London, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1919Established Year
Western UniversityParent College

Brescia University College former known as Ursuline College was established in 1919 and is located in London, Ontario, Canada. It is the only university – level women’s college in Canada which is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. It is a public liberal college which is officially Catholic Institute but accepts students of all faiths, religion and background.

Why choose Brescia University College?

Being the only university-level women’s college in Canada, Brescia University College offers both under-graduate and graduation course. As the University is affiliated with Western University, students have the advantage of having intimate environment with resources that come along with Western so that when a student graduates, she receives a Western University degree.


  • World Rank is 11639 as per Webometrics 2018 Edition
  • World Rank 13006 and Country Rank is 206

Key Features

  • Students get the opportunity to engage with top faculty and resources.
  • With various courses and programs, University helps students develop critical skills for life and career.
  • Features like mentoring programs, invigorating classrooms, Lively Campus, Compassionate Community, the University provides a great way to facilitate students with skills and experience for future career.
  • The undergraduate programs are available for women’s and all the other courses are available for UWO students i.e. both males and females which consist students from Western’s other affiliated university college.

What Students say about Brescia University College?

  • Brescia is a small campus with small student body. However, the faculty and staff truly care about students (even after graduation).
  • A small student body has both positive and negative aspects but positives far outweigh the negatives.
  •  Some students hail the college for gorgeous campus and activities going on 24*7 there.
  • The values, compassion, creativity and empowerment are well learned in this college.’


Type of UniversityPublic
Student/Faculty ratio14:1
Number of Undergraduate Full time Seats1350
Number of Undergraduate Part time Seats200
Basic Full Time Tuition Fee Canadian StudentsCAD 6,528
Basic Full Time Tuition Fee International StudentsCAD 14,935 (Preliminary)
Basic Per Full Course Tuition Fee Canadian StudentsCAD 1,305
Basic Per Full Course Tuition Fee International StudentsCAD 5,322
Basic Per Half Course Tuition Fee Canadian StudentsCAD 652.80
Basic Per Half Course Tuition Fee International StudentsCAD 2,661.40

Know Your Program

The various programs offered by the University are –

  • Bachelor of Art (English, French, Psychology, Sociology, Family Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Community Development, Political Science, Human Ecology and Dimensions of Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Foods & Nutrition and Human Ecology)
  • Master of Foods and Nutritional Sciences
  • Certificate in Community Development
  • Certificate in Religious Education

Under-Graduate Programs

Various Under-graduate programs offered at the following schools:

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • School of Leadership and Social Change
  • Programs with Western

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs offered is the Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition (MScFN) which is the only program at Brescia. There are two streams offered:

  1. Internship Stream
  2. Thesis Stream

Pre-University Programs

For the base of the university studies for students and to create a foundation, Brescia University College offers these programs-

  • The Preliminary Year
  • Culture Works
  • The English Language Centre at Western University
  • Wise Program

Diploma and Certificate Programs

There are two diploma courses and one certification available at Brescia University College-

  • Diploma in Dietetic Educatoion and Practical Training
  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • Certificate in Community Development

Campus Details and Residential Facilities

The campus at Brescia University College provides on-campus accommodation conveniently for over 300 students. Campus provides various facilities to students including full access to recreational services like

  • Western University’s Sports and Recreation Services
  • Western Clubs System

 Residence Housing Plans

Residents have access to card-operated laundry facilities, a fitness room, study rooms on each floor, and common space with kitchenettes. The residence is fully secured with access by swipe card and front desk security 24/7.

All About Application Process


  • An IELTS score of 6.5 to prove English Language Proficiency
  • Other language tests: TOEFL (83), CAEL (60), MELAB (80), CanTest (4)
  • Cambridge English Exam score of 176 and Pearson test of English Academic score of 60
  • Transcripts of the last educational degree

How, When and Where to apply  

  • Start applying in the Brescia University College by month of September of each year.
  • Send applications before October 31
  • Fill the online application form through 
  • For the candidates who does not meet the minimum entrance requirement but wish to continue on basis of extra-curricular activities should fill a separate application form provided.
  • All the documents need to be sent on the official address of Brescia University College.
  • Once a student is selected, the offer of Acceptance will be sent to the student through mail.

For Canadian applicants

  • Candidates who are already persuing in Ontoria High School can apply through
  • The Guidance offices will contact the students for Login ID and PIN for the admission process.

International applicants

  • Students can apply anytime usually the start date in September of every year. Students can apply in May for the September admission.
  • Students can submit application form through

Application Fee

  • Brescia University College charges basic application fee of CAD150 for three program choices.
  • For additional program/courses chosen, candidate need to pay an additional fee of CAD 100.
  • International students will be charged CAD 10 additional as Service fee.

Cost and Expenses

Tuition Fee for Canadian Student

CanadianTotal RangeAncillary FeeTotal Fee
PreliminaryCAD 6,700 - CAD 7,500CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 8,150 - CAD 9,075
1st Year to 4th YearCAD 6,700 - CAD 7,500CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 8,150 - CAD 9,075

Tuition Fee for International Student

InternationalTotal RangeAncillary FeeTotal Fee
PreliminaryCAD 16,000-CAD 17,000CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 17,450 - CAD 18,575
1st YearCAD 28,000-CAD 29,000CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 29,450 - CAD 30,575
1st Year - MOSCAD 34,000-CAD 35,000CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 35,450 - CAD 36,575
2nd Year to 4th YearCAD 25,000-CAD 32,000CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575CAD 26,450 - CAD 33,575

Hostel and Meal Expenses at Brescia University College

MonthlyCAD 383
YearlyCAD 10,050

Residence Fees as per the year 2018-2019

Room StyleRoom and Meal Plan ARoom and Meal Plan BRequired DepositMeal Plan A 1st InstallmentMeal Plan B 1st Installment2nd Installment
Shared Room with shared En-suiteCAD 12,175CAD 12,375CAD 800CAD 8,000CAD 8,200CAD 3,375
Private RoomCAD 12,895CAD 13,095CAD 800CAD 8,500CAD 8,700CAD 3,595
Premium Private RoomCAD 13,145CAD 13,345CAD 800CAD 8,650CAD 8,850CAD 3,695

Payment Options

InstallmentPayment Deadline
1st InstallmentAug, 2018
2nd InstallmentDec, 2018

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Over 80 percent average of incoming high school students at Brescia University College are guaranteed a scholarship. Scholarships offered to students are as follows:

Canadian High School Student Scholarships

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic AverageValue
Board of Trustees Continuing ScholarshipThreeOffered to the top three students in the entering classFull Academic Tuition
Principal's Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited91.0%+CAD 3,500
Academic Dean's Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited88.0-90.9%CAD 3,000
Brescia Faculty Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited85.0-87.9%CAD 2,500
Brescia Entrance Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceUnlimited83.0-84.9%CAD 2,000
Brescia Merit Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited80.0-82.9%CAD 1,500

International High School Students

ScholarshipNumber AwardedAcademic AverageValue
International Entrance ScholarshipUnlimited91.0%+CAD 3,500
Maple Leaf Community Leader AwardTwo80% or aboveCAD 2,500
Ursuline Scholars International AwardsOne70% or aboveCAD 2,280
Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year AwardTwoMinimum entrance averageCAD 1,780
Sister St. Anne Lachance ScholarshipOne80% or aboveCAD 6,000 and a room in Brescia’s Residence
  • The students who win the ‘Take the lead’ competition conducted at the College receive a full academic scholarship to Brescia.

Work while you study

Most of the students are unsure about the career options after their graduation and need guidance in planning their career and decision making process. At Brescia University College, students need not wait till the final year of graduation to plan career development as the university provides variety of career related initiatives for them during their academics such as:

  • Workshops
  • Events and Tools
  • Career Appointments
  • Student Life Centre Blog
  • Programs
  • Curricular Career Support
  • Professional Mentoring Program
  • Career Peers and Weekly Resume/Cover Letter/LinkedIn Drop-In hours

Alumni Network

In Brescia University College, to focus on women’s leadership the Brescia University College Alumnae Association inspirits and nurture lifelong involvement by focusing on advocacy, communication, service and support among alumnae and with Brescia University.

The list of benefits and services available to the alumnae are:

  • Alumni Benefit Cards
  • Degree Frames
  • Brescia Conference Services
  • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
  • Stratford Festival Discount
  • Branded merchandise Discount

Following is the list of notable alumni at Brescia University College:

  • Margaret Chan  who is the 7th Director General of the World Health Organization (BA 1973)
  • Beryl Ivey, CM - Philanthropist (BA 1947)
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