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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | St. Catharines
Population | 130,000
Enrollment | 19,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/19
Spring | 01/11-04/23

Brock University

St. Catharines, ON

Brock is a comprehensive university with an expansive undergraduate system.
Located in the beautiful Niagara region, within a UNESCO biosphere reserve

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 just 75 minutes from Toronto, 20 minutes to Niagara Falls and a few hours from the nations capital, Ottawa! We also share a border with New York State. 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 (100+ wineries!)

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. Courses that are not available to exchange students include: CHYS - Child and Youth Studies (Upper year courses unless CHYS 1F90 is taken).
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Upper Level Accounting, GAME Design, Teacher postgraduate Teacher Education courses (EDUC 8P**), Education (EDBE), Upper-Level English/Creative Writing, Film Production (FLIC), Masters Preparation Certificate in Education, Professional Masters Preparation, Co-op/Internship courses

Education classes, computer science, Child and Youth Studies, and Accounting courses are very limited to visiting students.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Sport Management - Brock is the only university in Canada granting a specialized Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) degree. Our program has an outstanding reputation within the sport industry for the quality of our students and graduates.
  • Oenology and Viticulture - Brock is located in the heart of the wine-making region of Ontario. The aim of the program is to provide a comprehensive scientific education combined with hands-on experience in oenology and viticulture, including exposure to marketing, tourism and wine appreciation.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • 2.70 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
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper or 88.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/10/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $252.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial 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 $300.24 Year Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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 2024 - April 2025) 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 05/10/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Students are able to choose whether to live on- or off-campus.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Based on a Regular Meal Plan ($2,800/term = $2,700 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 05/10/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $252 Semester Home Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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