King's University College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships
King’s university college was established in 1954 and was initially called Christ the king’s college till 1966. This catholic, liberal arts college is affiliated to the Western university and is located in London city, Ontario, Canada. The campus is home for international students of 35 different nationalities. Associate and bachelor level programs are offered in accounting, arts, social sciences, social work and many others. The college has on-campus residence facilities with options from apartment-style to individual rooms.
With over 3000 students on its rolls from across Canada and beyond, King's offers one of the rare courses to study the science of death, Thanatology. Four programs are offered in Master's level, of which Master of Social work (MSW) is a direct practice program. The college also claims to provide scholarships and financial aid to 80% of its students.
- According to Webometrics, college is ranked as 246 in Canada and 14,221 in global rankings for the year 2020.
- Every year 100-150 King’s students participate in international exchange programs with about 20 different partner nations.
- King’s, in collaboration with Fanshawe College, has developed a unique Finance and Wealth Management program that will confer an Economics degree and a diploma in Finance at the end of a 4-year study period.
- A first-of-its-kind program in Canada is a Minor in Public History program, offered at King’s at the undergraduate level.
- Students have an overall average employment rate of 86.44%, within 6 months of graduating with an undergraduate degree from the King’s.
- Perfect students and faculty ratio i.e. 13:1.
- The privilege of having access to both King’s as well as WUO’s academic, co-curricular as well as extra-curricular resources is a big plus that aids student satisfaction.
- 93% of graduating students rated their King’s experience as good or excellent in NSSE, 2014.
|Cost of attendance||CAD 44,803|
|Mode of program||Full time, Part-time|
|English language proficiency||TOEFL, MELAB, PTE and equivalents|
|Scholarship amount||CAD 1,000- CAD 3,500|
|Student retention rate||68%|
- College is located next to its affiliation, western college, in London city of southwestern Ontario, Canada.
- Also, Ontario happens to be 11th largest city in Canada
- The campus is said to be smoke- free and the college is taking several steps to ensure that.
- There are 6 residence halls, of which 'international house' is preselected for international degree and exchange students and all the residence halls have elevator facilities.
- Residents can borrow Game consoles, DVD players, and Academic resources for free of cost with student cards as a deposit.
- All the housing locations have different plans from a single bed to shared ones, each residence area is inherently equipped with stovetop, microwave and refrigerators, and students need to pay for laundry and internet services.
- Residents have three meal plans to choose from, which costs around CAD 4,325 to CAD 4,725 depending on whether it’s basic or diet specific.
- King’s provides a free shuttle service between both the campuses, Western and Brescia for students.
- King’s offers a plethora of bachelor programs from around 37 different areas like Accounting, Criminology, psychology, Thanatology (the scientific study of death) etc.
- It offers an interdisciplinary course among 4 areas, thanatology being the uncommon course among them.
- One-year MA in English and Master of Social Work (MSW) are a few of the Graduate programs offered, latter being the non-thesis program.
- Under the school of management, (BMOS) Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree is offered.
- College also provides a Bridging program to international students to get acquainted with the campus and city.
The major undergraduate programs offered at the King’s:
|Programs||Minimum Entrance Grades|
|Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences||78-80%|
|Bachelor of Arts||78-80%|
|Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies||83%|
|Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice and Peace Studies||78-80%|
|Bachelor of Arts in Childhood and Social Institutions||78-80%|
|Bachelor of Social Work||Admission into this program is in the third year requiring applicants to have completed 2 years of university study (10.0 full courses), including specific prerequisites|
- Most programs at the King’s require an average entrance grade of 78 – 80% except for the Bachelor’s program in Management and Organizational Studies that require a minimum average of 83% for admission.
- The bachelor’s in social work program requires a prior university degree for admission.
- Both domestic and international students have a common online application portal of Ontario Universities
- International applicants have to pay CAD 166 application fee for any undergraduate study.
- Supporting Documents: All Transcripts of earlier Institutions, Study permit, Documents demonstrating financial capability, Passport, Visa, Health immunizations ( if applicable).
- All Indian Applicants need to submit 12th standard marks sheet (CBSE/ICSE/State Board) and 10th standard mark sheet.
- Steps to apply:
- Verify the Admission Requirements
- Official transcripts of all Institutions attended earlier.
- Supporting Documents ( separate forms for students above age 21)
- English proficiency test scores.
- Description of courses attended in earlier universities.
- Submit the application through the online portal.
- Student class profile:
- The total strength of students at king’s is around 3500, of which 570 are international students from 31 countries.
- Students from non-English speaking countries must prove their English proficiency by qualifying in any of the following tests:
|IELTS||6.5 overall band, with 6.0 in all sections|
|MELAB||80, with no section less than 78|
|TOEFL (iBT)||85-90, with no section less than 20|
|CAEL||60, with no part less than 60|
|PTE (academic)||58, no section less than 56|
- Official documents of all institutes attended earlier need to be submitted and a minimum of 75% scores are expected.
Cost of Attendance
For international candidates aspiring to study at the university, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. Annual tuition fee can be paid at one go or in two instalments and fee varies vastly with the number of credits registered for.
|Budget item||For the academic year 2019-20|
|Undergraduate Tuition fee||CAD 33,461|
|Mandatory fee||CAD 250|
For Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies(BMOS) students, first-year tuition itself costs around CAD 41,030, with the rest of the fees being common and same
- At King’s, numerous scholarships, awards, and bursaries are available to both new and returning King’s students. Some awards and scholarships are awarded automatically while some are disbursed only after proper review of eligibility and applications.
- For Entrance Scholarships, Students must have enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 courses at King’s (and a total of 4.0 courses in the first year).
- The Student Financial Services webpage has a comprehensive list of scholarships, awards, & bursaries available at King’s.
Few scholarships provided and the amounts offered are given below-
|Name of Scholarship||Amount offered|
|International baccalaureate scholarship||CAD 1,500- CAD 3,500|
|Entrance scholarship for social sciences||CAD 1,500-CAD 3,500|
|Entrance scholarship for arts and humanities||CAD 3,000- CAD 4,500|
|Merit scholarship||CAD 1,500|
|Work experience program||CAD 1,000|
- Each Year students from different disciplines who excelled in their academics are awarded gold medals and cash prizes. A few are listed below:
|Name of award||Amount provided||Application|
|Academic Award in Criminology/Economics/English/Social Work program ( and 11 other programs)||Up to CAD 200||Not needed|
|Jahnke Family Award||CAD 1,600||Needed|
|Adam Forrester award||CAD 500||Needed|
|Agnes Marie Coleman Student Award||CAD 2,500||Needed|
|International Study Award for Full-Time Students||CAD 2,000||Needed|
|Name of Bursary||Amount provided|
|Entrance Bursary||CAD 750|
|Indigenous Student Bursary||CAD 2,500|
|Dutrizac Family Student Bursary||CAD 1,100|
|King's University College Senior Bursary||CAD 4,241|
|King's University College General Bursary||CAD 250|
Work While You Study
The International Work Experience (IWE) Program is administered by King’s Student Financial Services. The Program allows international full-time undergraduate students to work part-time on-campus in jobs that accommodate their studies. The student must have secured an average score of 60% in the previous term and should be available to work from October till March
A similar on-campus work program is named Work Study, designed particularly for Canadian or Permanent Residents.
The Industry Internship program of 12 to16-month duration for Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) students is an excellent way to gain practical industry experience before graduating. A BMOS student with an average of 70% score in the 2nd year of studies can enroll for the internship between 3rd and 4th years.
Students can also work off-campus while balancing their course schedule. The Western University of Ontario has an online database of off-campus job opportunities. However, the students are responsible for their jobs. A student can work off-campus for up to 20-hours a week during an ongoing academic session and up to 40-hours during scheduled college breaks. Also, International students should have a valid work permit as well as a Social Insurance Number to be able to work in Canada.
Work After Graduation
King’s has its own database of job postings at its official website where the local businesses that students can explore post-graduation. Students can also avail of the University of Western Ontario’s student employment services at the official website, for post-graduation, to find a suitable job position be-fitting their program of study.
International students who graduate from King’s and applies for a Post-Graduation Work Permit before the expiry of their Study Permit, can work full-time even before the work permit is issued.
- Career services wing of the college connects graduate students with successful alumni of the college, to ensure that they are guided by them.
- Alumni association members with western alumni cards can receive a lot of benefits like borrowing and access to the college library, Discounts in bookstores and course discounts in ‘western continuing studies’ portal. Alumni can register for this card, free of cost.
- Alumni are given with home, medical, term life insurance facilities.
- Few notable alumni from King’s are Sheila Copps (politician) and Cody Deaner( Professional Wrestler).
- King’s School of social work, is responsible for all placement and field training activities.
- Connections with over 300 social service agencies are established, where students are often sent for volunteering
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