University of Windsor


The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with more than 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as: Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. They have strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff. With comparatively small class sizes and a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment.

UWindsor’s strategic plan has five priorities that directly impact their students: providing an exceptional undergraduate experience; pursuing strengths in research and graduate education; recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff; engaging and building the community through partnerships; and promoting international engagement.

The University of Windsor also ushered in a new era in September 2015 with the opening of classes at the first phase of its downtown campus in the heart of Windsor’s core. The new building, Windsor Hall — which retains the historic facade of the former Windsor Star newspaper building — houses the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education. The second phase of the downtown campus is home to the School of Creative Arts, located in the century-old site of the Windsor Armouries and the adjacent Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts.

The university overlooks the Detroit River on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts and is minutes away from North America’s busiest international border crossing. This location speaks to UWindsor’s strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.

Quick facts

Why This University

Campus life: There’s much to do in the city but lots of amenities and things to do on campus as well. There are multiple food service options, on campus living – residence gives students the chance to gain independence while having the support of residence staff. And an added bonus for international students is how close they will be to the International Students Centre (ISC) which is located in one of the residence halls.  Stay active with fitness classes, recreational clubs and facilities, associations, student support and a student government. 


  • English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)
  • English Language Improvement Program 3 (ELIP 3) – Fast Track
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences and Biochemistry – Health and Biomedical Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration and Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration and Computer Science (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration and Economics
  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry and Physics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Civil Engineering (Co-op)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film and Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film and Political Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film and Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film and English (Honours)


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  • Bachelor of Arts – Child Psychology (General)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Media and Film (General)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (General)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics (General)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Family and Social Relations (General)

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  • Master of Actuarial Science
  • Master of Applied Computing
  • Master of Applied Economics and Policy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering – Civil Engineering
  • Master of Education – International Cohort – Curriculum Studies
  • Master of Education – International Cohort – Education Administration
  • Master of Education – International Cohort – Second Language Acquisition, Culture and Society
  • Master of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering (Optional Co-op)
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Engineering – Materials Engineering
  • Master of Engineering – Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering – Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Management – International Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Management – Human Resources Management

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Campus and location


Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations

On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partners do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. Homestay hosts include single people, young couples with children and pets, and older couples. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.

Admission Requirements & Deadline

Candidates from outside continental North America should apply and submit all supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office by:
• May 1 for September admissions (Fall)
• September 1 for January admissions (Winter)
• January 1 for May admissions (Spring) 

Admission Requirements
 Once you have accessed UWinsite Student, you will need to respond to the items in your To Do List, including uploading the following documents:
  • Your official senior secondary education diploma*
  • Your official senior secondary education transcripts*
  • Your official post-secondary education diploma (if applicable)*
  • Your official post-secondary education transcripts (if applicable)*
  • Proof of your English language proficiency
  • Your Portfolio (if applicable)
  • Course descriptions* (only required if you are also applying for credit transfer)

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Undergraduate English Language Proficiency Requirement
All applicants, not covered by section A, must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission.
This can be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • 1) A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • 2) A minimum score of 60 on the Carleton University’s Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL);
  • 3) A minimum score of 60 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE); or
  • 4) A minimum overall score of 176 on the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or the Cambridge English:
    Proficiency (CPE); or
  • 5) Successful completion of the University of Windsor’s English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)* (level III)
    with a minimum final grade of 75%; or
  • 6) A minimum score of 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the
    University of Michigan (MELAB); or
  • 7) A minimum score of 83 with an writing score of 20 on the Internet-based Test (IBT) of English as a Foreign
    Language (TOEFL). Prospective students completing the Paper-Delivered Test (PDT) of English as a Foreign
    Language (TOEFL) (as offered from October 2017) will have their results assessed on an individual basis; or
  • 8) A minimum score of 120 on the current Duolingo English Test (DET); or
  • 9) Receive a minimum of five semester transfer credits based on work completed at a recognized English-speaking
    University. (Normally, students must have at least one term of full-time study.); or
  • 10) Receive a minimum of one year of transfer credit based on work completed at a non-university post-secondary
    institution with an overall transfer average of B; or
  • 11) Have completed all secondary or post-secondary education in English speaking countries such as the United
    Kingdom, West Indies and other countries as specified by the Office of the Registrar; or
  • 12) Can demonstrate that they have completed three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in a
    school where the language of instruction is English (e.g., in a British, Canadian, American or Australian
    Curriculum or an international diploma like the International Baccalaureate) and can demonstrate English
    proficiency. In some cases an English proficiency test may still be required; or
  • 13) Applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements and wish exemption must provide the Office of the
    Registrar with a letter detailing the reasons for their appeal and include a letter of recommendation from their
    Secondary School principal or designate. The Registrar (or designate) will assess the request for exemption of
    this requirement.

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $27,890.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $11,000.00 CAD
*Application Fee $75.00 CAD – $166.00 CAD


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