International Students

Taking the leap towards your future in New Brunswick

Visit New Brunswick, Canada

Are you thinking about studying in New Brunswick, Canada? You’re invited to visit and discover endless opportunities. Not only is New Brunswick home to some of the oldest and best post-secondary education institutions in Canada, the quick transition from urban centres to vast nature makes life in our province delightfully inviting. Visit the Tourism New Brunswick website for resources that will help you plan your visit.

Choosing a program that works for you

With 4 universities and 4 colleges spreading over 19 campuses across the province, New Brunswick's post-secondary institutions have programs for just about every interest, passion, and post-secondary institution level. While tuition fees in Canada, and even more specifically, in New Brunswick, are known to be relatively affordable, tuitions and bursaries may be available to you to support your journey. 

Making the move to New Brunswick, Canada

If you are moving to New Brunswick from abroad to study at one of our colleges or universities, one of the first things you are likely to notice is our friendly and welcoming nature. No matter where you are moving from, we want you to feel at home when living in NB. Before you make the move, we encourage you to consult the following resources to get a better idea of what to expect upon your arrival. 

Your future in New Brunswick

One of the biggest advantages of studying in New Brunswick for international students is the ease and speed of permanent residency obtention through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker Stream program. On top of providing endless experiential learning opportunities to student during their education journey, New Brunswick provides additional supports to international students who have an intent to live and work in the province on a permanent basis. Consult the Welcome NB website to learn more about eligibility criteria. 

Working as a Student

If you are a full-time post-secondary student enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) you may be able to work up to 20 hours per week while you are enrolled in school.

A new temporary public policy was announced that from November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, international students who are in Canada and have off-campus work authorization on their study permit will be allowed to work over 20 hours per week off-campus while class is in session. You can find more details on this public policy eligibility here.

Finding Employment

There are many organizations that may help you prepare for and assist you to find employment while you are studying. 

In addition to working while you study, you may also be able to help your spouse or common-law partner get a work permit while you study, work temporarily, or stay permanently in Canada after you graduate as an international student.

You can explore all the criteria and possibilities available to you here.

Designated Learning Institutions

In addition to public universities, there are also private universities in New Brunswick. If you choose to apply to study at a private university or at a private career college, make sure the private school you apply to meets provincial education requirements and is included on the list of designated learning institutions.

Additional Resources

Plan Your Studies

Our colleges and universities pride themselves on being leaders in the field of research, education, and information. Smaller class sizes, experiential learning opportunities, and supportive teams allow them to provide you with the skills you need to succeed.


Mount Allison University

Institutions and Programs

New Brunswick is home to some of the oldest institutions and best research centers in the country. Find out which programs and institutions are best for you.