University of Manitoba



Western Canada's first university, the University of Manitoba is large enough to support undergraduate programs in all major disciplines. Situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this University is at the geographic centre of North America. The UM is the largest post-secondary institution in the province and the only one that is research intensive, offering both medical and doctoral degrees, as well as professional education.

The University of Manitoba contributes indispensably to the social and economic vitality of Manitoba, Canada and the world through the thousands of its graduates in the liberal arts, science, 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: $8,696Highest: $14,406

We offer six residence facilities for students to choose from based on their preferences. All of the housing options are situated on campus which allows students to be within walking distance to their classes.

Off Campus Housing

Winnipeg offers a wide range of affordable off-campus housing from room and board (at about $400.00 a month) to apartments ($400.00 to $600.00 a month) to full house rentals ($800.00 plus). There is a good selection of apartments close to the campus. The UMSU Living Office offers help with accommodation searches.

Incoming Students

The University of Manitoba offers a unique, innovative program for the incoming students, University 1. This program is an opportunity for students to have 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 University 1 Help 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

The Counselling and Career Services Office, in conjunction with the Student Employment Centre, 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 of the individual schools and faculties also offer career services and sponsor employer fairs.


To create opportunity for University of Manitoba students and staff to participate in organized recreational activities in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Our commitment is to promoting an enhanced university experience for all intramural participants by facilitating the opportunity to fulfill basic human needs such as relaxation, socialization, achievement and physical activity while promoting teamwork and fair play.


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. Some of the highlights of the year include the 'socials', which are sponsored by different faculties and student groups throughout the year, the Festival of Life and Learning in Winter, and the career fairs held by various faculties. Students can also become involved with student government or the student run radio and newspaper.


In addition to the faculty, school, college, and residence associations, there are dozens of other student groups on campus, political, cultural, special interest, religious, athletic, social, or service groups. There is at least one or two of interest to every UM student. The Students Union sponsors many of the clubs and their fall promotional membership week.

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). Courses in program use and Web site development are also available. Most of the residence rooms are wired for net access.


The city of Winnipeg is a very culturally rich and diverse city, which is also reflected in the University. The UM has over 2,600 international students from more than 90 countries and these students, in cooperation with the International Centre of Students, are encouraged to share their multicultural views and talents with the University community. There is also an active Aboriginal student body, who work with the Aboriginal Student Centre, the Aboriginal Student Association, and other support and academic groups to bring their culture to campus. Opportunities in music, art, and theatre are available on campus for participants or observers.

Special Services

The University of Manitoba is committed to accessibility and a student centred approach to student services. The Disability Services Office, the Aboriginal Student Centre, and the International Centre for Students all provide specialized services for their clientele. Other student affairs supports include the Counselling and Career Services Office, 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 College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface, which is a francophone college situated in historic St. Boniface.

International Involvement

The Student Affairs division, through the International Centre for Students, co-ordinates a student exchange and work/study abroad program with over 30 colleges and universities around the world. The University is also a member of the Canadian Student Exchange Consortium. Research projects are also conducted worldwide.

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 two days every February in our annual Info Days.


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

Modified on January 06, 2021