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University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

Name of the University:  University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.

Nature of the Collaboration: Student Exchange

General Guidelines;

Once all  documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the “Office of the Study Abroad JGBS (OSAJ)” through your programme director (documents to be mailed as a zip file to

UNB was established in 1785 and is Canada's oldest English speaking university. UNB is one of Canada's most comprehensive universities, where students can choose from over 60 undergraduate and graduate level programs. Students can also learn English at UNB. UNB is a community of scholars, students, and leaders.


Exchange Students:

Exchange students are required to pay tuition fees to their home institution. Because your application has been processed through your campus Exchange office instead of the regular admission procedure, you have received distinction as an exchange or direct enrolment/fee paying student at UNB. First complete the Incoming Exchange and Direct Enrolment/Fee-paying Student Application, which you can download from the web site:

Please fill out this form completely, along with all the other required documents. UNB will notify you by email of your Acceptance and an admissions letter will be e-mailed to you. You will need this letter when applying for your student visa and/or study permit to come to Canada.


Graduate Applicants:

Direct enrolment/fee paying student are charged tuition fees. Your UNB fees consist of your tuition and ancillary fees, residence fee, housing application fee and meal plan (if you are staying in Residence) and the UNB Mandatory International Student health insurance.


English Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for direct entry into most academic programs.


  • Fall term (September start) — apply before June 1
  • Winter term (January start) — apply before Oct. 1
  • Summer (various start dates from May–August) — apply before Feb. 1
  • Fall term: September-December
  • Winter term: January – April
  • Summer term: May – August

Note: Education (Fredericton), Kinesiology and Nursing have a fall/September intake only.



 International Student Orientation is available for students starting in the Fall and in the Winter on both campuses. Students starting in the Fall can also take part in the regular orientation activities held at UNB during orientation week.


Study Permit and Other Necessary Documents:

You may need some documents to enter Canada, such as a temporary resident visa, depending on your length of stay and country of origin. To find out exactly what you need, visit the Canadian Consular office nearest you. Most international students need a study permit, which gives you permission to study at a Canadian educational institution. Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulates international study permits, and they recommend that everyone get one before entering Canada (you can not apply for one from within Canada).


Housing/Residence and Food Info:

 If you are arriving in the winter and are not used to our weather, we are highly recommending that you stay in residence. If you wish to stay in UNB student residence housing, it is best to apply early! Student residences generally fill to maximum capacity several months in advance of the start of the study semester. You should apply online through your UNB e-services as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Contact information for the Housing offices can be found at: FREDERICTON:, SAINT JOHN:

UNB has a number of on campus dining options available. Students residing both on and off-campus can purchase meal-plans to eat in the campus dining halls or may also purchase food from a number of other campus locations such as The Cellar Pub and Grill, Tim Hortons, and Quiznos (Fredericton) or The Commons Café, Tim Hortons, and the Baird Dining Hall (Saint John). Saint John and Fredericton also have a number of grocery stores (Sobey’s, Superstore, etc) and many restaurants where students can enjoy a meal off-campus.

Note: Renting an apartment on your own can be a difficult option for exchange students, particularly if you plan to stay in Fredericton or Saint John for less than one year. This is because standard rental practice in New Brunswick requires you to sign a one-year lease when renting an apartment.


Estimated Cost of Attendance;

Exchange students are not charged tuition fees or application fees. Your UNB fees consist of your residence fee and housing application fee (if you are staying on campus), your meal plan (if you are staying in Residence) and the UNB Mandatory International Student health insurance. The Student health center is open to all full-time students. It is extremely important that you maintain your full-time status while studying at UNB. All International students coming to UNB, including exchange students, are required to purchase the UNB Global Excel health insurance upon registration. You will find more information regarding the health insurance plan including the current fees at the following link:


For Airport pick up services:

UNB Saint John offers a free airport pickup service for new students. An Airport Ambassador will greet you at the Saint John Airport and then travel with you by taxi to take you to your local accommodations free of charge. In order to take advantage of this service, you must request it at least 3 – 5 days prior to arrival. Please use the following link: or


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