Brock University

Brock University

Brock University

Location

St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Website

brocku.ca

Availability

Available University-wide


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    Brock University is a public research university located in St. Catharines, ON. 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. 

    It is the only university in Canada that is in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve located at the centre of Canada’s Niagara peninsula on the Niagara escarpment. The University bears the name of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, who was responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States during the War of 1812. 

    Brock’s beautiful location in Niagara combines the best of everything. Here you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a comprehensive university, in a convenient, affordable and safe region with beautiful natural surroundings. 

    The Goodman School of Business at Brock affirms its place among world’s best business programs with accreditation conferred by AACSB, CPA Ontario, EFMD and many more prestigious domestic and international business associations. 

    The Brock campus offers a fully equipped fitness centre and indoor running track, Olympic-sized swimming pool, excellent library facilities, computer labs and much more. There are clubs for international students that organize social events as well as many other student–run activities. Student life is your resource for getting involved at Brock! 

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    Located in southern Ontario, St. Catharines is a short drive to many of Ontario’s top attractions. Just 60 minutes from Toronto, 20 minutes to Niagara Falls, and 30 minutes from the U.S.A border. 

    The “Garden City”, which earned its nickname due to its 1,000 acres of parks, gardens, and trails is also the largest in Canada’s Niagara region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario. 

    St. Catharines has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. The temperature begins to drop in October/November and rise again in April/May. The Niagara Peninsula is the largest wine-producing area in Canada – this draws a great deal of tourism to the region for wine tours and tastings. 

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    • Horseshoe Falls
    • Tawse Winery
    • Stratus
    • Old Fort Erie
    • Skylon Tower
    • Table Rock
    • Pieza Pizzeria
    • Peach Country Farm Market
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken.

    Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?
    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students.

    Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Winter Semester (SP2)
January to April


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting
    • Business
    • Canadian Studies
    • Earth Sciences
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Film Studies
    • Finance
    • Game
    • Geography and Tourism Studies
    • Health Sciences
    • Hispanic and Latin American Studies
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Systems
    • Interactive Arts and Science
    • Marketing
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    • Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    • Music
    • Nursing
    • Policing and Criminal Justice
    • Political Science
    • Popular Culture
    • Psychology and Social Sciences
    • Public Health
    • Sport Management
    • Visual Arts

    Postgraduate

    Below are areas available for Goodman Business School only, selection for all other disciplines are limited.  Students must be approved by the appropriate Graduate Program Director at Brock prior to application. Please see here for more information.

    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Postgraduate Teacher Education courses (EDUC 8P**), GAME and internship/placement courses are not open to exchange students; only Education classes at the Undergrad level are open. Most upper year Accounting courses are also not open to exchange students. 

    Courses with “0N” in the course code are not for academic credit and are not available for Exchange/Study Abroad students. 

    Some courses require portfolio application, such as musical audition, creative writing & art portfolios. These courses are generally available for exchange students to request, as long as the required supporting materials are provided on time. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • English language proficiency test (if applicable)
    • Completed exchange application form
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    Students are expected to complete 5 courses (2.5 Brock credits/30 ECTS) each semester to be considered full time students. 

    One course at Brock = 0.5 Brock credits/6 ECTS
    2.0 credits is roughly equal to 22.5 ECTS/13.5 UniSA units 
    2.5 credits is roughly equal to 30 ECTS/18 UniSA units 

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    If a student’s first language is not English, they must meet the minimum language requirements set out by Brock University.  

    See here for required scores for undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -3°c to 15°c
Spring/Summer: 15°c to 27°c

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Local language/s
French | English


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    Brock International Services and the Brock University Students’ Union offers a meet & greet service for students arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport.  

    More information on how to book this service can be found here. 

    Further information on getting to the campus via other means of transportation can be found here. 

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    On-campus accommodation offers a very typical North American experience. Students can choose a private or shared room within the traditional, semi-suite and self-catered options. All students must purchase a meal-plan and have tenant insurance for their time abroad. 

    Click here to view on-campus options.

    Click hereto view the Residence fees.

    Please note: published prices are listed for 8 months. One-semester students should divide the cost in half. 

    The on-campus application deadline for September, including deposits, is June 1. Winter semester students can apply by December 1. 

    Off-campus housing provides opportunities to live in the local community alongside upper year students. St. Catharines and the surrounding cities are quite student-focused with bus service to the University. Rent can cost approximately CAD$450-CAD$650 a month, depending on amenities that are included. 

    For support in securing off-campus housing, contact our Off Campus Living Office. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Brock University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2400
    Health Insurance $236 per semester
    Accommodation $3200 per month
    Meals/Groceries $400 a month
    Transportation $290 a month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $800 a month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student you must purchase additional health insurance (UHIP) as required by Canadian government.  

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  

Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here. 

Canada High Commissions website can be found here. 

Brock University student visa FAQ is available here. 

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Brock University is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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