International University transfer student

Brock has welcomed students from other universities for more than 50 years. We grant transfer credit at the point of admission so you know exactly what you’ll get before being asked to accept your offer of admission.

General admission requirements

  • Admission consideration is primarily based on your most recent studies. However, we will review your overall academic record.
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of one full-time semester of university study and have an overall C- (1.70 GPA on a scale of 4.0) are eligible for consideration. You must also be eligible to re-register at your previous institution.
  • Some programs require higher admission averages. Therefore, admission is not guaranteed with the minimum requirements.
  • Course prerequisites must be met at the senior secondary school level or completed as equivalent courses from degree, diploma or certificate programs. Brock University will make any final determination as to the equivalency of courses.
  • You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines

Second degree and certificate admission policy

If you wish to complete a second degree, you must meet prerequisite requirements for entry, and have successfully completed your first degree with a minimum “C” admission average. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to some limited enrolment programs. Certificate programs that do not require post-secondary study have the same requirements as undergraduate degrees.

Learn more about second degree and certificate regulations. 

English language proficiency requirements

Studying the Ontario curriculum does not exempt you from submitting proof of English proficiency. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of proficiency before an admission decision can be made. If required to submit a test, we will notify you by email and your portal at will show the document is required for assessment.

Learn more about the English Proficiency Policy.

General Transfer Credit Policy

Degree-level courses completed at an accredited Canadian university, or equivalent accredited institution outside Ontario, as determined by Brock University, with a minimum grade of C- will be recognized for transfer credit up to a maximum 15.0 credits toward a 20-credit degree or 10.0 credits toward a 15-credit degree.

Second Degree Transfer Credit Policy

If you are seeking a second or subsequent degree you will be granted transfer credit to a maximum of 10.0 credits for a 20.0 credit degree and a maximum of 7.0 credits for a 15.0 credit degree. Not all credits may fit within the degree you are seeking because all degree requirements must be met including prerequisites, co-requisites and honours standing requirements, where appropriate.

Learn more about Second Degree Transfer Credits.

Co-op Transfer Credit Policy

In order to meet degree and co-op requirements, transfer credit is limited to 5.0 credits or the equivalent of one academic year. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to complete the Co-op Political Science Public Administration concentration.

Concurrent Education Transfer Credit Policy

In order to meet degree requirements transfer is limited to 4.0 credits (one academic year equals 5.0 credits).

Goodman School of Business Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit will be granted for those courses completed within five years of beginning studies at Brock.