Applying to UNB

Undergraduate studies

High school and transfer students

If you’re considering a bachelor’s degree or a certificate program, you can apply directly from high school. Already completed post-secondary education at another university or college? Apply to transfer to UNB to complete your degree.

Canadian applicants   International applicants

Graduate studies

If you have completed your first degree and are interested in continuing your studies at the masters or doctoral (PhD) level, UNB offers a variety of programs across more than 30 departments and faculties.

Graduate studies admissions

Faculty of Law

If you have completed a first degree or previous university study, UNB offers a JD (Juris Doctor) and MBA/JD program.

Law school admissions

Exchange students

Continue your academic journey in the friendliest region of one of the world's greatest countries. If your home institution partners with UNB, or you are nominated and accepted by UNB, you can apply to study at UNB as an exchange student.

Exchange students

COVID-19 Applying to UNB FAQ

You can apply online here:

Please refer to “Apply to the University of New Brunswick” for information on next steps after submitting your online application for admission.

UNB will accept a “CR” as meeting the minimum grade requirements for individual course prerequisites.

Students who have obtained a “ENR” in any of the prerequisite courses required for admission are advised to retake the course in order to receive a final grade. Final ENR grades cannot be used to meet admission requirements. Where applicable, students may use a higher-level course (advanced, AP or IB) to meet minimum requirements (e.g. ENGL 121 may be used in place of ENGL 122; or Calculus 120 may be used in place of Precalculus A and B).

Admission requirements for Grade 12 New Brunswick applicants can be found here

UNB will continue to accept AP courses for admission purposes and assess for academic transfer credit. 

The CollegeBoard is going to administer AP exams online this year. You can take your exams as long as you have access to an electronic device. The CollegeBoard has also provided an option for you to write your responses by hand and submit a photo. CollegeBoard is committed to supporting their students through to exam day with testing date options and free resources. Please visit the CollegeBoard website for more information. 

UNB will continue to accept IB courses for admission purposes and assess for academic transfer credit. See Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate for detailed information on IB/AP courses UNB recognizes for transfer credit.

UNB will work with international schools and applicants to accommodate as best we can by accepting the results that were given out by their schools at the end of the 2020 school year in lieu of official final exam results for countries where exams were cancelled (e.g. IGCSE, IGCSE, WASSCE, GCE, etc.) The International Admissions Office will also consider how students have done in the previous year in relevant courses. UNB will do our best to support a fair and equitable approach and ensure that the situation of each student is considered. Electronic transcripts/marks are being accepted in lieu of traditional copies of official records at this time.

UNB is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test and the CAEL online test to meet our proof of English Language Proficiency. 

UNB has returned to regular in-person instruction with limited online courses available. If you are unable to obtain a study visa, please contact the admissions office to discuss a deferral. Please note, students should defer their admission if they are unable to arrive by the term start date.

See Undergraduate deferral form for UNB's undergraduate online deferred admission form. 

English Language programs with Saint John College (Saint John campus) and the Program of Academic English (PAEP, Fredericton campus) are both offering limited options for alternative delivery (AD) learning, on a case-by-case basis. Students may be able to begin these programs at home. Students may take the Duolingo Test of English Language or CAEL online in order to be placed in the proper level.

For COVID-19 information and updates, see COVID-19 Student Updates.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to keeping our community informed as we continue to navigate this unprecedented moment in time. As a prospective student, we understand the current situation may cause stress, disruption and uncertainty regarding the next steps in your admissions process. We are here to answer your questions.