Admission requirements

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High school students

High school students applying to undergraduate programs at UNB must meet the following three sets of requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  1. English language proficiency requirements

Direct entry: International students require an IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 85, CAEL 60, or Pearson Vue Test 59 for direct entry into most academic programs. (Some exemptions apply.)

Conditional admission: International students who do not have an English test score, or who still need to improve their English skills, may be accepted into an undergraduate program on the condition that they will complete full-time English Language training at UNB before starting their degree.

  1. Country specific admission requirements

UNB accepts qualified applicants from all countries. Applicants must have completed their national high school curriculum or equivalent. Please refer to the country-specific admission requirements.

UNB welcomes and encourages applications from International Baccalaureate (IB) students, Advanced Placement (AP) students, and GCSE students.

IB: Students who complete higher level IB courses and achieve a score of 5, 6 or 7 may be eligible for advanced standing and/or transfer credit in the following subject areas (except where otherwise indicated): Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography (Fredericton campus only), German (Fredericton campus only), History, Math, Physics (minimum score of 6 is required in Physics on the Fredericton campus).

AP: Students who complete AP courses and achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 may be eligible for advanced standing and/or transfer credit in the following subject areas (except where otherwise indicated): Art History (Saint John campus only), Biology, Calculus (minimum score of 4 is required in Calculus), Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, German (Saint John campus only), History, Human Geography (Fredericton campus only), Physics, Psychology (Fredericton campus only), Spanish, Statistics (Saint John campus only).

Other subject areas: Students who have successfully completed IB or AP courses in subject areas other than those listed above may apply to have those courses assessed for advanced standing and/or transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. Copies of official curricula will be required.

  1. Program specific admission requirements

Students must also satisfy the course requirements for their program of choice.

For further details, please contact a recruiter.

Transfer students

UNB welcomes and encourages applications from students wishing to transfer from another University or post-secondary institution.

In addition to meeting UNB’s regular admission requirements, transfer students seeking credit for earlier post-secondary work must submit a detailed overview of their program of study, as well as official course outlines for each course they have completed. Transfer credits will be determined on a case by case basis, in accordance with UNB Faculty standards. Transfer applicants should apply early to ensure time for faculty to review course outlines. 
 


All applicants must disclose any prior attendance at a University or other post-secondary institution in Canada or abroad, regardless of whether they are seeking transfer credit. Failure to disclose this information may result in a rejection of the student’s application or subsequent suspension from UNB.

For further details, please contact a recruiter.

Graduate students

Visit the Graduate School website to learn about admission requirements.