KING'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON

London, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1955Established Year
Western UniversityParent College

King’s University College was established as a Catholic, liberal arts institution for higher studies, at London, Ontario. King’s is affiliated to the University of Western Ontario. With over 3000 students on its rolls from across Canada and beyond, King’s offers undergraduate degrees in Management and Organizational Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Social Work and a postgraduate degree in Social Work.

Why Should You Choose King’s University College?

Rankings and Standings

Webometrics ranking – 172 in Canada, 10344 in global ranking.

Key Features

  • 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.

Student Satisfaction

  • 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.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic University
Faculty Members400 (including non-teaching staff)
Number of Undergraduate Seats3050
Number of Postgraduate Seats50
Percentage of International Students15%
Tuition and Activity Fee - DomesticCAD 8,096.05
Tuition and Activity Fee - InternationalCAD 32,930.05
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL (IBT), MELAB, CAEL, PTE
Websitewww.kings.uwo.ca

Campus and Residential Facilities

Campus

The King’s University College is in London, Ontario – the 11th largest city in Canada, complete with all modern student amenities in a self-contained campus like library, food facility, residences etc. The college is just a block away from its parent institution, the University of Western Ontario.

Residence

Students can seek on-campus accommodation at the King's University College. Approximately 360 students can be housed in three different well-equipped residences on campus. Standard accommodation for first year students at King’s is double occupancy rooms while single occupancy rooms are allotted upon special considerations. Almost 30% of campus residents are of international origin.

Please note that residence is guaranteed to all full-time undergraduate students provided they apply before the residence deadline of June 1. Offers of residence are sent with the offers of admission.

The amenities that students can expect at the campus residences inclusive of residence fees are:

  • Phone with local call services and private voice mail account for each resident.
  • High-Speed Internet and WiFi connectivity.
  • Cable TV

Multiple service points on-campus, as well as off-campus partners offers wide variety of economical and healthy options for food to the students at King’s. Meal Options are mandatory for Residence students.

The table below highlights the important dates in terms of residence application and fee payment for Fall 2018 session.

Guaranteed Residence Application DeadlineJune 1
Residence Fee Payments DeadlineAugust 1

Off-campus housing is also available in the city in case, the students plan to live off-campus. It is strongly recommended that they must review the property, meet their roommates and landlord, consider location, distance, facilities, and costs involved prior to signing the rental agreement.

King’s students can also avail of the Off-Campus Housing Services shared by Western and the affiliate colleges. Students can access rental listings, information, and rights and responsibilities as a tenant, average rental charges etc. online to facilitate their search.

Programs Offered

College Departments and Schools

  • Department of English, French, and Writing;
  • Department of History;
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Programs;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Department of Political Science;
  • Department of Psychology;
  • Department of Religious Studies;
  • Department of Sociology;
  • School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics;
  • School of Social Work.

Degrees Offered

  • Arts (three and four-year degrees),
  • Social Science (three and four-year degrees),
  • Childhood and Social Institutions (three and four-year degrees),
  • Management and Organizational Studies (four-year degree),
  • Social Justice and Peace Studies (four-year degree)
  • Social Work (four-year BSW degree, three year, part-time MSW degree, ten-month full-time MSW degree)

The major undergraduate programs offered at the King’s:

ProgramsMajorsMinimum Entrance Grades
Bachelor of Arts in Social SciencesCriminology Disability Studies Economics Finance History Political Science Psychology Sociology Thanatology Finance and Wealth Management78-80%
Bachelor of ArtsCatholic Studies Religious Studies English French Philosophy Foundations in Western Thought and Civilization Religious Studies World Religions78-80%
Bachelor of Management and Organizational StudiesAccounting Finance & Administration Global Commerce Human Resources83%
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

Note:

•           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.

All You Need to Know About Application Process

Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted TestMinimum Required Score
IELTS AcademicMinimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0.
MELABMinimum score of 85 with no less than 80 in any section
TOEFL IBTMinimum score of 85-90 with no section less than 20
CAELAverage score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.
PTE AcademicMinimum overall score of 58 is required with no sectional score less than 56

When to Apply?

Important Application Dates for Full-time Fall International Admissions is listed below:

Online Application Form Available at OUACOctober 1
Application Deadline for Full-time Fall AdmissionMarch 1
Final Deadline for Full-time admissionJune 1

Note: Students need to apply at the King’s online through the Ontario University Application Portal.

How to Apply?

Step 1 – Applying to King’s

  • Review all the admission requirements specific to the program of choice.
  • Prepare the official transcripts from all the institutions.
  • Prepare supporting documents for applicant profile, CST application information and mature students additional documents.
  • Prepare the English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Prepare full course descriptions from the universities the students have previously attended.
  • Submit the application through the OUAC website.

Application Fee

Ontario High School StudentsCAD150
Canadian/Permanent ResidentsCAD155
International StudentsCAD166

Please note that, all official transcripts need to be sent to Enrolment Services, King’s University College, 266 Epworth Avenue, London ON, N6A 2M3.

Step 2 - Applied to King’s

Once the application is submitted, the students will receive an acknowledgement letter and an Admission Guide providing the credentials to activate the King’s/Western. Students can open their account to view their application status.

Note: All the students must review the financial aids and begin with the OSAP application for any aid available for them.

Step 3 – Accepted by King’s

Once confirmation of admission comes through, students need to complete the following steps:

  • Accept the offer online.
  • Submit the residence application within the deadline and submit a CAD 600 deposit to reserve spot.
  • Upload a photo for the student card.
  • Book an appointment for Summer Academic Orientation (SOA) after April 1 to register for courses and understand Student Support Services. Email Counseling can be arranged for international students.

Apart from the above procedures, international students are required to apply for Study Permit from the IRCC, Government of Canada.

Step 4 – Ready for First year

  • Pay the tuition and residence fee if the students haven’t paid yet.
  • Review the residence move in dates.
  • Review the textbooks at the bookstore at Western

Cost and Expenditure

Tuition Fee

Projected Fee Schedule for Academic Year 2018-19

 --DomesticsInternational
Tuition FeesCAD 6,723CAD 28,743 – CAD 34,747
Mandatory Student Activity FeeCAD 1,458*CAD 1,458*
Orientation Week FeeCAD 100CAD 100
Student CardCAD 31CAD 31

*A 12 month mandatory LTC Bus Pass Fee is included in Student Activity Fee

Residence Fee

The on-campus living costs are tabulated here:

Residence Room Fee (includes Internet and local phone service)CAD 6,510.00
Meal Plan 1CAD 4,200.00
Meal Plan 2CAD 4,400
Meal Plan 3CAD 4,600
Residence Council FeeCAD 20.00
Pre-loaded laundry card feeCAD 42.00

The fee payment deadlines are tabulated here:

Fee InstalmentsPayment Deadline
Total Fee Payment/1st installment of Total FeeAugust 1
2nd Instalment of Total FeeNovember 1

Scholarship and Financial Aids

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.

Scholarships

Name of ScholarshipAmountApplicable for
C.A.A.T Entrance ScholarshipCAD1,000 - CAD2,500Students with final average of 80 – 90%
High School and International Entrance ScholarshipsCAD1,500 - CAD3,500Students with final high school average of 80 – 95%
International Study Award for Full-Time StudentsCAD2,000full-time King's students who complete an international exchange program for academic credit
Principal's Regis Entrance ScholarshipCAD5,000Students with the highest admissions averages will be offered CAD5000, renewable in consecutive years, provided an average score of 85% is maintained through the term

Bursaries

Name of the BursaryAmountApplicable for
Entrance BursaryCAD750full-time, 1st year students who are entering King's directly from high school
King's University College General BursaryVaries on needstudents who may find themselves in a financial emergency or are not eligible for any other bursaries

Awards

Name of AwardAmountApplicable for
Board of Director’s Gold Medal for 4-years BMOS, BA (Humanities, Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies etc.)Gold Medalstudent graduating with the highest average in his subject in the final year of the program
CultureWorks International Student AwardCAD2,5002nd, 3rd or 4th-year international students with an overall academic average of at least 70% in the previous term and demonstrated financial need.

Work While You Study

On-Campus

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.

Co-op (BMOP)

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.

Off-Campus

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 have 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.

Alumni Network

The Office of Alumni Affairs at King’s fosters and maintains relationships with more than 17,600 alumni around the world with local chapters in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, and London.

  • The Association organizes various programs and events like Stratford Festival, Homecoming etc. to connect the alumni.
  • The Life After King’s Mentoring Program is a new program designed to connect existing students and the alumni through informal interactions on a wide range of topics like career paths, career transitioning, joining the workforce, etc.
  • The King’s Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievements and community service of two deserving alumni every year.

The benefits available to King’s alumni are:

  • Career Services and networking with existing students and graduates.
  • Alumni Benefits Card including festival discounts etc.
  • Group Rates and enhanced coverage for Home, Auto or Term insurance from specific service providers.

A few noteworthy alumni of King’s are listed here:

AlumniProgram AttendedCurrent Occupation
Clayton AndersonBA '97 EnglishVice-President of Product Development, Adventures Canada
Elsi AnguloBA Hons '11 Social Justice & Peace StudiesCounselor of the Procurator General in Ethnic Affairs & Human Rights, Colombian Government
Leslie Starr-HemburrowBSW '88VP, Patient Care Services, Trillium Health Partners and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario
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Total Enrollment
2,343
International Students
457
Male : Female Ratio
36:64
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
Start of Application process October 01, 2018
End of Application process March 01, 2019
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
86 %
Total Applications
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