Western University

Ontario, Canada

Public | Estd. 1878

Western University

London, Canada

Public -1878

Summer, Fall and Winter

Intakes

58%

Acceptance Rate

23:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

42.7 : 57.3

Male: Female Ratio

Summer, Fall and Winter

Intakes

58%

Acceptance Rate

23:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

42.7 : 57.3

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

The Western University was established on March 7, 1878, by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth in London, Canada. Since the first class graduated in 1883, the university has grown into a vibrant centre of learning. It is an educational institution dedicated to career preparation, a sense of community, and mental and physical wellbeing. All these are just as important as academics. The Western University consists of 12 faculties and is affiliated with three University colleges, namely, Huron University College, King's University College and Brescia University College. Today, the University offers 40000+ students with world-class education with 400+ specializations, majors and minors. Western University ranks in the top 1% of education institutions worldwide. In the World University Ranking list released by Times Higher Education 2022, Western University ranks in the bracket #201-250 and ranks #170 as per the QS World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, the university also ranks #294 in U.S. News Best Global Universities 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Western University is one of the most beautiful universities, located in the fastest growing city in Canada. It provides undergraduate, graduate and research learning opportunities in more than 400 specializations, majors, and minors. Arts and Humanities are right at home at Western! While on campus, one can see a live performance in the Don Wright Faculty of Music, a feature film in the McKellar Room at UCC or experience a one-of-a-kind interactive art exhibit at the McIntosh Gallery or the ArtLab Gallery. The Western campus has a 15-minute walk from one end to the other. 157 Degree Programs and/or Collaborative Specializations are available for graduate programs. All the programs come with the option of work experience.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Western University is ranked among the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. It is a founding member of the U15Canada’s most distinguished research universities. It has one of the highest retention rates of first to second-year students, that is, 93.6% in Canada. 95.2% is the employment rate of the University after graduation. It has 26 faculty recipients of 3M National Teaching Fellowships—second highest in Canada. It has more than 328,000 alumni in 160 countries worldwide. Western University alumni stay closely connected to the university through the Alumni Association and other alumni groups in various regions or related to a particular faculty or interest area. The Alumni of the University have their footprint across fields, from Medicine and Entrepreneurship to Law and many more sectors. To mention the tale of Randy Lai, alumni of BA'93 (Economics), who is the first female Managing Director nurtured in the Hong Kong market. She has dedicated countless hours to the training and career development of staff, as well as fostering a positive workplace culture. Other notable alumni of the University include Alice Munro (Canadian Writer and Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013), Alan Thicke (Canadian Actor, Songwriter and TV Show Host), Vandana Shiva (Indian Scholar, Activist and Eco-feminist), and Paul Beeston (Former Baseball executive)

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Western University welcomes international students from more than 120 countries. Diversity is one of the keys to Western's success. Over the years, the campus community has created over 60 clubs and student groups and initiated employment policies and services that are designed to encourage and support Western's rich and inclusive environment. The University is committed to providing culturally sensitive and inclusive services to all students, faculty and staff while embracing the multiculturalism which defines the campus body. Whether you want to join over 9,500 other students in one of the 180 different clubs on campus, from acapella to zero-waste, there is a way for everyone to feel connected. Personal development opportunities, support services, and an outstanding and supportive campus community make Western an exceptional place to work and learn. The Careers & Experience Department supports all students in building a meaningful life and career.

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International Students %

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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294

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Times-2022

176

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QS-2022

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CourseDurationFee/Year
BSc Honors in Computer Science48 Months ₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering48 Months ₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering48 Months ₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Computer Engineering48 Months ₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering48 Months ₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering48 Months ₹46,269
Diploma in Marketing12 Months ₹14,000
DDS in Doctor of Dental Surgery48 Months ₹57,891
MBA in Executive MBA15 Months ₹115,000
JD in Juris Doctor36 Months ₹39,836
CourseDurationFee/Year
BSc Honors in Computer Science48 Months₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering48 Months₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering48 Months₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Computer Engineering48 Months₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering48 Months₹46,269
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering48 Months₹46,269
Diploma in Marketing12 Months₹14,000
DDS in Doctor of Dental Surgery48 Months₹57,891
MBA in Executive MBA15 Months₹115,000
JD in Juris Doctor36 Months₹39,836

Scholarships

Western offers a group of entrance scholarships available only to international students who are enrolled in a full-time program.

Eligibility

International students who are beginning full-time, first-year studies at Western’s main campus.

Applicability

Students are automatically considered for entrance scholarships.

This scholarship is awarded to incoming students enrolled in a full-time program.

Eligibility

Applicants must have a final admission average in the range of 92.0% - 100.0%.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

These scholarships are awarded to 250 incoming students enrolling in a full-time program.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted STEM scholarships.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to incoming students enrolled in a full-time program.

Eligibility

Applicant must have a final admission average of 90.0% to 91.9%.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

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FAQs

Western University consistently ranks in the top 1% of world universities. The University has risen in ranking from #211 in 2020 to #176 in 2022 in the QS World University Rankings and also attracts a large international student population every year.
Western University consistently ranks in the top 1% of world universities. The University has risen in ranking from #211 in 2020 to #176 in 2022 in the QS World University Rankings and also attracts a large international student population every year.
Masters students start programs at Western in the Fall semester (September) of a given year. For international students applying to any of the MSc programs, students must submit complete applications by February 15 of the year of the Fall they wish to start.
Masters students start programs at Western in the Fall semester (September) of a given year. For international students applying to any of the MSc programs, students must submit complete applications by February 15 of the year of the Fall they wish to start.
The university only have one intake per year in September. This is because the program is structured so that some courses in the Fall term are required for courses in the Winter term.
The university only have one intake per year in September. This is because the program is structured so that some courses in the Fall term are required for courses in the Winter term.
In addition to the tuition fees, there are student fees/ancillary fees that Western students are required to pay.
In addition to the tuition fees, there are student fees/ancillary fees that Western students are required to pay.
Applications generally take up to four weeks to be assessed. However, during busy periods it may take longer.
Applications generally take up to four weeks to be assessed. However, during busy periods it may take longer.

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Studying in Canada

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

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