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Brandon University

  • Public University, Estd 1889
  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • 30 Courses

University Highlights

  • Approximately 3,000 students
  • Has affiliations with the Canadian Universities, CUCCOA, and College Conference Organizers Association
  • The School of Music consistently ranks among the best universities in Canada for music
  • An employment rate of nearly 82.3%
  • According to Maclean's magazine, the university ranks:
    • #3 in the country for library support
    • #4 in the country for student services
  • One of the 19 primarily undergraduate Canadian universities, according to Maclean's magazine
  • Over 200 social events and recreational activities throughout the year
  • One campus with three residence halls
  • Five faculties and one school
  • An acceptance rate of 66%

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
  • UG/PG Course
  • Faculty/Student
  • No. of
  • Yearly Hostel &
    Meals Expense
    $9.5K - 11.0K


Brandon University is a primarily undergraduate university focused on liberal arts and sciences in Manitoba, Canada. Founded by the Baptist Union of Western Canada in 1889, the university had affiliations with McMaster University. The institute obtained university status through the Brandon University Act in 1967.

This university provides education to nearly 3,000 students including international ones. Five faculties and one school comprise the educational facilities at this institute. These are: 

  • The Faculty of:
    • Arts
    • Education
    • Graduate Studies
    • Science
    • Health Studies
  • The School of Music

This academic structure oversees a total of 43 undergraduate, graduate, degree, pre-professional, 2+2, and certificate programs. Students enrolled in these programs can attend workshops on learning numerous skills. They can also expect the following student support services:

  • Counselling
  • Math Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Learning Skills
  • Career Planning and Placement
  • Sexualized Violence Support and Information
  • Virtual Medical Clinic

Brandon’s central campus in Manitoba houses students in three gender-inclusive residence halls. Aside from housing facilities, the campus also houses the John E. Robbins Library and S.J. McKee Archives. Recreational facilities including fitness classes, rec & sports clubs, and intramurals are available. Students can participate in over 200 social events and recreational activities. They can also join a number of clubs including:

  • Four entertainment clubs
  • Two music clubs
  • Four student support clubs
  • Five arts clubs
  • Eight science clubs
  • Two sports clubs
  • Three health studies clubs
  • Two education clubs
  • Four religious clubs

In terms of athletics, the BU Bobcats focus on floorball, volleyball, and basketball. Alongside these, other on-campus services include dining, parking, and the Healthy Living Centre. The university also operates multiple research centers and institutes for the development of its students and faculty including:

  • BU Research Office
  • Critical Studies of Rural Mental Health Centre
  • Research Connection
  • Rural Development Institute
  • Tourism Research Centre
  • Centre for Aboriginal and Rural Education Studies

Brandon University takes pride in its successful line-up of alumni and presents those who have performed outstandingly in their respective fields with awards. The Alumni Association arranges events and activities. The university, in collaboration with the association, provides benefits to the alumni including alumni news magazine subscription, career planning placement services, access to the John E. Robbins Library, and CUCCOA affiliation. Some of the renowned alumni include Henry Champ, Tommy Douglas, Frank McKinnon, H. Pentland, and Neil Robertson.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Official/ certified/ attested evaluated transcripts in English
Financial proof
English language proficiency proof- TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE
Financial affidavit/ proof of funding
Passport proof
Additional documents (Program-specific)

Application feesCAD 140 - 140
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 3 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $16.0K - $17.3K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 1 Year
    1st Year Tution Fees: $20.4K - $30.3K


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On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus housing facilities to its students in three residence halls

  • Darrach Hall: 
    • Inclusive to cisgender and trans men as well as non-binary and two-spirit individuals
    • Standard single and double rooms
    • Accommodates up to 90 residents
  • Flora Cowan Hall:
    • Inclusive to cisgender and trans women as well as non-binary and two-spirit individuals
    • Standard and economy single and double rooms
    • Accommodates up to 110 residents
  • McMaster Hall:
    • Inclusive to all genders
    • Standard, standard plus, and economy single and double room
    • Accommodates up to 270 residents
  • Furnished rooms with amenities including parking, mail services, student identification, food services, conference, and casual stays.



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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    104 McKenzie Building 270 18th Street Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
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