Congratulations! You’ve accepted your offer and now it’s time to plan your start at Brock.

Below, you will find important information to help you prepare for your arrival.

We are working hard to be ready to welcome you back in September, including offering as many courses on campus as possible within public health guidelines. Learn more about what’s new for the Fall 2021 term at Brock. The course schedule for the Fall/Winter is now available. Registration opens July 6 at 6 a.m. (EDT). More information is available here.

Important update(s)

International students can complete 100% of their studies online from outside Canada. All the time studying online outside Canada between spring 2020 andDecember 31, 2021,counts toward the length of a PGWP. These measures apply to all international students who: 

  • are enrolled in aPGWP-eligible program 
  • began, or will begin, a program in any semester from spring 2020 to fall 2021, or whose program was already in progress in March 2020 
  • have a study permit or approval for a study permit, or applied for a study permit prior to starting their program and are eventually approved 
  • meetall other PGWP criteria 

 Please read additional details here: 

How your post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility is affected

Brock University has announced plans for a progressive return to campus. For further information click here.

Brock University’s COVID-19 readiness plan has been approved by the Province of Ontario and Brock University is on the list of approved DLI’s able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada. Learn more on our travel requirements webpage.

To plan your travel, please review and complete the steps on our travel requirements webpage.

Starting July 5, 2021, there are exemptions for fully vaccinated travellers who meet specific conditions and are eligible to enter Canada. Current travel restrictions still apply. Read the news releaseA quarantine plan is still required for all travellers.

Government of Canada has announced easing of border measures. Read the news release. Before new measures become effective, current travel restrictions remain in place.

Read more about international students and travel to Canada.

Here are the steps you need to take before you start your Journey at Brock:

1. Start the process to apply for a study permit in order to come to Canada (when travel restrictions are removed);

Helpful Links

Our Study permit and visa webpage provides you with general information on essential immigration documents.

Important Information

  • A study permit is not required to take online courses from outside of Canada. Students can start taking online courses without a study permit 
  • Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to accept applications during the COVID-19 responses. 
  • Visa offices and Visa Application Centres (VACs) may be closed in your region. Applying online as soon as you have the necessary documents is highly recommended as estimated processing times are likely to be extended. 
  • For further inquiries, please email isa@brocku.ca 

2. Apply to live on or off campus
(If you are able to travel to Canada)

Visit Accommodations in Niagara for information about residence, off-campus living and homestay options.

Visit Living in Niagara for more information about the Niagara Region.

When you come to study or work at a university in Ontario, you must have health insurance to pay for basic health care services and medical treatments. Brock University’s University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is mandatory for all eligible international students. Learn more about UHIP here.

If you are arriving to Niagara prior to your residence move-in date, you may want to consider the following options for short-term accommodations:

If you intend to drive in Canada, you should obtain an international driver’s licence in your country before coming to Canada. It will be valid for 90 days. After that, you will have to apply for an Ontario driver’s licence. Learn more about getting an Ontario driver’s licence here.

If you plan on bringing electrical appliances, keep in mind that electricity in Canada is 110-120 volts, 60Hz.

3. Register for our live chat and webinar session

Check out our webinar series to learn about various resources and build on important skills essential for future success.

Meet our Brock International staff, ask questions and learn more about Brock through our live chat option! This chat will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

Do you have more questions? You can set up a virtual appointment to ask questions about course registration, immigration, future plans and engagement opportunities for the Spring.

Book a virtual appointment

*Please note that these appointments are reserved for students who are starting at Brock in May 2021.

You can also email Brock International Services and one of our dedicated, student-support staff will be happy to assist you.

We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s a great way to stay connected, receive important updates and learn about exciting activities.

4. Sign up for our Global Peers program

As you begin your dream of studying at a Canadian university from the comforts of home, your fellow Badgers want to ensure your success, both in and outside of the classroom. The Global Peers Program unites international students with current, upper-year students at Brock.

5. Visit our Sakai website

Sakai is Brock’s internal resources website for students.

All incoming Brock students will be added to a Sakai site, Spring International Student Orientation. This is a resource site where you will find additional information about our office, other Brock departments, the Niagara region and more. More information will be sent to your Brock email on how to access this page.

6. Register for courses and connect with your Academic Advisor

Brock has many resources to help guide you through the course registration process. The course schedule for the Fall/Winter is now available. Registration opens July 6 at 6 a.m. (EDT).

Brock University offers academic advising for all students. To connect with your program’s academic advisor, follow the link below.

To assist with the transition to online learning, all Incoming Brock students will be assigned an Academic coach. This coach will meet with you and assess your specific needs. An email will be sent to your Brock email with further information once you have been matched with an Academic coach.

7. Pay your fees

Students are responsible for making all tuition and related fee payments by their payment due date. Visit Making a Payment for step-by-step instructions on how to make your payment to Brock University.

Register now for our Live Chat Sessions!

Register for the Global Peer Program

COVID-19 Updates

How to Plan your Move to Brock

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page.