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University of New Brunswick - Saint John



Established in 1785, UNB is one of Canada's oldest English-speaking universities. We offer more than 80 degree programs across two campuses, to over 10,000 students from more than 100 countries each year. We consistently rank among Canada's top 10 comprehensive universities. Students receive a world-class education and graduates pursue careers with top employers across Canada and around the globe. Depending on your program of choice, you can choose between two beautiful, distinctly different campuses. The Fredericton campus is located in New Brunswick's capital city, while the Saint John campus is located in the province's largest city. Fredericton and Saint John are both safe, clean environments in which to study, work, and play. UNB is big enough to deliver world-class teaching and research, but small enough to offer a personal student experience.

Here on the East Coast, the air is clean, there is no traffic, and students enjoy plenty of opportunities to get involved in the classroom, in the community, and in the great outdoors. For decades, international students have enjoyed our welcoming cities, our small class sizes, and our strong support services.

Areas of Expertise

Fully integrated two-campus system allows for greater flexibility of place and field of study. UNB Fredericton offers internationally recognized degree programs in Forestry and Forest Engineering, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Business Administration, Arts, Education, Kinesiology and Nursing. UNB Saint John offers excellent Business and Computer Studies programs as well as a number of specialized programs such as Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marine Biology, Health Sciences, Biology-Psychology and Criminal Justice.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:238 bedsLowest: $4,588Highest: $6,490

You can choose from 2 different co-ed residences on the Saint John campus: the Dr. Colin B MacKay Residence and Sir James Dunn Residence. The Dr. Colin B MacKay Residence offers 85 two-bedroom suites that include a three piece washroom, as well as a small kitchenette furnished with a refrigerator and microwave. The Sir James Dunn Residence is a traditional residence, which houses 68 students in single and double rooms. Both residences are connected to the rest of the campus through a network of tunnels & pedways, so you don't have to worry about getting wet and cold on a stormy day.

Off Campus Housing

UNB Saint John's Off-Campus Housing office maintains a Web site and staff to assist you in learning about the City of Saint John's neighbourhoods, transit system, and rental system. Housing listings are maintained according to boarding, roommates desired, room numbers, pets, neighbourhoods, etc.

Incoming Students

The International Student Advisors organize orientation activities in the beginning of each term (September for the Fall Term, January for the Winter Term and May for the Summer term). There are social activities to let you meet other students, and there are volunteers available to show you around on campus and help you complete a number of practical tasks to start your time at UNB Saint John. There will also be an information session that will introduce you to the various student services available on campus and other important information that you need to get a good start to your academic career at UNB!

Career Planning

Student Services offers individual guidance to assist you in career planning. Career counselling includes career exploration, career planning, assessment of interests, and online resources.


The Saint John Seawolves compete in men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's volleyball and women's volleyball. The Seawolves compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).


Sports, fitness and wellness can be a big part of your experience at UNB Saint John. Besides the varsity Seawolves teams there's also Club sports (rugby, football, hockey and badminton) along with intramural activities including aerobics and fitness classes, martial arts programs and other special offerings.


Getting involved at UNB is one of the best ways to make the campus feel like home. Clubs and organizations on both campuses span almost every possible interest from amateur radio to scuba diving. Faculties and departments sponsor student societies that play a key role in the life of the faculty and the students. Of particular interest are the many international student associations sponsored by the International Student Advisor's Office on each campus.

Information Technology

The Commons is UNB Saint John's premiere destination for students. The university’s library system is located in the Commons, along with the Student Technology Centre, the Writing Centre, the Math and Science Help Centre, and the Commons Café. Low voltage Apple computers are available for students to use. The Hans W. Klohn Commons is the essential gathering place for students, offering them the latest in technology, writing and library services, as well as high-quality learning and research facilities. Computer labs are also found in all of the academic buildings on campus.


Numerous cultural events are held on the UNB campuses throughout the year. The arts are an important part of Fredericton and Saint John, which include the dramatic and musical arts with a distinctive Atlantic Canada flavour.

Special Services

UNB strives to assist students with special needs while pursuing their studies. Services are designed to meet individual needs and ongoing improvements to facilities. Key services include campus health services, academic and personal counselling, services for students with disabilities, and international student advisors.

Affiliated Institutions

CADMI Microelectronics Inc.
Centre for Coastal Studies and Aquaculture
Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Centre for Nuclear Energy Research, Inc.
Centre for Research and Development Services
Conflict Studies Centre
Construction Technology Centre Atlantic Inc.
Electronic Commerce Centre
Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre
INCUTECH Brunswick Inc.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Limerick Pulp and Paper Research and
Education Centre
Management Development and Information Centre
Manufacturing Technology Centre
Micmac-Maliseet Institute
Wood Science and Technology Centre

International Involvement

At UNB you can experience more than just Canada. Students can earn academic credit toward their degree while participating in several international exchange and internship opportunities. UNB has more than 89 international programs in 36 countries.

Campus Tour

One of the best ways to get a feel for our campus is to schedule a tour and see what it is like to be a student. You can meet professors, eat in the cafeteria, sit in on a class, and check out our residences. Our campus tours are available 6 days a week, for more information visit where you can book your tour or call 1-877-753-6763.


We're working on a new Virtual Tour - so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can book a personalized campus tour.

Modified on August 13, 2021