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Brandon University AdGeneral Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Certificate Program
  • ESL Program

Key Information

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Brandon University is located in the heart of Canada. Geographically, Brandon, a city of 50,000, is located in the western part of Manitoba, one hour north of the Canada-United States border. Brandon is a dynamic community which serves a rich agricultural and farming region. It is a very beautiful city, dotted with lots of parks, many along the Assiniboine River that winds its way through the valley. Brandon delivers excellent social, cultural and sporting opportunities - many available at Brandon University itself. The Centennial Auditorium is located on the campus and our own School of Music organizes an extensive and varied program of events. Brandon has film, jazz and folk festivals, and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is a major attraction you should not miss. The Keystone Centre hosts local, provincial, national and international sporting events, as well as musical and cultural events. Brandon is a city of just the right proportion: big enough to offer all the benefits of city life, but small enough to remain warm and friendly.

Accommodation Options:
Campus Residence and Private Housing

Health Insurance:
Manitoba Health basic coverage is provided free of charge to all international students who hold a study permit valid for at least six months. Students in at least 18 credit hours of university classes per year qualify for Green Shield extended health care for a cost of C$250 per year.

Student Population:
Brandon University had 3012 students in 2014-15. Of these, 165 were international students. In addition, 50 international students studied in our English for Academic Purposes program this year.

Study Periods:
Fall term begins the first week of September; winter term begins the first week of January. As well, there is a spring/summer intake for the EAP program that begins the last week of April.

Institutional Profile

There are a number of things about Brandon University that make a student's experience unlike the undergraduate experience at any other university, regardless of the field of study. We offer unique programs, great study facilities, free interlibrary loans, a safe and affordable environment, accessible student services, and classes taught by real professors. What really stands out for everyone and makes the quality of the educational experience at Brandon University unrivalled are:

  • We have a low student-professor ratio - class size does make a difference to academic success and enjoyment. There are just 11 students for every professor. Sixty percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students.

  • We focus on undergraduate education; students are more likely to enjoy the time and attention that only graduate research students receive elsewhere.

  • Brandon is an ideal community - the warmth and friendliness of the city permeates the campus: students are people at Brandon University.

Brandon University's unique/notable course offerings:

  • Our School of Music is rated as one of the best in Canada.

  • The Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies degree addresses the need for well-qualified people working in this field through a novel, highly interactive, problem-solving curriculum.

  • Our Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional studio-based program offering four-year majors and minors in Aboriginal art, ceramics, digital media and design, and painting.

  • Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program addresses environmental issues from a broad perspective; awareness of environmental issues facing society will go together with a firm foundation in physical, life, and social sciences.

  • Brandon University is one of very few predominantly undergraduate liberal arts and science institutions in Canada.

Program Details

Undergraduate Programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education (After Degree)
  • Bachelor of Education (5-Year Integrated)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Physical Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Graduate Programs:

  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Music
  • Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
  • Master of Rural Development
  • Master of Science (Environmental & Life Science)

English for Academic Purposes - instruction is offered in levels from beginner to university entrance.

Tuition and Fees

Regular university tuition and fees information: (international):
Undergraduate tuition & fees range from CDN$7,505 - $8,204 per full academic year.
Graduate tuition & fees range from CDN$1986 - $2484. per full academic year ( 9 credit hours per year) (domestic & International) Visit our website for more information:

English for Academic Purporses tuition information:

  • $3000 per term
  • textbooks: $225-330 per term
  • activities: $50 per term
  • id card: $20 per year
  • fitness fee: $37.05 per term

All funds listed are in Canadian dollars. Fall and winter university semesters and EAP semesters are all 13 weeks in length.

Enrolment Information

Information regarding admission can be found at:

Information about our English for Academic Purposes program can be found at:

An online application form is available at:

Contact Information

David Rowland, Director
Office of International Activities
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
Canada R7A 6A9
Tel: +1.204.727.7308
Fax: +1.204.727.7471

Social Media
Twitter: @BrandonUni
YouTube: Brandon University Channel

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