105 – Brescia University College at Western University

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Last updated: September 19, 2019

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About Brescia University College

Brescia University College is Canada’s women’s university college with approximately 1,500 students. Brescia provides a student-centred, engaging environment that encourages active participation in learning, community involvement and the development of leadership skills. A pre-university Preliminary Year Program is offered to both male and female students. Residence is guaranteed, and generous scholarship and bursary programs are offered.

Brescia is affiliated with Western University; students benefit from the small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while enjoying the resources available at a large-scale research-intensive institution like Western.

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The Brescia Competencies

The Brescia Competencies are the building blocks of the Brescia experience. They help students think critically and participate actively in society. Our 7 competencies include the following:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inquiry and Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Awareness and Development
  • Social Awareness and Engagement
  • Valuing

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Residence at Brescia

Opened in September 2013, Clare Hall accommodates approximately 300 students conveniently on campus, steps from classes and the library. Located in the centre of campus, this gorgeous building is organized into “houses” of small groupings of students. Composed of mainly single accommodations, each room features a queen-size bed, floor-to-ceiling closets, an ensuite bathroom, individual climate controls and a window seat. The Mercato — our marché-style dining pavilion—offers fresh, made-to-order dishes with emphasis on local, seasonal foods. Brescia guarantees residence space for all incoming students.

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Important Deadlines

Brescia assesses 105 applications on a rolling basis. To be considered for Fall Admission, students should apply by May.

Brescia offers Winter Admission for select programs; applications should be received no later than October 31.

Additional scholarship dates and deadlines can be found on the Admission Scholarship website.

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Admission Information

If you feel that your average will fall below our admission requirements for your program of choice, you can submit an Applicant Profile in addition to your official application, found on the Admission Requirements web page.

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Submission of Documents

An acknowledgement will be sent to you detailing the documents required to complete your application for admission to Brescia. All requested supporting documents must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documentation has been submitted directly to the Admissions Office at Brescia University College.

Read more about admission requirements and submitting documents.

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Transfer Credit Eligibility

Students who hold a college diploma or previous university education will be assessed for transfer credit on courses with a minimum grade of “C” (60%). A Brescia Admissions Officer will be in contact for additional course information (such as a course syllabus), if required.

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English Proficiency

Brescia University College is an English‑speaking university. Applicants for whom English is not the first language and who have not lived or studied in an English environment for a minimum of 4 years will be required to write an English Proficiency test or complete their ESL studies with one of Brescia’s ESL pathway partners.

Brescia’s ESL pathway partners: You may complete English-language studies at Culture Works, Western’s English Language Centre or Fanshawe College’s English as a Second Language program.

Read more information about English-language proficiency.

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Student Accessibility Services

Students with disabilities who require academic accommodation (e.g., special arrangements for exams) must notify Student Accessibility Services at Western’s Main Campus of their needs so that accommodation and related support may be considered. Contact Student Accessibility Services by email or by phone at 519‑661‑2147.

Procedures for requesting academic accommodation and information about related support is available on the Student Accessibility Services website.

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Contact Information

Brescia University College
Admissions, Office of the Registrar
1285 Western Road
London ON  N6G 1H2

Telephone: 519-858-5151
Email: brescia@uwo.ca

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