International Admissions Requirements & Required Documents

Application for admission to Brandon University is based on certificates from out of country and will be considered on their merits. In general, students from outside Canada who apply for admission to Brandon University are required to have met the minimum requirements for admission to a University in the country in which they graduated from High School. In addition, they must also have met the academic requirements set out by the faculty or school at Brandon University to which they are seeking admission.

Official documents must be submitted in order to confirm any such offer. Final official transcripts must be sent from the high school, degree granting institution, Examination Authority or from the applicant providing the transcript remains in the sealed envelope from the institution. English language proficiency test scores must come from the examination authority.

All documents become the property of Brandon University. Students 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. Transcripts not in English must be translated by a certified translator along with a note indicating they received documents in a sealed envelope. The original official transcript and the translation must be sent to the Admissions Office.

English Proficiency Requirements

Except those from exempted countries, International students whose mother tongue is not English will be required to submit evidence acceptable to the University or faculty in English. The Admissions Office will not accept English proficiency results more than two-years old.

The following are accepted:

Test Score
C1 Advanced
The Cambridge English Advanced exam
176
C2 Proficiency
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
176
CAEL
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
60
CAEL CE
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
60
CanTEST
Canadian Test for English for Scholars and Trainees
  • 4.5 (reading and listening)
  • 4.0 (speaking and writing)
CPE
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Score of “C”
EAP
English for Academic Purposes
Successful completion of Tier 4
IELTS
International English Language Testing System (Academic)
6.5 overall
MELAB
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
80
PTEA
Pearson Test of English Academic
58
TOEFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • 550 (paper-based test) with a minimum score of 50 in each testing section.
  • 80 (Internet-based test) with a minimum score of 20 in each testing section.

All documents submitted must be official.  Brandon University will accept documents that have been sent from the granting institution only.  We will not accept e-mailed, photocopied, notarized or attested documents.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

EAP is primarily for students who are preparing to enter English-speaking post-secondary educational institutions and need to improve their English skills to university-level fluency.

EAP is also designed for those people who want to improve their use of English as a second language for professional or personal purposes.

Some knowledge of the English language is required before students are accepted into the EAP program. Generally, high school English is required.

For more information please visit the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program website.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirement & Documents

Official documents must be submitted in order to confirm any such offer of acceptance. Final official transcripts must be sent from the degree granting institution, Examination Authority or from the applicant providing the transcript remains in the sealed envelope from the institution. English language proficiency test scores must come from the examination authority.

All documents become the property of Brandon University. Students 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. Transcripts not in English must be translated by a certified translator along with a note indicating they received documents in a sealed envelope. The original official transcript and the translation must be sent to the Admissions Office.

GCE: Must have passes in five different subjects of which at least two must be passed at the Advanced level or passes in four different subjects of which at least three must be passed at the advance level.
Or
Two Advanced Subsidiary Level courses in lieu of one Advance Level course, or four Advance Subsidiary Level for two Advance Level to meet the minimum admission requirements. Students with one Advance Subsidiary subject will be considered in lieu of an Ordinary level subject.

WAEC/NECO: Minimum of 5 subjects at C5 or better including English and Mathematics. Students must email to the Admissions Office their Serial Number, PIN Number, Candidate/Registration Number Examination and Exam date. The two results cannot be combined.

HKDSE: Students with the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will require a minimum level 3 in all core subjects, (English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies). Students must also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement applicable to all international students whose primary language is not English.

International Baccalaureate: Students with an International Baccalaureate Diploma with an overall score of 24 points are considered to have the equivalent of Manitoba High School Graduation for purposes of admission to Brandon University. The IB Diploma must contain at least three Higher Level courses, with the remaining courses being either the Higher Level or the Standard Level

Admissions Office: admissions@brandonu.ca

The Admissions Office makes every attempt to ensure the information listed below is accurate by regularly updating requirements.

Country Current BU Requirement
* Afghanistan Baccalauria
* Algeria Baccalaureat
* Argentina Bachillerato
* Aruba Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Certificat4/e
Australia Higher School Certificate and Record of Achievement; Victorian Certificate of Education; Senior Certificate; Year 12 Certificate of Achievement; Certificate of Secondary Education; ACT Year 12 Certificate or Senior Secondary Studies Certificate; Tasmanian Certificate of Education; SACE.
* Austria Maturazeugnis or Reifezeugnis
* Azerbaijan Certificate of General Education
Bahamas BGCSE – Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education
* Bahrain Secondary School Certificate
* Bangladesh Higher School Certificate (HSC)
*Belarus Svidetel’stvo/o Srednem Obrazovanii or Certificate of Complete Secondary Diploma o Srednem Spetsialnom Obrazovanii
* Belgium Secondary School Certificate
Bermuda General Certificate of Education
* Benin Secondary School Certificate
* Bolivia Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
* Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia Secondary School Certificate
*Botswana Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
British West Indies General Certificate of Education
* Brazil Secondary School Certificate: Certificado de Conclusao de Grau or Certificado de Ensino Medio or Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio.
* Bulgaria Secondary School Certificate (diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie)
* Burundi Secondary School Certificate (Diplome de fin des Humanites)
* Cambodia Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
* Cameroon Secondary School Certificate
* Cape Verde Certificado da Habilitacoes Literarias
Canal Zone (USA) American Grade 12
Caribbean CAPE: The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with a least two courses or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) plus one year in an academic post-secondary program or GCE.
*Central African Republic Baccalaureat/Diplome de Bachilier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre Releve de notes
*Chile Secondary School Certificate (Licencia de Educacion Media and Prueba de seleccion universitaria results)
* China Senior High School Graduation Diploma
Christmas Islands Australian Requirements
* Colombia Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
* Congo Diplôme d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
Cook Islands University Entrance Exam
* Costa Rica Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
* Cote d’Ivorie
(Ivory Coast)
Baccalaureat
* Croatia Secondary School Certificate (Svejedodzba Zavrsene Srednje Skole)
* Cuba Secondary School Certificate
* Cyprus Apolytirion or General Certificate of Education (see above)
* Czech Republic Secondary School Certificate (Vysvedceni Maturitni Zkousce)
* Denmark Secondary School Certificate or Studentereksamen,or Hojere-Forberedelseseksamen Hojore,or Handelseksamen (HHX),or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)
*Diplome du Baccalaureat General TOEFL may be needed.
*Dominican Republic Secondary School Certificate
* Ecuador Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
* Egypt Secondary School Certificate
* El Salvador Bachillerato
England General Certificate of Education
* Estonia Secondary School Certificate (Keskkooli loputunnistus), Maturity Certificate
* Ethiopia Ethiopia School Leaving Certificate
*European Baccalaureate TOEFL may be needed.
Fiji Islands Secondary School Certificate
* Finland Secondary School Certificate (Studenttexamen or Ylioppilastutkinto)
* France Secondary School Certificate (de l’Engseignement du second degree), Baccalaureat General, Baccalaureat,(Diplome de Bachelier)
* Gabon Baccalaureat
* Gambia General Certificate of Education with ‘A’ levels or WAEC
* Gaza Strip Secondary Leaving Certificate
* Georgia Secondary School Certificate
* Germany Reifezuegnis or Abitur or Zeugnis der Reife or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Ghana General Certificate of Education or WAEC
Gibraltar General Certificate of Education
* Greece Secondary School Certificate (Apolytirion Lykiou)
* Guatamala Bachillerato
* Guinea Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
Guam (USA) American Grade 12 (‘C’ average)
* Haiti Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
* Honduras Bachillerato
* Hong Kong General Certificate of Education (GCE) or The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
* Hungary Secondary School Certificate (Erettsegi Maturity Certificate)
* Iceland Secondary School Certificate (Studentsprof)
* India One of: Higher Secondary Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate, or Intermediate Examination Certificate or Senior Secondary (12 Class) Examination.
* Indonesia Secondary School Certificate: SMA (Sekolah Menengah Atas), SMU (Sekolah Menengah Umum
* Iran Pre-University Certificate
* Iraq Secondary School Certificate
Ireland Leaving Certificate (Ardteistmeireacht)
Isle of Man General Certificate of Education
* Israel Secondary School Certificate (Bagrut)
* Italy Secondary School Certificate (Diploma di Maturita)
* Japan Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)
Jamaica CAPE: The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) with a least two courses or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) plus one year in an academic post-secondary program or GCE.
* Jordan Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihi)
*Kazakhstan Secondary School Certificate (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii)
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
* Korea Republic of (South) Secondary School Certificate (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo)
* Kuwait Secondary School Certificate (Shahadadat Al-Thanawia-Al-A’ama) Score: 65%
*Kyrgyzstan Attestat o Srendnem Obscem Obrazovanii
* Laos Upper Secondary School Diploma
* Latvia Secondary School Certificate, (Atestâts par Vispârçjo Vidçjo Izglîtîbu)
* Lebanon Baccalaureat General
Lesotho Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
* Liberia WAEC
* Libya Secondary Education Certificate
*Liechtenstein Maturazengnis Minimum Score: 4
* Lithuania Secondary School Certificate (Brandos Atestatas)
* Luxembourg Secondary School Certificate (Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires)
*Macedonia Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Svidetelstvo za Zavreno Sredno Obrazovanie or Diploma za Polozhen Zavrshen Ispit
*Madagascar Baccalauréat de ?Enseignement Secondaire
* Macau Secondary School Certificate
* Madagascar Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
Malawi Malawi Certificate of Education
* Malaysia Malaysian Higher School Certificate (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahon Malaysia (STPM)
*Mali Baccalaureat
Malta Matriculation Certificate
* Mauritania Baccalaureat
Mauritius General Certificate of Education
* Mexico Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
*Moldova Republic of Dipoma de Bacalaureat or Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generala
* Mongolia Secondary School Certificate (Gerchilgee)
* Morocco Baccalaureat
*Mozambique Certificado de Habilitacoes
*Myanmar Basic Education Standard Examination (Matriculation)
*Nambia Nambia Senior Secondary Certificate (5 subjects passed)
* Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate or School Leaving Certificate.Alternate: Proficiency Certificate (two years’ training offered by universities to students entering with a School Leaving Certificate or an Uttar Madhyama Certificate)
* Netherlands (The) Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
New Zealand New Zealand University Entrance Examination or National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications)
* Nicarauga Bachillerato
Nigeria West African Examinations Certificate (WAEC) or General Certificate of Education or NECO
* Norway Vitnemal Fra de Vidergaende Skole (since ’81)
* Oman General Certificate/General Education Diploma
* Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate or Intermediate Examination Certificate
* Panama Secondary School Certificate (Bachiller) or Certificado de Maestro de Nivel Superior
Papua New Guinea High School Certificate
* Paraguay Bachiller
* Peru Secondary School Certificate (Certificado de Educacion Secundaria)
* Puerto Rico High School Diploma (‘C’ average) on 5 subjects
* Philippines One year at a recognized university or college in the Philippines
* Poland Secondary School Certificate (Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Certificate)
* Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundario
*Qatar Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari
* Romania Diploma de Baccalaureat
* Russia Attestat O Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
* Rwanda Secondary School Certificate (Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires)
* Saudi Arabia Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah)
*Senegal Baccalaureat
*Serbia Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli
Scotland Scottish Certificate of Education
* Seychelle Island General Certificate of Education
Sierra Leone WAEC
* Singapore Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
* Slovak Republic Maturity Certificate (Maturitne Vysvedcenie)
*Slovenia Matura (Maturitetno sprièevalo) or Poklicna matura (Sprièevalo o poklicni maturi) or Zakljuèni izpit
* Somalia Secondary School Leaving Certificate
South Africa Senior Certificate or Certificate from the Matriculation Board exemption on behalf of HESA or Conditional Certificate issued by a university of Technology
* Spain Secondary School Certificate (Titulo de Bachiller)
* Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education
* Sudan Sudan Secondary School Certificate
Swaziland International General Certificate of Secondary Education
* Sweden Secondary School Certificate (Slutbetyg Fran Gymnasieskola)
* Switzerland Maturitatszeugnis or Certificat de Maturite or Attestali du Maturita
* Syria Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
* Taiwan High School Leaving Certificate
*Tajikistan Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
* Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education and Certificate of Secondary Education or National Form VI and Form IV Examinations
* Thailand Upper Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)
* Timor-Leste Ensino Secundario Diploma
* Togo Baccalaureat
* Tunisia Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat)
* Turkey Lise Diplomasi
*Turkmenistan Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education and Uganda Certificate of Education
* Ukraine Secondary School Certificate (Atestat Zrelosti)
* United Arab Emirates Secondary School Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma)
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Island) General Certificate of Education
United States of America High School Diploma (‘C’ average) on 5 subjects including English
* Uruguay Bachillerato
*Uzbekistan Seccondary School Certificate (O’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risida Shahadatnoma)
* Venezuela Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerato)
* Vietnam Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc (Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Virgin Islands (UK) General Certificate of Education (see calendar for details)
Virgin Islands (USA) American grade 12 graduation (‘C’ average)
Wake-Midland Island American grade 12 graduation (‘C’ average)
Wales General Certificate of Education
West Africa General Certificate of Education (see above) or WAEC ((Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia)
West Indies CCE and Higher School Certificate with 2 principal subjects and 3 subsidiary subjects
* Yemen Secondary School Certificate (Al Thanawiya)
Zambia Zambian School Certificate
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education O-Level and Higher School Certificate (HSC) from U of Cambridge or GCE A-Level

*English Proficiency test Required

(1) Countries that require CAPE – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.