Graduate student life

Academic support, engaging environment

At UNB, faculty and staff are easily accessible and willing to go that extra mile for you. Our environment is one of collaboration where students and world-class researchers work side-by-side.

Resources and support

Student services staff on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses are committed to helping you achieve your personal and academic goals by providing support in areas such as:

  • Career and personal counseling;
  • Financial aid;
  • Childcare;
  • Health and wellness, and;
  • Accessibility services.

International students

If you are an international student, our advisors on the Fredericton campus and the Saint John campus will work with you to ensure that you have a meaningful academic, professional, and cultural experience from the first day of classes until graduation.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA in Saint John and Fredericton provide a stimulating environment through social and academic gatherings, as well as access to services such as:

  • Health and dental plans: Learn about the plans, submit claims or choose to opt-out
  • Student travel plans
  • Student orientation program

Clubs and organizations

UNB has over 70 clubs and organizations on both of our campuses that represent a variety of student interests — from Caribbean dance to rock climbing. With an overall enrolment of 12,500 students from more than 100 countries, the student body is diverse and interesting. Learn more about student life at UNB.

Sport and recreation

Our campus sport, recreation and wellness programs in Fredericton and Saint John will help you balance the demands of graduate student life. 

Affordable housing and dining

For residence accommodation, the campuses in both Fredericton and Saint John offer apartment-style and single room residences. Every suite comes with a private three-piece bath and full kitchen, equipped with all major appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave oven.

Off-campus housing is convenient and affordable in both Saint John and Fredericton.

Meal plans are available on the Fredericton campus even if you live off-campus.

Exceptional lifestyle

UNB Fredericton

Graduate students on the Fredericton campus enjoy living on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country with its red brick, ivy-covered Georgian architecture and lush landscape. It is located in New Brunswick’s capital city of 60,000 people, and is ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. Bustling sidewalk cafés, live entertainment nightly, theatre, sports, festivals – downtown Fredericton is brimming with everything you’re looking for, and it’s only a 10-minute walk from campus.

UNB Saint John

The Saint John campus is located in the province’s largest city and commercial centre. Saint John offers vibrant arts and entertainment community and a historic harbour-front of lively sidewalk cafés, restaurants and shopping. Situated on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John features rugged coastal landscapes intertwined with forests and wetlands.