Welcome to Canada, Welcome to UNB

Where quality of learning meets quality of life

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was established in 1785 and is Canada’s oldest English speaking university. UNB is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, where students can choose from over 60 undergraduate and graduate level programs. Students can also learn English at UNB.

UNB is a community of scholars, students, and leaders. We place a high value on international classrooms and perspectives. International students from over 90 countries make up almost 12% of UNB’s student population.

Life on Canada’s east coast

UNB invites you to come experience Canada’s beautiful East Coast, where the cost of living is low and the quality of life is very high. Known for its friendly people and its emphasis on community, New Brunswick is an ideal place for students seeking a world-class education in a small, secure, and culturally vibrant part of Canada.

One University, two cities

At UNB, you can choose between two beautiful, distinctly different campuses. The Fredericton campus is located in New Brunswick’s capital city, while the Saint John campus is located in the province’s largest city. Fredericton and Saint John are both safe, clean environments in which to study, work, and play.

On the Fredericton campus:

  • Arts
  • Business 
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Forestry and Environmental Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Nursing 
  • Science

On the Saint John campus:

  • Arts 
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering (first two years only)
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Science (including Marine Biology)

English language training is available on both campuses.

Work while – and after – you study

International students are eligible to work on or off campus for up to 20 hours per week while they are registered as full-time students. Paid co-op internships are also available in many programs.

International graduates may also be eligible to stay and work in New Brunswick, subject to provincial and federal regulations.

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