Western University


Since 1878, Western University has been a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a Canadian research university. Western University offers more than 400 undergraduate and 120 Master’s and PhD programs, allowing students to tailor their education to personal strengths and career ambitions. At Western University, students will learn from nationally and internationally renowned professors and researchers. Students will also have the opportunity to complement their academic program with an exceptional range of curricular and co-curricular activities, including leadership and learning opportunities both on and off campus. 

Quick facts

Why This University

  • Campus: Western University is one of the most picturesque campuses in North America, located on the beautiful Thames River in London, Ontario. 
  • Top-Quality Residence System: The University’s residence system has continually been ranked as one of the best residence experiences among large Canadian universities.
  • Unique Programs: There are more than 400 undergraduate programs and 88 different graduate degree programs to choose from. 
  • Employment Opportunities: Over 2,000 undergraduate work study and paid positions are available right on campus. There are many internship, co-op, job shadow, fieldwork and other volunteer opportunities available off campus as well. 

NOTE: Management & Organizational Studies is not available to international students that are attending an Ontario Curriculum high school, or international university/college transfer.


  • Academic English Program + Undergraduate Program
  • Academic English Program
  • English Boost Program
  • CultureWorks U First + Academic English Program
  • CultureWorks U First + English Boost Program
  • Master of Professional Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Eligibility Master of Professional Education – International School Leadership + Professional Certificate in Project Management

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.

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $15,971.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $11,000.00 CAD

*Application Fee $120.00 CAD – $256.00 CAD


Admission Requirements & Deadline


Higher Secondary Certificate

  • If your school is recognized by the Ministry of Education of your country and is following the national curriculum please follow the requirements listed for your country below.
  • If your school follows a curriculum accredited by a country other than that in which you are studying, please select that country from the previous page and refer to the required documents and guidelines for that specific country accordingly.
  • Applicants must disclose post-secondary attendance on the application form and submit official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  If you have attended a post-secondary institution, please review the Transfer guidelines for admission.

Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.  Possession of the minimum requirements as listed here should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission.

Specific instructions on how to submit all documentation will be listed on your Student Center To Do List after you apply. Documents submitted in a format different than requested will not be accepted.

Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the Higher Secondary Certificate must submit the following:

    1. Higher Secondary Certificate indicating all subjects taken and grades earned.

      Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of mid-year/mid-term results. If you are issued a conditional offer of admission, you will be required to have your final official academic transcript sent directly from the proper issuing authority along with word-for-word English translations, to World Education Services (WES) Canada for authentication and verification.**

    2. Refer to the content below for program specific required and recommended courses. Course prerequisites should be presented at the senior level:

English Requirements

At Western, admission consideration is based on academic qualifications along with evidence of English proficiency for those applicants whose first language is not English. You must therefore submit proof of English language proficiency before being considered for admission.

Western is an English language university and it is important to your success at Western that you are proficient in both spoken and written English. All students must demonstrate the ability to speak and write clearly and correctly. To encourage aptitude in the use of the English language, Western’s instructors consider proficiency in English when assigning grades. Work presented in English in any subject, at any level, which shows a lack of proficiency in English may either be failed or, at the discretion of the instructor, returned to the student for revision to a literate level.

Nursing Applicants: English language proficiency requirements for admission to Undergraduate Nursing programs are different than requirements for other programs at Western. Please refer to Nursing’s website for further information.

You are encouraged to write a test at the earliest possible date and at the latest before March 2020. Scores for any test written before January 1, 2018 may not be accepted.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office reserves the right to require any applicant to write a test of English proficiency. If your first language is not English, you will be required to write one of the following acceptable English language proficiency tests:

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP Education Australia with tests offered across the world up to four times a month.

IELTS Academic is required with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0.

We only accept scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. To send us your scores, contact the test center where you took the IELTS test and request that your scores be submitted electronically to our account via the IELTS Results Service. 

You must provide the following information to your test center when submitting:

  • IELTS Results Service Account name: Western University
  • IELTS Results Service Account address: 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8 


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