apply to the School of Graduate Studies, you must provide each of the documents below, complete an application form, and be sure to send in all of the supporting documentation required based on your situation.

Restricted fields: Please note that courses offered by our graduate program in clinical psychology are not open to exchange students.

You will need:

  • A completed application form
  • Two official copies of your academic transcript from each previous undergraduate and graduate program.
    • Note: "Official" copies must be in a sealed envelope, signed on the reverse by your institution
  • List of courses you are currently completing (if not included on transcript)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English language test scores. Please provide a copy of your scores with your application and ensure official scores are also sent by the testing agency directly to the UNB School of Graduate Studies.
  • Copy of the ID page of your passport
  • One page essay on why you would like to study at UNB
  • Additional documentation required by the UNB faculty to which you are applying
    • The faculty may request information such as a Statement of Interest, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, etc. See Graduate Admissions to find out what is required.
    • How to study for the GRE

Please send your applications to the Global Learning and Engagement team. Electronic copies are prefered except for academic transcripts which should be posted to the address on the application form. These must be official copies, sealed in an envelope and signed on the reverse by your home institution.

Do not send your application to the School of Graduate Studies. We will forward the application package to the School.