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Cape Breton University Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1951
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Also Known AsCBU
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UG/PG Course Ratio0.09
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 26 million
Scholarships7
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses4480 CAD for 2 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses5970 CAD (UG),5970 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Is Cape Breton public or private?

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Cape Breton University is a public university located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. CBU is the only post-secondary and degree-granting institution of higher education in Cape Breton Island. The university was established to provide world-class education to the natives of Cape Breton Island. The CBU was started in 1951 as a satellite campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Cape Breton. Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology (NSEIT) was established on Grand Lake Road in 1968. Then in 1974 NSEIT and Xavier College were merged to form the College of Cape Breton. Finally, on September 23, 2004, the Board of Governors unanimously renamed the institution at Cape Breton University.
 

Q:   Is Cape Breton University Accredited?

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Yes, graduate students who completed an academic degree, diploma, or certificate programme in Canada that is at least eight months in length are eligible for a post-study work permit in Canada. Students are eligible to receive a work permit that allows them to work full-time in Canada for up to three years through the postgraduate work permit program.
 

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Cape Breton University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 80 - 103
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall15ᵗʰ Apr 2025
Spring15ᵗʰ Jan 2025
Summer15ᵗʰ Feb 2023 - 15ᵗʰ Jan 2024
Winter15ᵗʰ Aug 2024
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Q:   Is Cape Breton University hard to get into?

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Yes, it may be difficult for international students to get into Cape Breton University because of its acceptance rate. CBU's acceptance rate is 50%, which means that only out of 100 applications received at the university only 50 students are admitted. Students also need to meet the general admission requirements to get into the university. An overall average of 65% is required for all students applying to most CBU credit programs based on high school performance.

 

Q:   What is the minimum IELTS/TOEFL requirement for international students at Cape Breton University?

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Canada is an English-speaking country and the mode of instruction in the universities and colleges is also English. Therefore, international students from non-English speaking countries are required to prove proficiency in English. IELTS, TOEFL, DET, and PTE are the most widely accepted English proficiency tests across all the universities in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia. English language requirement at Cape Breton University is country-specific. Indian students who have done their 12th standard from CBSE and ICSE Board are not required to present IETLS/TOEFL scores. They are exempted from any English language proficiency test by Cape Breton University.
 

Cape Breton University Tuition Fees, Duration and Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.E. / B.Tech(10 courses)
INR 12 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
BHM(1 course)
INR 12 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.A.(10 courses)
INR 10 L - 12 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
PG Diploma(5 courses)
INR 9 L - 11 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
BBA(6 courses)
INR 10 L - 12 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.Ed(2 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration15 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedGMAT, GRE, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
UG Diploma(3 courses)
INR 10 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.Sc.(8 courses)
INR 10 L - 12 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
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Q:   How do I improve my IELTS writing?

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IELTS Writing modules can be tricky for some candidates. To improve your IELTS writing you need to have some strategies for the IELTS Writing section.

 

Q:   Is IELTS speaking very difficult?

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No, on the contrary, for the majority of the candidates, the speaking section of IELTS is very scoring. However, with certain rules and a proper strategy candidates can score very high in the IELTS Speaking section.

 

Q:   How can I score 8.5 in IELTS listening?

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IELTS Listening is a scoring section and it is possible to score 8.5 with a plan and strategy. Candidates can use some tips and rules to score 8.5 in IELTS Listening.

 

Q:   Is IELTS reading very difficult?

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In comparison to other modules of the IELTS examination, the reading section is one of the most difficult sections. Candidates can develop their skills using some IELTS Reading tips and tricks for a higher score in the reading section.

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at Cape Breton University?

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Cape Breton University is a beacon of quality education. The university provides the best and world-class education to students. However, while planning to study abroad, the tuition fee is one of the most important factors to consider before applying to any university. The tuition fee at Cape Breton University is not the same for domestic and international students. The cost of the tuition fee also depends on your course and level of study. The tuition fee for an international student is between CAD 18,000 to CAD 20,000 per year from the 2022/23 academic year.
 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

4.3/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Easy going
  • Friendly
  • Liberal
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 80% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.6
Part time work4.6
Post study jobs3.4
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life4.2
Value for money4.2
Public transportation4.4
Safety4.4
Indian Food4.4
Permanent Immigration4.4
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Bachelor of Engineering in Technology - Electronics & Controls - Batch of 2025
4.6
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
A diverse campus with strong engineering and business teaching.
Tips: The most important thing is to look after the scholarships which can help you to have a great life ahead. Keep your eye on new scholarships. Keep in contact with students from the college. Cultural difference is not a problem. Indian community here is quite helpful. Good luck with sending your applications.
Likes (Part time work): The part-time work is an important thing and the off campus opportunities are flexible here. On-campus jobs are available for students having good grades. You can easily manage your studies along with the job. The average payout is quite good like in other states. You can expect 9-15$.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): It's a great hub for post-study employment opportunities. Many companies extend sponsorship for work visas, particularly in fields related to technology and engineering. The salary packages here are among the most competitive in the market. So, the array of post-study jobs makes the college a great destination for students from India.
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Abha Sharma Verified Icon
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Care Management - Batch of 2025
4.3
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Excellent curriculum and teaching practice
Tips: Don't rely on the university way too much, it is not gonna spoon feed you. Academics are good and if any student wants to do research it is fine but for jobs others will be no help. I haven't received any sort of scholarship or allowance till now but I think that there is a scholarship given to 3 meritorious students so study and study! I am satisfied with the college and there was also no cultural shift. Feel like home in Canada.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Faculty is top. I don't complain about faculty. Every lecturer is academically well proficient. Faculty to student ratio is a bit low but quality is what matters. The university does not compromise in terms of academics. Curriculum is also designed differently it is K4 and K5 of Blooms taxonomy so more focus is given to critical thinking and problem solving. For my course situation analysis is very important while answering any question. This is very much different from India.
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Namrtta Singh Verified Icon
Bachelor of Engineering in Technology - Electronics & Controls - Batch of 2025
3.8
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Easy to adjust to in Canada.
Tips: I believe that Canada is the country one can except the least transition from when coming from India. Homely vibes aunties and uncle everywhere, meet and greet going on. Engineering courses are good but I guess now Germany and Dutch are the most sought-after destination for me. Canada is working pretty well, no complaint at all.
Likes (Safety): Constant guideline updation is something that the college does to make students aware of the environment. Do's and Don'ts should be read carefully students don't do this and then complain to the college about bicycle thefts and other problems. Security issues are rarely seen no breaches.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Co-op internship has not started yet so it can get me hired. College has helped me with getting IT but jobs I don't know about drives. I don't think that it happens in Canada. Campus drives and placements mostly happen in India. In Canada you should know how to apply what you have learned yourself.
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Bachelor of Science - Batch of 2026
4
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good university to be in.
Tips: Don't take up an on-campus accommodation trust me not worth it, live outside but nearby. There are no as such international scholarships but students who pass with over 75% overall grades are awarded with an entry level scholarship of 500$. Professors are all Ph.D. holders and have international publications. The area is beautiful with good scenery and it feels good to be under a cloud blue sky. Tuition fee is also not that much so it makes it a good university to study.
Likes (Internships): Co-op jobs are offered to most of the courses. Internship is based on selection so make sure to meet all the criteria. Comparing it with placements internship opportunities are good for my course also internships are provided. University website is constantly updated so keep a check!
Dislikes (Post study jobs): University doesn't provide much, you graduate then you are on your own. No campus placements as far as I have heard since I'm still studying but the university does help with part-time jobs so yes this is the thing. There should be something for placements as most of the students come to Canada to secure a job.
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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Management - Batch of 2022
4.9
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Cultural hotpot! Explore the beauty of untouched Canada
Tips: An Indian boy in a Canadian house was great. Nice people and experience for a foreign student. I had the opportunity to explore the beautiful Cape Breton, interact with hundreds of locals, and understand the economy and hospitality industry. Overall, thoroughly satisfied with the exposure offered by the Government of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton University.
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Q:   Does Cape Breton University provide work permit?

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Yes, graduate students who completed an academic degree, Diploma or certificate programme in Canada that is at least eight months in length are eligible for post study work permit in Canada. Students are eligible to receive a work permit that allows you to work full-time in Canada for up to three years through the postgraduate work permit program.

 

Cape Breton University Rankings 2024

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Q:   What is the ranking of Cape Breton University in the world?

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Cape Breton University is one of the best universities in Canada. Cape Breton University is ranked 65 in Canada and 2578 in the world as declared by EduRank 2023. The university has a brilliant infrastructure for research and innovation. Students from all over Canada and around the world come to study at Cape Breton University. The university is a pioneer in research and innovation.

 

Q:   Which is better; Cape Breton University or Thompson River University?

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Cape Breton University and Thompson Rivers University both are public universities in Canada. Cape Breton University is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, meanwhile, Thompson Rivers University is in British Columbia. Both the universities are unique and best in providing education. All of us have different criteria and parameters to decide which university is the best. There are several factors while choosing a university of higher education. The university that best fits your conditions is the best university. Therefore, it is hard to point out one university over other because both of the universities are best universities in Canada.

 

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for Canada?

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The cost of a student visa for Canada is around CAD 150. Canada is one of the most sought-after destinations among international students studying abroad. Canada offers the best quality of education and amazing work opportunities after graduation. To pursue a professional, vocational, or degree course at a university in Canada, you are required to have a study permit or student visa. The student visa application can be done via online and offline methods. You can also take the services of external agencies to help you with your visa application process. VFA Global is the designated VACs for Canadian visas in India.
 

Q:   How long does it take to get a student visa for Canada?

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Visa application is a lengthy process and involves many stages for clearance. A student visa for Canada usually takes 12 weeks to process. Therefore, it is advisable to apply as early as possible for a student visa. There are two ways to apply for a visa application to Canada. You can apply for your visa either online or offline method. For the offline method, you have to visit the nearest consulate of Canada in India. The offline method usually takes a longer time than the online method therefore it is advisable to use the online method to apply for a student visa to Canada.
 

Q:   Is Cape Breton University friendly to foreigners?

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Cape Breton University is one of the safest places to study and live. It offers a pleasant atmosphere and a very tolerant society. The university is situated on the Island of Sydney, Canada. Students from all over the world come to study at Cape Breton University. The university offers a great learning experience. Local people are very friendly and always ready you help and interact with foreigners. There are several student societies to address students from different countries if any issue arises for them.
 

Q:   How many international students are studying at Cape Breton University?

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Cape Breton University is very popular among international students and hundreds of students come to CBU every year to fulfill their dream of a degree from CBU. Cape Breton University has a vast network of 25,000 alumni across the world. Every year, over 1,000 international students take admitted to various programs and courses at Cape Breton University. Cape Breton University is a publicly funded research university and a perfect place for students to begin their journey toward success in their careers and life.
 
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The Cape Breton University tuition fee is non-refundable. The only circumstance in which a refund will be issued is if the student is denied a study permit and has not yet started studying at CBU. If this is the case, the student can apply for a tuition deposit refund through the Student Finance Off

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According to Cape Breton University reviews,  students give a 4.6 rating out of 5.0 for Quality of Faculty and Part Time Work. Breton University also gets a 4.4 rating for Indian Food, Safety, and Permanent Immigration. Therefore, Cape Breton has become one of the preferred choices to study in Canad

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The Cape Breton University requirements for international students are mentioned below:

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

  • Complete high school with 60% or higher in 2 mathematics courses
  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Submit additional test scores for ACT/SAT

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The Cape Breton University application fee is CAD 80 or INR 5,000 to submit the admission application for undergraduate and graduate program. After submitting the application fee, students can now login to their student account and complete their admission application.

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The Cape Breton University requirements for international students is mentioned below:

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

·      Complete high school with 60% or higher in 2 mathematics courses

·      Meet the English language requirements

·      Submit additional test score of ACT/SAT

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