Arrival information

Once you have been accepted as an exchange student, and have received your letter of acceptance from UNB, you can start to plan to come to UNB.

Below are key points to help you with this planning. You will also read the handbook to help you along with the most important tasks.

You must have a study permit if you plan on studying for more than 6 months in Canada. You can read about the study permit rules at Citizenship & Immigration Canada, or check with the Canadian Embassy in your home country. 

Citizens from some countries need an entry visa to enter Canada. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website on entry visa policies.

Should you need assistance with visa or study permit applications, please contact the closest Visa and Application Centers.

Important dates

The most important academic dates will help you plan your time at UNB in terms of arrival, term dates and exams.


Getting to New Brunswick

When arriving from abroad, you will come through a larger airport, usually Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport or Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Both Saint John and Fredericton have airports with connections to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The airport code for Fredericton's airport is YFC. Saint John Airport is YSJ. (When booking your ticket to Saint John, please ensure that you do not confuse Saint John New Brunswick with St. John's, Newfoundland. The names are almost the same, but St. John's in located in a different province!).

It is also possible to take the bus or train from Montreal or Halifax, and it is a good way of taking in some of Canada's nature and appreciate how big the country is. To research these options, please visit Tourism New Brunswick.


Academic information

It is important to register in the courses as soon as possible once you have received your letter of acceptance. Some of the courses tend to fill up fast. Please visit the timetable to see what courses are offered. Please refer to your letter of acceptance for your student number and log-in information. To help you register in the courses online, please read the Instructions for Online Course Registration. If you have selected courses for which you do not have the appropriate pre-requisites, you will be contacted by the Exchange Coordinator or an academic advisor to select new courses.

Please note that it is important to register for courses as early as possible, as many of the courses fill up quickly.