Brock University Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,St. Catharines,Canada

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Srishti Chatterjee

Brock University is the only Canadian university in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, it is a public research university that serves its community as a cultural, academic, and recreational center. It claims to be a community in itself rather than just an educational institution owing to its history. The university came into being after various public discussions and sentiments that ultimately turned into a movement. In 1962, the Brock Founders Committee was incorporated, and it received approval to develop a new university. The university finally opened in 1964 and admitted 127 students who attended class in a refurbished refrigeration factory. With time, Brock transformed from an undergraduate institution to a comprehensive university with graduate and research programs. The university continues to expand to keep pace with the demand for a Brock education. This includes the construction of world-class research labs, a landmark fine arts complex, and an international center. Each year, it receives over CAD 11 million in awards and bursaries, which are made available to students through a wide variety of initiatives. As of October 2019, the university had 603 full-time academic staff.

Courses Offered

 

What all courses are available to international students?

 

Brock University offers over 130 programs overall, including more than 70 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs. The degree programs are designed considering students’ future and career. Thus, it has co-op and service-learning options that provide maximum exposure to the chosen field of study.

 

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

Students admitted to Brock with conditional admission need to undertake this program to upgrade their English language skills. The program strengthens a students’ abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Program details include:

  • Academic preparation for university entrance
  • Beginner to advanced courses, with entrance test to evaluate the skill level
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Duration of class: 25 hours/week

 

To know more about the courses offered by Brock University, read the brochure for international students here.

 

Eligibility & Documents Required

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

 

Brock University has country-specific admission requirements for international UG applicants. For Indian aspirants, general admission requirements are:

  • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE or ISC (after 12 years)
  • Academically rigorous scores in Grade 12
  • Minimum B- average (higher for some programs)
  • English Language proficiency requirements must be satisfied (as given below):

 

English Proficiency Tests

UG Co-op Accounting (BAcc)

Other UG Programs

IELTS

Overall 7, no band below 6.5

Overall 6.5, no band below 6

TOEFL iBT

Overall 100, with minimum 27 in Speaking and Writing

Overall 88, with minimum 21 in Speaking and Writing

PTE

-

58

CAE (A1 Advanced)

185

176

CPE (C2 Proficiency)

185

176

Duolingo (DET)

minimum score of 120

minimum score of 110

 

Note: The university accepts Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other internationally recognized examinations for credit transfers. For more details on this, check the official website.

 

Master's Program Requirements

For a master’s program at Brock, a student needs to hold a four-year UG degree or its equivalent from an accredited university, with a minimum 75 percent (mid-B) average gained over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. Some graduate programs may have additional or higher admission requirements, so check the respective program page for subject-specific admission requirements.

 

Doctoral Program Requirements

To be admitted to a PhD program, a student should hold either a relevant master’s or doctoral degree. Students are expected to have at least an average of 80 percent and have achieved significant research progress as determined by the respective admissions committee. In some cases, a student may be admitted directly to a doctoral program with a four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent, considering his or her academic standing and research potential.

 

English Proficiency for Graduate Programs

 

English Proficiency Tests

Minimum Requirement

IELTS

Overall score of 6.5, with no subtest below 5.5

TOEFL iBT

Overall score of 80, with no subtest below 19

PTE

Overall score of 60, with no subtest below 60

 

University Update: For 2021-2022, the following alternate English proficiency tests are accepted:

  • Cambridge: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum overall score of 180 with at least 170 in each component
  • Duolingo (DET): Score of 115

 

Apart from this, the following standardized test scores are mandatory as per course requirement:

 

For the Goodman MBA programs, eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • A four-year (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least 75 percent (or its equivalent)
  • Work experience: Preferred but not mandatory
  • GMAT: 550 or GRE: 60th percentile
  • Any one of these English proficiency scores:
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, minimum of 6.5 in each section
    • TOEFL iBT: Overall 105, minimum of 21 in Reading, Listening and Speaking, and 24 in Writing
    • PTE: Overall 72, minimum 58 in each section

 

Note: Departments/programs may require higher qualifications and English proficiency scores. Check the respective course page for exact eligibility requirements.

 

What all documents are needed for application?

 

Students can apply to Brock with unofficial or scanned documents at the time of admission process. If accepted, they need to submit the official drafts. Ontario universities may require international UG applicants to have official academic transcripts submitted directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada for verification. However, Brock University does not require applicants to submit documents through WES Canada. It accepts and will consider authenticated and verified documents received as official.

 

Read: Credential Evaluation Services

 

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

 

For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English proficiency test score report
  • GRE/GMAT score reports
  • Resume and CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two or three LORs
  • Additional supplements as per course requirements
  • Financial documents
  • Passport

 

Note: All academic documents submitted during the admission process become Brock University's property. It does not return documents, nor does it provide photocopies of them for personal use.

 

Application & Tuition Fees

 

Is there any application fees?

 

Brock’s undergraduate program application fee is CAD 130, and graduate programs have an application fee ranging between CAD 110 and CAD 140. All application fees are non-refundable.

 

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

 

The tuition fee varies depending on the course and program. The table below is an estimation of the annual tuition fee for international students:

 

Brock Tuition Fee

 

Note: Tuition fee does not include ancillary and other charges. Tuition and other fees are subject to change. Check the university website for the current academic year fee structure.

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

 

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

 

Brock University has committed over CAD 4 million to its awards programs for the 2020-21 academic year. All international aspirants are eligible to receive awards or scholarships. UG applicants are automatically considered for Brock Scholars Awards if they arrive at Brock directly after high school in the Fall term. The grades criteria (Ontario equivalent) and the amounts offered under this award scheme are:

 

Admission Average (Final Grades)

Award Amount (in CAD)

93.0% and above

16,000

(4,000 first year, 4,000 renewable for 3 years)

90.0%–92.9%

10,000

(2,500 first year, 2,500 renewable for 3 years)

85.0%–89.9%

6,000

(1,500 first year, 1,500 renewable for 3 years)

80.0%–84.9%

4,000 (1,000 first year, 1,000 renewable for 3 years)

 

International Curriculum Award and Emerging Market Award are some other scholarships that international students can avail of as long as they meet the criteria. Research aspirants can apply for awards conferred by the respective faculty or department. The university encourages other graduate aspirants to explore all options available to them to support their graduate education. Check the official website for more information.

 

Admission Process

 

When do the admissions start?

 

Brock offers UG and PG admission around the year ¾ Fall, Winter, and Spring. However, most of the programs are offered in the Fall Intake. The deadlines for UG and PG programs as per intakes are:

 

Intakes

Deadlines

Fall

Mid-August

Winter

Mid-December

Spring

Mid-April

 

Note: The university advises international students to apply six months in advance to give them enough time to go through their visa process.

 

The Goodman MBA programs are offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring Intakes, and the deadlines are:

 

MBA Type

Intakes

Deadlines for International Students

Full-time

Fall – September

Early-March

Winter – January

Early-August

Part-time

Fall – September

Early-March

Winter – January

Early-August

Spring – April/May

December/January

 

Note: Applicants applying after these deadlines may still submit an application but are recommended to contact the Graduate Programs Office first.

 

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

 

As an international student, you need to apply through the OUAC portal for UG and PG courses. International applicants need to fill the OUAC 105 form and pay the application fee as per the program. Within three business days, you will receive an e-mail from Brock that will include instructions to activate your my.brocku.ca account. Here, you have to upload your required application documents.

 

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Brock Application Process

 

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

 

Admissions decisions are posted directly on the university’s portal. After the application deadline, the university usually takes six to eight weeks to make decisions for both UG and PG courses. On the other hand, MBA decisions are sent within two-three weeks.

 

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

 

What are the chances to get into this university?

 

Brock has an acceptance rate of over 70 percent, and each year, it enrolls more students across its eight faculties. The university majorly looks for a strong academic record and final year grades. Adding to this, the university lays emphasis on relevant experiences as well. Further, a student needs to meet the general admission criteria, language requirements, and program-specific requirements. It is also self-evident that a strong academic record with competitive scores will give an applicant an edge over the others.

 

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

 

Each year, Brock University enrolls over 19,000 students across its eight diverse faculties, including international students from over 100 countries. In 2019, the student body count was 19,681, including full-time and part-time students, out of which a majority were female students.

 

Brock Gender Diversity

 

Total international students studying at Brock University as of November 2019 were 2,584, out of which over 1,900 were Asian students.

 

International Students at Brock 2019

 

Part Time Work While Studying

 

Can I work while studying here?

 

Brock University allows all international students to work part-time on and off the campus as per their visa status. Working part-time on the campus is a great way to gain experience, develop skills, and build a network. International students do not require a work permit to undertake any on-campus job if they are enrolled in a full-time course and have a valid study permit. Students can search for jobs on the university’s Career Services portal. Work timings include:

  • Up to 20 hours a week while the university is in session
  • Up to 40 hours a week during scheduled vacation

 

Note: The university's official position is that full-time graduate students cannot work more than ten hours per week, in addition to seminars and labs.

 

Campuses & Accommodation

 

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

 

Brock University has two campuses in the Ontario region - St. Catharines Campus (main) and Hamilton Campus. It has eight major faculties and schools that further supervise various academic departments:

 

Brock University Faculties and Schools

 

Is on-campus housing available?

 

University housing is more than just a place to live. It provides students with invaluable opportunities to meet peers from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Brock hosts 2,500 students in its seven residence complexes that offer three styles of accommodations – traditional, townhouse, and suite-style. The university guarantees space to all full-time first-year undergraduates entering in Fall 2021.

 

Estimated Room Rates

 

Accommodation Type

Rate/Year (in CAD)

Traditional

7,540–8,340

Semi-Suite

8,140–8,940

Suite

9,020

Townhouse

7,740–9,020

 

Students looking for off-campus housing options can search for individual apartments or shared student housing. These residences are just minutes from Brock’s main campus. Shared accommodation options are available for as low as CAD 400 per month, which is less than half the average rental cost in Toronto. For more information, check the housing website of Brock University.

 

Estimated Living Expenses

 

Expense Type

Annual Expense

(in CAD)

Ancillary Fees

2,235–2,306

On-Campus Dining

3,750–5,100

Books

1,000 and above

 

Note: The rates are subject to change. Check the university website for the current academic year room rates.

 

University Contact Information

 

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

 

Students can contact the university for any queries:

Address: 500 Glenridge Avenue, Canada, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada

Website: brocku.ca/

Telephone: +1-905-688-5550

 

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