Exchange students can live either on-campus in one of our university residence buildings, or in an apartment or room in the local community of either Fredericton or Saint John.
Either option has advantages.
Living in Campus Residence
It is easy to meet other students when living in residence, which also organizes social activities. It is only a short walk to classes and the library, which in the Canadian winter is appreciated by many students! Furniture is provided for you, and you have easy access to meals in nearby cafeterias. It is usually possible to move in a few days before classes begin, but you will not be able to stay after the term has ended.
In Saint John, it is recommended to apply early to be able to get a room.
In Fredericton , rooms are assigned once the resdience application and the application fee have been received. The earlier you apply and pay the application fee the better the chances to be assigned a room of your choice.
Please visit Residence & Conference Services to look at what UNB residences offer.
In both Saint John and Fredericton, off-campus housing options are available in various prices depending on the location, size and amenities of the desired housing option.
Shopping and restaurant visits can be within walking distance. There is more independence, and ability to become familiar with the local community. Also, it's often a cheaper option than living in residence, partly because there is no requirement to purchase a meal plan.
If you would like to live off-campus in Saint John, please visit Off-Campus Housing.
For Fredericton off-campus housing options, please see our Handbook for Off-Campus Living.