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Brescia University College, an affiliate of Western University, is Canada’s only women’s university. Situated next to Western’s campus in London – a welcoming, safe community two hours west of Toronto – Brescia offers students all the advantages of a small campus along with full access to a larger university’s facilities.

Established as a Catholic college in 1919, Brescia welcomes students of all nationalities and religions. With a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 and small class sizes, Brescia provides women with unparalleled opportunities for academic and leadership development.

Brescia encourages its students to explore and practice leadership. To support student development, Brescia has committed to seven core competencies. These include: communication, critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, problem solving, self-awareness and development, social awareness and engagement, and valuing. All Brescia graduates will be able to demonstrate these competencies, and thereby be ready to choose leadership.Academic programs are organized into four schools: Humanities, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Behavioural and Social Sciences, and Leadership and Social Change. While most programs are offered at the undergraduate level, Brescia does have a co-educational pre-university program (Preliminary Year), a graduate degree in Nutrition and a number of post-degree diploma programs.

Faculty members are engaged in groundbreaking independent research and collaborative projects at both Brescia and at Western University. Across disciplines, students are encouraged to assist faculty with their research through a work-study program. Faculty engage students in meeting their research objectives while providing them with interesting working opportunities.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Brescia University College (part-time undergraduates is by headcount) (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$23,765 – $26,614

Graduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate Programs

 Graduate Programs

The Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition (MScFN) is the only Graduate Program at Brescia.

We offer two streams: the Internship Stream and the Thesis Stream. Please review each section for more information on the two streams and the eligibility requirements for applying to the program. Brescia does not have a PhD program.


Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18)

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.©2024