Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 2005Established Year

University Canada West is a private, for-profit, university in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in business and management. 

Key Facts

  • Webometrics World Rank: 13488
  • Purely business and commerce-based university.
  • Indian students among the top runners in international student enrolment.
  • In 2015, University Canada West was acquired by the Global University Systems group.
  • Urban campus in Vancouver, Canada.


Nature of UniversityPrivate, For-profit
Business programsYes
ChancellorMitchell Gropper
Total number of nationalities (of students on campus)34
Language of InstructionEnglish
Language TestsIELTS - Minimum band 6

Campus and Location Advantage

  • Campus location in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Urban campus- well-connected to all parts of Vancouver by public transport.
  • Multiple opportunities for part-time and full-time employment

Student Accommodation

No on-campus residence. Off-campus options are:

  • Homestay Accommodation:  Live with a family in Vancouver - First Choice International Placement:
  • Individual Housing: Rent Hello - and Mainstreet -
  • Shared Accommodation: Visit GEC or Vanmates and
  • Temporary Living near UCW: Cambie Seymour Hostel - 
  • Delta Vancouver Suites -  
  • Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver -   

Programs Offered

Preparatory courses, undergraduate and graduate programs in business and commerce.

Preparatory Programs

  • University Pathway Program- For any of UCW’s undergraduate degree programs after class 11.
  • University Access Program - English language preparation course for students lacking sufficient English language skills.
  • MBA Foundation

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business communication

Graduate Program

  • Master of Business Administration

All About Application Process

  • Original official transcripts of all previous post-secondary institutions.
  • Official copy of the degree completion certificate.
  • Resume/ CV.
  • Letter of Intent/ Statement of Purpose.
  • Photocopy of the information page of a valid passport or existing student permit or student visa.
  • IELTS score for English proficiency proof.
  • For Master’s degree: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
  • For MBA: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score 

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0.
  • University Canada West’s University Access Program
  • BC English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (or equivalent) with minimum 65% (C) or more in Canada as part of 10+2 studies.
  • International Baccalaureate English A1/A2 or English Literature and Performance.
  • 3 credit university transfer academic English course with at least grade C grade from a Canadian post-secondary institution. 

Steps to Apply

  • Download PDF format application form
  • Fill in details and submit it on the UCanWest website.
  • Pay non-refundable student deposit sum after acceptance.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees should be paid through one of the following methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Cash
  • Cheque to University Canada West
  • Money Order to University Canada West
  • Wire Transfer
  • Online Payment

First term tuition deposit charges are as follows:

  • All levels of study- CAD 500.
  • 1st term undergraduate tuition deposit for international students: CAD 6,466
  • 1st term MBA tuition deposit for international students: CAD 6,629.50
  • 1st term MBA Foundation tuition deposit for international and domestic students: CAD 7,066
Level of StudiesDomestic (Canadian Dollars)International (Canadian Dollars)
Undergraduate Programs CAD 7,632 (Year 1 to 3)
CAD 2,544 (Year 4)
CAD 18,900 (Year 1 to 3)
CAD 6,300 (Year 4)
MBACAD 14,040 (Year 1)
CAD 9,360 (Year 2)
CAD 19,440 (Year 1)
CAD 12,960 (Year 2)
MBA FoundationCAD 5,100CAD 6,900


  • Awards, scholarships and grants are available to new students. 
  • Application deadline: Minimum one fortnight before commencement of first term at UCW.
  • Avail of ONE (1) award, scholarship or grant. 
  • A list of scholarships is given below:
Grant NameUndergraduate level (Canadian Dollars)Graduate Level (Canadian Dollars)
University Canada West Founder’s ScholarshipFull Tuition-
International Student Leaders AwardCAD 12,000 or CAD 8,000CAD 7,500 or CAD 5,000
Scholarships for Academic Excellence CAD 2,000 to CAD 20,000CAD 2,500 to CAD 10,000
MBA Foundation Study GrantCAD 5,000CAD 6,500
The Emily Baker Scholarship-Full Tuition for MBA program
LATAM Regional GrantCAD 18,900CAD 9,720
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regional GrantCAD 18,900CAD 9,720
Special Targeted Regional Award ProgramUpto CAD 5000Upto CAD 5000
Canada 150 Tuition Concession for the Armed Forces10% concession in tuition fees10% concession in tuition fees
Live Our Vision of Education (L.O.V.E.) Undergraduate ScholarshipCAD 3,000CAD 5,000

Financial Aid

  • For students who can demonstrate financial need.
  • Government will sponsor full or part of full time student fees
  • Repayment of loans: after six months of completing graduation.
  • Student aid programs:
  1. Alberta Students Finance
  2. Student Aid BC
  3. Manitoba Student Aid
  4. New Brunswick Student Financial Services
  5. New Foundland and Labrador Student Aid
  6. Nova Scotia Student Assistance
  7. Ontario Student Assistance Plan
  8. Prince Edward Island Student Financial Services
  9. Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program

Study Permit 

  • To pursue a degree program in Canada. 
  • Issued by the CIC.
  • Apply to the nearest Canadian Consulate or Canadian Embassy after receiving a letter of acceptance.
  • As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), UCW is issued the DLI number O19377235822. 
  • Documents required:
    1. Copy of your acceptance letter
    2. Copy of your upfront medical exam confirmation
    3. Proof of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD 10,000
    4. Proof pf payment for tuition fees for your first year of study, and
    5. Proof of English language proficiency International English Language Testing System - band 6
    6. If required, for French language proficiency a TEF score of 7 and above.

Work Permit

  • International students: after starting full-time studies. 
  • Attended full-time for at least 6 months
  • GPA should be above 2.
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit after completion of full-time degree.

Alumni Network

  • UCW alumni are invited to keep their details in the UCW Alumni registry.
  • UCW offers networking, collaboration and career development opportunities for alumni.
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 18,900
Bachelors Tuition Fees$18900
Post graduate Tuition Fees$19440
Total Enrollment
Application Deadline
Start of Application process January 02, 2019
End of Application process -
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