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    University Canada West (UCW) Vancouver Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Content writer | Updated on - May 2, 2021

    University Canada West (UCW) is a private, for-profit university in British Columbia, Canada, which offers a range of career-focused programs including Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and Master of Business Administration. It is worthy of note that the university has Education Quality Assurance Accreditation (EQA) and Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). UCW has also been ranked among top ten online universities in Canada.

    The university has two campuses in Vancouver - West Pender Street and Vancouver House (October 2020). UCW enrolls 3700+ students from more than 45 countries in four sessions throughout the year. Aspiring applicants can apply for University Canada West admissions in January, April, July and October.

    University Canada West Rankings

    The following are the noteworthy University of Canada West (UCW) rankings by various agencies and organizations:

    • According to UniRank Rankings, the university is placed at 74th in the list of Canadian Universities and 4770th in the list of World Universities.
    • According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, UWC is ranked 601 to 801st and 401 to 500th according to Times Higher Education US College Rankings 2021
    • #171-#221 Best Colleges among National Liberal Arts Colleges
    • University Canada West’s MBA  programs are ranked #4 in ApplyBoard’s top 10 Canadian university programs.

    University Canada West at a Glance

    Nature of University Private, For-profit
    Campus Urban
    Business programs Yes
    Chancellor Mitchell Gropper
    Total number of nationalities (of students on campus) 45
    Language of Instruction English
    Language Tests IELTS - Minimum band 6

    Top Programs at University Canada West

    Programs Fee Per Annum Program Duration
    M.B.A $14,216 2 years
    Bachelor of Commerce $14,094 4 years
    Associate of Arts $14,094 2 years
    B.A Business Communication $14,094 4 years

    University Canada West Campus

    • University Canada West campuses are located in downtown Vancouver- New Vancouver House Campus and West Pender Campus
    • It’s other campus, the London Building History, occupies six floors of the heritage-designated structure and is cited only steps away from public transit, which includes the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, the SeaBus Terminal, and bus routes.
    • The student body on campus at UCW is made up of up to 52 different nationalities. The average class size is 20-22 students

    University Canada West Residence

    • UCW does not provide any kind of on-campus accommodation.
    • University Canada West is into partnership with 4stay, a SaaS-Enabled marketplace for student and intern housing, to make a variety of housing and affordable rooms available to students for rent purposes around the University campus and Greater Vancouver.
    • Room features include bed(s), closet, beddings, tiled or wooden floor, chair, table, drawer, curtains, and room lamps.
    • There is a 100,000 CAD housing insurance for students at 4stay. There is also a flexible cancellation policy and room reservation doesn’t require any deposit.

    Programs offered at UCW

    • University Canada West offers various programs including undergraduate, graduate and short courses.
    • Some of the popular undergraduate courses include Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and Associate of Arts.
    • Popular graduate degree programs at UCW include master of business administration and MBA foundation.
    • Some of the short courses are Blockchain Project Management Certificate Program, Blockchain Entrepreneurship (BE), Certified Marketing Professional DMI and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    Application Process at UCW

    International students seeking admissions at the UCW can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

    Where to apply?

    Application portalOnline application.

    Application Fee: 150 CAD

    UCW Admission Deadlines

    There may be variation in the application deadline set by this prestigious institution but applicants are to take note of the below mentioned deadlines:

    Semester Deadline
    Winter (January) November
    Spring (April) February
    Summer (July) May
    Fall (October) August

    Supporting documents -

    • Equivalent of a Canadian high school (Grade 12) diploma, with an overall average of C or better (2.00 on a 4.33 scale)
    • Translated official transcripts if not in English (official high school all post-secondary institutions)
    • Completed application form
    • GMAT/GRE
    • Resume
    • Proof of English language proficiency

    English Proficiency 

    Test Minimum score required
    IELTS  6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing section
    TOEFL (iBT) 88 overall with a minimum of 20 in each section
    PTE Academic 61 overall with a minimum score of 60 in the writing section
    CAEL 70 overall with a minimum of 60 in each section
    Duolingo Overall of 105
    Password 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing section

    Visa Information

    International students who have fulfilled all the requirements and have received an official letter of acceptance from University Canada West are then required to apply for a student visa to study in Canada. A study permit is issued by the Canadian government and a student visa is issued along with it, if required, depending on your home country.

    Students are required to login to the Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) website and apply for a student visa. Submit the following documents -

    • Acceptance letter issued by University Canada West
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of 10,000 CAD
    • Valid Passport
    • Medical reports (if applicable)
    • Recent passport-size photographs

    Applicants then will then attend a visa interview. Student visas are usually processed within 90 days or sooner.

    Cost of Attendance at UCW

    For international candidates aspiring to study at the UCW, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada. The list of basic expenses to be considered while applying for admissions is mentioned below.

    Expenses Amount (CAD)
    Tuition 20,880-21,060
    Health insurance 326
    Food 3,600-9,600
    Transportation 1,176-2,088
    Phone and Internet 720-1,800
    Book, supplies, and miscellaneous 1,500-2,500
    Total 28,202-37,374

    Financial Aids at UCW

    • Financial aids available for international students at UCW include scholarships, grants, student jobs, and external aids.
    • International students have to apply for scholarships through International Scholarship Application form.
    • Scholarships available for international students at UCW include:
    • Scholarships for Academic Excellence for International students: With a value of 10,000-20,00 CAD each year, this is given to students with excellent academic grades, who have applied for a Scholarship & Award Application at the time of applying for admission to UCW.
    • Southeast Asia Regional Grant: This scholarship is available to international students from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. It carries a value of 9,450-18,900 CAD and application is done through the Scholarship & Award Application form when applying for admission
    • Canadian Bureau for International Education scholarships: This organization offers varying scholarships such as Excellence Awards to deserving international students.

    Placements at UCW

    • At UCW, 88% of MBA graduates got a job within three months of graduation.
    • 100% of MBA graduates have secured a job within six months of graduation.
    • Free practical workshops that include networking skills and personal branding are taught to students.
    • 67% of MBA graduates at UCW have secured a job within a month of graduation.
    • MBA graduates at UCW can earn up to 55,000 CAD to 150,000 CAD every year.

    Work-Study Program

    With obtaining an off-campus work permit from CIC, International students with work permits may work up to 20 hours on a weekly basis. The following requirements are to be met by current students in order to be eligible for an off-campus work permit:

    • valid study permit
    • full-time studentship for 6 months preceding the date of your work permit application.
    • GPA of at least 2.0 and 3.0 for undergraduates and graduates respectively.


    Ques. What is the average class size of the University of Canada West?

    Ans. UWC’s average class size is 20-25 students. The class sizes are intentionally limited to this number for better peer-to-peer interaction, and to enable the instructor more time for each student.

    Ques. Can students work while attending university?

    Ans. Yes. International students with work visas may work up to 20 hours on a weekly basis. The following requirements are to be met by current students in order to be eligible for an off-campus work permit:
    valid study permit
    full-time studentship for 6 months preceding the date of your work permit application.
    GPA of at least 2.0 and 3.0 for undergraduates and graduates respectively.

    Ques. Is there an orientation exercise conducted by the university or the city of Vancouver for fresh students?

    Ans. Yes. The orientation course conducted by the university for students is aimed at learning about the university, familiarizing themselves with the campus, meeting administration staff, and finding out where to ask for help if need be.

    Ques. How do I register for a program at University Canada West?

    Ans. To register for a program at University Canada West, applicants are to fill out the inquiry form and wait to be contacted by the recruitment advisor shortly. The university’s recruitment advisors can be contacted via, 1 778 655 3702.

    Ques. What computer services will students have access to? 

    Ans. Students have access to a full computer lab, as well as wireless Internet at the Vancouver campus.

    Ques. Is on-campus housing made available by the University Canada West for students?

    Ans. UWC does not offer on-campus housing facilities. However, many residential accommodations are available in close proximity to the campus.

    Ques. As an international student, how much is the application fee?

    Ans. 150 CAD


    $ 14,2161st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration



    7.8 / 10

    Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com]

    full time | Course Based
    $ 14,0941st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration



    7.8 / 10

    4 years

    Course Duration


    Associate of Arts [A.A]

    full time | Course Based
    $ 14,0941st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration


    University Canada West Overview

    Insitution type
    DLI Number
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $14,094 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.5--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-88--

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $14,094 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $14,216 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs?
    Language Programs
    Languages Canada


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 14 Students Rating

    7.5 out of 10
    8.1/10Social Life


    6.8 /10

    I didn't have any work experience. This was the only university that was accepting international students with no work experience. So, I thought this is the best option I could get for the amount I'll be paying. This university has more visa approvals than any other.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is very sorted. Right now I'm taking 3 courses this term. I can take 4 as well and complete the course soon. The syllabus is different for each course. Most of them involves buying an e text book and a software for the academic period where all the assignments and quizzes are included. Example- for accounting there's a software called Wiley plus , on purchasing this software for 3 months. I can't get an e text book and other practice tests.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7.8 /10

    I came to know about this college through a study abroad college seminar, and after understanding the process, I applied for it through the online college portal and paid an application fee of $150. I chose this college because of its diversity.

    Course Curriculum :

    It was mostly theory and calculations, so practice and consistency were required in order to do well in my semester. However through this course I have learnt many business fundamentals and communication development.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    After shortlisting several universities, I opted for UCW, as it is an innovative business and technology-oriented, teaching-focused institution in Canada, offering applied undergraduate and graduate degrees for domestic and international students. My GPA was 7. I had to submit an online form costing around $150.

    Course Curriculum :

    Master of Business Administration degree challenges us in areas vital to business operation and administration and thoroughly prepares students for undertaking various kinds of business roles. It develops core competencies in critical thinking, persuasive communication, system analysis, leadership, and business ethics.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    This university drew my attention because of its culture and educational standards. Also, since a degree from this college will be beneficial to my future, I applied via the online application form and paid the $150 application fee. Other than this all my previous marks were taken into account.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our curriculum emphasized realistic experience over quantitative knowledge and our college insisted that the only way to understand something is to do it. We had many opportunities for hands-on learning here, as well as the opportunity to study with other students and explore different cultures with them.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    One of my cousins was a student in this institution. I was speaking with her, and she expressed her admiration for the university. This had a major effect on my thoughts about university. I applied to this university immediately after finishing my high school through an online application form and paid $150 application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course included in-depth understanding of the subject and helped me improve leadership and management skills. Management accounting, financial management, brand management, and other topics that expanded basic business management skills were among the core subjects.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    626 West Pender Street, Suite 100, Vancouver, BC

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Bus Station

    Shopping Mall

    CF Pacific Centre0.18 km
    Sinclair Centre0.28 km
    Royal Centre0.38 km
    The Courtyard0.72 km
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    Book Store

    Albion Books0.25 km
    MacLeod's Books0.30 km
    Humpty Dumpty Books & Music2.09 km
    Book Warehouse2.35 km
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    Bus Station

    WB w Pender St NS Howe St Bay 19.20 km


    Caffe Artigiano0.21 km
    Fairmont Hotel Vancouver0.32 km
    Subway0.38 km
    Fairmont Pacific Rim0.43 km
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    Vancouver airport0.52 km
    Harbour Air0.69 km
    Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre Seaplane Terminal0.71 km
    Vancouver International Water Airport0.72 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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