Brock University is one of the many public research universities in Canada. The school, which is located in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, is the only Canadian university in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at the center of Canada’s Niagara Peninsula on the Niagara Escarpment. The university is named after Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who was the leader of the British and Canadian troops that defended Upper Canada against the United States during the War of 1812. Although the British and Canadian forces will eventually win the battle, Brock lost his life during the Battle of Queenston Heights in 1812, fighting 20km (12 mi) from the present-day site of the campus. His last “Surgite!” which is the Latin word for “Push on,” is the university’s motto. Brock University was established in 1964 following the passage of the Brock University Act by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Some of the popular structures at the school are the Arthur Schmon Tower, which houses the administrative office of the university, the Welch Hall, which is home to the Faculty of Education, the McKenzie Chown Complex, which houses seminar rooms and science laboratories, the Plaza Building which houses the Faculty of Social Sciences, Computer facilities, seminar rooms and the school’s new bookstore, the Walker complex which contains an athletic complex and academic offices, and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.
Brock University Programs and Popular Majors
Brock University offers a total of over a hundred and thirty programs which comprise more than 70 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. These programs are administered through seven faculties. The faculties of the school are:
- Applied Health Sciences
- Mathematics and Science
- Social Sciences
- Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
- The Goodman School of Business
The popular majors at Brock include Business, Teaching, and Health Science. These majors have the strongest reputation and acclaim. In addition to these majors are others like:
- Sport Management
- Classical Studies
- Economics, and many others.
Acceptance Rate and Admission Requirements For Domestic Students
Because the number of students who apply to be admitted into Brock is an estimated 20,000 annually, it would be discouraging if the university had a low acceptance rate. The good news is, it doesn’t. The general acceptance rate for Brock University is 73%. All an applicant needs to do to be admitted is to satisfy admission requirements.
Applicants who had their most recent education in Canada are required to meet the following requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- Minimum six Grade 12 4U or 4M-level credits, including program-specific requirements
- A minimum admission average of 70%( we will advise you to aim for higher as most programs require a higher average, and even if you are applying to a program that accepts this average, exceeding it gives you leverage over other applicants)
- English Language Proficiency requirements
Brock University Admission Requirements for International Students
If you are applying from anywhere outside Canada, then you are expected to meet the international student’s admission requirements. Some of the requirements include:
- A High School certificate and transcript or any High School Grade 12 equivalent. You must finish with a minimum B- average score
- Provide proof of English Proficiency.
The following standardized tests are accepted by Brock:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE)
- Duolingo English Test
- C1 Advanced (CAE)
- Cambridge English: C2
- Proficiency (CPE)
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test
- Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Brock University
The average score for each test is determined by a couple of factors, chief amongst them being if, as an applicant, you’re applying to a full-time or co-op program. Also important is whether you are applying to an undergraduate or graduate program.
Tuition and Fees for Domestic and International Students
The topic of tuition and fees at Brock is a complex one. This is because various factors determine the tuition a student will eventually pay. For domestic students, their program of study is the major determinant of their fees. Thus, domestic students will pay between C$6,489-and C$8,727 as tuition fees. This fee doesn’t cover residence, supplies, and other supplementary fees.
International students will pay an average of C$27,886-C$29,153 asides from other fees.
In other to assist its students, Brock offers a wide range of financial aid packages. These aids come in the form of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that are not to be paid back. There are also refundable aids like loans, and also, the school can help students secure jobs that allows studying whilst working.
Scholarships are of different kinds. There are need-based and merit-based scholarships. Need-based scholarships are awarded to students on the grounds of their proven inability to pay fees. Consequently, academic record or performance and community service are not taken into consideration. On the other hand, merit-based scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional academic performance or students with high involvement in community service. Students may also be awarded scholarships because of their unique traits and hobbies, parents’ employer, or military affiliations. Some students get lucky and receive enough scholarship money to cover both tuition and living expenses.
Students who do not make it to be awarded any scholarship or whose scholarship money is not enough to cover all their expenses can take up a campus job to enable them to earn money in their free time.
We will advise students to take up loans when all other options have been exhausted. And if for any reason you find that you have to take loans, thread carefully. Even though you don’t have to repay your student loan until you get gainful employment, you will have to pay them eventually. That means that every time you borrow a dollar now, you are taking away a dollar from the money you will earn in the future.
Brock University Financial Aid for International Students
Unlike other schools that limit the number of scholarships and other non-refundable aids available to international students, Brock University has as many financial aid packages for international students as it does for domestic students. Between 2020-and 2021, Brock University awarded over C$400,000,000 to talented international students to enable them to complete their education. It is therefore evident that international students are neither marginalized nor discriminated against.
For more information on both domestic and financial aid, visit the school’s official website
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