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Brandon University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Brandon University is located in the Manitoba province. It was founded back in the 19th century, The Brandon University is a co-educational, and non-denominational institution. The university is also supported by the government. Brandon University is a member of Universities Canada. The university offers many programs like degree programs, 2+2 programs, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, pre-professional programs, and certificate programs. The university has various schools and faculties namely: faculty of arts, school of music, faculty of education, faculty of science, school/ faculty of health education.

For the fall undergraduate admissions 2018, a total of 3265 number of applicants were seen out of which 1524 enrolled were international students and 1429 students enrolled were Canadian citizens. The major disciplines offered at the Brandon University Canada include business, education, health education, sciences, arts, music along with others. The university also offers integrated programs and online programs.

Brandon University is continually providing updates to domestic as well as international students regarding COVID-19. Currently, the university has suspended classes and looks to continue the same in the fall semester. For the fall semester, the university has decided part classes to be live, a limited number of classes, labs, practicals, and studios will be held in person. The university is otherwise open for the staff and faculty.

  • The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE as the English proficiency requirement.
  • For the fall undergraduate admissions 2018, a total of 3265 number of applicants were seen out of which 1524 enrolled were international students and 1429 students enrolled were Canadian citizens.
  • In the year 2019, the graduate gender population was seen as 293 female and 86 male. On the other hand, the undergraduate student’s gender population was seen to be as 2226 female and 954 male.
  • Most of the international student admission was seen in the undergraduate arts degree programs.
  • All the classes are now being suspended or being conducted online due to COVID-19 and shall resume in the fall semester.
  • The university is accepting applications only online because of the global pandemic COVID-19.


Total Enrolment3265 for the fall semester 2018
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/ winter
English Proficiency TestTOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE
Contact Details for International

Brandon University Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for the fall and the winter semesters are given below:


WinterAugust 1
FallApril 1

The deadlines for graduate programs are different for different programs.

Brandon University International Students Admissions

Brandon University serves international students from five continents hailing from more than 30 countries. The university observed an admission of around 200 international students for the past year. After the completion of first-year studies, Brandon university also offers international students various kinds of scholarships, including those scholarships which are even reserved for only international students.

Brandon university also offers international exchange programs and partnership programs with other organizations, institutions, and universities internationally. The procedure for international applications is almost the same as domestic applicants. The documents and application material is to be sent directly to the university but now due to the global pandemic- COVID-19, the university is accepting all the application related material via their email.

Admission Portal: Online

Application fee: 60 USD

Admission Requirements:

Apart from the program-specific requirements for admission, international students are supposed to submit some additional documents as follows:

  • Complete application form
  • Application fee
  • Official/ certified/ attested evaluated transcripts in English
  • Financial proof
  • English language proficiency proof- TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE
  • Financial affidavit/ proof of funding
  • Passport proof
  • Specific program requirements

The university also provides international students with English for academic purposes program which is meant to increase English proficiency skills and is beneficial for international students who need skill development in terms of the English language. 

Contact e-mail:

English language proficiency test scores

International students who are non-native English speakers need to provide the university with English proficiency scores of TOEFL/ IELTS or PTE.

TestMinimum scores required (UG)Minimum scores required (Graduate)
PTE Academic5860
IELTS6.5 bands6.5 bands
C1 Advanced176Not acceptable
C1 Proficiency176176

Note: TOEFL and IELTS scores shouldn’t be more than 2 years old.

Student Visa Process for International Applicants

  • International applicants are required to apply from the Canadian Study Visa.
  • The permit will only be issued for a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • Applicants need to provide the following documents to receive the permit:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
    • Acceptance letter
  • After acceptance, a port of entry Introduction letter is given to applicants which are to be presented at the airport at the time of arrival.
  • The students will then be given the study permit to study in Canada.
  • Currently, due to the global pandemic- COVID-19, all the visa services have been exempted and the country is giving priority to some applications.

Brandon University Canada Undergraduate Admissions

Brandon University provides a wide range of degree programs in various disciplines like arts, health studies, business, science, and others. Some of the degree programs available are bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of nursing, bachelor of physical education studies, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of music to name a few.

International students are required to follow the same admission procedure as domestic applicants. All the test scores required are to be sent directly to the Brandon University office of admissions. 

Admission Portal: Online

Application fee: 60 CAD

Admission Requirements: 

  • Complete Application form
  • Academic records
  • Evaluated official academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency proof- TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ Cambridge English Tests
  • Bank statement/ Financial proof/ proof of funding
  • Passport proof

The documents can be sent to:

Admissions Office

104 McKenzie Building

270 18th Street

Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Phone: 204-727-7356

Fax: 204-725-2143

Brandon University Canada Graduate Admissions

Brandon University provides graduate programs in mainly the disciplines: music, education, nursing, science, and rural development. Each of these programs has its specific requirements and specific deadlines which are given below.

There are a wide variety of disciplines to choose from for international students. Students are supposed to send their documents to the university email address for review. All the test scores are also to be sent directly to the email id mentioned below as the graduate admission process is now paperless due to the global pandemic- COVID-19.

Admission Portal: Online

Application fee: 60 CAD

Admission Requirements: 

  • Complete graduate Application form
  • Coursework and conferral of degree directly from the institution
  • Evaluated official transcripts
  • English proficiency requirements- IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE/ Cambridge English Tests
  • Proof of Finance/ proof of funding
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Program-specific requirements
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/ curriculum vitae
  • Proof of passport
  • Departmental application for each program

The documents can be sent to:

Admissions Office

104 McKenzie Building

270 18th Street

Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Phone: 204-727-7356

Fax: 204-725-2143

The table below shows some of the popular courses and specific admission requirements for the same:

ProgramApplicationApplication Fee (CAD)GMAT/GRELetter of Recommendation
ME (Master of Education)Online60RequiredRequired
Graduate diploma/ master of rural developmentOnline60RequiredRequired
MS Environmental and life scienceOnline60RequiredRequired
Master of MusicOnline60RequiredRequired

International students applying at the Brandon University are recommended to send across their admission documents as early as 4-5 months before the deadlines.

Also, international applicants should have excellent personal statements and recommendation letters. Applicants can contact the international student office anytime in the office hours or can even mail them if any query persists. Applicants should keep on checking their application status as it is highly required.

Graduate programs like the master of psychiatric nursing are not available for international students to choose from.


Ques. Is my country exempted from English proficiency tests?

Ans. Some of the countries are exempted from presenting the proficiency tests for english but india is not. Applicants applying from india need to present a test score from TOEFL/PTE/Cambridge English/ IELTS.

Ques. Where to apply for admission?

Ans. Applicants can apply at the official university website only.

Ques. How do I pay my tution fee?

Ans. International students can pay their tuition fees through GlobalPay or pay my tuition.

Ques. What if I apply after the deadline?

Ans. An application or document arriving after the April 1 deadline for the first term (September) will automatically be considered for the second term (January). If the application or documents arrive after the August 1 deadline for the second term (January), applicants will be required to reapply with a new application fee to be considered for the next academic year.

Ques. What are the steps to apply at Brandon University?

Ans. Complete the online application, pay the application fee, send the documents to the admissions office, offer of admission will be received on email if the applicant is eligible.

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