FAQ

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FAQ

 

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  1. What is the focus of the MPCE program?
  2. How many students are in each class?
  3. How many hours per week will I be in the classroom?
  4. Will we have opportunities to interact with Canadian students?
  5. Will this program help me improve my TOEFL or IELTS score?
  6. What countries are students from?
  7. What is the MPCE candidate profile?
  8. How can I apply to the MPCE at Brock University?
  9. Can I apply to the MPCE without the TOEFL or IELTS score?
  10. I am still a 4th year university student, can I apply now or do I have to wait until I graduate?
  11. When is the deadline to apply for the MPCE program?
  12. Can I apply for January admission?
  13. Do you require a certain undergraduate degree to apply?
  14. How long will it take to process my application?
  15. Do I need my Letter of Admission to register?
  16. Can I email my application?
  17. Will I have access to the library?
  18. Can I use computers at Brock University?
  19. Will I have Internet access at Brock University?
  20. Does Brock offer financial assistance to MPCE Students?
  21. If I do not receive my Student Visa, can I receive a refund?
  22. Do I need a student visa?
  23. What kind of social and academic activities are there for the MPCE students?
  24. Do I need to purchase health insurance?

 

What is the focus of the MPCE program?
The Masters Preparation Certificate in Education (MPCE) is designed for international students who have completed undergraduate degrees and who wish to pursue graduate studies in North America. The MPCE is dedicated to assisting these students to overcome foreseeable academic and cultural difficulties and to acquire the necessary understandings and skills to make the transition to graduate work smoother and ultimately more successful.
 
How many students are in each class?
MPCE classes are fewer than 25 students to provide opportunities to interact with the professor and other classmates.
 
How many hours per week will I be in the classroom?
You have a total of 10 equivalent half courses throughout the certificate program. You receive 39 instructional hours for each course. In addition to the instructional hours, you also have extra after-class readings, assignments, and activities.
 
Will we have opportunities to interact with Canadian students?
Yes, the MPCE encourages interaction with Canadian students. The program offers multiple opportunities for interaction including workshops, lectures, seminars, social events, and guest speaker series.
 
Will this program help me improve my TOEFL or IELTS score?
Yes, the MPCE integrates Academic English and literacy skills with subject-matter concepts and critical-thinking skills throughout its program delivery.
 
What countries are students from?
The MPCE attracts students from around the world. We have students originating from, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
 
What is the MPCE candidate profile?
All candidates in the program are students who intend to achieve high standards of academic excellence. The candidates are dedicated to their studies. As a result of success in the MPCE, candidates have been admitted to graduate programs in diverse fields of study.
How can I apply to the MPCE at Brock University?
Application procedure information can be located on the Admission Information page
Can I apply to the MPCE without the TOEFL or IELTS score?
Yes, you may apply without the scores. However, you must achieve an acceptable TOEFL IBT61 or IELTS 5.0 score to enrol in the MPCE prior to beginning the program and registering for classes.
I am still a 4th year university student, can I apply now or do I have to wait until I graduate?
You may apply now with your up-to-date transcript and a school letter certifying that you are a 4th year university student. You may get a conditional offer of admission to the MPCE from Brock University, but you must submit a notarized certificate of the bachelor’s degree and a notarized transcript before you can register at Brock University.
When is the deadline to apply for the MPCE program?
We have an intake in September 2015 (deadline August 31, 2015) and May 2016 (deadline April 30, 2016). However, early applications are encouraged. You are still expected to be on campus to begin classes even if you apply late.
Can I apply for January admission?
No. The MPCE has intakes only in September and May (beginning in 2016) of each year.
Do you require a certain undergraduate degree to apply?
No. All academic disciplines of studies are welcome to apply.
How long will it take to process my application?
Upon receiving your complete application, including application form, application fee, two letters of reference, statement of intent, and TOEFL or IELTS score, your application will be processed within two weeks.
Do I need my Letter of Admission to register?

Yes. You need your letter of admission or a copy of it for registration.

Can I email my application?
Yes. You can first email your application (preferred in PDF format) for evaluation purposes. 
Will I have access to the library?
Yes, your registration in the MPCE includes all library privileges at Brock University. You can also use the computer facilities at the library.

Can I use computers at Brock University?
You may access Brock’s wireless internet service using your own laptop or device anywhere on campus or choose to use any computer labs situated across Brock. Every Brock student has a unique logon ID for accessing the Brock computing network.

Will I have internet access at Brock University?
Yes, all Brock University students have access to the internet.
Does Brock offer financial to MPCE Students?
There is no financial aid available.
If I do not receive my student visa, can I receive a refund?
If a Student Visa to Canada is not granted, tuition fees will be refunded to the PAYER, less the application fee (CDN $100.00), and any fees paid to an agent. All applications for these refunds shall be in writing and accompanied by the following documents:
• A copy of the application form for Student Visa;
• Original Canadian Embassy letter of rejection;
• Original tuition receipt.

Do I need a Student Visa?
Yes, Immigration Canada requires a visa for any visit that is longer than six months. The MPCE is an 8 month long program, so you will need a Student Visa. Please visit our International Centre website for helpful information for international students, including visas.
What kind of social and academic activities are there for the MPCE students?
There is a reception at the commencement of the program and a lunch at the end of each semester. There are academic and social activities such as school visits, volunteering opportunities, workshops, lectures, cultural celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Halloween and other Canadian holidays, where you will learn about Canadian education, culture, and history. There are many opportunities for students to enjoy the sports facilities at Brock and to participate in many activities with undergraduate and graduate students.
 
 Do I need to purchase health insurance?
Yes, the University Health Insurance Plan is mandatory for all international students. You can get more information about health insurance by clicking here.

 

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