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Brandon University

Post-Secondary Education

Brandon Unviersity promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship. We educate our students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. We defend academic freedom and responsibility. We create and disseminate new knowledge. We embrace cultural diversity and are particularly committed to the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. We share our expertise and resources with the greater community.

Categories: Education, Business x Finance, Health Sciences, Arts x Culture,  Indigenous, International, Engineering x Architecture, Human Services
Kathleen Richards
Student Success Officer

Building BU as Manitoba’s Top Experience University

Success is BUilt in Brandon.

Brandon University is considered a small-sized University with just over 3,500 students attending each year. 70% of our classes have 20 students or less. With the cozy feel of a small town, Brandon is actually the second-largest city in Manitoba with 58,000 residing in the metro area. Brandon plays host to a variety of events year-round such as the Brandon Wheat Kings hockey, Brandon Jazz Festival, and Royal MB Winter Fair just to name a few. Get active at the Riverbank Discovery Centre or take a short drive to Riding Mountain National Park.

We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 lands. Our Winnipeg site is located on Treaty 1 lands. On behalf of Brandon University, you are welcomed to the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishinabek, Oji-Cree, Cree, Dene and Métis peoples.

Discover your passion in one of our undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Explore your options in Arts, Science, Education, Health Studies & Music.

Gain valuable practical experience before you head out into the field. Many of our programs offer work-integrated learning opportunities through labs, simulations, fieldwork, cooperative learning experiences, practicums, and internships.

Campus Life

You’ll have the opportunity to play a leading role in life on campus through our Student Leader program. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make a difference, and you’ll also eat a ton of free pizza!

There are more than 50 clubs and collectives on our campus, providing fun activities and valuable life experiences. Choose from the BU Gaming Association, BU History Club, Enactus, BU Aboriginal  Student Council, LGBTTQ* Collective and many more.

Explore the world of music, art and culture. Throughout the year, guest performers, faculty and students from our renowned School of Music offer a variety of performances. Love art? The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art is located on the southwest corner of campus featuring the works of local and visiting artists. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies at the JRC Evans Theatre located in the heart of campus.

Celebrations x Showcases

Every year, we showcase the cutting-edge research of senior students in our Arts and Science program. What kind of research drives you? Previous topics have ranged from astrophysics to creative writing.

When it is all over we invite you to celebrate your achievements at our annual convocation ceremony. Indigenous graduates are also honoured in a community-wide celebration of Indigenous Student Success.

International Students

Approximately 415 International Students study at BU annually.

Countries with the highest international enrollment are Nigeria, China, Jamaica, Ghana and the U.S.A.

Indigenous Student Supports

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Centre: Beyond academic support, the IPC becomes a home away from home for students. Here you will find a lounging area of couches to relax on between classes and engage in supportive conversation with fellow students. Soup is served weekly for everyone to join in a meal together. Most importantly, we offer you a family and friendships that will last you a lifetime. We learn through gathering that even though we may lead different lives, we are the same. Supports include Orientation Activities, Transition Supports, Knowledge Keepers, Smudge Friendly Space, Study space, computers, printers and phone. (
  • Metis Student Centre
  • He Oyate Tawapi Ceremony Room
  • Brandon University Aboriginal Student Collective (BUASC)
  • Events, Activities, Ceremonies (Welcome Feast, Pot Lucks, Beading Club, Bannock and Tea with Elders, Sharing Circles, Storytelling, Medicine Picking, Ribbon Skirt Making, Elders Panel, Drum Group, Indigenous Awareness Week, Louis Riel Day Celebration, Indigenous Student Success Celebration
  • Programs with Indigenous Focus: Aboriginal Art Major, Native Languages Minor, The Al and Bee Wagner Indigenous Transition Program

Choosing Your Focus

Faculty of Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Faculty of Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Faculty of Education

  • Bachelor of Education After Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts/Education Integrated
  • Bachelor of Music/Education Concurrent
  • Bachelor of Physical Education Studies
  • P.E.N.T.

Faculty of Health Studies

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Indigenous Health Studies Transition

School of Music

  • Bachelor of Music Honours
  • Bachelor of Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Music/Education Concurrent
  • Bachelor of Music Specialists in School Music

Discover why BU is the place for you, Choose your program of study.

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