University of Manitoba



Western Canada's oldest university, the University of Manitoba supports undergraduate programs in all major disciplines. Situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this University is at the geographic centre of North America. It is a research intensive institution, offering both medical and doctoral degrees, as well as professional programs.

The University of Manitoba contributes to the social and economic vitality of Manitoba, Canada and the world through the thousands of its graduates in the liberal arts, sciences and the professions.

Areas of Expertise

Major academic units include the Faculties of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Architecture, Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Environment, Graduate Studies, Human Ecology, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science, and Social Work, as well as the Extended Education Division and the Schools of Art, Dental Hygiene, and Medical Rehabilitation.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $13,657Highest: $14,559

We offer six residence facilities for students to choose from. All of the housing options are situated on campus within walking distance to most classes.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $800Highest: $3,600

Winnipeg offers a wide range of affordable off-campus housing. There is a good selection of apartments close to campus.

Incoming Students

University 1 is a unique, innovative program for incoming students with no previous post-secondary experience. Designed to provide students with the greatest range of flexibility in choosing courses and the best array of services to help in making a successful transition from high school to university. The credits earned while a student is in University 1 become the first year of the student's degree program when they move on to their second year of studies. The First Year Centre provides group and individual sessions and advising, including a two day fall orientation to get the year off to a great start.

Career Planning

Career Services Office assists students with career planning throughout their university days. Help is available for career research, mentoring arrangements, resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques, co-op and internship placements, summer and part-time employment placements, and graduation recruitment interviews. Several faculties also offer career services and employment fairs.


From adult recreation and sport to high performance training and children's camps, explore our huge range of services and programs available to our community and beyond.


From the campus wide two day U1 Orientation program to the Graduation Pow Wow, the University year is packed with activities to suit every student. Students can also become involved with student government or the student run radio and newspaper.


UM REC Clubs and intramural sports aim to get members of the UM community active and having fun.

Information Technology

All students are eligible for a computer account, which includes internet access, an e-mail address, and use of open area computing facilities (over 600 workstations). WiFi is accessible across campus, including in residence.


The City of Winnipeg is a culturally rich and diverse city, which is reflected in the UM community. UM has over 2,600 international students from more than 90 countries. There is also an active Indigenous student body, who work with the Indigenous Student Centre, the Indigenous Student Association, and other support and academic groups to bring their culture to campus. Opportunities to participate in music, art, and theatre are also available.

Special Services

The University of Manitoba is committed to accessibility and a student centered approach to student services. The Disability Services Office, the Indigenous Student Centre, and the International Centre all provide specialized services. Other student affairs supports include Career Services, Student Health Services, Student Advocacy and Student Resources Centre, the English Language Centre and more.

Affiliated Institutions

The University of Manitoba is affiliated with St. Paul's Catholic/Jesuit University College and the l'Universite de Saint-Boniface, a francophone university situated in the nearby historic St. Boniface neighbourhood.

International Involvement

Through the International Centre, students can access exchange and work/study abroad programs in partnership with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.

Campus Tour

Individual and group tours for prospective students and their teachers or families are available on request throughout the year. Send an e-mail to to make the arrangements. The campus is also open to all prospective students for our annual open house events.


The University is committed to accessibility, flexibility, academic excellence, and a student-centered, holistic approach to higher education.

Modified on August 03, 2022