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Entry requirements for Canadian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Canadian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed the Grade 11 Secondary School Diploma with 60% or above, or Advanced (Ontario province).
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma completed in a university-preparation stream, or if you have a Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC).
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you have a post-secondary three-year diploma.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a postgraduate taught course if you have a Canadian Bachelor's degree or Baccalaureat de type Honours.
  • Research programmes
    You need to hold a postgraduate degree to apply for entry onto a postgraduate research programme at BU.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.