At Cape Breton University, you’ll discover the effect you’re going to have in the world. With one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes and an energetic campus life, CBU will quickly become more than your university—it will become your home away from home.

CBU is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs, and a unique commitment to community, economic development, Aboriginal learning, research, environment and culture. CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final-year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

Cape Breton University delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. The faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and they are known for their smaller class sizes as well as their friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in postsecondary education. Cape Breton University is an Atlantic Canadian education leader with a growing national and international focus. Located near Sydney on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from the local area, across Canada and internationally from more than 40 countries.With its strong Celtic roots, record of excellence and Cape Breton’s breathtaking scenery, CBU provides students with an extraordinary, multi-faceted learning experience. So study at Cape Breton University, because the world happens to need somebody just like you


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,087 – $7,370

Graduate tuition fees:
$13,287 – $14,570


Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:


Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in a regular MBA. (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.