Brescia is pleased to have a diverse community of students from all over the world. The mix of Canadian and International students greatly enhances the richness of student life on campus both inside and outside the classroom.
If you’re thinking about experiencing all that Brescia University College, an affiliate of The University of Western Ontario, has to offer you can request an information package by completing the Request for Information form.
As an applicant you must present official documentation to Brescia’s Registrar’s Office to be considered for admission.
See below for a partial listing of entrance requirements for our undergraduate programs by country. Students applying with a General Certificate of Education (GCE) should refer to the GCE Requirements. Applicants applying from the United States of America should refer to U.S. Requirements.
If you are not at this time eligible for first-year university admission you may consider Brescia’s pre-university program, the Preliminary Year. The Preliminary Year is open to both male and female students.
|Antigua and Barbuda||See: Caribbean|
|Argentina||Bachillerato & Ciclo Bàsico Comùn|
|Aruba||V.W.O. Certificate; HAVO for Preliminary Year program|
|Australia||Senior matriculation certificate qualifying for entrance to university|
|Bahamas||Senior Matriculation A levels; including 12 years of secondary school + CSEC, GCSE exams or one year at College of the Bahamas|
|Bahrain||Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)|
|Bangladesh||Higher Secondary Certificate|
|Barbados||CSEC plus GCE A levels; CSEC plus one year at Barbados Community College; see also Caribbean|
|Belgium||Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (academic stream)/Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs|
|Bermuda||Bermuda Secondary School Certificate, GCSE or, Post-Graduate year at Saltus Grammar School, or one year at Bermuda College|
|Brazil||Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau/concurso Vestibular|
|Caribbean||CSEC or GCSE, and GCE A levels. For additional information see GCE Requirements.
CAPE diploma completed - conditional offer may be based on predicted grades
|Central African Republic||Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement de Second Degré|
|Chile||Licencia de Educación Media/Prueba de Aptitúd Académica (PAA)|
|China (P.R.C.)||Senior High School Graduation Examination plus Chinese University Entrance Examination|
|Colombia||First-year standing at a recognized university|
|Denmark||Studentereksamen; Højere Forberedelseseksamen Højere Handelseksamen|
|Egypt||First-year standing at a recognized university|
|France||Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré; Baccalauréat Technologique; Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignment du Second Degré|
|Ghana||Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations plus University entrance exam|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)|
|India||All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE (after 12 years); Indian School Certificate (awarded by ICSE)|
|Indonesia||Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar S.M.A.|
|Japan||Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho|
|Kenya||Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education|
|Korea (R.O.K.)||Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate plus Academic Aptitude Test|
|Malaysia||Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia|
|New Zealand||Higher School Certificate plus University Entrance Examination|
|Norway||Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole|
|Pakistan||Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate|
|Peru||First-year standing from a recognized university|
|Philippines||Second-year standing from a recognized university|
|Puerto Rico||See: United States of America|
|Qatar||Thanawaya Aam Qatari|
|Russia||Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (at Grade 11)|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||See: Caribbean|
|Saint Lucia||See: Caribbean|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||See: Caribbean|
|Singapore||Singapore/Cambridge GCE A levels; (See also UK and Commonwealth)|
|Spain||Titulo de Bachillerato plus University entrance exam|
|Switzerland||Maturitätszeugnis; Certificat de Maturité; Baccalauréat; Attestato di Maturità; Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate|
|Taiwan||Senior High School Leaving Certificate|
|Trinidad & Tobago||See: Caribbean|
|Turkey||Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi|
|United Arab Emirates||Tawjihiyya|
|United Kingdom||The General Certificate of Secondary Education and the (UK examining boards), The Cambridge Commonwealth Overseas and High School Certificates. Applicants must offer passes in five subjects, of which two must be Advanced or Principal level, or in four subjects, of which 3 must be at the Advanced or Principal level. Two Advanced Supplementary (AS) levels may be substituted for one Advanced or Principal level except for prerequisite subjects.|
|United States of America||Grade 12 graduation with a minimum 3.0 GPA and SAT Reasoning Test score of 1100. AP tests will also be considered. For additional information see U.S. Requirements.|
|Venezuela||First-year standing at a recognized university|
|Vietnam||Bang Tu Tai (Diploma of General Education)|
|West Indies||See: Caribbean|
General Certificate of Education Requirements
Applicants seeking admission to Brescia on the basis of General Certificate of Education Examinations must submit the following:
Admission to the Preliminary Year Program:
- General Certificate of Education (GCE)/General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with passes in at least five academic subjects at the "O" level (Grade C or higher). These subjects must include English. One of mathematics, science, or a language other than English is recommended.
- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Certificate, Grades One-Three (effective 1998) at General Proficiency, will be accepted.
Admission to University Programs:
1. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) must submit three distinct A-Level (or four distinct AS-Level) traditional academic subjects with grades of A and/or B for admission consideration. General Paper is not acceptable. Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs.
2. Students who receive a 'B' grade on final GCE Advanced level exams will receive transfer credit for those courses approved by the appropriate faculty.
3. Specific prerequisite courses are required for admission to some faculties/programs. Pre-requisites must be presented at the Advanced or Advanced Subsidiary Level; however, some programs may consider IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level results with a grade of ‘B’ or above to satisfy prerequisites.
4. Submission of five IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level academic subjects or equivalent is required as reference for past academic success.
High School Applicants from the United States
Students graduating from an accredited High School in the U.S. with high standing (B average), are eligible to apply to first year studies.
- four grade 12 academic subjects.
- SAT Reasoning Test = minimum of 1100
- Grade 12 GPA = minimum of 3.0 gpa
Students not admissible to first-year university programs, may be admissible to Brescia's pre-university qualifying year, the Preliminary Year program.
Advanced Placement Exams
Transfer credit may be granted for AP courses with a grade of 4 out of 5. A maximum of two transfer credits may be awarded. All transfer credit is subject to faculty approval, and some AP courses may not be eligible for transfer credit.
Subjects should include prerequisites for specific degree programs.
|Social Science:||English (Mathematics recommended for study in Psychology, Economics or Honors Geography)|
|Family Studies BA:||English|
|Family Studies BSc:||English, Biology, Chemistry and a background in Math|
|Foods & Nutrition:||English, Biology, Chemistry and a background in Math|
|Health Sciences:||English, Math and Biology (Chemistry is recommended)|
|Management & Organizational Studies||English, Math|