- Can anyone attend CMU?
- Is CMU an accredited institution?
- Are courses at CMU transferable to other universities?
- Do I have to be Mennonite to study at CMU?
- Can I participate in music ensembles if I am not a music student?
- How big is CMU?
- How much does it cost to study at CMU?
- Does CMU offer scholarships and financial aid?
- Can I get a job on campus?
- Can I visit CMU?
- Can I see videos of CMU?
- What is Winnipeg like?
- How do I apply?
1. Can anyone attend CMU?
Yes! CMU students come from a variety of denominational groups, or from no religious background at all. A third of CMU’s students come from outside of Manitoba.2. Is CMU an accredited institution?
Yes. CMU is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC), the body that represents 94 Canadian universities. For students, this means that degrees earned and courses completed at CMU are more easily transferable to other universities in Canada.
In addition to being a member of AUCC, partners with the University of Manitoba; it offers courses from that university at its Shaftesbury Campus and CMU students can take courses at the U of M as part of their studies. As well, CMU partners with the University of Winnipeg to offer international development and conflict resolution majors at Menno Simons College, its campus at the University of Winnipeg. CMU was chartered as a university by the province of Manitoba in 1998.
3. Are courses at CMU transferable to other universities?
Through CMU's membership in AUCC, most courses can be transferred to other universities; courses in Biblical and Theological Studies courses can require greater care in selection. CMU students have gained admission to graduate studies at medical schools, teacher’s colleges and other professional programs in major universities in Canada and the U.S.
4. Do I have to be Mennonite to study at CMU?
Not at all! Almost half of students at CMU’s main campus do not belong to Mennonite churches. CMU welcomes all who are interested in making the world a better place—people who care about helping the poor and hungry, who want to promote peace and justice, who care about the environment. If these values are also important to you, then consider being part of this exciting community!
5. Can I participate in music ensembles if I am not a music student?
In addition to one-on-one music instruction CMU offers a variety of ensemble options for music major and non-music students. Ensembles include: Chamber Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Flute Choir, CMU Singers, Worship Band, Women’s Chorus, Musical Theatre, Jazz Band, Men’s Chorus, Community Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles and Collaborative Piano.
6. How big is CMU?
Total enrolment at CMU each year is about 1,600 students. Of that total, about 500 take courses at the Shaftesbury Campus in suburban Winnipeg; between 90-100 participate in Outtatown, CMU’s adventure and discipleship program (which takes place in various locations in western Canada and in South Africa and Guatemala); and about 1,000 take one or more courses at Menno Simons College, CMU’s campus at the University of Winnipeg.
7. How much does it cost to study at CMU?
The cost of studying at CMU depends on how many courses you take. Each course costs $555 for Canadian students ($975 for U.S. and international students). Full-time students who apply before February 28 each year automatically qualify for academic entrance awards based on high school marks; these awards range from $800 to $1,500. Other entrance scholarships are also available.
Additionally, students from Canada who stay in Manitoba after graduation can receive generous support in the form of tax credits from the Manitoba government. If you are from Manitoba, and you stay in the province after graduation, you can receive more in tax credits than you paid in tuition (if federal tax credits are counted). If you are from another province, and choose to make Manitoba your home after graduating, you can receive up to $25,000 in tuition tax credits.
If you also want to live in residence on campus, costs range from $2,410 for a dorm room (double occupancy) to $5,274 for a one-bedroom apartment. The meal plan ranges from $3,244 for the full plan to $516 for one lunch and one supper per week for apartment dwellers.
Learn the full details about tuition and room and board costs.
8. Does CMU offer scholarships and financial aid?
We give out more than $200,000 in scholarships each year. Full-time students who apply before February 28 automatically qualify for academic entrance awards based on high school marks:
From 95 to 100 percent $1,500
From 90 to 94.9 percent $1,200
From 85 to 89.9 percent $1,000
From 80 to 84.9 percent $800
Academic entrance awards are also given to transfer students (those who have attended other colleges or universities). Entrance Scholarships are also offered for those gifted in the areas of leadership, church service, music and athletics. Application deadline for these awards is February 28. For more information on scholarships and financing your education, visit our web site.
Read more information on scholarships and financing your education.9. Can I get a job on campus?
CMU offers a variety of jobs where students can work up to five hours a week, earning up to $500 per semester.
Learn more about student employment at CMU.
10. Can I visit CMU?
Yes! We have regular campus visit days; we also welcome people to drop in for informal tours and conversation.
Get more information, including dates, schedule.
11. Can I see videos of CMU?
Visit our channel to see our three videos about life at CMU.
12. What is Winnipeg like?
Winnipeg is a culturally rich and diverse city of almost 700,000 people located in the heart of Canada. It is known for the arts (symphony, theatre, ballet, art galleries); sports (football, hockey and baseball); and music (all varieties, including being home to one of Canada’s oldest and largest annual folk festivals). CMU is located in a suburban part of Winnipeg, about 20 minutes from downtown by car or bus. It is located right next door to a large urban forest and just up the street from Assiniboine Park—Winnipeg’s largest park.
Here is more information about Winnipeg, courtesy of Destination Winnipeg.13. How do I apply?
You can or request an application form by calling 1-877-231-4570 (487-3300 in Winnipeg).
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