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Brock University

St. Catharines, ON

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  1. Accepting exchange students for Fall 2022 & Winter 2023
  2. Located in the beautiful Niagara region.
  3. Brock is a comprehensive university with an expansive undergraduate system.

About This Campus

Brock University is a public research university located in St. Catharines, ON. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings. It is the only university in Canada that is located in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve located at the center of Canada’s Niagara peninsula on the Niagara escarpment. The University bears the name of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, who was responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States during the War of 1812.

Location Information

St. Catharines is a short drive to many of Ontario’s top attractions - just 75 minutes from Toronto, 20 minutes to Niagara Falls and a few hours from the nations capital, Ottawa! St. Catharines bears the name of the “Garden City”, due to its 1,000 acres of parks, gardens, and trails. The oldest and longest hiking trail in Canada runs right through the heart of campus and is a great way to experience nature. The Niagara Peninsula is also the largest wine-producing area in Canada!

Helpful Information

Course registration for both the Fall and Winter semesters occur in late July/early August. Students looking to participate in a Winter semester exchange are encouraged to apply early to ensure the best chance of securing their preferred courses.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | St. Catharines
Population | 130,000
Enrollment | 19,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 09/09-12/22
Spring | 01/04-04/21
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Upper Level Accounting, GAME Design, Teacher Education (EDBE), Upper Level English/Creative Writing, Film Production (FLIC), Masters Preparation Certificate in Education, Professional Masters Preparation, Co-op/Internship courses

Business Administration, Media/Communication, Psychology, Education (EDUC), Child and Youth Studies

Notable Academic Programs

  • Sport Management
  • Oenology and Viticulture - Brock is located in the heart of the wine-making region of Ontario

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Advertising, Ancient Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within Canada
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students are expected to maintain "full-time" studies while at Brock. Minimum course load is 1.5 credits (9 credit hours) and the maximum course load is 2.5 credits (15 credit hours).
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 88.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/30/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $600 Year Home Optional
Parking Fee $320 Semester Home Optional
Transportation Fee $272.32 Year Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Housing Deposit: On-Campus Residence Full Year/Fall Term Only Deposit; Winter Term Only Deposit is $300. Transportation Fee: Fee is for the full year (September 2021 - April 2022) and is not pro-rated for those studying for only one term. All prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/30/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students are able to choose whether to live on- or off-campus. On-campus living is not guaranteed and limited.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2400 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Based on a Regular Meal Plan ($2,400/term = $2,300 declining balance, $75 Dining Dollars and $25 Flex Money) The Mean Plan includes $75 allocated to the Brock University Capital Infrastructure and Sustainability Fund for Dining Services


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/30/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $240 Semester Home Pay Mandatory


  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Must buy host campus plan

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