Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings. Brock University’s mission is to provide a safe, clean, productive and well-maintained physical environment for the University community by planning and delivering professional services that are sustainable and supportive of academic excellence, now and into the future.
Brock University will be recognized increasingly as an outstanding, regionally-connected, comprehensive university that provides innovative experiential learning opportunities for its students within an evolving curriculum; a growing range of high-quality graduate programs; ambitious teaching and research achievements by its faculty; and numerous community partnerships at home and abroad to enhance economic, social and cultural development.
St Catharines, Niagara, ON (Main Campus)
Brock University’s beautiful location in Niagara combines the best of everything. Minutes from Niagara Falls, an hour from Toronto, 40 minutes from Buffalo, New York, Brock is the only Canadian University on a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is located in one of the warmest cities in Canada.
Intensive English Language Program
The Intensive English Language Program strengthens your reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. Students will improve their ability to read academic materials, write essays, take notes, and give presentations.
Completion of this program’s highest level (Level 5), satisfies the English language requirement for Brock’s undergraduate and graduate programs that require English Proficiency Test Scores of IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (88) or equivalent.
Academic Transitions (AcT) offers advanced students the opportunity to complete their ESL studies at the same time as they take a credit course toward their undergraduate degree.
AcT students will have 20 hours of academic English language instruction and academic support each week. Students work through an accelerated IELP level five curriculum that emphasizes the following:
- Critical thinking and reading
- Researching, referencing and avoiding plagiarism
- Academic presentations, discussion and debate
- Development of specialized vocabulary
- Academic note taking
- Academic writing
In addition to their ESL classes, AcT students will have optional cultural activities during the evenings and weekends.
Upon successful completion of AcT, students with a conditional acceptance to Brock University will be admitted for January, May or September admission.
8-Week Accelerated English Language Program
Brock University’s 8 week Accelerated Program is an advanced academic preparation English program offered to students who have applied to Brock University with an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. With successful completion of this program, you will meet English proficiency requirements for Brock programs that require an IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 88.
International IELP/Undergraduate conditional students / Academic Transitions (ACT) students
Brock has been a leader in teaching English as a subsequent language for more than 50 years. Since 2003, we have offered specialized entry granting offers of admission to both ESL and undergraduate studies.
Who should apply? Those who meet undergraduate admission requirements but don’t meet our English language proficiency requirements.
Summer English Language Program
The Summer English Language Program is a 5-week term that focuses on four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students are able to benefit from quality in-class English language instruction, as well as enjoy the attractions and beauty of the Niagara Region through planned socio-cultural activities.
Undergrad Academic programs
As a comprehensive university, Brock has an expansive selection of undergraduate programs:
Aboriginal Adult Education and Native Teacher Education, Accounting, Adult Education, Applied Computing, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Linguistics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business Administration Co-op, International Dual Degree Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Business Communication, Business Economics, Canadian Studies, Community Health, Classics, Child and Youth Studies, Child Health, Computing and Network Communications, Computing and Business, Computer Science, Computer Science and Mathematics, Concurrent Teacher Education – Primary/Junior (Grades K-6), Concurrent Teacher Education – Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12), Concurrent Teacher Education – Junior/Intermediate (grades 4-10), Computing and Solid State Device Technology, Dramatic Arts, English Language and Literature, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Earth Sciences, Game Design, Film Studies, French Studies, Environmental Geoscience, German, Game Programming, Geography, General Humanities, Intercultural Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies, Interactive Arts and Science, History, Labour Studies, Italian Studies, Kinesiology, International Political Economy, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Medical Sciences, Media and Communication Studies, Oenology and Viticulture, Neuroscience, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Popular Culture, Public Health, Psychology , Sport Management, Sciences, Sociology, Social Sciences, Tourism and Environment, Studies in Arts and Culture, Teacher Education – Consecutive, Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, Women’s and Gender Studies, Visual Arts.
Goodman MBA ISP – Master of Business Administration (ISP)
- Accounting (CPA/MBA)
- Business Analytics
- Human Resource Management
- Entry point: August (Spring)
- Program length: 16 months
CPA/MBA ISP – 21 months (Co-op available)
Application deadline: Application for entry into the program may be made at any time and will be considered when received until the program is full. It is recommended that International applicants apply at least five months prior to the start of the program.
-The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is not a requirement for entry into the MBA (ISP) program. The achievement of a high GMAT, however, will reflect positively on the applicant’s application o A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80-104 (no section under 19)/Academic IELTS 6.5-7.0 (no section under 5.5) is required. English language proficiency scores are required for all applicants. Waivers will not be considered. Please note: A personal interview will be required for eligible candidate.
M.Ed ISP – Master of Education (ISP)
- Administration and Leadership in Education
- Teaching, Learning and Development (pending university approval)
- Entry point: July
- Program length: 14 Months (4 Terms)
- This is not a funded program.
- Application deadline: February 15
- *Please note that applications are accepted until the program is full.
- *Please note that a writing sample and an interview are required, and will be arranged with the Master of Education Program, after all other documents have been received and processed. For more information please visit the program website.
- For students who must provide proof of English Language Proficiency, the minimum TOEFL score of 80 (with no section under 19) or IELTS 6.5 (with no section under 5.5) or equivalent is required for the MEdISP.
MSC in Materials Physics (ISP) – Master of Science in Materials Physics (ISP)
Entry point: July
Program length: MSMP is a 14-month- long course-based masters consisting of two months of language training starting at the beginning of July followed by three four months long academic terms.
This is not a funded program.
Application deadline: Considered when received
MA in Applied Linguistics – Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (Bridged Entry)
Entry point: July (bridged entry)
Specialization: Teaching English as a subsequent language
Program length: 14 months- 4 terms (bridged entry)
This is not a funded program.
Application deadline: January 15 (Applications received later than January 15 will not be considered for potential internal scholarships)
*Please note that applications are accepted until the program is full. Please contact the program directly for more details.
- Two references are required.
- Cover letter submitted by the applicant or agency (if applicable)
- A Statement of Intent: a one or two page statement outlining the applicant’s objectives in undertaking graduate studies in Applied Linguistics, the applicant’s academic preparedness for the program, and the applicant’s focus of study in the program.
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume: This should indicate the applicant’s education, employment, publication, teaching and research activities, and other professional experience.
- English Language Proficiency scores for Bridged entry route: TOEFL PBT 550, TOEFL CBT 213, TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5 and writing band 6.5 (no score under 5.5)
- Applicants may also be required to submit a writing sample.
MACC: International Master of Accountancy
Entry point: January
Program length: Eight months (co-op available)
This is not a funded program.
Application deadline: Rolling admissions. Considered when received.
A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 105/Academic IELTS 7.5/PTE (Academic) score of 70 is required for all applicants whose first language is not English OR who has not completed an undergraduate degree in an exempt country. Note all applicants from Nigeria are required to submit an English proficiency test score.
PMPC: Professional Masters Preparation Certificate
The Professional Masters Preparation Certificate (PMPC) is an eight month preparation program that guides you through the challenges that you’ll encounter as an international student in a North American professional graduate school.
Application deadline: March 31st. Any applications received after this date will be reviewed if space permits, if program is full they will be looked at for the next August intake.
September 2017: Currently accepting applications.
CAS: Certificate in Administrative Studies
This program gives you an opportunity to upgrade your academic record and gain knowledge of North American business principles. It is a carefully designed transition year that can help you bridge the gap between undergraduate and your MBA or MBA (ISP) experience.
The CAS program begins in September of each year.
September 2017 application deadline: May 1, 2017
MPCE: The Masters Preparation Certificate in Education
The Master Preparation Certificate in Education (MPCE) is designed for international students who have completed undergraduate degrees and who wish to pursue graduate studies in North America. The MPCE is dedicated to assisting these students to overcome foreseeable academic and cultural difficulties and to acquire the necessary understandings and skills to make the transition to graduate work smoother and ultimately more successful.
- Full-time academic program that prepares you for master’s study in Canada and the U.S.
- Instruction in Education theory, research methods, Canadian cultural practices
- Class dedicated to assisting students in applying to graduate schools
- The MPCE runs either September-April or May-December, with optional field placements.