Study Abroad

International students are an integral element of the diverse student population in St. Catharines and are provided the opportunity to become engaged in student clubs, activities and projects.

Student Exchange Program

If your home university is one of Brock’s formal exchange partners, visit your home university’s exchange office to learn how you can study at Brock! Students must first be accepted and nominated by their home institution before proceeding with the application to Brock.

Incoming exchange students pay their tuition fees to their home institution, however will be responsible for paying the following fees directly to Brock University:

  1. Universal Health Insurance Pan (UHIP) – This is a mandatory fee
  2. Universal Bus Pass
  3. On-campus Residence and Meal Plan – optional

Additional information:

Study Abroad: agents and non-partnered schools

If you are a student from one of Brock’s partner institutions, you can still study with us through our Study Abroad Program.

  • A completed application, including supporting documents such as an official transcript(s) and proof of English Language Proficiency*. The application is found below.
  • $125 application fee**

*For Undergraduate admissions, Brock University accepts the following English Proficiency Tests/Scores In addition, the DAAD English Language Certificate will be accepted with a minimum B2 scored required.

*For Graduate admissions, Brock University accepts the following English Proficiency Test/Scores

**Once an application is submitted, applicants will be emailed further instructions on how to pay the application fee. For more information, please email intlmobility@brocku.ca 

Undergraduate Fees – based on 2018-19 academic year

Tuition and Per Credit Ancillary Fees* = 2018-19 Academic Year

Sessional Ancillary Fees

Province of Ontario International Student Recovery Fee = $750.00

Residence and Meal Plan (optional)

*1.5 Brock credits (3 classes) per semester is considered “Full-Time” status for Fall and Winter semesters. “Full-Time” status in the Spring semester is 2.0 credits and 1.0 credit in the Summer semester (combined).
**must be enrolled in “Full-Time” studies. Not available during the Spring/Summer Semesters

Graduate Fees – based on 2018-19 academic year

Tuition = varies depending on program
Ancillary Fees

  • Course registration for both the Fall and Winter semesters takes place in July.
  • Students studying for only one semester will pay for half of the residence and meal plan fees indicated on the residence website.
  • Brock accepts study abroad applicants for Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer semesters. Applications should be received by the following deadlines:
    • Full year exchanges OR Fall semester only = April 15th
    • Winter semester only = October 15th
    • Spring/Summer semester = February 15th

For more information, please email intlmobility@brocku.ca

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • All visiting students should plan to arrive before the start of term, in time to attend the International Student Orientation. Students should register in advance to let Brock International staff know you are coming!
  • UHIP is a mandatory health insurance plan required for all international students. It provides access to basic medical services including doctor visits and medical tests/treatments. Exemptions are rarely provided as most plans are not as extensive as U.H.I.P. More information about U.H.I.P. exemptions can be found : http://uhip.ca/all-about-uhip.aspx#seven
  • All students are automatically charged the 12-month U.H.I.P fee. This amount will be manually adjusted to reflect the length of your study period once the registration system closes for your study semester. Please arrange to pay the U.H.I.P fee as indicated by your exchange/study abroad coordinator before the deadline.
  • Yes! The bus pass is a mandatory fee for all exchange students.
  • Students from non-partner universities will also be automatically charged the bus pass fee if they enroll in 1.5 credits/semester (full-time status)
  • Please send all Learning Agreements to intlmobility@brocku.ca. Agreements will be signed once registration is confirmed, as indicated on my.brocku.ca.
  • International students pay their student fees is through Western Union’s Bank to Bank Transfer system, GlobalPay. This option allows you to pay the Canadian dollar student fees in the currency of your choice with a guaranteed exchange rate for 72 hours.  Western Union GlobalPay for students can be used in every country not financially sanctioned by the Canadian government.
  • Fee payments are due on first day of classes for each semester. Late payments will incur interest charges that will automatically be added to the financial balance.

IMPORTANT: Unpaid financial balances will delay transcript processing at the end of semester. Please ensure you check your financial account often to avoid unexpected interest. If you have any questions about your financial account, please email central@brocku.ca

  • All visiting international students will require special permission (called an override) in order to register in their classes. Permission is granted by the advisors and professors of the respected courses and is considered on an individual basis, according to the transcript submitted in the original application to Brock. For more information, please contact the exchange coordinator.
  • The registration system will remain open during the first 2 weeks of each semester. Students are able to make changes up until the system closes.
  • Registration for BOTH the Fall and Winter semesters takes place in July.
  • Registration for Full Year and Fall semester courses closes in early September.
  • Registration for Winter semester courses closes in early January.
  • For specific dates, please contact the exchange coordinator.
  • Brock Off-Campus Living offers a platform to visiting students to find rooms for rent and sublet. You can browse available rooms and even create a personal advertisement to help in your search. Room openings are generally posted between 1-2 months prior to the start of term. For assistance in your search, speak with a representative today by emailing ocl@brocku.ca
  • Brock does not provide bed linens or pillows to incoming students upon arrival. Students will have the opportunity, however, to shop for their own items once they arrive by participating in one of Brock International Services organized trips. Contact your exchange coordinator for more information.

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