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The University of Manitoba offers a diverse range of programs, including a full complement of professional programs. It offers master’s and doctoral programs and opportunities for postdoctoral education in many disciplines. The university has special access programs for those who do not have the background required for university entrance. The continuing education division offers a large variety of professional and certificate programs.

Most students complete the first year of their degree programs in University 1, a unique approach to first-year university, creating a solid foundation for student success. U1 is a program that allows students to take the specific courses required for one or more faculties and schools, while at the same time ensuring there is good exposure to courses in several disciplines or professions.

A research-intensive university, the University of Manitoba is home to 53 research centres, institutes and shared facilities that foster collaborative research and scholarship including applied ethics, aging, cell biology, transportation, health policy, earth observation science and theoretical physics. These centres and institutes provide unique interdisciplinary educational and training opportunities and are a valuable resource for the community at large.

The University of Manitoba’s main Fort Garry campus is nestled by the Red River, about 12 km from downtown Winnipeg. The faculties of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, as well as the schools of medical rehabilitation and dental hygiene, are all located on the Bannatyne campus in central Winnipeg, adjacent to the Health Sciences Centre, the province’s largest tertiary care complex. Satellite locations are situated in other parts of the city as well as in rural Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba has been at the centre of research in Manitoba for more than a century and currently holds 44 Canada Research Chairs and is the recipient of the highly competitive Canada Excellence Research Chair. It is also home to an additional 27 endowed and sponsored research chairs, created through contributions from individuals, government agencies, foundations and/or corporations providing targeted support in defined research fields. Its Technology Transfer Office oversees an Intellectual Property estate of 319 patents covering 300 technologies. Smartpark, the university’s research and technology park, located on our Fort Garry campus, creates high-tech clusters, facilitates university-industry research collaborations and innovation, and nurtures an environment and culture that assists in retaining highly skilled students and researchers in the region. It is home to 16 tenant companies and 10 clients of The Eureka Project: Smartpark’s incubator. The University of Manitoba was recently ranked in the top 10 most inventive medical-doctoral universities in Canada.

Frais de scolarité

Canadian student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $3,222
Graduate tuition fees: $4,283

International student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $11,278
Graduate tuition fees: $8,566

* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.


2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 21,110
Full-time (graduates): 2,790
Part-time (undergraduates): 4,100
Part-time (graduates): 710

* Source: University of Manitoba