St. Thomas University- Canada

As Canada's only exclusive liberal arts school, St. Thomas University specializes in humanities and social sciences. With small class sizes, excellent faculty, and a strong scholarship program, STU offers a high quality education in a community-based environment. Its students participate in experiential learning opportunities—service learning, field work, internships, practicums, travel study, lab work; as well as partnerships with the Harvard Business School, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and American Moot Court Association—allowing them to apply their education in practical settings and develop professional contacts and skills needed to excel after graduation.

  • Average Tuition CAD 14,503
  • Acceptance Rate 47%
  • Students 1,800
  • International Students 10%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 14,503
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

Located in the heart of New Brunswick’s beautiful capital city of Fredericton in the Canadian east coast, St. Thomas University has been dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education since 1910. St. Thomas is ranked #1 in Canada for helping students develop critical thinking skills and strong writing skills; and is ranked in the Top 10 for small class sizes, professors who know students’ names, and scholarship and bursary opportunities (Maclean’s 2017). Professors at STU are dedicated to teaching and research and do not use Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the classroom. St. Thomas is Canada’s only university where 100% of its full-time faculty members have the highest–level degrees in their field (MacLean’s).

St. Thomas University offers a unique undergraduate experience with a core focus on social justice and global studies, with students coming from all over the world to earn their undergraduate degrees at Canada’s small university of big opportunities. St. Thomas is home to Canada’s only undergraduate Moot Court Team, and is a partner with the Harvard School of Business HBX CORe program. STU is home to the Atlantic Institute on Aging, the Institute for World History, and notably, won the 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition on International Law in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2017 against teams from Yale Law School, Oxford University, and the University of Buenos Aires. The STU team was the only Canadian and undergraduate team to qualify for the competition. St. Thomas has built a strong campus community of 2,000 student leaders in a welcoming, open-minded, and rigorously academic environment.    

Diploma Programs

  • 51 Dineen Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3, Canada

    Criminology and Criminal Justice

    CAD 14,503 Tuition Fee

    The Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to prepare individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public policy organizations, labour relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 51 Dineen Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3, Canada


    CAD 14,503 Tuition Fee

    The Certificate In Gerontology gives those who have worked in the field of ageing an opportunity to develop a new understanding of their role as caregivers and facilitators. The programme is part-time and consists of at least six full-year courses or the equivalent, three-and-one-half of which are required while the rest are electives. 


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 89
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    At St. Thomas University we offer two kinds of awards: scholarships, based on academic merit and extracurricular-involvement, and financial-need bursaries. Students submit one application to be considered for all awards. 

    Our major scholarships range in value from CAD $4,000 to $85,000 over four years. 

    To apply, students must submit their application for admission & scholarships before the March 1st deadline. In addition, students need to provide the following documents: statement letter, describing their academic merit and extra-curricular involvement; letter of reference; and a resume. 

    Students in financial need should submit an application for need-based bursaries. 

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    Established in 1910

    The Location

    51 Dineen Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3, Canada

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