BU Established: 1899

Brandon University

270 18th St, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9, Canada

Brandon University is a small school in a prairie city of about 50,000, a few hours’ drive from Winnipeg or Regina. Despite its size, there is a full complement of faculties, from fine arts to business to pre-professional programs in 20 areas, including law, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Brandon’s students enjoy an excellent student-to-faculty ratio and one of the lowest tuitions in Canada.

  • 3,000+
    Total Students
  • 7%
    International Students
  • CAD 12,310
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 8,274
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education to more than 3,000 full and part-time students in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies.

Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The university has a distinctive focus on teaching and learning through academic and professional programs based on a strong liberal arts and science tradition and supported by the leading research, scholarly and creative activities of faculty and staff members. Its people, facilities, programs and services, and its warm prairie hospitality, set BU apart from other universities.

BU values excellence in teaching and research. Small class sizes, accessible faculty, experiential learning, an integrated and aesthetically pleasing campus and a diverse student population combine to form a stimulating, supportive and personalized learning experience.

BU celebrates cultural diversity and is particularly committed to the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The university is continuously improving through the introduction of new academic programs, such as the Masters of Environmental and Life Science program, the Masters in Psychiatric Nursing program, and new student success programs.

There’s a large Indigenous focus, reflected in language courses in Ojibwe, Cree, Dakota and more, as well as in the impressive collection of Indigenous literature—one of the largest in North America—housed at the John E. Robbins Library.

Fitness buffs will gravitate to the Healthy Living Centre, a modern facility that includes three gymnasiums and an indoor track.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 3,379 - 3,590 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 6,758 - 7,181 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 5,385 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 5,385 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Brandon University


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education(After Degree)
  • Bachelor of Education (5-Year Integrated)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Physical Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science


  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Justice System

2 + 2 Programs

Your program will afford you the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and theoretical knowledge, giving you a competitive advantage in the workforce. Spend your first two years at ACC, then transfer to BU in the third year.

  • Business Administration
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Athletic Therapy (UofM)
  • Agricultural and Food Science (UofM)
  • Chiropractic Studies
  • Dental Hygiene* (UofM)
  • Dentistry* (UofM)
  • Engineering(partnership with University of Minnesota)
  • Environmental Design – Architecture (UofM)
  • Journalism (UofR)
  • Law (UofM)
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (RRC)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology (RRC)
  • Medicine (UofM)
  • Occupational Therapy (UofM)
  • Optometry (UWaterloo)
  • Pharmacy (UofM)
  • Physical Therapy (UofM)
  • Respiratory Therapy (UofM)
  • Social Work (UofM)
  • Ultrasound (RRC)
  • Veterinary Medicine (UofS)



  • Master in Rural Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Rural Development


  • Master of Education

Health Studies

  • Master of Psychiatric Nursing


  • Master of Music


  • Master of Science (Environmental & Life Sciences)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 86

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 501-1,000
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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