Get $150 Scholarship!


Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 2004Established Year

University Canada West 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
Study Abroad Expert

A private university located in Vancouver, Canada, the University Canada West is known for having a 100% employment rate for MBA students within six months of graduation. The university embraces international students from more than 45 countries to obtain various academic skills and exposure through undergraduate and graduate programs. In terms of flexibility, the university offers off campus as well as on campus courses. In many program courses, the university also offers a blend of offline and online courses for the convenience of its students. The University also offers pathway programs for students who do not meet certain eligibility criteria like the MBA Foundation and University Access program.

Some important points to be considered while applying for admission to the University Canada West are as follows:

  • The university rolls out applications divided into four academic semesters mainly the fall, winter, spring and summer sessions;
  • Admitted students must be present in the university well in advance to attend the SOAR orientation and academic readiness session;
  • The documents and transcripts must be sealed and translated to English before submission to the university ;
  • If an applicant fails to send official transcripts with the application or within the expected time frame then it could lead to delay or suspension of the application.
  • Applying early is encouraged as the admission offer is based on the availability of seats and the eligibility of students.
  • It is possible that the University stops accepting applications for a program before the deadline if the seats are filled. In such cases, your applications will be reviewed for the next term.
  • GRE/ GMAT scores will be considered valid only if the test is taken within the five previous years.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • The university plans to conduct the forthcoming fall and winter semesters as planned with an assumption that the pandemic will subside by then.
  • If the situation does not clarify, the university has decided to commence the session online or defer the students to the next semester.
  • In response to COVID-19, the university has introduced the IELTS online academic test to substitute the offline one required for demonstrating English language proficiency.


Application PortalOnline Application 
Application Fee150 CAD
Mode Of Payment Credit Card, Debit Card, Check payable to University, Wire Transfer, Money Order
Academic CalendarSemester Based Calendar 
Intake SeasonsFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Test Score AcceptedTOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ Duo lingo/ CAEL/ Password
GMAT/ GRE scoresRequired
Financial Aid Scholarships, Loans, Grants And Aid 
Work ExperienceRequired for graduate programs

University Canada West Admission Deadlines

All international undergraduate and graduate students must fill and submit the application form along with supporting documents at least 25-35 days prior to the first day of the respective term. Deadlines vary depending on the applicant type as given in the table below:

Type of ApplicantApplication Deadline
Domestic undergraduate applicants25 days prior to the starting of the term
Domestic graduate applicants25 days prior to the starting of the term
International undergraduate applicants35 days prior to the starting of the term
International graduate applicants35 days prior to the starting of the term

University Canada West International Student Admissions

The University Canada offers their degrees and programs to students from more than 45 countries from all over the world. The university has been approved by the Government of British Columbia to offer the following courses- Bachelor of Commerce, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Master of Business Administration. The admission process and requirements for international students are same as the domestic applicants with some additional criteria which must be followed carefully :

Application Portal: Online application can be accessed in the application section of the original website;

Application fee: 150 CAD

Basic Admission Requirements: The following supporting documents must be attached with the application – 

  • Official high school transcripts
  • A copy of the approved visa for the designated time;
  • Receipt of the registration deposit
  • Official English language proficiency test scores
  • Letter of intent
  • GMAT/ GRE scores (for graduate programs)

The documents must be sent to the office of admissions of the university before the deadline to avoid rejection or delay in the process.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English language. This can be done by submitting test scores of recognized examinations. The minimum requirements of these test scores are tabulated below:

Name of Test Minimum Required Score 
IELTS (Online/Offline)Overall score: 6.5; Writing score: 6 
PTE academicOverall: 61; Writing: 60
TOEFL IBTOverall: 88; Each component: 20
Duo lingo 120
Password Overall: 6.5; Writing component: 6.0
CAEL Overall: 70; Each subset: 60 

Students may be exempted from this requirement if they fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 30 credits from a post-secondary institution where the language of instruction is English.
  • Completed the University’s Access Program (meant for English preparation)
  • Graduated from a school where the medium of instruction was English.

Visa Process for International Students

The international students if admitted need to possess a valid study permit to enter Canada for taking any course longer than 6 months. The following documents are required for obtaining a visa:

  • A valid passport
  • Data of previous visa, if any
  • An application form
  • Acceptance letter issued by the University
  • Bank statements
  • Financial records
  • Biometric data

Students must follow the visa immigration protocol laid down by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After obtaining the documents, an interview can be scheduled at the nearest Canadian Embassy to obtain a permit. The process can stretch as long as 6 months therefore it is always better to apply sooner to be on the right track.

University Canada West Undergraduate Admissions

The University Canada West offers Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in business and associate of arts programs, facilitated by small class strength, excellent faculty and flexible class hours. The courses are offered both online and on-campus, and are inclusive of practical exposure and team activities to facilitate all-round development. The students must fulfill the following criterion in order to be eligible for admission into the university:

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application fee: 150 CAD

Admission requirements: The following documents and criteria must be met for admission to undergraduate programs:

  • High school diploma with a minimum grade C
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Transcript evaluation if they are from an unrecognized institution
  • English translation from a certified translator, if transcripts are not in English.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • A complete application
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa

University Canada West Graduate Admissions

The university offers only MBA programs at the graduate level. The program is one of the most renowned programs in the country and assures good job opportunities upon graduation. Students who do not meet the direct admission requirements i.e. have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better will have to enroll for the MBA foundation program. Candidates must consider the following information and comply with the requirements to be eligible for admission:

Where to apply: Online application

Application fee: 150 CAD

Intake Months: Fall – October; winter – January; spring – April; summer - July

Admission requirements: For direct entry to the MBA program the requirements that applicants must fulfill are as follows:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.33 scale or better
  • GRE/GMAT scores (GMAT Code – 5HW; GRE code- 7570)
  • An international professional designation like CA, CGA, CMA etc
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree in commerce or management
  • A minimum of three years of documented professional or management experience;
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • Detailed resume with academic achievement, work experience etc. outlined chronologically.
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Letter of intent
  • Medical insurance
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service
  • Certified translations of documents that are not in English

The university has laid down all admission requirements and parameters briefly on the website which makes it very feasible for international applicants to apply without any confusion. The applications are basically examined on the basis of academic records, quality of letter of intent, scores in standardized tests and extracurricular activities in the past. For graduate programs, work experience plays a major role in the admission decision.

Applicants can also check the application status at the online portal (MYUCW) using the unique login credentials that will be sent to the applicant after submission of the form. If all requirements are fulfilled and the procedure is appropriately followed, acquiring a seat at the university is highly possible.


Ques. Is an orientation session held before commencement of a program at University Canada West?

Ans. Yes. The University Canada West conducts an orientation session for both graduate and undergraduate level students to facilitate better involvement of students.

Ques. Does the University Canada West offer on-campus housing?

Ans. The university does not offer on-campus housing facilities. However, many residential accommodations can be found in close proximity to the campus.

Ques. What is the average classroom strength of the offline classes at University Canada West?

Ans. On an average, each class consists of not more than 20-25 students. According to the university, smaller classrooms help in deeper involvement and understanding of the students.

Ques. Can international students work while attending the University Canada West?

Ans. The international visa permits 20 hours of weekly employment upon obtaining a permit from the CIC. As long as the class hours don’t clash with the employment, international students can work while attending university programs.

Ques. Does the University Canada West offer career and admission counseling?

Ans. The university offers advice and counseling services through the alumni board and experts in this field. These services can be acquired by notifying the university requesting the same.

Trending Streams

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver, British Columbia
Capilano University North Vancouver, British Columbia
Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, British Columbia
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey, British Columbia
Quest University Canada Squamish, British Columbia