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Renison University College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Renison University College focuses on social work and social sciences, providing students with an opportunity to create an impact in their community. The university college is affiliated to the University of Waterloo.

Apart from degree programs, Renison UC also offers UG students some minor classes in Studies in Islam, Applied Language Studies, and East Asian Studies. It provides a variety of culture, art, and language classes to its students.

  • The application portal varies for undergraduate and graduate admissions.
  • Graduate certificate program is also available at Renison UC.
  • The academic calendar of Renison UC is term-based.


Application PortalUG: OUAC
PG: Online Application
Application Fee (non-refundable)130 CAD 10 CAD (International service fees)
Payment ModeGlobalPay 
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
Academic CalendarsTerm based
Financial AidScholarships and loans

Renison University College Admission Deadlines

Renison University College has specific dates for submission of applications and documents. Applicants are asked to complete their admission process by the following dates:

  • Application Form: March 27
  • Document Submission: April 3

Renison University College Undergraduate Admissions

Renison University College offers three UG programs-Social development Studies, Honours Arts & Business, and Honours Arts. Applicants must apply through the OUAC portal and submit the application fee of 130 CAD.

Admission Requirements

For undergraduate admissions, Renison requires applicants to check and fulfill the country-specific requirements. Some of these country-specific requirements are as follows:

Country Admission Requirements
Indian System 70% or above in Class XII English; 80% or higher in Class XII
Chinese System Minimum 75% in Senior 3 English; 85% or above in Senior 3
Thailand National System Overall average of 4; Grade 3 or higher in English
Malaysia National SystemGrade B+ or above in English (SPM or STPM); Overall average of A-

Supporting Documents: English proficiency scores, transcripts, Admission Information Form (AIF), essays, and references.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

International students who want to apply to Renison University College are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants can submit scores for either one of the tests:

Test NameMinimum Required Score

Conditional Admissions: Renison University College offers conditional admission to applicants who meet all admission requirements except, English proficiency. These applicants are required to either study BASE (Bridge to Academic Success in English) or ELAS (English Language for Academic Studies).

Renison University College Graduate Admissions

Renison University College offers a post-graduate program in Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a graduate program in Master of Social Work. To apply, applicants are required to an online application form along with 130 CAD application fee.

Admission Requirements

CourseApplication Deadline Academic Requirements
Bachelor of Social Work December 15Bachelor's degree; Minimum GPA of 75%
Master of Social WorkNovember 15Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree; GPA of 75% or higher;
Coursework in Statistics and Research methods; 3 LORs (1 academic & 2 professional)

Supporting Document: Reference, official transcripts, resume, personal statement, supplemental information form, and ELP score.

Note: References are only accepted if they are submitted in the online form, through the link sent by the Office of Graduate Studies. The supplemental information form requires the applicant to submit a study plan, which is an important part of the non-academic requirements of admission.

Study Permit for International Students

International applicants may require a permit to study in Canada. It is not exactly a visa but it allows international students to stay in Canada for the duration of their course.

To receive the study permit, applicants require the following documents:

  • An acceptance letter from the Canadian Institute.
  • An identity proof i.e a valid passport
  • 2 passport size photographs.
  • Proof of available finances
  • Letter of explanation (This will help the visa officer understand your intentions for going to Canada)

Currently, Canada is offering the Student Direct Stream to the legal citizens of a few countries (China, India, Philippines, and Vietnam). Through this, the applicants of these countries can receive their study permits within 20 days. To be eligible for this, applicants must:

  • provide proof of first-year tuition fee payment
  • have a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) of 10,000 CAD
  • submit the report of medical exam
  • submit a police certificate

Once the applicants have submitted their Renison admission applications, they can check the status of their application at Quest. It generally takes 8-10 weeks for the officials to confirm decision on each application. Applicants will receive decision notification through an official mail.

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