Cape Breton University, formerly known as the “University College of Cape Breton”, is a university in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. Located near Sydney, CBU is the only post-secondary degree-granting institution on Cape Breton Island.
Choosing CBU for your education is the first step on your journey toward an exciting career. We offer so many different course options, from undergraduate or graduate programs, to online education and pre-professional courses, that you’ll have no trouble pursuing your passions the way that’s right for you.
#10. It’s One of the Most Beautiful Islands in the World!
– Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked Cape Breton “One of the world’s most beautiful islands.”
– Cape Breton Island was named one of the Must See Places of 2013 by National Geographic.
Cape Breton has several small, beautiful cities but it is best known for it’s beautiful forests, lakes, flora and fauna, and oceans. It’s a beautiful Island with almost no pollution, clean air, clean water and pristine forest. It has four very beautiful, distinct seasons that include a stunning fall colors display and a fresh, warm summer. And, Cape Breton Island boasts the world famous Cape Trail, one of the world’s most breathtaking scenic drives with its dramatic coastal views and stunning highland scenery. http://www.cbisland.com
#9. A Multicultural Island and Nation
Cape Breton University has 1000 international students from 32 countries. It’s a very liberal and multi-cultural place to live and study! And, Canada is a multicultural country. Regardless of your ethnic origin, you will feel at home in Cape Breton Island. Plus, Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism and works to ensure that people’s customs and traditions are preserved and respected.
#8. A Big, Friendly Country!
The United Nations ranked Canada as one of the best countries in the world to live! According to the United Nations, Canada offers one of the highest standards for quality of life in the world. This assessment was based upon Canada’s achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life.
Canada is a very peaceful country with a very low crime rate and is relatively unaffected by natural disasters.
#7 A Small, Happy Island
Cape Breton is a small, happy island. It’s easy to make friends with the locals. They are kind and considerate, and they want to get to know you and become friends with you. And, because there are very few Japanese in Cape Breton you will be special and get to know many people very quickly.
It’s not crowded or busy. It provides a simple lifestyle without heavy traffic or crowds but has just enough restaurants, shops and entertainment to fit your needs. And, it has many immigrants so that it provides a diverse mix of cultures. And best of all, the people living in Cape Breton value happiness more than money! It’s a fun place to live!
#6. Learn and improve Your English!
International students, especially Japanese, will improve their English language skills very quickly at Cape Breton University. By immersing yourself in a foreign environment with foreign friends your English will become much better very quickly. Immersion is the best way to strengthen your English! And, Canadian English is very easy to understand. Australian accents, British accents and many American accents are hard to understand and make learning more difficult. In Canada people will be easier to understand, you will learn English quicker and you will in-turn speak with a much softer accent!
#5. The Possibility to Work Anywhere in Canada after Graduation
International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit. Plans are being made to allow international students to work off-campus, too.
#4. One of the World’s Strongest Education Systems
Canadian universities are among the best in the world. Canada’s universities maintain high standards of academic excellence and are consistently recognized in top international rankings. Canadian degrees are recognized around the world as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries.
#3. Small Class Sizes and Strong Student-Teacher Ratios
Cape Breton University has relatively small student population which means class sizes are small. The student to teacher ratio is one of the best in Canada, which means you are more than just a number – teachers will know your name!
- #1 for first year class size and many 2nd and 3rd yr classes.
- #1 Student Satisfaction Rate in Canada.
- #1 in “Entire Education Experience.”
- #1 in “Teaching Instruction.”
*2011 NSAA survey
#2. Low Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in
the world. Studying in Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and New Zealand while still giving you an equally strong globally recognized degree. Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double. (Assessed by the The Association of Commonwealth Universities 2003).
And, Cape Breton University offers some of the most affordable tuition fees in all of Canada!
#1. We are waiting for you!
Cape Bretoners and Canadians are welcoming and respectful. We welcome foreign students with open arms and encourage them to become a part of our local community. By studying at Cape Breton University you help make our Island a stronger, more interesting place. We value you at our school and in our community. One thing is for sure – your time in Cape Breton Island, Canada will be something that you will never forget! What are you waiting for?