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logo of University of Brunswick in 1785
  • The University of Brunswick (UNB) was founded in 1785, it is a public University located on the traditional territory region of the Wolastoqey people, with two initial campus located in the Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick.
  • The University of New Brunswick was founded by a group of seven Loyalists who went back to the Unites States after the American Revolution.
  • The University of New Brunswick original campus was established in 1785 in Fredericton and the other camps was opened in Saint John in 1964 which is comparatively smaller to the Fredericton campus.
  • The University of Brunswick also has two small satellite health sciences campuses located in Moncton and Bathurst, New Brunswick and two of its administration offices in Caribbean and Beijing.
  • The University of New Brunswick offers 75 degrees in fourteen faculties for both Undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • The University of New Brunswick provides positive and favorable learning and working environment, respecting and empowering individuals and welcoming different communities.
  • Notable alumni of the University of New Brunswick are numerous Canadian federal cabinet ministers including William Pugsley, Sir John Douglas Hazen and Gerald Merrithew.
  • The University of New Brunswick was awarded with the most entrepreneurial university in Canada by Startup Canada; it has support in initiating 23 startup ideas in 2015.
  • Maclean's magazine ranks University of New Brunswick on the 6th position tied with York University out of 15 other universities in the “comprehensive university” publication's category.
  • The University of New Brunswick ranks on the second position nationally in elite firm hiring by Maclean's. The Canadian Lawyer Magazine ranks the University of New Brunswick in the top five law schools in Canada.
  • The University of New Brunswick is among the top three comprehensive research universities in Canada for its highest percentage growth of research income according to the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen in 2008.
  • The University of Brunswick's alumni and professors are celebrated poets and has also earned the tag as the “Poets' corner”.
  • The University of Brunswick offers over 75 undergraduate programs along with research-based programs in more than 30 different fields. The University of Brunswick has 16:1 student to faculty ratio.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

  • The Institute of Biomedical Engineering was founded in 1965 as the “Bio-engineering Institute” as the oldest research institute solely committed in the field of Bio-Engineering.
  • The University of New Brunswick has the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) located in the Fredericton campus; it is one of the research institutes in biomedical engineering in Canada.
  • The Institute of Biomedical Engineering also carries out research of myoelectric signal processing, biomedical instrumentation and human motion analysis.

Departments and Faculties

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Science

Departments of Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Classic and Ancient History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural and Media Science
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Faculty of Arts
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities and Language
  • International Developments & Studies
  • Philosophy and Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology


  • Faculty of Business (Saint John)
  • Faculty of Management (Fredericton)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science (Saint John)
  • Faculty of Computer Science (Fredericton)


  • Faculty of Education (Fredericton)


  • Chemical Engineering (Fredericton)
  • Civil Engineering (Fredericton)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (Fredericton)
  • Engineering (Saint John)
  • Faculty of Engineering (Fredericton)
  • Geodesy and Geometrics Engineering (Fredericton)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Fredericton)


  • Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management (Fredericton)


  • Faculty of Kinesiology (Fredericton)


  • Faculty of Law (Fredericton)

Leadership studies

  • Renaissance College


  • Faculty of Nursing (Fredericton)
  • Faculty of Nursing (Moncton)
  • Humber College (Toronto)
  • Nursing & Health Sciences (Saint John)


  • Biological Sciences (Saint John)
  • Biology (Fredericton)
  • Chemistry (Fredericton)
  • Earth Sciences (Fredericton)
  • Faculty of Science (Fredericton)
  • Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering (Saint John)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (Fredericton)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (Saint John)
  • Physics (Fredericton)
  • Physics (bi-campus)


The University of New Brunswick awards over 5 million dollars in Scholarship which includes:

  • Blake Kirkpatrick
  • Beaverbrook
  • President's Scholarship
  • Among one in two students entering in the University of New Brunswick is awarded with scholarships.
  • As the University is a member of the Loran Scholars university consortium, University offers a matching tuition waiver as a part of $100,000 undergraduate scholarship to recognize incoming students who demonstrate exemplary character in service and leadership.
  • Five Loran Scholars have studied at the University of New Brunswick over years.
  • The University of New Brunswick is also a part of Schulich Leader Scholarships program.
  • The University of New Brunswick awards $100,000 STEM scholarship to an incoming engineering students and $80000 scholarship to a science, technology or mathematics students each year.

Students Life

  • The University of New Brunswick enrolls approximately 10000 students from over 100 countries.
  • The university has over 124 student clubs and society to choose from between the Fredericton and Saint John campuses and there are over 13 residences available to students in Fredericton and two in Saint John.
  • Students on both the campus can have access to the University of New Brunswick faculties and facilities, fitness classes and outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and kayaking.
  • There are exchanges available in more than 35 countries around the world with over 89 universities partners.



  • The University of New Brunswick residence provides accommodation to students, the university residents are known as CapU Residence located nearby the North Vancouver Campus offering inexpensive, convenient and safe housing option.
  • Amenities at Residence hall
    • Furnish rooms
    • Meal plan
    • Internet access
    • Shared TV lounges
    • Study rooms
    • Free Laundry
  • The University residence currency accommodated up to 293 students and is located at 10 minutes of walking distance from the college

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • Off-campus accommodation is also available, as there are lots of furnishes as well as non-furnished apartments and homestays nearby the universities.
  • The average house rent ranges from CAD 550 to CAD 650 for shared rooms which also includes amenities like Wi-Fi, Laundry and electricity.