Applying to the School of Graduate Studies

1. Choose your program

UNB offers a variety of programs across more than 30 departments and faculties.

2. Review the admission requirements

Admission requirements differ between programs, so be sure to have the correct programs admissions information, which are found on each program page. Some programs require the applicant to have a supervisor in advance- contacts can be found on each program page.

** All students will need to provide undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, along with three letters of reference **

International applicants: We encourage you to apply at least six months in advance; if English is not your first language, Official English-Language Test Scores are required.

3. Apply online

UNB’S online application is easy to use and allows you to upload documents and save your application at any stage. 

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4. Upload program-specific documentation

For many programs you will need to upload additional documents such as a CV, Transcripts*, Statement of Interest, Sample of Writing, GRE or GMAT. Three references are required (request submitted electronically by applicants). If English is not your first language, Official English-Language Test scores are required. These documents are outlined in the programs listing.

5. Submit your application

Once you submit your application you will be asked to make the application fee payment. Once your payment has been made and your application is complete, it will be sent to the department for review. Applications usually take four to six weeks to process. Depending on the program, processing applications may take longer.

Application Fee

  • Domestic - $65.00
  • International - $125.00

*Fredericton applicants ONLY* Official transcripts are only required if you are accepted into the program. All Saint John applicants must provide official transcripts to the UNBSJ SGS at the time of application. UNB official transcripts are not required. If you do not have unofficial transcripts to upload to your application at the time you are applying, please have your official transcript sent from the institution to:

Some programs require official transcripts at the time of application in order for applications to be reviewed. For a list of application requirements for your program of interest, check out our programs pages.

Non-UNB official transcripts provided to UNB as part of an undergraduate application may not be re-used as part of your graduate application.

Transcripts used as part of your graduate admissions application will not be released or shared with other institutions, may not be recycled for scholarship or admissions applications, and will not be returned to the applicant.

6. Frequently asked questions

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to help out during the waiting period after you submit your application and pay your application fee.

Third party authorization/consent

Consent may be given by the applicant for others to inquire on the status of the application on the applicant's behalf.

In order for consent to be given, a third party authorization form must be completed and submitted directly by the applicant.

Exchange students

If you are applying as a graduate exchange student, please contact the Global Learning and Engagement. Do not apply online or submit your application directly to the School of Graduate Studies.