This is the place to become the leader you were meant to be, and to create the kind of impact that will make a difference – all with the help of a supportive, welcoming academic environment.

With exclusive programs, a safe and inclusive campus, and the natural beauty of Cape Breton Island, here you can achieve a world-class education and build friendships for life.

So, take a look around, and get a sense of what it’s like to live and study with students just like you from more than 70 countries around the world. As part of our diverse campus community, you’ll be surrounded by global perspectives and unique experiences. If you need a little help along the way, we provide each and every student with unmatched support services to ensure your success. We can’t wait to meet you.

Get a world-class education

on Canada’s most beautiful island.

Explore CBU

The information you need to make your decision. Choose your CBU program and get to know the ways we encourage student success with our many student support services.  Wander CBU’s halls by taking a virtual campus tour and discover the life that awaits you in Cape Breton.

Our Student-Faculty Interaction

Ranks Well Above National Average

Apply to CBU

CBU breaks down the Admissions process step-by-step, aiding you all the way from preparing your application to helping you register for classes once you’ve been accepted. CBU prepares students to finance their education and apply- and hard work gets rewarded here. That’s why CBU offers $2.6M in scholarships each year, supporting students from their first year through to graduation.

We’re national leaders

in service-learning experiences

Connect with CBU

Questions? We want to hear from you! CBU’s Student Recruitment Officers are here to connect you to all things Cape Breton University. CBU’s student-written blogs are a great resource for future and current students alike, providing tips on applying, studying, transferring and more. Make sure to check out our official social media channels below to see what’s happening at CBU!