It is exciting to leave your home country and start a new page in your life as an international graduate student at Brock University. However, are you ready?
Immigration Status Change and Eligibility for Domestic Fees
All students not born in Canada must submit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies a proof of status document.
Students who do not provide adequate supporting documentation by the due dates below will not be eligible for tuition adjustments.
PROOF OF STATUS FORM MUST BE DATED AND RECEIVED BY:
- Fall term – November 1
- Winter term – February 1 (tuition will not be adjusted for courses that started in the fall term)
- Spring session – June 30
- Summer session – August 1
For students whose immigration status changes after admission to the university, please submit the change to the Faculty of Graduate Studies as soon as possible. Adjustments will be made within the context of the above dates.
PERMANENT RESIDENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED:
- Permanent Residence Card or Confirmation of Landing, or Record of Landing.
- A letter confirming that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has determined eligibility for immigration to Canada meets requirements.
PERMANENT RESIDENT (PR):
- A person who has been granted “permanent resident” status and has not had that status revoked; or
- A person who has been approved “in-principle” for permanent resident status in Canada.
International Students Exempt from International Fees
1. A person who is the dependent* of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident of Canada.
2. A visitor, and his/her dependents*, who is authorized to work in Canada having been issued a work permit.
- Graduate teaching assistant;
- Work permit for co-op, internship or medical residency employment;
- Work permit for post-graduate work;
- Work permit issued as a result of the international student holding a valid Study Permit;
- “Off-Campus Work Permit”
- A visitor who is admitted to and remaining in Canada with official accreditation from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, who has entered Canada, or is in Canada, to carry out her/his official duties as:
- A diplomatic or consular officer or any dependents* of such personnel; or
- A Canadian government-accredited representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies, of any intergovernmental organizations of which Canada is a member or any dependents* of such personnel; or
- A member of a foreign military force or of a civilian component; thereof admitted to Canada under the Visiting Forces Act or any dependents* of such personnel.
- Work Permit and Student Permit and proof of dependence (see definition of dependent below)
- Other available official documents/letter
Protected Persons (Convention Refugees)
A person and his/her dependents*, who has been determined to be a protected person, including a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection, within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- Notice of Decision issued by Immigration and Refugee Board.
Dependents are defined as:
- A spouse.
- A common-law partner.
- A dependent child or the dependent child of a spouse or common-law partner.
- A dependent child of the dependent child referred to above.
A dependent child
A biological child who has not been adopted by a person other than the spouse or common-law partner or an adopted child; and who is in one of the following situations of dependency:
- Under age 22 and not a spouse or common-law partner;
- Enrolled continuously at a college, university or other educational institution and dependent substantially on the parent’s financial support since before age 22 or since becoming a spouse. or common-law partner if that occurred before age 22; or
- A person with a disability who has been financially supported substantially by his or her parents and is unable to be self-supporting because of the disability.
- Dependents: Marriage Certificate, or for common-law: an affidavit signed by both spouses, confirming that they are living together in a conjugal relationship for not less than three years or that they are living together in a conjugal relationship and are raising any children of whom they both are the natural or adoptive parent.
- Dependent Child: proof of financial dependency.
Hi! 👋 I’m Elizabeth, and I can help you with your international graduate journey at Brock.
I am grateful for the opportunity of supporting the international graduate students with your questions concerning graduate program expectation(s), degree requirements, academic policies, and how best to utilize a variety of Brock services and supports. With abundant experience in serving international students in various contexts, I will assist you with:
- Formulating or adjusting your short-term or long-term educational goals to meet degree requirements.
- Providing consultation services for international students contemplating significant changes in their Plan of Study, such as taking a leave of absence, extension of the program, and other complex situations.
- Sharing resources to help you manage multiple aspects of your life in tandem with your academic expectations.