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Pick Your Program: University College of the North

University College of the North adGeneral Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Diploma Program
  • Certificate Program
  • Technical/Vocational Program

Key Information

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The University College of the North has two main campuses -- one in The Pas and one in Thompson. In addition, we serve twelve regional centres throughout northern Manitoba.

Accommodation Options:
Campus Residence and Private Housing

Health Insurance Requirement:
An international applicant must have a student visa and must include proof of health insurance with the response to the acceptance letter.

Student Population:
There are approximately 2500 individuals involved in UCN programs across the institution.

Study Periods:
Programs are offered over four terms:
Fall (September - December)
Winter (January - April)
Spring (April – June)
Summer (July - September)
The length of the program is dependent upon its nature.

Institutional Profile

The University College of the North (UCN) is uniquely designed to be learner and community-centred, respectful of Aboriginal and northern values and beliefs, and to serve the educational needs of Aboriginal and northern learners. Our academic advisors and counselors provide support for learners, and the Learning Assistance Centre offers tutoring services.

The University College of the North is committed to provide education and research opportunities that will empower and enable northern communities and people to contribute to an economically, environmentally, and culturally healthy society.
The University College of the North is also committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and respectful of diverse Northern and Aboriginal values and beliefs. The University College of the North acknowledges the role of Elders and traditional knowledge in the governance, administration and programming throughout the institution.

Specific programs at The University College of the North that may be of interest to international students include Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution, Baccalaureate in Nursing (jointly with the University of Manitoba), Eco-Adventure Tourism, and Natural Resources Management Technology, among others.

Program Details

Courses are offered at UCN through several faculties and divisions: Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health, Department of Trades and Technology, Department of Business. Certificate and diploma programs are offered, as well as several degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Aboriginal and Northern Studies, a Bachelor of Education and a degree in Aboriginal Midwifery.

The University College of the North was created through an act of the Legislature of the Province of Manitoba on July 1, 2004. The programs and services of the former Keewatin Community College are continued within the new university college. In addition, new programs are under development. Please check our website at

Tuition and Fees

Please go the "Admission and Registration Information" section on the home page for current information.

Enrolment Information

International applicants are required to submit evidence of English proficiency. A paper score of 550 or a computerized score of 213 is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please go to the "Admission and Registration Information" section of the home page for current information and on-line application forms.

Contact Information

Enrolment Services
Box 3000
The Pas, Manitoba
Canada R9A 1M7
Toll-free: +1-866-627-8500
Fax : +1-204-623-6382

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