Why choose University 1?
Choose University 1 if:
- you would like to make an individualized course plan that meets the admission and/or first-year requirements for one or more target degree programs
- you are interested in a program that requires one or more year(s) of prior university study
- you are undecided about which program you want to study
- you do not meet the admission requirements for another program with a direct entry option
- you would like guidance from academic advisors in the First Year Centre who specialize in the transition from high school to university
University 1 does not add an extra year of studies to your degree - all of the courses you take in University 1 can become part of your degree program.
Expected duration: 1-2 years
- Up to 30 credit hours
University 1 (U1) is one of the direct entry admission options at the University of Manitoba for incoming students. Thousands of new students each year start in U1, including those who:
- are entering from high school and have never attended post-secondary studies
- are entering as a mature student and have never attended post-secondary studies
- have fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary study (i.e. have attended another university or college, but have not completed a full year of study elsewhere)
After you finish University 1 (i.e. complete your first 24 to 30 credit hours), you are able to apply or transit to another undergraduate faculty at the University of Manitoba.
University 1 students can individualize their course plan to meet their specific goals.
Whether you are undecided about which program you want to study or you want to meet the admission requirements for one or more target degree programs, the First Year Planning Guide provides all the course options available to you.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the University 1 program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online.
The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
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Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)