For the 2016–17 academic year, CMU registered 62 undergraduate and 16 graduate students from 25 different countries.
At CMU, we feel that students from other countries add vital balance to our community, perspective, and academic approaches. Should you choose to study here, we would be honoured to have you!
International students of CMU have a wide variety of undergraduate options available to them including three and four year BA degrees with a choice of 18 majors, as well as bachelor degrees in Music, Music Therapy, and Business Administration (BBA).
CMU also offers a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (two-Year), Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development, and a Collaborative Master of Business Administration.
As a small, Christian liberal arts university CMU welcomes international students and values the experiences, perspectives and gifts that they bring. CMU is committed to support international students academically, emotionally, culturally and spiritually as they transition to a Canadian university and cultural setting.
International students of CMU have a wide variety of options available to them including three and four year BA degrees with a choice of 18 majors, as well as bachelor degrees in Music, Music Therapy, and Business Administration (BBA). CMU also offers a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development, and a Collaborative Master of Business Administration degree.
Remember, in applying, you will be asked to consider your reasons for wanting to be part of a vibrant university characterized by academic rigour, faith integration, community character and a world citizenship focus.
To learn more about the International Student experience at CMU, take a look at some of the interviews with past and present international students.
International applicants must meet Academic Requirements and English Language Proficiency Requirements in order to apply and be considered for admission.
1. Academic Requirements:
You must meet one of the following in order to Apply
3. English Proficiency Requirements:
d. CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):
e. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery):
f. CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment):
g. PTE (Pearson Test of English – Academic):
h. Successful completion of the AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance) offered at the University of Manitoba or a comparable program at a recognized University.
i. Successful completion of Academic Level 5 in the English Language Program (ELP) at The University of Winnipeg
j. ESP (English for Specific Purposes Program) at The University of Winnipeg: Minimum C+ in Academic Writing 1 and 2.
CMU tuition pricing is an advantage for International students! CMU has Manitoba's most affordable international student tuition and reflects CMU's commitment to offer affordable Christian post-secondary education to students from outside Canada. Your presence at CMU helps create a diverse student body, where students of different backgrounds can learn from one another both in the classroom and beyond.
The approximate total cost for one full-year of study (September–April) at CMU is $19,000 CA.
Tuition for two semesters of undergraduate study is $9,922.50, before student services fees. (Based on 2017–18 tuition rates and five 3-credit hour courses each term—view a PDF of the full fee breakdown). Please note, Graduate course fees are different, and are the same as domestic costs.>
The basic costs of one academic year (September to April) of full-time study while living in on-campus housing as a single student are:
|Tuition||$10,677.75||(including student services fees)|
|Books & Fees||$1,500.00||(approximate)|
|Room & Board||$6,384.00||(or more depending on your option)|
If you plan to stay on campus from May–August, there are additional room and board charges estimated at $2,000–3,000.
International students beginning their studies at CMU in September or in January are required to have an amount equivalent to two semesters of tuition and room & board ($15,000 CAD) on deposit with CMU by August 1 for a September term start and by November 1 for a January term start. This policy applies to everyone not from the USA or Canada.
CMU has partnered with Flywire (a money transfer service) to help international students make easier payments for tuition and room & board. Payment can be made directly from your home country to your student account.
For further information and CMU's payment policy, please visit the Tuition & Fees webpage.
If you are an undergraduate student from an eligible developing country listed by the World Bank, CMU will apply an Undergraduate International Tuition Bursary equivalent to 20% of International tuition to reduce your tuition.
If you are accepted at CMU you will remain eligible for the Undergraduate International Tuition Bursary is applied each year of your studies if you maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Graduate programs (MA and MBA) are NOT included in this bursary.
Find costs below after the Undergraduate International Tuition Bursary is applied.
|Tuition||$8,693.25||(including student services fees)|
|Books & Fees||$1,500.00||(approximate)|
|Room & Board||$6,384.00||(or more depending on your option)|
Beyond qualifying for the Undergraduate International Bursary all International students can apply for specialized awards and scholarships. Please consult our Scholarships & Awards webpage for more information. The deadline for these applications is February 28.
Funding is also available through CMU Bursaries (based on financial need after a student is enrolled at CMU). You need to apply for those bursaries once you have been accepted to CMU. The deadline for the Bursary application is July 15. Bursary Applications are requested from the Financial Aid Coordinator.
Church Matching grants are available to all CMU students. For international students, CMU will match any funds provided by a local church up to $1,000.
Apply: If you meet the criteria above, you are ready to apply for admission to CMU! There are two ways to apply: you can Apply Online or you can print out a PDF Application Form and mail or fax it to CMU. Ensure you apply for on-campus housing.
Your application must be accompanied by a non-refundable payment of the $150 application fee. CMU has partnered with Flywire (a money transfer service) to help make the payment process easier for international students. Payment can be made directly from your home country to your student account.
Transcripts: CMU requires transcripts to determine your eligibility. The first submission of these documents may be scanned or copied versions of your official transcripts (clear screenshots, or photos are acceptable). However, we will need the official paper copies (or notarized hard copies) of your school transcripts in order to fully admit you into the university. These documents should be mailed to CMU.
If you require these transcripts back please inform us IN WRITING (either with a letter, or email). We will send you your transcripts back either by post (with an additional charge for postage), or hold them until you arrive at CMU. It is CMU policy to only hold onto students files for 3 years, after which time a student must re-apply or their file will be shredded (in following Canadian information laws).
International applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. International students must have recent exam results (less than one year). These documents should be mailed to CMU.
If you think your country may be exempt from the English proficiency requirements, please consult our Exemption List at the bottom of this page.
We will assess your application only after we have received your completed application form, your non-refundable application fee, your transcripts, and your English proficiency exam results (if applicable). We will assess your application and contact you regarding your acceptance. You can expect to hear from us within 3-4 weeks, even if your application is not successful.
All international students attending CMU must be covered by the Manitoba Health coverage plan for the period of their stay in Canada. Registration for this health program is free, but students must register in person for the program. Students will need to show that they hold a study permit valid for no less than 6 months in order to be eligible for this program. Health coverage begins when the student arrives in Manitoba. Registration for this coverage is available on the Manitoba Health website or from the Coordinator of International Student Programs.
More information on this program is available in the International Student Handbook.
NOTE: It is possible to receive a post-graduate work permit up to a maximum of three years after studies (the degree) are complete. Click here for more information about Study Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, Post-Graduate Work Permits, Co-Op Work Permits, etc.
On-Campus Work: There are limited on-campus jobs that international students can apply for prior to or upon arrival. International students are eligible to work on campus when they receive their valid study permit. However, it will not help with immigration requirements! The money earned in this work cannot be counted on when you apply to study in Canada.
There are quite a few options for living on campus. CMU's on-campus housing options include apartments, shared dormitory rooms, and single dorm rooms in three different buildings all close to a full-service dining hall. Learn more about CMU's housing.
If you wish to live at CMU during your studies here, you will need to apply for on-campus housing; your application must be accompanied by two references. For an online housing application or PDF version, and printable reference forms, click here.
Housing is limited, so please apply early to secure a space. Housing applications for September start are due May 30. Applications for a January start are due November 30. Please note that housing will be assigned after confirmation of study permit has been received.
If you want to live off campus CMU is not responsible for finding you off-campus housing. CMU is located in the South West quadrant of the city, in the neighbourhood of Tuxedo. When selecting an apartment, you may want to take proximity into consideration. There are a number of online websites you can use to find affordable housing. Here are a few to help you get started in your search:
Things to Consider When Looking for Housing in Winnipeg
Neighbourhoods to Consider in Winnipeg
There are lots of housing options in Winnipeg, so the following are just suggestions and not to be limitations for an international student looking for housing.
CMU is closed over the two-week Christmas break. This means that the dormitories are CLOSED, and there is no food services available during the holiday break.
Students who are living in the dormitories are not allowed to stay on campus during the holiday break. We acknowledge that international students travel a great distance, and are unable to leave Winnipeg for the holiday break.
CMU will work hard to help you find a host, but it is also your responsibility to work with us. CMU cannot guarantee that we can find every student a host. This is why we encourage all our international students to engage in the CMU community, a lot of benefit can come from making genuine connections with Canadian students.
International Student Orientation begins on August 30, 2018. The deadline for registration is August 10, 2018.
We require you to arrive in Winnipeg by August 29, 2018. It is important for you to attend. We require that when you book your flights, you plan to arrive by that date.
CMU recognizes that the transition to Canada and to post-secondary education can be challenging for new international students. The following areas will be covered during the orientation sessions:
Examples of sessions offered:
NOTE: The start date for classes is September 5, 2018, international students MUST be registered for classes by September 4, 2018 ready to start by September 6. We recognize that international travel can sometimes be difficult, however, NO STUDENT will be allowed to start classes later than Friday September 7, 2018.
For the winter semester, the start date for classes is January 7, 2019. International students MUST be registered for classes by January 3, ready to start by January 4. NO STUDENT will be allowed to start classes later than Friday, January 11, 2019.
For any questions and additional information, please contact Bryce Gallant, Admissions Coordinator, at bgallant:@:cmu.ca.
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