Applying as an international high school or transfer student

Important updates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as of Jan. 22, 2024

UNB application account

1. Choose your campus and program

Explore our degree programs on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

2. Check the admission requirements

Once you’ve decided on your program, check our admission requirements to ensure you meet the requirements.

3. Create a UNB application account and complete an application

Start your application

Be sure to check our application deadlines.

To avoid delays in the processing of your application, please verify the following:

  • The name on your application matches the name on your transcripts and the name that will appear on your passport
  • Provide your permanent home address in your home country

4. Pay the application fee

The international application fee is $125 CDN and is non-refundable.

Applicants can pay by:

  • Credit card (this option is not available in some countries)
  • Bank draft or certified cheque made payable to the University of New Brunswick
  • Money order through a Canadian banking institution

When paying by bank draft, certified cheque or money order, be sure to include your name and your application number  (16 digit alpha-numeric code) so that the payment may be credited to your account.

Send to:

International Recruitment Centre
University of New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road
P.O. Box 5050 
Saint John, NB
Canada E2L 4L5

Contact Sue for help in arranging payment of the application fee.

5. Submit your documents

You'll need to mail us the following:

Official or notarized transcripts/grades for all secondary or high school, colleges and universities you have attended.

  • 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.

If your transcripts are not in English, you are required to send the official transcript and provide a certified translation.

If applicable, submit the results from any academic tests you have taken, such as SAT, ACT, Cambridge ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, CXC or others.

If you are applying for direct admission to an undergraduate program at UNB and are not exempt from our English language requirements, submit your English language proficiency test score. UNB accepts IELTS; MELAB; TOEFL iBT; TOEFL (paper-based); TOEFL (computer-based); MELAB; CAEL; Pearson Vue, and CanTest.

If you are applying to transfer from a post-secondary institution to UNB, you must submit course outlines to be assessed for credit transfer. A course outline (also known as a syllabus) is a document that typically provides a detailed summary of topics to be covered in a course, titles of reading materials, and the grading policy. All course outlines must be provided in English.

Applicants who have completed prior post-secondary studies outside of Canada or the United States of America are required to submit a World Education Services (WES) ICAP Evaluation as part of their admission package. Applicants should request the WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) Course-by-Course report. If you have a prior WES report, you must add WES ICAP to your evaluation report.

Note: If you are over the age of 21, you are considered a mature student and must submit a resume of your education and work experience since high school. These particular documents can be uploaded to your UNB application account.

Mail all official documentation, in hard copy, to:

International Recruitment Centre
University of New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road, PO BOX 5050
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L 4L5
Telephone: +01-506-648-5845

We highly recommend sending all applications and supporting documents by courier to ensure reliable and prompt delivery.

Contact your country-specific recruiter for help completing the application or arranging payment of the application fee.

6. After you have applied to UNB

You may log in to your UNB application account at any time to check the status of your application. If you have any outstanding documents, your UNB application account will provide you with further details.

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