At Cape Breton University, we push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for our island.
Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities, Cape Breton University (CBU) is home to nearly 5,500 students from more than 40 countries around the world.
We are committed to the future of Cape Breton Island, innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and Indigenous learning leadership.
CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, business, health and professional programs on the first energy self-sufficient campus in North America.
As a university that is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, CBU provides students with the advantage of outstanding experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities in a supportive academic environment.
Our programs, in diverse fields of study, consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning.
Our people, our cultures, and our strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.
Cape Breton University is committed to high-quality, accessible education; innovative research; and a vibrant, multicultural future for the Island.
Rooted in Cape Breton, connected to the world.
We are committed to: Courage – Mel kik no’ti
Thriving through creativity and leadership
Cooperation – Maw lukitimk
Working together for the common good
Quality – Mawi kelu’lk
Achieving excellence through continual improvement
English Language Requirements
Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including ICEAP Nova Scotia, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. See the requirements below.
English Language Scores
Official Testing Scores:
Please arrange to have test results sent to Cape Breton University from one of the following agencies:
TOEFL score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 80 (internet test): www.ets.org
CanTEST score of 4.5 (reading & listening), 4.0 (writing): www.cantest.ca
*Scores should be sent to [email protected] directly from the testing language body. Language scores that have been sent by students will not be accepted.
English Proficiency Exemption
If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed.
If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.
All information related to this institution has been extracted from the Cape Breton University website, accessible at https://www.cbu.ca. The data provided here is true until its extraction on 24 December 2019. Hence, all information here is subject to change without notice as per the institution's policy. For the latest update, please visit the institution website.