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    Min. 6.5
    Min. 80
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    BDT 970247
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  • Application Fee
    BDT 19200
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  • Part-Time Work
    20 hrs/wk, FT-Vacation
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  • Post-Study Work Duration
    Upto 3 Years

Cape Breton University, 1250 Grand Lake Rd., Grand Lake Road, Nova Scotia, Canada

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About the University

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:

 *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.

Country Specific Requirements 
The are minimum credential requirements by country.


Entrance Scholarships (Domestic and International Students)
All entering students who wish to be considered for entrance scholarships must submit the following in addition to an admission application.

  • Official transcript
  • Financial need application for those interested in bursaries

High School Students

  • No failures in Grade 11 or 12 courses
  • Average is based on all AC & AD Grade 11 courses and all AC & AD completed Grade 12 courses after first semester
  • Average for international students entering directly from high school will be determined by Cape Breton University
  • ESL conditional offers must attend a CBU English language partner school to have award honoured

Articulation Agreement Students

  • Articulation agreements (both domestic & international) qualify
  • Students must be currently enrolled in their program of transfer
  • ESL conditional offers must attend a CBU English language partner school to have award honoured
  • Minimum 80% average as determined by CBU to be eligible with no failures 

Major Entrance Scholarships
*A limited number of the following awards will be offered*

NameTotal AmountYearly Amount
W.M. Reid$11,500$4K & $2.5K
Orpha Thayer-Scott*$10,000$2,500


For more scholarship details and application procedure please visit


All information related to this institution has been extracted from the Cape Breton University website, accessible at 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.

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