WESTERN UNIVERSITY - [UWO], LONDON

London, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1878Established Year
  28386Enrollment

The Western University of London Ontario, Western University is a public research university based in Ontario, Canada. It was found in 1878. It is recognised as one of the best universities in Canada offering over 400 undergraduate programs in several areas ranging from arts, humanities, music, engineering and medical sciences.

Rankings 

  • Ranked at the top of the “Most Satisfied Students” category in the Globe and Mail's annual Canadian University Report.
  • Ranked 210th in QS World University Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 201–250 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 267 in U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 201–300 in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

Key Features

  • It is an English language university
  • Provides 400 undergraduate programs and 120 master’s and Ph.D. programs
  • Affiliated to – AUCC, IAU, CBIE and CARL
  • Offers Co-op, Student Exchange and Distance Learning program
  • Doctoral programs – Education, Musical Arts, Clinical Med. Biophysics and Ph.D. programs
  • Most viewed courses - Health and Medicine, Computer Science and IT, Engineering, Applied and Pure Science and Business and Management
  • Operating Revenue – CAD 743,458
  • According to the Common University Data Ontario – 2017 report, 89.76% Western graduates find employment within six months of graduation, while 94.83% are able to settle into jobs within two years of graduation.
  • Clubs & Associates – Athletic clubs, USC clubs, Society of Graduate students, Employee & Alumni associations

Statistical Highlights

Number of Faculty Members1,396
Number of Undergraduate Students23,139
Number of Post Graduate Students3,431
Number of Ph.D. Students2,083
Number of International Students3,574
Annual Acceptance Rate11% of applicants in the Arts/Humanities/Social Science department and 9% in the Management/Business Administration and Engineering departments
English Proficiency ScoresIELTS 6.0 (undergraduate), 6.5 (Graduate) TOEFL 86 (undergraduate), 83 (Graduate)

Programs Courses

Programs Offered: Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Vocational

First-level entry courses:

Arts & HumanitiesEngineeringHealth SciencesScience
MusicNursingKinesiologyInformation and Media Studies
Medical ScienceSocial ScienceDAN Management & Organizational Studies-

Second-level entry courses – These courses are for those who already hold a university degree prior to entry are offered in the following areas:

Business AdministrationDentistryEducation
LawMedicineSocial Work

Specialty Courses Offered

  • These courses are offered to the students who have sufficient background in any of the similar courses provided in the specialty course during undergraduate.
  • They may be permitted to substitute any such course with another graduate level course keeping a focus from Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences or the Department of Computer Science.
  • Such approval is done after the permission from Director of the MDA program.

Dual Degrees

Western Engineering offers two types of dual degrees – Concurrent Degree and Combined Degree. These degrees let the student to cover both the degrees in time lesser than the one taken individually.

Level-wise Tuition Fee

Given below are the two programs offered to the students at different levels

First-Entry level programs

CourseCanadian studentsInternational Students
Arts & Humanities, Music, Science, Social Science$6,338$24,643
Nursing$6,338$31,632
Engineering$12,392$31,632

Second-Entry level programs

CourseCanadian studentsInternational Students
Law$20,309$31,623
Business$25,652$36,653
Dentistry$35,619$70,377

Graduate courses are relatively cheaper, costing between $6,000 and $10,000 for international students.

Affiliated Colleges

Western has three affiliated University:

  • Colleges - Brescia University College,
  • Huron University College, and
  • King’s University College.

Students attending one of these colleges have access to Western’s resources.

Admission Process and Requirements

Western’s admission requirements differ depending upon prospective students’ previous academic background.

For Indian Students

  • For Indian students joining first-entry undergraduate studies, it is mandatory to submit Class 10th and 12th mark sheets through the relevant board – CISCE, CBSE or State Board.
  • Students must fill the admission form along with scholarship application (if required) and pay a fee of $155 per application.
  • Indian students will also be required to fulfil the University’s English Language Proficiency Requirements by taking 1 of 6 English proficiency tests.

These tests along with their minimum requirements are shown below:

TestMinimum Score
TOEFL83
IELTS International6.5
Pearson Test of English Academic58
CanTEST4.0
MELAB80
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment60

Alternatively, students can also complete courses such as at The English Language Centre at Western University as proof of English proficiency.

How to Apply for a Full-Time Student?

Application Deadline (105 Application Form) – June 1, 2018

  • The maximum number of courses opted by the student will be 5
  • Full-Time applications are available at Ontario Universities' Application Centre's website.
  • Fill the suitable application form. If unsure, find the forms at “Selecting an Application” over OUAC website.

Full-Time Application Fee:

  • Ontario secondary school students (101 form)- CAD 150
  • Other full-time undergraduate applicants (105 form) – CAD 156

Post-Secondary Evaluation Fee

Applicants with any postsecondary background who apply to Western (excluding CEGEP applicants) must pay, a single non-refundable evaluation fee of $90.00 (CAD), payable to the OUAC.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are based upon the type of applicants. To know about the suitable type of applicants, follow the steps:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Select the type of applicant depending upon the eligibility (mentioned below).
  • Find the admission requirements for the corresponding applicant type.

Type of Applicants:

  • Canadian Secondary School 
  • Canadian College
  • Canadian University Transfer
  • International Secondary School
  • International University Transfer
  • Mature and Senior Applicants
  • Applicant seeking readmission

How to apply as a Part-Time Student?

Application Deadline: July 1, 2018 (Fall/Winter)

  • The maximum number of courses allowed are 3
  • Visit the official website.
  • Full-Time applications are available at Ontario Universities' Application Centre's website.
  • Create an account
  • Fill the details

Admission requirements are same as Full-Time admission requirements.

Documents required will be mentioned as in the acknowledgement letter. They must be mailed at:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Western University

Western Student Services Building, Room 3140

London, ON N6A 3K7

Tel: 519-661-2100

Fax: 519-661-3710

What after Receiving the Acknowledgement Letter?

After providing the application along with all the documents, students must wait to receive an acknowledgement letter from the university after the receipt of the application.

After receiving the acknowledgement letter, one must:

  • Obtain the Western Access code, activate the Western Identity, and access the Student Center Information.
  • View letters and go through the “To Do List”.
  • Requested official transcripts to be sent.

Documents must be sent at:

Undergraduate Admissions

Western University

Western Student Services Building

London, ON N6A 3K7

  • Prepare the requested supplementary forms and collect the required documents, such as, English proficiency test scores.
  • Check the status at Student Center Account. The Admissions Office will send the correspondence via mail to know if the students have been admitted.

Application Checklist:

  • Choose a first-year faculty or program
  • Review the admission requirements
  • Review application deadlines
  • Apply
  • Send the documents
  • Check application status

Financial Aid for the Students

It provides financial support to the students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and other financial aid programs.

Bursaries

These are non-repayable grants which are awarded on the basis of financial needs. There are two types of bursaries:

  • Admissions Bursaries – Awarded to the students for full-time and first year studies
  • In-Course Bursaries – Provided for the students in their upper years or entering students who did not apply for Admission Bursary

Ontario Students

The Ontario Students Assistance Program is government funded financial assistance for the students who reside in Ontario. The application process is free for the them.

International Students

The Ministry of Employment and Immigration requires all the international students to prove that they are financially well before applying to the university. However, they may be provided with bursaries in case the situation changes after admission.

National Scholarship Program

Western’s National Scholarship Programme offers scholarships exclusively to students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. They must have exceptional achievements in academics, creativity and extracurricular activities.

ScholarshipValue
President’s Entrance Scholarships5 at $65,000 & up to 15 at $50,000
Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship1 at $64,000
International President’s Entrance Scholarships3 at $50,000
Faculty Entrance ScholarshipsUp to 15 at $30,000
National Scholarship Study Abroad AwardsUp to 39 at a maximum value of $5,000

The Schulich Leader Scholarships supports students enrolled in STEM courses, offering $100,000 for an Engineering student and $80,000 for students pursuing a Science, Technology or Math degree.

Admission Scholarship

International students can be considered for Western Admission Scholarships which are unlimited in number and awarded automatically to all qualified first year students at the start of the academic term in September. This scholarship ranges between $1,000 and $10,000.

ScholarshipValueFinal Admission Average
Continuing Admission Scholarship$10,000 ($2,500/year for up to four years)95% or higher
Western Scholarship of Excellence$2,000 each (one year)90 – 94.9%
Western Scholarship of Distinction$1,000 each (one year)88 – 89.9%

Students can also send in applications for Need-based Scholarship that Western awards on the basis of merit (academic or otherwise) and demonstration of financial need.

Campus Stay

Western’s campus offers residence facilities for first-year and upper-year students separately.

Western has 7 residence halls for first-year students:

  • With options for single and double rooms costing between $7,890 and $9,810
  • Mandatory meal plans costing between $5,150 and $5,550
  • Facilities include laundry facilities, in-house dining, workout rooms, housekeeping and building-wide Wi-Fi.

Western’s campus offers 2 residence halls for upper-year students:

  • With single rooms costing between $7,790 and $9,170
  • Optional meal plans
  • Facilities include laundry facilities, dining halls on walking distance, workout rooms, in-room cleaning and air-conditioning.

Meal Plan

The meal plan is flexible. Students have the access to the meal all around the day. It runs on declining balance system and two meal plans sizes are offered:

Meal Plan
Overhead (non-refundable)OptionTotal Food Credit* (refundable)
$2,6951$2,600
2$2,200

Work while you Study

It offers financial aid to the students in their upper years by providing the facility of part-time job on campus. There are more than 2,000 on-campus employment opportunity with flexible schedule.

  • Students may apply for Work Study via the online Financial Assistance Profile.
  • Once a student is approved they will be able to access job openings on the Work Study Center and apply accordingly.
  • Undergraduate students must demonstrate financial need to get approval.
  • Undergraduates students can work for a maximum of 40 hours a week while graduate students can work for 10 hours.
  • Students are paid $11 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.

Study permits and visa information for international students are collected by Student Financial Services.

Alumni Network

This network gives a boost to the students to achieve heights. Given below are few well-known alumni of the university:

  • Robert C. Dynes – Physicists and Former President of University of California
  • Sir Frederick Banting and Alice Munro - Nobel Laureates
  • Mark Mullins- Executive Director, Fraser Institute
  • Melvyn Goodale – Neuroscientist
  • Bjarni Tryggvason — Astronaut
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 30,931
Bachelors Tuition Fees$30931
Diploma Tuition Fees$30906
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 19,920
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
28,386
International Students
4,825
Male : Female Ratio
45:55
Student : Faculty Ratio
2:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
April 01, 2019
Start of Application process November 01, 2018
End of Application process April 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website www.ouac.on.ca
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
57 %
Min. 6
Total Applications
68,506
Min. 86
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