Wilfrid Laurier University
For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence. But we’ve also been dedicated to the philosophy that our students’ success is measured through more than grades – it’s based on the quality of the lives they lead, and those they inspire. Laurier’s two campuses are in Waterloo and Brantford, but we also have a Faculty of Social Work in nearby Kitchener and a weekend MBA program in Toronto. In all, we have 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Kitchener-Waterloo, with a population of about 350,000, is small enough to be safe and easy to navigate but large enough to offer great art, music, restaurants and other big-city amenities.
With the university’s size, Laurier is large enough to provide various clubs, programs, and career opportunities; yet small enough to maintain the tight-knit community feel, outstanding student experience and to ensure access to faculty and resources available on campus. Our small class sizes allow more opportunities for extra help, increased discussion and student involvement. But no matter where you study at Laurier, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that knows how to aim high, work hard and take advantage of some truly amazing opportunities to make a difference.
Why This University
- Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) – Brantford
- Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) – Pre-MBA (955L)
- Bachelor of Arts – Ancient Studies (Optional Co-op) (UH)
- Bachelor of Arts – Ancient Studies with Management Option (Optional Co-op) (UMB)
- Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology (UH)
- Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology with Management Option (UMB)
- Bachelor of Arts – Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Optional Co-op) (UH)
- Bachelor of Arts – Archaeology and Heritage Studies with Management Option (Optional Co-op) (UMB)
- Bachelor of Arts – Biology (UBA)
- Bachelor of Arts – Biology with Management Option (UMF
Bachelor of Education – Primary/Junior (U10)
Bachelor of Education – Junior/Intermediate (U20)
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.
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
- The General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent.
- Minimum of two A-level subjects.
- Three GCSE (O-level) subjects.
- GSCE (O-level) English required at C or 4 unless otherwise stated.
- Two AS-level courses may be submitted for one A-level course, except where a specific A-level course is required.
- Some programs may require additional A-level courses.
Bangladesh: Higher secondary school certificate
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2021
- Fall term admission: The application deadline is 2021.
- Winter term admission: The application deadline is November 18, 2020.
- Spring term admission: The application deadline is March 17, 2021.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Language Test or Preparation Program
Minimum Score Requirement
Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component.
Paper-based testing: 560 overall.
An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.
59 overall or higher.
Minimum score of 115.