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Brescia University College

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Study abroad at Brescia University College

Brescia University College is Canada’s only women’s university, located on a picturesque campus in London, Ontario, Canada. The College is affiliated with nearby prestigious Western University, and this is where students will earn their degree from.

Brescia has a small student population of approximately 1,600, which means it can provide a student-centered education, enriched by extra-curricular opportunities and an empowering environment that promote the development of leadership skills, academic and personal growth.

The College offers a range of degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma levels. You can study a vast array of subjects at Brescia, including English, health sciences, history, kinesiology, philosophy, sociology, and many others.

Brescia offers guaranteed residence in Clare Hall - a new, state-of-the-art residence. The College also boasts a modern marché style dining pavilion that offers fresh, seasonal food options and its own Red Seal Chef.

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Why study at Brescia?

  • Unique institution

    Brescia is Canada's only women's university, where you will be empowered to lead

  • Top affiliation

    The College is affiliated with Western University, which means you’ll earn a degree from them and have access to their services

  • Small class sizes

    A student to faculty ratio of 14:1 means you will be supported individually

  • Scholarships

    Generous scholarship programs to reward your contribution to your community

  • Luxury accommodation

    Live in Brescia's luxury residence with a guaranteed single room

Life as an international student

Brescia is a diverse campus, welcoming students from many countries around the world and celebrating each other’s strengths and differences.

The College is committed to its students’ success and strives to enhance the university student experience beyond the classroom through experiential learning, extracurricular activities, and unparalleled leadership opportunities.

As an international student at Brescia, you will be well taken care of. Starting with an orientation specifically for international students, you will be welcomed into the community and your transition to student life will be supported through many different events, support services, and peer mentorship.

There is also a generous scholarship program for international students including an automatic entrance scholarship program.

Student reviews for Brescia University College

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4.65 stars
Based on 8 reviews
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University facilities
4.875 stars
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4.375 stars
  • Rosa Ramirez Holguin
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    Brescia University College Sociology
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    it is a great place to study that offers the opportunity for exposure to many different cultures on campus.
  • Blanca Grace Estrada Meza
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    Brescia University College Community Studies
    Tell us about Brescia University College
    My university is great for women who want to be leaders in their fields and community. Staff is very supportive and the academic leaders are empowering of them and the school community as a whole. The student support provided is integral (financial, administrative, spiritual, psychological).
  • Lewei Zhang
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    Tell us about Brescia University College
    I really enjoy my school life at Brescia, the teaching facilities are very new and complete. The professor and the school staff are very warm and friendly. After I came to this school, I felt the kindness, so I summoned up the courage to communicate with others in English.
  • Daniella Christopher
    Antigua and Barbuda
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    Brescia University College Psychology
    Tell us about Brescia University College
    Brescia is a small, tight-knit community which makes it very easy to meet and make new friends. From the Mercato to the classrooms to getting acquainted with people are super easy. I can’t forget how close residence is to your classes.
    As Brescia is affiliated with Western, you have access to classes, sports club, recreation center and much more at Western and the shuttle bus creates a fast way to move from once campus to the next.
  • Jeanique Wilson
    Saint Lucia
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    Brescia University College Accounting
    Tell us about Brescia University College
    It is a women’s only university, under the Western University umbrella. Close to bus stops, the mall, down town.

What Brescia University College says

  • Amanda Cox

    Amanda Cox

    Brescia University College Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions
    Amanda Cox says

    Brescia is a welcoming and close-knit community with students from all over the world, making up 18%-20% of our overall student population. From the very first moment you step onto our campus, you are embraced by our International Student Coordinator, Lissette, during our Bridging Program to help you adjust to life in Canada and life at Brescia.

    This program is a great first opportunity to make new friends from around the world and connect with peer mentors. Every single international student is guaranteed that personalized approach throughout their studies at Brescia with faculty and staff. We want to see you succeed!

    Brescia is Canada's only Women's university! A lot of our programming and academics are designed with women learners in mind and building the next generation of empowered leaders!

    Brescia has specific services and facilities available for our students including student life programming, career preparation, mentorship opportunities, orientation programming, counseling, etc. Brescia also has an International Student Center with great events and ongoing programming, there are also opportunities for students to become involved in University Council, etc.

    Brescia is an affiliate of Western University, one of Canada's largest research-intensive institutions. Our students have access to all the services and amenities of Western Student. For example, the recreation center, opportunities to play intramural and varsity athletics at Western, multiple libraries, bookstores, etc.

    Some of the careers our graduates have gone on to include Registered Dietitian, Journalist, Social Media Manager, Social Worker, Family Therapist, Professor, Communications Specialist, Medical Doctor, Human Resources Coordinator, Lawyer, Analyst, Program Manager, Politician, Marketing Coordinator, Accountant, Management Consultant, Health and Wellness Coordinator, etc.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Treatment Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 5
    • No. of Squash Courts 5
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 5
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
    • No. of Ice Rink 1
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 200
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Preliminary Year tuition: CAD$20,210 per year
  • Undergraduate tuition: from CAD$35,929 to $45,647 per year


Sister St Anne Lachance Scholarship

This entrance scholarship is awarded by Brescia University College to an international student with demonstrated academic achievement and community service and is paying international student fees. The recipient of the Sister St. Anne Lachance Scholarship will receive:

  • CAD$6,000 towards academic tuition applied to the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Brescia residence room in Clare Hall for the 2021-2022 academic year

Global Leader Bursary

  • The Global Leader Bursary recognizes students from Africa who demonstrate both leadership characteristics and a commitment to supporting others.
  • The Global Leader Bursary has an annual value of CAD$10,000 towards tuition and CAD$5,000 on-campus housing stipend. If a student choose not to live on-campus, they will only receive the tuition portion.

Brescia Lead Excellence Award

  • One award for a full-time incoming International or Domestic student to Brescia valued at $5,000. Applicants must submit a brief essay explaining how they have contributed to their community, and what leadership skills they have learned from their activities. The award may be held in conjunction with an Entrance Scholarship.


Brescia University College

1285 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 1H2, Canada

The Brescia campus is stunning. It has a park-like feel with an abundance of trees and green space. You will see the occasional deer, goose, and other wildlife.

Visa requirements for Brescia University College

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step in your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements