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:
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes
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 a High/Secondary School Diploma/Certificate from English-speaking Canada or a Diplôme d'Études Collègiales (DEC) from Quebec with a minimum of 65 per cent in at least five subjects.
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Grading schemes vary depending on the province or territory. Please see UK NARIC for specific information.
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We require either a four-year bachelor’s degree with honours/Baccalaureate de type Honours or a four-year Diploma in Honours Standing.
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English language equivalency
We will accept a pass on the English component of the Grade 11 of Secondary School Diploma/Diplôme d'Études Secondaires as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements, if taken within two years of enrolment.
Canadian nationals are currently exempt from Home Office English language requirements. Students who have successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree in Canada are not exempt and must provide an English qualification.
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.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Canada.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute 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:
If you have any questions about studying at the University of Brighton or need more information contact us online