FAST FACTS
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Location:Brandon
Setting:Urban
Population:50,000
Enrollment:2,917
On Campus:10%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/03-12/20
  • Spring 01/5-04/26

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$2,024

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,609

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
0%Caucasian
0%African American
0%Hispanic
0%Asian American
0%Native American
5%International
95%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Brandon University attracts students interested in obtaining an excellent education in an environment geared to the individual. Small class sizes, faculty who are easily accessible, a compact campus, a rural focus, and a diverse student population combine to form a stimulating, supportive, and personalized learning experience. BU offers undergraduate degrees in arts, business administration, education, fine arts, music, nursing, science & environmental science, and graduate programs in music, rural development, psychiatric nursing & environmental science. Our music school attracts talented performers and has internationally renowned composers on faculty. BU is home to the innovative Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies program. Our liberal arts curriculum stands out as a refreshing alternative. We deliver rich content, but we also teach students how to apply knowledge, to perform and communicate, to innovate and to be critical thinkers. COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars.

Campus Location - Brandon University is located in Brandon, Manitoba, the second largest city in the province. The campus is centrally located in the city and is served by bus service. Housing is located on campus.

Helpful Information - Students at Brandon University feel like big fish in a little pond. The campus is located in an area of two city blocks by three city blocks. It is easy to get to know your professors because the student to professor ratio is 11 to 1. Placement, registration, course choices and commuting from off-campus are all relatively easy at BU.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Canadian Studies, First Nation Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Painting, Visual Arts

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Business Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology, Physical Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Resource Recreation Management

Foreign Language: French

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Environmental Planning, Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Disaster Studies, Emergency Administration and Planning

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Performance, Performance

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing and Education

Notable Academic Programs
Music, Disaster Studies, Fine Art, First Nation Studies, Environmental Sciences

Unique Academic Programs
Emergency Administration and Planning, Wellness and Alternative Medicine

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/19/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $2,024.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 15 ($105 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/19/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $350 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: N/A

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/19/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,609 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1999 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1748 per semester for 14 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.