The University of New Brunswick is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqey people. The river that flows beside the university is Wolastoq (beautiful and bountiful river), along which live the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseets).
Wolastoq, renamed “St. John River” by early colonial authorities, was a vital part of life for the Wolastoqiyik, providing food and medicine and connecting the Wolastoqey villages alongside it. The land fed by the river was used for hunting, harvesting medicines and obtaining building materials. Daily life and culture were rich and varied. Ceremonies were performed, and knowledge was passed down through generations.
The University of New Brunswick is the first English-language university in Canada, but the first language spoken on this land is Wolastoqey latuwewakon. The first teachings on the land were the teachings of the Wolastoqiyik.
UNB began with a petition presented to Governor Thomas Carleton on Dec. 13, 1785. Headed by William Paine, the seven memorialists asked Carleton to grant a charter of incorporation for an "academy or school of liberal arts and sciences," which they maintained would result in many "public advantages and conveniences.”
By 1829, the academy had become King's College and the building now known as Sir Howard Douglas Hall was officially opened.
On April 13, 1859, the act creating the secular, provincial University of New Brunswick was passed.
The first university residence was a gift from Lord Beaverbrook who, growing up in New Brunswick as William Maxwell Aitken, studied law, and over the succeeding years developed an increasing interest in the welfare of the university.
Our mission is to create the premier university environment for our students, faculty and staff in which to learn, work and live.
We will provide an exceptional and transformative education for our students, by encouraging initiative and innovation, unlocking their creative potential. Our graduates will be prepared to make a significant difference - creating opportunities for themselves and for others.
We commit to understanding and solving the problems of today and tomorrow, serving our community and engaging with our alumni, retirees and partners around the world.
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English Language Requirements
International students require the following English language proficiency minimum scores for direct entry into most academic programs: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 85, CAEL 60, or Pearson Vue Test 59.
Some programs have higher English language proficiency requirements. Please contact the UNB International Recruitment Centre to determine if your score meets the minimum program requirement ([email protected]).
Fredericton campus: Nursing, Education, and Arts
Saint John campus: Nursing, Health Sciences
An international applicant is not required to submit proof of English Language proficiency if:
The applicant has studied in a high school in Canada for a minimum of 1 year and has achieved a minimum of 70% in Grade 12 English (ENG4U/EAE4U or equivalent course); or
The applicant has studied in an English speaking high school for a minimum of 1 year and is applying from one of the following countries:
American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Island, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pacific Island Trust Territory, Ryukyu Island, Seychelles, Republic of Singapore, Republic of South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe. or
The applicant has studied in an English language school (secondary or higher) for a minimum of 3 years or can offer one of the following tests or qualifications:
GCE A Level English Literature with minimum grade of C
Norway English 3rd Year Upper Secondary with minimum grade of 4
Sweden English 3rd Year Upper Secondary with minimum grade of VG
Denmark English 3rd Year Upper Secondary with minimum grade of 10
India CBSE & CISCE year 12 English with minimum grade of 75%
In all cases, the University of New Brunswick reserves the right to require proof of language proficiency before permission will be granted to register in academic courses.
UNB offers millions of dollars in scholarship support each year to offset some of the costs of a university education. Eligible international students include high school applicants, students transferring from another post-secondary institution as well as students continuing their studies at UNB.
International students can be considered for scholarships once they are accepted and while studying at the University of New Brunswick. All entrance students need to submit an entrance scholarship application. All continuing UNB students need to submit a scholarship application each year to be considered for scholarship support. The primary consideration for scholarship support at UNB is academic achievement.
Students in financial need may be eligible for assistance. Financial aid is meant to supplement a student’s resources for university, not replace them. Needs-based support is handled through the Financial aid offices in Saint John and in Fredericton.
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