Founded in 1974

Founded in 1974

Cape Breton University

Founded in 1974

Founded in 1974

Cape Breton University

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  • 7000

  • 3500

    International students
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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 accommodation

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Cape Breton Campus

Residence fee Duration

$7,260 CAD

UP to $12,870

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Sydney
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Shared house

$4,800 CAD


Shared house

$3,192 CAD


Entire house

$9,600 CAD


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

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