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Brescia University College

  • Public University, Estd 1919
  • London, Ontario
  • 19 Courses

University Highlights

  • Affiliated with Western University
  • 25 programs
  • 30 faculty
  • An average class size of 29 students
  • Distributes awards, scholarships, and bursaries worth $2,012,070
  • International students from 36 countries make up 13% of the student body
  • 1,600 students
  • 8,000+ alumni
  • 92% of graduates rate their university experience as “good” or “excellent”
  • Four academic schools

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
  • UG/PG Course
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Based in London, Ontario, Brescia University College is a Catholic women's college focused on liberal arts. Established in 1919, Brescia is the only Canadian women's university-level college. Founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, the university began its functions as the Ursuline College. In 1963, the university transformed into Brescia College before adopting its present name in 2001. Also going by BUC, the institute has affiliations with:

  • University of Western Ontario 
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • International Association of Universities
  • Council of Ontario Universities
  • Universities Canada
  • Women's College Coalition

BUC currently serves as the education centre for 1,600 students, of which 1350 are full-time students and 200 are part-time learners. International students representing 36 countries are 13% of the student population and contribute to the diversity of this institute. The university offers multiple undergraduate and one postgraduate degrees. It also offers a pre-university preliminary year program. The following four academic areas oversee these programs:

  • School of:
    • Humanities
    • Food and Nutritional Sciences
    • Behavioural and Social Sciences
    • Leadership and Social Change

Students can also choose from numerous exchange programs, experiential education, and international course experiences.

Brescia has a campus in a beautiful setting that provides its students with a multitude of facilities and services. This campus provides students with a care program and a safe space for education. The Beryl Ivey Library holds a collection of unique and rare resources in the printed and digital form for teaching, learning, and research purposes. On-campus accommodation is available to 300 students in Clara Hall. Students can join Brescia Students' Council Clubs and cultural clubs that prioritize diversity and inclusivity. Besides high quality IT services, students can avail themselves of athletics, accessibility, food, and conference services. Apart from these, the campus houses the Hive, the business office, Mother St. James Memorial Auditorium, and a computer lab. In addition, students can also expect the following health and wellness services:

  • Seven Dimensions of Wellness
  • Education & Awareness
  • Baines Peer Support Space
  • Togetherall
  • Counselling
  • Case Management

Brescia University College has educated nearly 8,000 alumni who have gained recognition for their contribution to their respective fields. The institution takes pride in celebrating the achievements of its alumni network. Notable names tied to this university include Margaret Chan Fung Fu-Chun and Beryl Ivey.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Official transcripts
Statement of Purpose
Resume + Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation
Proof of English Proficiency

Application feesCAD 45 - 45
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $21.1K


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On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus housing facilities to 300 students in Clare Hall

  • Three rooming options: 
    • Single Room with shared en-suite bathroom
    • Private room with personal bathroom
    • Private room with personal bathroom
  • Large community lounge
  • Study rooms
  • Rooms come with:
    • Closets
    • Desk, shelves, and window seat
    • Queen- or king-sized bed
    • Desk chair
    • Portable nightstand
    • Wireless Rez Net
    • Cable
    • Sink, mirror, and under-sink storage
    • Blackout blinds
  • Three housing options:
    • Inizio House: For first-year students
    • Brescia House: For first-year students
    • Esperto House: For upper-year students



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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    1285 Western Road London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2
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