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As the largest university in Manitoba, the UM offers over 100 different academic programs, all of which are unique and popular for different kinds of students.  Some of the programs we offer include Agricultural and Food Sciences; Architecture; Arts; Business; Dental Hygiene; Dentistry; Education; Engineering; Environment, Earth and Resources; Fine Arts; Health Sciences & Health Studies; Kinesiology and Recreation Management; Law; Medicine; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; Rehabilitation Sciences; Science; and Social Work. 

University of Manitoba

Education, Post-Secondary

Contact Information
Email: admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8808
Website: umanitoba.ca

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Contact Information

You can contact the Student Recruitment team at Student_Recruitment@umanitoba.ca for information about how to apply to the University of Manitoba.

You can also contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office by phone at 204-474-8808
(1-800-224-7713 ext. 8808 toll free in North America)

Website: umanitoba.ca

Your Future Starts Here

Why UM?

We attract people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. We are where imagination and action collide.

At the University of Manitoba you will find countless opportunities to discover your passion and pathways that will lead you to an exceptional learning and student experience. From your first days studying with us to your graduation celebration, we will support and help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Our Programs

The University of Manitoba Viewbook summarizes everything a prospective student needs to know about the University of Manitoba, from admission requirements to student life to available supports:  https://umanitoba.ca/admissions/viewbook

Prospective students are encouraged to follow the University of Manitoba on social media @umanitoba.  Admitted students may wish to follow @umstudent for updates specific to course registration, orientation, community events, and more.  Many of our faculties also have their own social media accounts that you can follow for faculty-specific updates.

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are available to meet with students all throughout your time at university.  Most are available to meet by phone, in-person, or virtually.  Professors will usually set office hours and students are able to connect with them at these assigned times.

UM Facilities

The UM has a number of great facilities on-campus, many of which are accessible to all students.  These include our state of the art Active Living Centre and numerous recreation facilities, several libraries, on-campus residences, theatres and art galleries, and more.  There are also facilities specific to different areas of study.  For example, students in Science will use state-of-the-art labs and equipment while students in Engineering may work in hydrology or automotive labs.

Many UM faculties offer the option to do a 4-year Honours degree.  This typically involves a more concentrated amount of study in your Major, or key area of specialization.

International Supports

The UM International Centre provides support and advice for international students both prior to and after the start of classes, as well as all throughout university.  The UM also hosts a full international student orientation as well as a number of workshops for international students throughout the year.  International student advisors are available by appointment to answer any questions related to studying and working in Canada.

Accessibility Supports

Accessibility Services at the UM provides a number of great resources for students, from note-taking services to help with exams and much, much more.  Students are encouraged to contact Accessibility Services prior to the start of university to arrange a consultation.

Campus Life

The UM offers a number of different student organizations, clubs, and leadership and volunteer programs that you can get involved with.  Joining these groups or participating in leadership and volunteer programs is a great way to meet new friends and build your resume.

Being a large university, the UM has a lot of opportunities for students to get involved with – both on-campus, within your program, and in the community.  Our students can take part in over 100 different service-learning, internship, paid co-op and exchange programs.  We also offer a wide range of recreation clubs and intramural sports.  More information about how to get involved on-campus can be found here:  https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/get-involved

Our Fort Garry Campus is located in south Winnipeg.  While Winnipeg is a busy city with lots to see and do, our campus is located in a quieter area of the city, away from downtown, and almost feels like a small town unto itself.

Several student residence buildings are located on the UM campus for students interested in on-campus living.  Single and double rooms are available, as well as a full dining hall (students choose from a variety of residence meal plans).  Private college residences are also available through St John’s College and St. Andrew’s College.  For video tours of our residence buildings and more information about residence life, visit umanitoba.ca/housing.

The UM offers over 100 different clubs, groups and student organizations that you can get involved with – everything from gaming to debate to swing dancing to cultural organizations.  Joining these groups is a great way to get involved in campus life and meet new friends.  Students can also start their own clubs and student organizations.

Some clubs and intramural sports are popular among all students, while others might be more popular among students in specific faculties.  For example, the Commerce Students’ Association in the Asper School of Business is one of the largest and most active student associations on campus, while students in Engineering and other disciplines come together to participate in automotive design teams where they build prototype race cars and gliders to compete in international competitions.

Bison Sports

Bison Sports is among the elite interuniversity sport programs in Canada and boasts more than 350 athletes in sports like football, volleyball and hockey.  There are also a number of intramural leagues available for students to compete against their friends in everything from soccer to inner-tube water polo!  The UM has some of the best recreation facilities in Canada, including our new Active Living Centre, and we offer a wide variety of fitness and recreation classes.  More information can be found here:  https://gobisons.ca/

Student Supports

We offer service-learning and community-focused programs for students to participate in, as well as a wide variety of volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.  More information can be found here:   https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/get-involved

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) represents all UM students at the undergraduate level and provides a variety of services, events and supports.  For more information, visit www.umsu.ca

The UM offers a wide variety of student supports, including advocacy and case management, personal counselling, career planning guidance, health and sexual wellness resources, and more.  For more information, visit:  https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports

Affording University

Tuition fees vary depending on your program of study and the amount and type of classes you ultimately register for. For a University 1 student taking a full-time course load, estimated tuition for a Canadian student would be approx. $5,100 CDN and $17,300 CDN for an international student.  Students should also factor in the cost of textbooks, student fees, and other expenses when preparing their budget.  For a complete list of estimated costs and fees, see here:  https://umanitoba.ca/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/tuition-estimates

Students are encouraged to contact Manitoba Student Aid directly for more information.

The UM offers over $17 million in scholarships and bursaries to students annually.  New students applying for direct entry admission from high school and who apply prior to our March 1 deadline may be eligible to receive an entrance scholarship ranging in value from $1,000-$3,000 CDN.  For more information about entrance scholarships, see here:  https://umanitoba.ca/financial-aid-and-awards/entrance-awards

Valued at $16,000 ($4,000 per year over 4 years), the Leader of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic and leadership skills.  Application deadline for the fall 2022 academic year is Dec. 1, 2021.  For more information, see here:  https://umanitoba.ca/financial-aid-and-awards/entrance-awards

Students who apply to the UM prior to our March 1 application deadline are automatically considered for general entrance scholarships ranging from $1,000-$3,000 CDN.  For other scholarships, such as the Leader of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, a separate scholarship application needs to be completed.

Students are encouraged to think of a full-time course load at university the same way they would a full-time job.  A wide variety of supports are available at the UM to help our students achieve a work-study-life balance that works for them.  Some of these supports include academic advisors for help building your class schedule; academic and tutoring support; personal and career counselling; and much more.  We also offer co-operative work placements that allow students to gain practical work experience and earn a wage while also working towards their degree.

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