University of Manitoba


The University of Manitoba attracts people from around the world who share the same ideals and vision for positive change. The University of Manitoba believes in embracing challenges and taking action. Students, researchers and alumni alike bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. Here is where imagination and action collide. The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university, established in 1877, and located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University is Manitoba’s only research-intensive university, and one of the country’s top research institutions. There are more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 145,000 alumni living in 140 countries.

The University of Manitoba’s mission is to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world. The school’s vision is to take its place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship, and to innovative teaching and learning – uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. To achieve its vision, the school requires a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba values: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collegiality, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Sustainability. As a University of Manitoba student, students will be challenged to grow, inspired to create and dared to excel. Wherever life takes students after graduation, they will be able to apply what they learned, both personally and academically, to make a real-life impact. The future begins right here. 

Quick facts

Why This University

  • Innovative Teaching: The University has garnered eight Synergy Awards for Innovation, established by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to recognize outstanding university-industry collaboration.
  • Indigenous Culture: The University of Manitoba welcomed over 2,500 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, including more than 200 graduate students. It is the home to one of the largest Indigenous student populations in Canada.
  • Facilities: The on-campus Active Living Centre provides the community with a state-of-the-art fitness facility and research opportunities to help Manitobans create healthier lifestyles.
  • Libraries: Across 19 locations, the University of Manitoba’s libraries house more than 2.9 million items, and offer access to 75,000-plus print and electronic journals, and over 1.1 million e-books.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Transfer from Red River College)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Geography
  • Bachelor of Environmental Sciences
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Science – Geological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science – Physical Geography
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Music
  • University 1
  • Bachelor of Science – Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science – Agroecology
  • Bachelor of Science – Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Health Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP)
  • University Diploma – Agriculture
  • University Diploma – Art
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Finance

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Campus and location


Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations

On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partners do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. Homestay hosts include single people, young couples with children and pets, and older couples. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.

Admission Requirements & Deadline

Admission to the University of Manitoba requires successful completion of both general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as program-specific requirements that depend on where you are applying from and what program(s) you are applying to.

International high school student or graduate
Students applying based on international high school courses.
Note: If you will graduate or have graduated from a Canadian curriculum high school, please refer to the Canadian Applicants requirement guidelines.


Fall Term (September): March 1(recommended)
August 1 (final deadline)
Winter Term (January): December 1
Summer Term (May): April 1

Fall Term (September): August 1
Winter Term (January): November 15
Summer Term (May): April 1


English Language Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeMinimum score required
IELTS (Academic)  (International English Language Testing System)6.5 overall
Internet-Based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT®) (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Overall score of 86 20 in Reading 20 in Writing 20 in Listening 20 in Speaking
Pearson Test of English58

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $18,761.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $12,670.00 CAD
*Application Fee $100.00 CAD – $175.00 CAD


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