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How to apply

Tips on applying to computer science

We're thrilled that you are interested in our undergraduate programs. The application process can be confusing at times, so we've compiled some useful information below to help you navigate the process.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to get in touch! Reach us by email at fcs.inquire@unb.ca or by phone at (506) 452-6163. We're always happy to help.

1. Choose your program

The Faculty of Computer Science offers six program options.

Single degree programs

  • Bachelor of Computer Science - listed as "Computer Science"
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering - listed as "Science in Software Engineering"

Concurrent degree programs

  • Computer Science + Science - listed as "Computer Science/Science – Concurrent"
  • Computer Science + Arts - listed as "Arts/Computer Science – Concurrent"

2. Apply online

Ontario students: Remember to include your OUAC reference number on your application. This allows us to get your grades automatically from your high school. On the online application, you'll enter it in Step 3 after giving the name of your high school. On the paper application, it goes in Section 4, "Indicate intended status".

Apply for scholarships

Applying for scholarships is easy! The general scholarship application will get you considered for most UNB-wide and computer science-specific scholarships. Complete the general scholarship application as soon as you've completed your application for admission. The scholarship application deadline is March 1, but earlier is better.

There are a few “special scholarships” that require additional information (such as a personal statement or letters of recommendation) in addition to the general application. Find more information about special scholarships.

Earn while you learn with our co-op program

The co-op program gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn and potentially graduate debt-free! Students in all Faculty of Computer Science programs (including concurrent) are eligible to participate in co-op. There's no change to the application process — you'll receive info about co-op during your first term with us.

Campus tours

Want to get a first-hand look at UNB Fredericton and the Faculty of Computer Science? Book a campus tour. You'll see our classrooms, labs and student spaces, and meet with our co-op coordinator. You can even sit in on a class. Be sure to include “computer science” where the form asks what program you are interested in, and mark the “Meet with a program representative” checkbox.