UNB to classify students banned by US as refugees

March 7, 2017

The University of New Brunswick is preparing for the possibility of a new United States travel ban by declaring that it will treat applicants from affected countries as “refugees.” CTV News reports that the decision means that students from affected nations will have their applications expedited, their application fees waived, and their spaces in UNB residences guaranteed. They will also benefit from special assistance in transferring credits from US-based institutions. Other Canadian universities have already said they would waive applications fees for students from countries hit by the ban. “I think they are lucky to be accepted at UNB and I’m sure UNB will be a better place for them,” said Raghad Agha, an Iraqi student who is studying at UNB. CTV News