How to apply

An application to graduate school at Brock University it a multi-step process. Please read these instructions in full before you submit your application. It is recommended that all parts of your application are completed by the program’s specific application deadline.

Step 1

Review your individual program page for program-specific application requirements.

Step 2

Complete the online application and submit the application fee.  

A non-refundable application fee of $110 (MA, MBE, MSC, MS or PhD) or $140 (MADS, Diploma in Applied Disability Studies, MBA, MAcc, MEd, MPH, MPH/MBA or MPK programs) in Canadian funds must be submitted for each program to which you are applying. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) by Visa or MasterCard. You will be prompted at the completion of your online application to submit payment. Applications will not be processed until the payment is submitted.

One to two business days are required for Brock to receive your application from the Ontario Universities Application Centre.

Step 3

Within one week of submitting your application through OUAC, you will be contacted by e-mail with your Brock Campus ID (2 letters, 2 numbers, 2 letters) and instructions on how to log in to the Brock portal to upload the remaining required documents for your application to be considered. Instructions for uploading documents can be found on the How to Upload Documents page. Please refer to your specific program page for a complete listing of required documents.

Please check your portal frequently as this will be our sole method of communication with you over the coming months. Admissions decisions will only be posted to the portal.

Step 4

As part of your application, reference reports must be submitted on your behalf. Referee information is entered into the OUAC application system, and we will contact them by e-mail. Reference reports are submitted electronically by your referees through our electronic reference report system. We will not accept hard copy (paper) reference letters.

References should be from qualified academic scholars attesting to, and documenting, an applicant’s potential for graduate level study/research unless the graduate program identifies that professional references are acceptable. A valid institutional/organizational email address (not gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc.) is necessary for a referee to upload their report. An email address that is not linked to an institution/organization is not acceptable.

Please refer to the specific program you are applying to for details regarding the number of reference reports required.


A scan of each official academic transcript (and degree certificate if applicable) from each post-secondary institution that you have attended must be uploaded to the Brock Portal. This includes incomplete studies, non-degree, exchanges and transfer credit courses. You will need to contact the Universities you have attended to obtain transcripts.

If you have attended Brock University, we will upload your Brock transcripts for you.

If the transcript and degree certificate are not in English, a certified translation must also be included with the official original language documents. Institutions within Canada do not require a translation.

Transcripts must show all courses, all marks, grading scales and the awarding of degree(s) (if applicable).

Transcripts will be verified for authenticity. If evidence of misrepresentation or fraudulent or falsified documentation is found, the penalty is severe.

Step 5

Monitor your application and document status on the Brock portal using your campus ID. The Brock portal is your most up to date source of information. Offer letters to admitted students will be posted to their Brock Portal account. Please refer to the FAQ section of the website for answers to additional questions.

Note: U.S. citizens receiving funding under the Title IV Higher Education Act go here.

Approved Academic Agents can login here to find application and monitoring instructions. For more information on becoming an approved Academic Agent, go here.

International Students looking for international sponsorships/agreements, please go here.

*Important Information* For applicants from China, Iran and South Korea, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has provided the following update in realtion to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

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.