Founded in 1974

Founded in 1974

Cape Breton University

Founded in 1974

Founded in 1974

Cape Breton University

Quick facts

  • 5500

  • 3500

    International Students
  • O19391556824

    CRICOS Code

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University pushes the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for the 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 55 countries worldwide.

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.

As a university 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.

Cape Breton University's programs in diverse fields of study consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning.

The people, the cultures, and a strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.


On-campus Based on university info

Campus name Number of weeks Min residence fee Max residence fee
Cape Breton Campus 34 $7,260 CAD $12,870 CAD

Off-campus Based on univly research


Shared house

$3,192 CAD


Shared house

$4,800 CAD


Entire house

$9,600 CAD

your annual rent (Off-campus) in Sydney


  • Academic Support Services
  • African Nova Scotia/African Canadian Support Services
  • Financial Support Services
  • Employment Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Student Life
  • International Student Support

Cape Breton University average tuition

$19,000 CAD


$16,499 CAD


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