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Study In Manitoba - Explore Universities in Manitoba

Study in Manitoba, and find the best universities in Manitoba.

Manitoba sits in the very south of Canada, sharing a border with the northern US states of Minnesota and North Dakota. It is one of Canada’s prairie provinces, and, to add to its picturesque qualities, is known for being the country’s largest producer of sunflowers.

The region is known for its numerous festivals and its cultural scene, as well as being a centre for popular Canadian sports. The majority of the province’s population, educational establishments and cultural activities are centred on its capital, Winnipeg, home to over 700,000 people.

Study in Manitoba?

Manitoba has five universities, four of which are located in its capital, Winnipeg. Brandon University is largely focused on undergraduate studies.

Four universities where you can study a degree in Manitoba are:

Undergraduate degrees in Manitoba typically take between 3-4 years to complete depending on the subject and mode of study you choose.

Immigration and visas

Most international students will need a study permit to study a degree in Manitoba and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Everyone must demonstrate:

  • Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada
  • Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country
  • Satisfy health requirements
From 2013 students from a specified 29 countries and one territory will also need to appear in person to have their fingerprints taken when applying for their temporary residence visa or study permit. The full list can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website.

Accommodation and living costs

Students studying a degree at the University of Manitoba have the option to live on or off campus.

If you live in a flat on campus you will benefit from being very close to the lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat. At the University of Manitoba, on campus accommodation also includes meal plans.

Alternatively, you might decide to live away from campus, renting privately. The amount you will pay will vary hugely depending on where you choose to live, with how many people and whether you choose a house or an apartment. The UMSU Living Office can help you find somewhere to live.

What to do next

If you would like more information about studying a degree in Manitoba, please fill out our Free Application Service and we will get back to you promptly.