How to apply
International students apply to the university in the same way as UK students but there are different application procedures for different types of courses including:
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Canada to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require one of the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of 65% in six grade 12 U or M courses
- Alberta/British Columbia/Newfoundland & Labrador/Northwest Territories/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island/Saskatchewan/Yukon High/Secondary School Graduation Diploma/Certificate with a minimum of 65% in at least five grade 12 courses
- Manitoba High School Diploma with a minimum of 65% in at least five 300-level Grade 12 subjects
- New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma/Certificate with a minimum of 65% in at least four grade 12 courses
- Nunavut Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 65% in five grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31
- Quebec Diplôme d'Études Collégiales with a minimum of 65% overall average.
Please note that some courses may ask for higher entry requirements or specific subjects.
We require a four-year bachelor’s degree or a three-year Baccalauréat or Bachelier degree with a GPA of 2.5 for courses that require a 2:2 equivalent, or 3.0 for courses that require a 2:1.
English language requirements
Find out more about our English language requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Degree preparation courses at the International College
If you complete your pathway course at the International College at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to a degree at the University of Brighton. Available degree subject areas include accounting and finance, art and design, business management, international hospitality management, law with business, international event management, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
English language preparation courses at our Language Centre
The University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from Canada. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in Canada, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in Canada.
Canadian students attending the University of Brighton can apply for financial aid from their Federal and Provincial Governments.
You will also be eligible to apply for University of Brighton scholarships: