Brescia University College, LONDON, ONTARIO

    London, OntarioLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1919established year

    Brescia University College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    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 University Public
    Student/Faculty ratio 14:1
    Number of Undergraduate Full time Seats 1350
    Number of Undergraduate Part time Seats 200
    Basic Full Time Tuition Fee Canadian Students CAD 6,528
    Basic Full Time Tuition Fee International Students CAD 14,935 (Preliminary)
    Basic Per Full Course Tuition Fee Canadian Students CAD 1,305
    Basic Per Full Course Tuition Fee International Students CAD 5,322
    Basic Per Half Course Tuition Fee Canadian Students CAD 652.80
    Basic Per Half Course Tuition Fee International Students CAD 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

    Canadian Total Range Ancillary Fee Total Fee
    Preliminary CAD 6,700 - CAD 7,500 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 8,150 - CAD 9,075
    1st Year to 4th Year CAD 6,700 - CAD 7,500 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 8,150 - CAD 9,075

    Tuition Fee for International Student

    International Total Range Ancillary Fee Total Fee
    Preliminary CAD 16,000-CAD 17,000 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 17,450 - CAD 18,575
    1st Year CAD 28,000-CAD 29,000 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 29,450 - CAD 30,575
    1st Year - MOS CAD 34,000-CAD 35,000 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 35,450 - CAD 36,575
    2nd Year to 4th Year CAD 25,000-CAD 32,000 CAD 1,450-CAD 1,575 CAD 26,450 - CAD 33,575

    Hostel and Meal Expenses at Brescia University College

    Duration Amount
    Monthly CAD 383
    Yearly CAD 10,050

    Residence Fees as per the year 2018-2019

    Room Style Room and Meal Plan A Room and Meal Plan B Required Deposit Meal Plan A 1st Installment Meal Plan B 1st Installment 2nd Installment
    Shared Room with shared En-suite CAD 12,175 CAD 12,375 CAD 800 CAD 8,000 CAD 8,200 CAD 3,375
    Private Room CAD 12,895 CAD 13,095 CAD 800 CAD 8,500 CAD 8,700 CAD 3,595
    Premium Private Room CAD 13,145 CAD 13,345 CAD 800 CAD 8,650 CAD 8,850 CAD 3,695

    Payment Options

    Installment Payment Deadline
    1st Installment Aug, 2018
    2nd Installment Dec, 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

    Scholarship Number Awarded Academic Average Value
    Board of Trustees Continuing Scholarship Three Offered to the top three students in the entering class Full Academic Tuition
    Principal's Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 91.0%+ CAD 3,500
    Academic Dean's Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 88.0-90.9% CAD 3,000
    Brescia Faculty Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 85.0-87.9% CAD 2,500
    Brescia Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence Unlimited 83.0-84.9% CAD 2,000
    Brescia Merit Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 80.0-82.9% CAD 1,500

    International High School Students

    Scholarship Number Awarded Academic Average Value
    International Entrance Scholarship Unlimited 91.0%+ CAD 3,500
    Maple Leaf Community Leader Award Two 80% or above CAD 2,500
    Ursuline Scholars International Awards One 70% or above CAD 2,280
    Ursuline Scholars Preliminary Year Award Two Minimum entrance average CAD 1,780
    Sister St. Anne Lachance Scholarship One 80% or above CAD 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)

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Oct 31

    Application Deadline


    Bachelor Criminal Justice

    full time | honours
    $ 23,2811st YEAR

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    Bachelor French Studies

    full time | honours
    $ 23,2811st YEAR

    4 years

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    Oct 31

    Application Deadline


    Brescia University College Overview

    Insitution type
    Western University
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $23,281 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    10 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Fall Deadlines

    May 1

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Winter Deadlines

    October 31

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.59-
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-83120-

    Brescia University College Acceptance Rate

    43.0 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $23,281 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $15,837 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room with Meal Plan
    $12,535 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


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    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.4 out of 10
    7.3/10Social Life


    8.3 /10

    Brescia is Canada's only women's university. It is affiliated with Western University. I wanted to access the benefit from the small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while still enjoying the resources Western has to offer. I was taught to lead with wisdom, justice, and compassion in a changing world. My GPA was around 8. I had applied through an online application form, which was worth $160.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition Thesis Stream program offered me the opportunity to strengthen my research skills through advanced course work and Thesis development under the guidance of a Faculty Supervisor. Faculty and staff within the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences are passionate about providing an invigorating learning environment, where we become empowered to pursue leadership and research opportunities in their future careers. The thesis stream complements those already working in dietetic practice and wanting to advance their research skills and capacity for leadership roles.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    I wanted to do a bachelor's from Canada and for that, I applied to many colleges but settled for this one. My college offers scholarships to international students. The admission process is also hassle-free, interested candidates can apply online directly to the college. I had to pay around $100 for the application fee and an additional $10 as I'm an international student.

    Course Curriculum :

    My curriculum is mainly based on the study of politics. During the introduction classes, we were taught about the basic concepts of democracy, freedom, and justice in detail. Global affairs like war, peace, terrorism or security are also included within our course. The influence of media on modern politics is given importance in class.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    5.8 /10

    I opt for this particular college because I heard that the Foods and Nutrition Program is very good here, and also it's a woman only college, so I thought it is fun for me to apply for. And also I really like the studying environment here

    Course Curriculum :

    I feel it is a huge amount of workload but as long as you are passionate about what you are currently taking, I think it is good to have a busy schedule so you can always be motivated to do work and try to get everything done correctly before deadlines come

    6 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    1285 Western Rd, ON N6G 1H2

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Airport
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall

    Book Store

    Book Store At Western0.74 km
    Coles2.53 km
    Oxford Book Shop Ltd2.66 km
    Scholar's Choice2.70 km
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    Hospital Helipad1.20 km
    London (Victoria Hosp) Heliport6.73 km

    Shopping Mall

    Wonderland Corners Business Centre1.87 km
    Sherwood Forest Mall1.95 km
    thrift store2.16 km
    Dollarama2.38 km
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    CSTAR1.09 km
    Complete Health Solutions1.55 km
    St. Joseph's Hospital2.19 km
    St Joseph's Health Care London2.20 km
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    Papa John's Pizza1.84 km
    Bangkok Pad Thai2.52 km
    Jack Astor's Bar & Grill2.74 km
    East Side Mario's London (Fanshawe)2.82 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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