Cape Breton University

Discover a world of opportunity. Invest in a Cape Breton University education. Rooted in a solid academic tradition, and poised to explore the frontiers of creative and scientific innovation, Cape Breton University inspires personal and professional excellence. The university's distinctive blend of degree, diploma and certificate programs allows students to pursue dynamic fields of study and to design a university education ideally suited for success in liberal arts, business, science, and technology.

Cape Breton University is the perfect fit for students beginning their post secondary studies, or for those looking to enhance their skills or develop new areas of expertise. Located near Sydney in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Cape Breton University is a member of an extended community deeply rooted in its culture. Cape Breton Island, and its University, enjoys a long tradition of economic development coupled with a profound belief in the power of knowledge.

Cape Breton University's commitment to applied research, which is supported by several research institutes, provides a wealth of technical assistance to business and industry. Our growing reputation as a provider of superior post- secondary education is strengthened by expert faculty and promoted by a dedicated administration and staff. Cape Breton University's promise to provide relevant, meaningful, and accessible programs to a variety of learners guides our institution. 


Programs Location
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Scholarships & funding

Through the efforts of donors, $1.8 million in scholarships are offered to students entering CBU each year. Students entering direct from high school or through articulation agreement partners are considered for entrance scholarships based on their academic grades.

Student lifestyle

As a CBU student, you’ll get to experience the lifestyle of a medium-sized city while also enjoying the comforts of a small town. As a bonus, living on Cape Breton Island means your next adventure is only minutes away.

Enjoy life while exploring all that Cape Breton Island has to offer in the way of museums, theatres and historic properties. From the breathtaking Fortress of Louisbourg to the deep coal mines of Glace Bay, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Stop by any pub, café or restaurant on the Island and enjoy some home-grown, local cuisine. If local isn’t your thing, stop by one of Cape Breton’s many ethnically diverse restaurants. There is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Is physical fitness your thing? Lucky for you, Cape Breton Island has thousands of kilometers of scenic trails, many indoor facilities and groups that meet regularly for various types of exercise. From running or paddling to swimming or snowshoeing, we promise you’ll have lots of fun on our Island!


Living in residence is a big part of the university experience, and will provide the foundation for so many of the memories you make at CBU. In our residences, students from all over the world come together to discover what it really means to be a Cape Bretoner. From the moment you arrive in your residence, you’re going to feel like you’ve found your home away from home.

We believe that your residence experience should be as enriching and fun as possible. Our residence buildings are always buzzing with activity, and with tons of on-campus societies, there is always something to do!


Cape Breton University

1250 Grand Lake Road
B1P 6L2 Sydney Nova Scotia


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