General Questions

Credential & Timeline

Course Timeline

  • 10 months (September—June)
  • 3 semesters / 45 credits
We know that many people need flexibility. While the workload is approximately 40 hours a week, mandatory in-class time is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am–3pm.

How many students are you accepting?

Small Class Size

We only accept up to 20 students per year. This allows for:

  • More networking opportunities with mentors
  • More collaboration with student colleagues
  • And a close representation of what working in a startup looks like

Time Commitment

What we expect...

UIT is two university semesters of intensive experiential learning. While it is preferred that you commit to UIT full-time for the duration of the immersion, we deliberately made the format flexible to allow for family and work commitments. If you have concerns, talk to us!

  • Semester 1: September-December
  • Semester 2: January-April

During the winter and summer 'holidays' you are free to use the UIT facility to incubate your startup.

Life With UIT

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

UIT students are registered Cape Breton University students, so you will be covered under the health insurance plan at CBU. (You can opt-out if you have comparable coverage).


Living in Sydney

UIT is located at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation, at 37 Nepean St in Sydney's historic Northend, where you'll find affordable housing amongst students, artists, and startup founders. UIT students have full access to the classroom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we recommend living closeby. Need help finding a place? Our team can help! Get in touch!

Residence & Meal Plans

Residence & Meal Plans

You have the option of living in Residence at CBU (located midway between Sydney and Glace Bay) and buying a meal-plan. If you need assistance in finding a place to live, we are happy to help.


Tools of the trade

UIT will loan you a Macbook Air for the duration of the program and purchase all the software you'll need. You will have the option to buy the laptop at the end of the year.