How to apply

An application to graduate school at Brock University is a multi-step process. Please read these instructions before you submit your application.


Find your desired program(s)

Find and select the program(s) you want to apply to; see our graduate program list.

Review admission requirements

Review not only the general admission requirements but also the requirements of your program(s) of interest.

Prepare required documents

This may include your statement/letter of intent, resume, or any other item as part of the program’s requirements (uploading documents happens after you apply).


We recommend applying at least ten days before the program’s deadline.

  • When you submit the application, you will be prompted to pay the nonrefundable OUAC application fee. The fee varies by program, and you must pay for each program to which you are applying.
    • $110 CAD – MA, MBE, MSc, MS or PhD
    • $140 CAD – BN/MN, MADS, GDip ADS, MBA, MAcc, MEd, MPH, MAG or MPK programs
  • The fee is payable to the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by VISA or Mastercard.
  • Once you have submitted and paid for your application, one to two business days are required for Brock to receive the application from OUAC.
  • Note: An electronic transcript processing fee of $12 will be charged for applicants who have completed or are currently completing postsecondary studies in Ontario.

What happens next

Portal Access + Upload Documents

Within one week of applying, you will receive access and instructions on uploading your required documents in the Brock Portal.

Monitor the Portal and receive admission decision

Monitor your Brock Portal, as it will provide further instructions or details our team may need. Admission decisions, offer letters and other relevant information will be posted in the portal. They are typically made six to eight weeks after the application deadline.

Check out our FAQ page for more information on the admissions process.

International Applicants

  • We recommend international students apply a minimum of 6 months before the program start date to ensure they have time to get the necessary documents to study in Canada.
  • Language Test Scores

Approved Academic Agents can log in here for application and monitoring instructions. For more information on becoming an approved Academic Agent, go here.

All prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of evidence of probable success in their chosen program. Enrolment has been limited in order that our students may continue to benefit from the University’s traditions of personal contact and individual attention. Applicants must be formally admitted to the University before they can register in degree-credit courses. The regulations for admission specify minimum requirements only. Possession of the minimum entrance requirement is not a guarantee of admission. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate. Assessment of academic background and eligibility for admission to graduate programs is the responsibility of the specific graduate program which will make recommendations for acceptance of applicants to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Brock has had and will continue to have, a racially non-discriminatory policy and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, colour or nationality or ethnic origin. Such a non-discriminatory policy applies to staff and extends to non-discrimination on grounds of creed or sex. Students should be aware that documentation of immigration status/citizenship will be required and that a penalty for a false statement is deregistration. In addition, any changes in status, e.g., from visa student to permanent resident or Canadian citizen, requires proof of the new status with appropriate documents. Please note that documents and transcripts submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies become the property of the University and will not be returned.

We recommend that all students (prospective and current) review our policies regarding confidentiality, student records and academic regulations.

Brock University reserves the right to revoke any offer of admission and/or financial support from the University. Brock University may disclose evidence of any misrepresentation or fraudulent or falsified documentation to all Canadian universities, to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and to law enforcement personnel where appropriate.