New Brunswick International Students and Offshore Schools Programs

St. Thomas University

At St. Thomas University, you will have small, discussion-based classes that go beyond textbook learning and help you develop skills that will prepare you for a wide variety of career options.  


You will gain skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, and persuasive writing, and develop the ability to adapt to new ideas and technologies. These skills will be invaluable as you navigate an exciting and rewarding career. 

Tuition Discount of $20,000 

St. Thomas University is pleased to partner with the New Brunswick International Student Program (NBISP) and the New Brunswick Offshore Schools Program (NBOSP) to offer a discounted tuition rate for international students who graduate from a New Brunswick high school.  The discounted rate is applicable for all years of study of an undergraduate degree program with an estimated value of approximately $20,000 over four years.  

STU’s tuition for 2021 NBISP and NBOSP graduates was $12,432, a discount of almost $5,000 from our regular international tuition.

Welcome to New Brunswick Bursary - $1,250

All NBISP and NBOSP graduates who enrol at St. Thomas University in 2022 or 2023 are eligible for a $1,250 bursary provided by the Government of New Brunswick.  The bursary can be used toward tuition, travel, or living expenses. 

Free Applications for NBISP and NBOSP Students   

St. Thomas is offering free applications to all NBISP and NBOSP students who tour campus.  

  • Become familiar with campus  
  • Meet and speak with current students  
  • Learn more about our programs and services  
  • Both in-person and virtual tours are available.  

Book a personalized campus tour by emailing or going to


St. Thomas University offers a wide variety of entrance scholarships that range in value between $500 and $100,000.  

Early Start Credits - University Courses while in High School 

Academically eligible NBISP and NBOSP students can take STU courses during grade 12 for the price of domestic tuition—a savings of over 50%.

Learn more by visiting Early Start.

New Brunswick Medicare  

The Province of New Brunswick now provides Medicare coverage to international students free of charge.      

Pathways to Immigration   

Many international students who have graduated from St. Thomas University have taken advantage of the pathway to immigration available post-graduation and are now living and working in Canada.  

English Proficiency Scores Waived  

Our English language proficiency score requirement may be waived for NBISP students who graduate from a high school in New Brunswick with a final grade of 70% or higher on English 122 or 121.    

City of Fredericton

The capital city of New Brunswick, Fredericton is a beautiful and vibrant city offering students meaningful opportunities to engage with the community and find internships and work. Tuition and fees at STU include a city-wide transit pass. 

Fredericton was ranked as the #2 city in Canada to live (Maclean’s, 2021)

More about St. Thomas University 

  • Founded in 1910 
  • Students from more than 35 difference countries. 
  • Maximum class size of 60 students. Average class size of 26 students. 
  • STU offers paid internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

Sofia Paura, NBOSP Student, STU Class of 2021
From: Brazil

“The decision to come to STU was one of the best of my life. I loved the personalized attention you get from professors here and how the small size of the university community helps you make friends and build connections in and outside of class.”

Photo of Pablo CostaPablo Costa, Third-Year STUdent
From: Spain 

“The education you receive at STU is exceptional. Professors are incredibly helpful—you can feel that they want to see all their students succeed. I also like that you are encouraged to choose from a vast range of courses in first year to help you discover what you are truly passionate about.”


A Degree Without Limits  

Our alumni work in every field imaginable across Canada and around the world. Join a network of CEOs, executives, higher-education leaders, scholars, teachers, journalists, award-winning authors, social workers, law firm partners, entrepreneurs, and artists — whatever your career goals are, STU will lead you there.  

STU Alumni at Graduate Schools Around the World  

  • University of Oxford 
  • Harvard University 
  • Yale University 
  • Dartmouth University  
  • Stanford University
  • London School of Economics 
  • Cambridge University 
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
  • University of Edinburgh  

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