International Admissions Guide

The first step to becoming a Brandon University student is to complete the online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee. The online application opens October 1st each year for the next academic session to all Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Applicants must order all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts well in advance of the stated deadline to ensure they are received by the Admissions Office before the deadline. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the Admissions Office and Faculty websites regularly. Click here to learn more about the Certificate, Undergraduate and Graduate program available at Brandon University.

Application & Official Document Deadline

The International Application & Official Document Deadlines are in place to ensure applications are processed in a timely manner to allow as much time as possible to apply for a Study Permit.

An application or document arriving after the April 1 Application & Official Document deadline for first term will be considered for second term. Applicants will be required to reapply and submit the non-refundable application fee for the next academic year if the application or documents arrive after the August 1 deadline for second term.

Offer of Admission

International applicants accepted to Brandon University will receive an email with the Offer of Admission attached. The Offer of Admission is required for the Study Visa package. Visit the Government of Canada Get a Study Permit website for more information.

International applicants in their final year of high school must include a letter from the Principal or designate attesting that graduation from high school will occur before the start of University.


Almost all communications from the Admissions Office are sent by email. When applying, use an email account that you check regularly and add us to your safe-sender list.

Education Costs

In order to attend our university, students will need to have approximately $33,000 (Canadian) to cover their first year of study (September to April). Travel costs have not been included in this figure.  Learn more about the tuition and fees you can expect to pay at Brandon University.

Paying from Outside Canada

To learn how you can pay your Brandon University account from outside Canada, please visit the International Student Tuition Payment Options from Outside Canada page.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International students will be required to submit evidence of acceptable English language results as recognized by Brandon University. International student may enroll in our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. International students may be eligible for an English language waiver if they have studied in an English environment. Admission requirements by country can be found on the International Required Documents page.

Canadian Immigration Regulations

Government of Canada Study Visa permits

Students must obtain a student authorization permit prior to coming to Canada. The procedure is:

  • Obtain an Offer of Admission from Brandon University.
  • Contact the nearest Canadian Immigration Authority.
  • Be prepared to show evidence of enough financial support to cover the cost of study.
  • Find information on the expanded biometric screening on the Government of Canada website.

If your program of study at Brandon University is more than 6 months in duration, you are required to obtain a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Once you arrive in Canada, before the course registration deadline of your first semester, you must bring your valid study permit to the Office of International Activities (located in the basement of McMaster Hall).

Health Insurance

Manitoba Blue Cross health insurance coverage ensures that international students have access to health professionals when needed for both emergent and non-emergent care.  This plan has an annual cost and is mandatory.  Applicable fees will be applied to your BU Student Account when you register for courses.

Important Web Pages

Contact Information

Office of International Activities