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Pick Your Program: Canadian Mennonite University

Canadian Mennonite UniversityGeneral Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certificate Program
  • Master's Degree

Key Information

Designated Learning Institution Number:


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Accommodation Options:
CMU has three residence buildings offering both dormitory and apartment style accommodations.

Health Insurance Requirement:
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. This insurance covers basic hospital and medical benefits. Full details are provided on the insurance website: CMU recommends that international students seek additional private health insurance to cover those things not covered by Manitoba Health coverage, such as dental, vision, ambulance rides and some prescription drugs.

Student Population:
CMU has over about 900 full-time equivalent students, including those enrolled in degree programs at the Shaftesbury and Menno Simons College campuses and in its Outtatown certificate program.

Study Periods:
CMU has two semesters per academic year. The first runs from September to December and the second from January to April. A few spring and summer intensive courses are available as well.

Institutional Profile

CMU is a Christian university offering several undergraduate degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degrees with 18 majors, a Bachelor of Music with five concentrations, the only Music Therapy Degree available in Western Canada, and two Bachelor of Business Administration degree options. Additionally, CMU delivers graduate-level programming with Masters of Arts degrees in Theology and Ministry, Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development as well as a Master of Business Administration.

CMU strives to provide opportunities for students to integrate Christian studies with the knowledge they are gaining in other areas of study.
At CMU you will encounter quality learning offered uniquely in a small, nationally accredited university and build relationships with professors who become both teachers and mentors. Thanks in part to an average class size of 18, students receive a top quality education, can participate in dynamic classroom discussions and have regular interaction with their professors. Roughly 90% of our teaching faculty is educated at the PhD level.

International students are encouraged to be actively involved with the CMU community through on-campus housing, student activities and athletics. The Coordinator of International Student Programs assists international students by helping them settle into life in Winnipeg; obtaining health care insurance, finding housing, etc. Regular social events are also provided for international students to get to know each other and Canadian students better.

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum scores are as follows: 550 for the paper-based TOEFL, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL, and 80 for the Internet-based TOEFL.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum score of 6.5 based on the Academic Training Track.
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTest): Minimum scores are 4.5 in reading and in listening, 4.0 in speaking and in writing.

Undergraduate Program Details

International students are welcome to participate in any of our programs. We offer the following degrees:

Bachelor of Arts

  • Majors:
    • Arts and Science
    • Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Business and Organizational Administration
    • Communications and Media
    • English
    • Geography*
    • Economics*
    • History*
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • International Development Studies
    • Mathematics*
    • Music
    • Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies
    • Philosophy*
    • Political Studies*
    • Psychology*
    • Social Science
      1. Counselling Studies
      2. Inter-Cultural Studies
      3. Social Service

        *Designates majors offered in partnership with other universities.

    • Bachelor of Music
      • Concentrations:
        • Music Education
        • Music Ministry
        • Musicology
        • Performance
        • Comprehensive
        • Bachelor of Music Therapy
        • Bachelor of Business Administration
        • General Option
        • Co-op Option

Pre-Professional Programs

A year or more of study at CMU could prepare a student to meet the entrance requirements for degree programs of professional faculties or schools at various universities. The following are possible professional areas of study for which one could prepare at CMU:

  • Agriculture
  • Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Education
  • Human Ecology
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine

Tuition and Fees

The following tuition and fees are in effect for the 2015/16 academic year.

Tuition Fees

    Tuition Fees - Undergraduate
3 credit hour course
Auditing 3 credit hour course
Applied music course, two semester, 2 credit hours
Applied music course, two semester, 3 credit hours
Applied music course, two semester, 5 credit hours
Co-op Placement for the Bachelor of Business Administration, per term
    Tuition Fees - International Undergraduate Students
Application Fee (outside Canada & U.S.)
      - Students who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents
Tuition - 3 credit hour undergraduate course
      - All other fees for international students are at standard rates
Tuition Fees – Domestic and International Graduate Students
       3 credit-hour course
       Auditing 3 credit-hour course
Student Service Fees
Student Services Fee - T2202A eligible (per credit hour)
      - Includes student life, information technology & student employment program)
Student Services Fee - T2202A non-eligible (per credit hour)
      - Includes Student Council, athletics & special events
    Incidental Fees
Academic Transcript (first)
      - Additional copies ordered at the same time
Appeals for Grades
Application Fee (Canadian Students)
Damage Deposit
Deferred Payment Plan
Graduation Fee
Lab Fees - Academic Writing Lab
       - Math & Computer Science Labs (selected courses)
       - Science Labs
       - Communications course technology fee (selected courses)
Parking - On campus students (annual)
       - Commuter students (18 credit hours or more) - taxes extra
       - Commuter students (less than 18 credit hours) - taxes extra
Replacement of government information slip
Charges stop payment or NSF payments
Special examination request
Student card (estimate)

    Dormitory Rent
Poettcker Hall (2316 Grant Ave.)
Per Semester
      - Dormitory - Single Occupancy
      - Dormitory - Double Occupancy
Concord Hall (2318 Grant Ave.)
Per Semester
      - Dormitory - Single occupancy
      - Dormitory - Double occupancy
    Apartment Rent 
Poettcker Hall (2316 Grant Ave.)
Per Semester
Studio (no bath)
       - 2 or more persons, per person
One bedroom (no bath)
       - 2 or more persons, per person
One bedroom (half bath)
       - 2 or more persons, per person
Two bedroom (full bath)
       - 2 persons, per person
       - 3 or more persons
Katharine Friesen Apartments (2320 Grant Ave.)
Per Semester
       - 2 or more persons, per person
One bedroom
       - 2 or more persons, per person
Two bedroom
       - 2 persons, per person
       - 3 or more persons, per person
Three bedroom
       - 2 persons, per person
       - 3 persons, per person
       - 4 or more persons, per person
Concord Hall (2318 Grant Ave.)
Per Semester
One bedroom apartment
       - 2 persons, per person
Additional Notes
      - Apartments and residence rooms are furnished  
      - Utilities (water, electricity, and heat) and high speed internet are included  

    Dormitory Meal Plans
Per Semester
Full Board
      - Returning students living in the dormitory will receive a discount on Meal plans  
       of $250 (2nd year students) and $375 (3rd & 4th year students)  
    Apartment students meal plans
Per Semester
      - 1 lunch & 1 supper weekly + snacks (single students mandatory)
      - Additional 4 lunches weekly (62 tickets)
      - Additional 4 suppers weekly (62 tickets)
      - 20 lunch tickets
    Commuter Student Meal Plans
Per Semester
      - Lunch every weekday (78 tickets)
      - 20 lunch tickets
    Additional Notes  
      - One lunch per week  
      - Students & Staff receive 20% off list price of individual meals  
      - Meal tickets worth $50 or more (not including packages above) receive additional 10% discount off list price 
      - Taxes are extra on apartment or commuter meal plans)  

Enrolment Information

To be eligible for CMU, international students must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be eligible for admission to a major university in the country of your citizenship.
  2. If English is not your primary language you must demonstrate your proficiency in English through one of the following tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scoring 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test; International English Language Testing System (IELETS) scoring 6.5 based on Module A, B, or C; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and trainees (CanTest) with a minimum score of 4.5 in Reading and Listening and 4.0 in Speaking and in Writing.

To apply to CMU as an international student, please submit the following:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Application fee ($125)
  3. 2 completed reference forms
  4. Official transcripts from high school and any additional education you have completed
  5. If you intend to live on campus, please submit a housing form and deposit ($50)

On-line application and housing forms are available at

Contact Information

Information can be found at:

If you have questions or would like information, please contact CMU Admissions department:

E-mail -
Tel: 204-487-3300 or
toll-free within Canada/USA 1-877-231-4570
Fax: 204-487-3858

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