Future Students

Undergraduate Recruitment and Admission Covid-19 FAQs

The University of New Brunswick recognizes that we are all navigating uncertain times during the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a prospective student, we are sure you have some questions. We understand the current situation is causing stress, disruption and uncertainty regarding the next steps, so we wanted to provide you with all the possible support. We are here to answer your questions!

Below, you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding UNB and COVID-19:

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can still apply online here: unb.ca/apply  Applications continue to be accepted for review and assessment, pending program availability. If you have questions about a specific program, please email chooseunb@unb.ca

You can apply online here: unb.ca/apply

You should submit all required documents electronically if possible. Documents can be sent in via mail however due to closures and restrictions on the UNB campuses, mail services are delayed significantly. If you have mailed your documents, delays in processing can be expected.

Transcripts should be emailed directly by the institution if possible and they can be sent, along with other required documents, to the following:

Canadian applicants to UNB Fredericton campus – admissions@unb.ca

Canadian applicants to UNB Saint John campus – unbsjreg@unb.ca

All International applicants applying to either campus – international@unb.ca

We understand that many of you do not have access to your official academic records at this point due to school closings. We are following the situation closely and will work with you to extend our admissions process as much as possible to allow for the completion of your application file. If official documents are not currently accessible, UNB will accept unofficial electronic supporting documentation, such as an image of an intranet transcript record for assessment, pending final official transcripts. Students are again encouraged to email documents to admissions offices. Acceptance decisions will be tentative pending receipt of the official transcript before the start of classes in the term for which you are admitted to.

An informed decision on this requires confirmation from the high schools on how they will be completing the school year. This will be assessed once new information is available.

If you are able to submit all required documents electronically you will not experience delays in application processing and should hear back within two weeks. However, due to closures and restrictions on the UNB campuses, mail services are delayed significantly. If you have mailed your documents, you should expect some delays in processing. 

You will receive your letter of acceptance and supplementary information, including website links and next steps, via e-mail to the e-mail address you provided with your application.

You can confirm your offer of admission in one of the following ways:

  • Payments can be made online through your UNB eServices account: eservices.unb.ca  Note that you will need to know your UNB Student ID number and your UNB Login ID (provided in your letter of acceptance).
  • Complete the confirmation form provided in your admissions package or download the PDF form and e-mail to the following:

The plan remains to have all scholarship offers out by April 30th, 2020

Yes. The entrance scholarship application is available online here: unb.ca/scholarships

Yes, once you have been admitted to a program and have activated your IT services, your residence application will be available online in your eServices.

Spring and summer sessions will be delivered by alternative methods only. Students are required to have internet access to complete the courses. Students will not be expected to return to campus to complete any aspect of spring and summer course requirements.

This is an evolving situation that is difficult to predict with any certainty. UNB will continue to follow the direction of New Brunswick Public Health. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available at unb.ca/coronavirus.



UNB is here to support you with all your information needs. Future students and applicants can reach out to us at chooseunb@unb.ca. You may also reach out to a Recruiter directly, you can find the appropriate recruiter here.

Recruiters are always available to answer your questions by email or phone. Facetime offers another opportunity to address your questions by video, face-to-face. Please contact chooseunb@unb.ca to book.

UNB is open and university operations have shifted to a virtual work environment, including the Recruitment and Admission offices. Please submit all inquiries via email to:

At this time, Campus Tours are postponed indefinitely. We would be more than happy to set up telephone meetings or virtual one on one meetings with our campus tour guide. Campus tours will resume when the university feels it is safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation and making decisions in with the direction from New Brunswick Public Health