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    UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG - [UWinnipeg], WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - ADMISSION

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    EStd 1871established year
    9359enrollment
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    University of Winnipeg 2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    The University of Winnipeg was established after Manitoba College and Wesley College merged to form United College and received a charter, thus changing to its present name. The University of Winnipeg offers more than 400 courses in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs with some of its best-known programs in theatre and film, environment studies, and human rights. 12.6% of the total student population of UWinnipeg are non-Canadian residents who come from 68 countries to pursue higher education in Canada.

    • The University of Winnipeg has a selective admission policy and it accepts applications for Fall, Spring, and Winter sessions.
    • The application deadlines for International Applicants are June 1 for Fall, October 1 for Winter, March 1 for Spring semesters respectively.
    • Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the university has expanded the English Proficiency Score requirements to include the Duolingo English Test styScores as well. Similarly SAT or ACT scores are not required for current high school students’ admission. 
    • The University of Winnipeg provided over CAD 5.7 million as financial aid last year in the form of scholarships to study in Canada. The University also administers over CAD15 million in annual assistance from Government Student Aid Programs. 
    • The University’s whole Application procedure is Online-based and does not accept any documents by postal mail or courier currently. 

    Highlights

    Application Portal Online Application
    Application Fee fro International Students (non-refundable) CAD120
    Total Enrollments (Fall 2019) 9,684
    Acceptance Rate 65%
    Student: Faculty Ratio 22:1
    Mode of Program Full time, Part-time
    Academic Calendar Semester- based
    Intake Seasons Fall, Spring, Winter
    English Proficiency Tests Duolingo, TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CanTest, CPE, MELAB, or PTE
    Financial Aid Scholarships and Awards available
    International Admissions Helpline Phone: 204.779.8946, 204.786.9469
    intladmissions@uwinnipeg.ca

    University of Winnipeg Acceptance Rate

    Getting into University of Winnipeg is not a very hard nut to crack. The acceptance rate is 75% in total whereas the acceptance rate for female students 79% with males having an acceptance rate of 70%. Hence a female applicant is more probable to get admitted into their dream college than their male counterpart. With total 3159 students admitted to the University of Winnipeg, 1904 were females while the rest 1255 were males.

    University of Winnipeg Admission Deadlines

    International students willing to study in Canada are recommended to apply as early as possible to allow enough processing time for admission and visa permit applications. 

    Here are the deadlines for applying:

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Fall (September) June 1
    Winter (January) October 1
    Spring (May) March 1

    Graduate Admissions

    Fall (September) February 1
    Winter (January) September 1
    Spring (May) December 1

    Late applications may be accepted (for applicants who miss the deadlines), but they would be starting with their academic sessions in the next acceptable semester.

    University of Winnipeg International Student Admissions

    The University of Winnipeg follows a selective admission policy and it is based on students' past academic records and grades (an average of C or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects). The total International student population is 1,250 which is 12.6% of the university’s total student population.

    Application Portal: Online Application 

    Application Fee: CAD120 

    International applicants are required to fulfill the additional requirements mentioned below:

    University of Winnipeg Country Specific Requirement

    India

    • Secondary School Credential: All-Indian Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate
    • Secondary School Grade: CBSE & ICSE - minimum 67% (C1) average in academic subjects; PSEB - minimum B average in academic subjects; AISSCE - a minimum average of 70%
    • University or College Transfer Grade: Dependent on Post-Secondary Grading Scale

    Bangladesh

    • Secondary School Credential: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Secondary School Grade: B
    • University or College Transfer Grade: Dependent on Post-Secondary Grading Scale

    Pakistan

    • Secondary School Credential: Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)
    • Secondary School Grade: B (with special consideration on specific subjects)
    • University or College Transfer Grade: Dependent on Post-Secondary Grading Scale

    Nepal

    • Secondary School Credential: Higher Secondary Education Board certificate (HSEB)
    • Secondary School Grade: B
    • University or College Transfer Grade: B

    China

    • Secondary School Credential: Senior High School Graduation Examination along with applicant’s ID Number and Report Number for verification with China Credentials Verification (CHESICC)
    • Secondary School Grade: 70%
    • Post-Secondary Document Requirements: Transfer and Second Degree transcripts and graduation certificates, along with the applicant’s ID Number and Report Number
    • University or College Transfer Grade: 70-79% or C

    Applicants are required to send the documents and records by email, or online submission to intladmissions@uwinnipeg.ca 

    Prerequisite Courses Required by the International Students

    In order to specialize in some disciplines at The University of Winnipeg, international students need to have completed specific high school courses. If considering any of the majors below, make sure that you take the required high school courses. 

    Major Required High School Course(s)
    Applied Computer Science Math
    Bioanthropology Chemistry and Math
    Biochemistry Chemistry and Math
    Biology Chemistry and Math
    Biopsychology Chemistry and Math
    Business and Administration Math
    Chemistry Chemistry and Math (BSc)
    Economics Math
    Environmental Studies Chemistry and Math
    Geography (BSc) Math
    Physics Physics and Math or Chemistry and Math
    Statistics Math
    Theatre and Film: Dance Audition with the School of Contemporary Dancers

    University of Winnipeg English Proficiency Test Scores

    The University of Winnipeg is now also accepting Duolingo Test Scores as an approved form of English proficiency for September 2020 and January 2021 admissions. The minimum required scores by the university for undergraduate programs are:

    Test Requirements
    Duolingo English Test A minimum score of 115
    TOEFL IBT: a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component PBT
    IELTS IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5
    IELTS Indicator - Minimum overall band score of 7.0. 
    CanTEST An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing
    CAE Minimum grade C
    CPE A score of C
    CAEL and CAEL-CE (computerized edition) A minimum score of 60
    PTE Academic Minimum of a score of 58

    Apart from the scores, to be eligible for the undergraduate programs, applicants may be conditionally required to enroll and pass in English Language Programs at the University like:

    • ELP (English Language Program) at The University of Winnipeg

    Requirement/Score: Successful Completion of Academic Level 5

    • Part-time (Evening) English Language Program at The University of Winnipeg 

    Requirement/Score: Minimum C+ in Academic Writing Part 1 and 2

    University of Winnipeg Visa Process for International Students

    Most international students studying in Canada are issued a Study Permit for Canada, which is issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) when students are accepted by the University of Winnipeg. 

    Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Study Permit as far in advance as possible, after receiving the Letter of Acceptance from The University of Winnipeg.

    Application Portal for Study Permit- Documents required by the applicant before applying for the Study Permit:

    • A Letter of Acceptance from The University of Winnipeg
    • Application Form (IMM 1294)
    • Family Information Form (IMM 5645)
    • Application Fee
    • Valid Passport
    • Two photos meeting IRCC specifications
    • Transcript and diploma from previous academic institutions
    • Evidence of Financial support 

    In case of any queries regarding the process, students should contact the office: 

    Justin Carruthers - IIRSS Administrator/Support Academic Advisor 204.789.4229 j.carruthers@uwinnipeg.ca 

    University of Winnipeg Undergraduate Admissions

    At the University of Winnipeg, out of the total enrollment of 9,684 for the Fall 2019 semester, 9,415 were for the undergraduate programs. The undergraduate programs are offered across five faculties- Arts, Business, Education, Kinesiology, and Science.

    Some of the popular programs in Undergraduate Admissions offered by the university are Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Kinesiology in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Arts Human Rights, Psychology, Theatre, and Film.

    Application Portal: Online Application 

    Application Fee: CAD100

    For Undergraduate Admissions the requirements to be fulfilled are:

    • A completed application form.
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official English Proficiency Test Scores 
    • Two letters of recommendation (if applicable)

    University of Winnipeg Graduate Admissions

    At the University of Winnipeg, out of the total enrollment of 9,684 for the Fall 2019 semester, 269 were for the graduate programs. The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers master’s degree programs in Arts, Science, Cultural Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, Development Practice, and Management.

    Application Portal: Online Application 

    Application Fee: CAD120

    Here are the specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the University of Winnipeg:

    Requirements Master of Arts in Cultural Studies Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science and Society Masters in Management
    Application Fee for International Students CAD120 CAD120 CAD120 CAD120
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    English Proficiency Test Scores TOEFL IBT of 100, with a score of at least 22 on the writing and speaking components, or an IELTS of 7.5 TOEFL IBT of 100, with a score of at least 22 on the writing and speaking components, or an IELTS of 7.5 TOEFL PBT of 550, CBT of 213, IBT of 80, or an IELTS of 6.5 TOEFL PBT of 550, CBT of 213, IBT of 80, or an IELTS of 6.5
    Work Experience Optional Optional Not required Optional
    Resume/CV Optional Required Optional Required
    Statement of Interest Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations 2 LORs 2 LORs 2 LORs 2 LORs

    Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible (at least 3-4 months before their desired Start Term) to allow enough processing time for admission and visa or study permit applications. Late applications may be accepted but their file process may be delayed beyond the start of classes for the term the applicant opts. Official offers of admission are valid for up to three Start Terms.

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