Undergraduate Applications For International Applicants

Undergraduate Applications For International Applicants

Welcome! Please read the information located below prior to applying. We are unable to refund application fees; therefore we encourage you to contact admissions@brocku.ca for help in selecting the correct application.

These applications are intended for students new to Brock University. Exceptions: Letter of Permission, Teacher Education, In-Service – Continuing Education (Additional Qualifications).

Undergraduate applications:

Education applications:

More information

Who should use these applications?

  • International applicants applying from outside Canada or currently residing in Canada. If you require a Study Permit to study in Canada, you are an international student.
  • Applications are for EXTERNAL applicants – not current or former Brock students or alumni
  • If you have ever registered in courses (even if you dropped all courses and never attended) and/or attended Brock University contact the Admissions Office at admissions@brocku.ca before applying
  • EXCEPTIONS: you must apply using the appropriate application above, for each new term
    • In-Service – Teacher Education Additional Qualifications
    • OUAC TEAS: Two-year Teacher Education (BEd)
    • Letter of Permission applicants (those coming from another university wishing to complete a course at Brock)

Important technical details – please read before applying

  • An incomplete application will expire two weeks after first activated
  • If you cannot complete the application immediately, an email will be sent with a link allowing you future access to the application
    Email is the primary communication tool for Admissions at Brock University. Important messages outlining the next steps required to complete your application and other important information will be sent to the email address submitted as part of your application. If you have not received an acknowledgement email (thanking you for applying) within four business days of applying, there may be a problem with your email address. Here are some common problems:
    1. You have an email address that ends in qq.com. The qq.com server is rejecting Brock emails. We advise that you contact admissions@brocku.ca with a different email address. If you have applied through OUAC, add a different address via your OUAC account.
    2. Your mailbox could be full.
    3. You have a new email address and haven’t told us. Contact admissions@brocku.ca with your new email address. If you have applied through OUAC, add a new address via your OUAC account.
    4. Add Brock to your friends/safe list (see below).
    In order to avoid problems, after submitting your application, please add the brocku.ca domain to your email ‘safe senders’ list and check your junk email box regularly. Also, check to make sure your ‘junk’ box or ‘trash box’ is not set to automatically delete messages.
    Hotmail/Outlook users:
    In order to ensure Brock University can successfully send emails, please add us to your ‘Safe Senders List’ by using these directions:
    1. Log into Hotmail
    2. In the top right of your inbox, click on the ‘settings’ icon wheel
    3. Under “Junk Email” click “Safe and Blocked Senders” or ”Safe Senders”
    5. Type in admissions@brocku.ca, 101apps@brocku.ca, and edubrock@brocku.ca in the “Sender or domain to mark as safe” entry field
    Gmail users:
    Gmail accounts have been redesigned to automatically filter communications from large institutions like Brock University and categorize them as ‘Promotions’. By creating a filter for emails from brocku.ca, you will ensure that all correspondence with our office is delivered to your primary inbox. Please add brocku.ca to your ‘safe sender’ list in Gmail by following these instructions:
    1. Log into Gmail
    2. Click on the Settings icon (top right of screen – it looks like a gear).
    3. Choose “Settings” from the list.
    4. Click “Filters” at the top of the page.
    5. Click “Create a new filter”.
    6. In the “From” box in the next window, type brocku.ca.
    7. Click “Create filter with this search” at the bottom of the page.
    8. Click “Never send it to Spam” and “Always mark it as important”.
    9. Click “Create filter” button.

Submission of Documents

Unofficial Versus Official Documents:

Unofficial documents =

  • Copies of documents issued by the awarding institution or body
  • Have been in the possession of the applicant
  • Can be uploaded via your applicant portal
  • Admission decisions can be made using these documents

Official documents =

  • Documents are issued by the awarding institution or body
  • They are sent from the awarding institution or body directly to Brock University’s Office of the Registrar
  • May never be in possession of the applicant
  • Cannot be uploaded via your applicant portal
  • These will be requested whenever an offer of admission has been extended using unofficial documents. Applicants will not be allowed to begin studies until we are receipt of official documents showing final results.

How to Submit Documents for Assessment

  • OUAC 101 applicants: grades are forwarded automatically by your school, for all other documents follow instructions below
  • OUAC 105 applicants: Ontario university and college transcripts can be ordered via OUAC when submitting the application (in-progress and final transcripts may be ordered); out of province and international transcripts/other documents - follow instructions below
  • All other applicant types: follow instructions below
  • You may upload unofficial documents via the applicant portal. After you have applied we will notify you of the steps required to log into your applicant portal, as well as the documents required for assessment.
  • Hard copies can be submitted via regular mail but uploading is preferable.
  • If you have already completed your schooling you may choose to submit final official documents for admission consideration.
  • Ontario universities may require undergraduate applicants to have official international academic transcripts submitted directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada for verification as part of the admission process. Universities will notify applicants submitting international academic transcripts regarding specific submission requirements through WES Canada. While Brock University does not require applicants to submit documents via WES Canada, we will accept, and consider official, any authenticated and verified documents received directly from them.

How to Submit Final, Official Documents

  • Official documents are only considered official if they arrive at Brock directly from the issuing institution or awarding body and have never been in your possession
  • If you received an offer of admission based on unofficial documents, you will be asked to arrange to have sent official final academic documents/transcripts directly from each secondary school, college, university or proper issuing authority to Brock University, Office of the Registrar, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2S 3A1. You cannot upload these official documents.
  • Brock University reserves the right to withdraw the final offer of admission or revoke registration if there is a discrepancy between documents originally submitted and the official, final documents/transcripts submitted to Brock either directly or via WES Canada.

Documents to Submit

  • Your will receive an acknowledgement email after you apply that will identify the documents we need to make a decision
  • An offer letter will indicate conditions/documents required to maintain your offer
  • Your applicant portal will automatically update when additional documents are required
  • WES Canada is an excellent resource for internationally educated applicants to find out which documents are necessary for each country – wes.org/ca/fswp/requireddocuments/

Document Requirements:

Please be sure to provide appropriate academic information to ensure an accurate assessment of your qualifications including:

  • Academic transcript(s) bearing the original institutional seal and/or signature in the original language confirming all study. A transcript should include:
    • official confirmation regarding the years of study;
    • official confirmation of the credential awarded, and the date the credential was awarded;
    • official confirmation of the credit system or course weight;
    • official confirmation of completed courses/subjects and grades.
  • If you have completed a post-secondary credential, please submit notarized copies of any diplomas.
  • If the above information is not printed on your academic transcript(s) or part of the transcript legend accompanying your transcript, please include the missing information in an original letter from your academic institution, along with a certified translation if the letter is in a language other than English. This will help us in assessing your studies accurately.
  • WES Canada is an excellent resource for internationally educated applicants to find out which documents are necessary for each country – see wes.org/ca/fswp/requireddocuments/

Course Descriptions/Syllabus:

  • If you have attended college or university and wish to have your previous study considered for recognition (transfer credit), you may be required to submit course descriptions or a complete syllabus (detailed outline) of your program. Goodman School of Business applicants will be asked for detailed courses descriptions for any previous study. All other applicants (to other faculties and programs) will be asked as necessary.


  • Original translations of academic transcripts. Original translations will be accepted from one of the following:
    • the consulate, high commission or embassy to Canada of the country where the documents were issued;
    • a Canadian embassy, consulate, high commission in the country from which you emigrated;
    • a translator accredited by a professional association of translators in Canada. To obtain the name of an accredited translator contact the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) at 1-800-234-5030 OR 613-241-2846 (email: infor@atio.on.ca; web site: www.atio.on.ca;
    • a translator who has received accreditation through a federal, provincial or municipal government in Canada;
  • If the ATIO is unable to provide a translator for the language you require, you may contact COSTI-IIAS Immigrant Services at 416-651-1496, or email languages@costi.org.
  • The translator must include a photocopy of the original document(s) from which the translation was prepared, as well as an original statement indicating:
    • that the translation is accurate and authentic;
    • that the translator belongs to one of the categories listed above (identification number and/or seal, name, address, and telephone number required);
    • printed name and signature of the translator.

Supplementary document requirements:

Special Notes for those with International Documents:

  • Some individuals may find it impossible to order a transcript directly from institutions where active warfare or natural disasters have or currently are occurring. In rare cases like this, the decision to allow applicants to bring their original documents to Brock for photocopying, and have admissibility determined using those documents, will be at the discretion of Admissions personnel. Exemptions to this policy are very rare and must be requested in writing. Applicants should also be aware that standard policy in these cases is to attempt to verify documentation by contacting the institution that granted the degree.
  • Conditional offers of admission may be extended based on a combination of second quarter grades (first semester) therefore it is in the best interest of applicants to have grades forwarded as soon as second quarter results are available. Applicants from British patterned schools or IB programs may submit predicted grades for consideration.
  • U.S. applicants: Academic transcripts, SAT scores, school profiles (if available) and letters of recommendation from counsellors or teachers should be submitted as part of the application.
  • All received academic and academic-related documents become the property of the Brock Admissions Office and will not be returned. Please DO NOT SUBMIT ANY DOCUMENTS that you are unable to reorder from your academic institution.

Payment and Admission Requirements

Application payment

  • You must have a valid credit card to apply
  • Once your application is submitted and paid, you cannot make changes
  • Please DO NOT submit a new application if you wish to make a change. Contact Admissions at admissions@brocku.ca.
  • The application fee is non-refundable; therefore it is very important you contact admissions@brocku.ca prior to applying if you are not certain which application to use.

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants: view the appropriate link in the 'Admission Criteria' box on the right hand side of this page
  • Education related applicants – brocku.ca/registrar/teacher-education


Current Ontario Secondary School applicants - notes

All other international applicants (OUAC 105) - notes

  • Use this application if you are intending to apply to more than one Ontario university
  • Apply via OUAC 105D application (ouac.on.ca)
  • September entry only
  • Full-time study
  • This is a direct entry application for those that meet language requirements.
  • If you are required to submit an English proficiency score (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) and it does not meet our language requirements, we will automatically consider you for the IELP/Undergraduate Conditional program
  • If you are certain you will not meet our language requirements we encourage you to apply now for the IELP/Undergraduate Conditional program.

Faculty of Humanities Applicants - please read prior to applying

Applicants applying to the BA Honours Humanities (Faculty of Humanities) have optimum flexibility to explore and register in a variety of Humanities introductory courses during their first year of study. At the end of year one, students will be asked to declare a specific major from one of these majors:

  • BA Honours: Canadian Studies (combined major)
  • BA Honours: Canadian Studies and French Studies Program (combined major)
  • BA Honours: Classics (streams in Ancient Art & Archaeology; Classical Languages; Classical Studies)
  • Honours: Comparative Literatures and Cultures (combined major)
  • BA Honours: English and Contemporary Culture
  • BA Honours: English and Creative Writing
  • BA Honours: English Language and Literature
  • BA Honours: French Studies
  • BA Three-Year Pass: General Humanities
  • BA Honours: Hispanic & Latin American Studies (combined major)
  • BA Honours: History of Art & Visual Culture
  • BA Honours: Italian (combined major)
  • BA Honours: Medieval & Renaissance Studies (combined major)
  • BA Honours: Philosophy, BA Honours: Studies in Arts & Culture

Applicants may apply directly to these Humanities majors:

  • BA Honours: Concurrent BA Integrated Studies
  • BEd Junior/Intermediate, BA Honours: Concurrent BA, BEd Intermediate/Senior
  • BA Honours: Dramatic Arts
  • BA Honours: Dramatic Arts Co-op
  • BA Honours: Game Design/Advanced Diploma Game Development
  • BA Honours: History
  • BA Honours: History Co-op
  • BA Honours: Interactive Arts and Science
  • BA Honours: Studio Art
  • BMus Honours: Music

Letter of Permission - notes

  • NON-Brock applicants wishing to complete a course on Letter of Permission (LOP) at Brock use this application
  • Current or former Brock students wishing to complete a course at another institution on LOP use: http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/1914

Bachelor of Education in Adult Education - notes

Deferral Information

Brock University will grant a deferral where extenuating circumstances warrant one. The decision as to whether a deferral is warranted is at the discretion of Brock University and is not automatic. Deferrals will be considered only after acceptance of a Brock University offer and receipt of final grades. Contact admissions@brocku.ca for further information and the appropriate deferral request form.