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Year of establishment1878
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Total International Students3837
Size of Campus in acres400
UG/PG Course Ratio0.77
Scholarships7
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses8995 CAD for 2 sharing (UG),15600 CAD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses6450 CAD (UG)
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Q:   What is the Western University ranking?

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Western University is one of the top 10 universities in Canada and a part of the top global institutions for international students as well. Its global rankings are listed below:

  • #114 in World University Rankings 2024 - QS World University Rankings
  • #300 in Best Global Universities 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #10 in Best Global Universities in Canada 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #201-250 in World University Rankings 2024 - Times Higher Education (THE)
  • #9 in Impact Rankings 2023 – Times Higher Education (THE)
 

Q:   Is it tough to get into Western University?

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Western University is not the most competitive university to get into, as its acceptance rate stands at 58%. This figure tells us that almost 58 out of every 100 applicants manage to get enrolled in Western, which means that the university accepts more than half of the applicants. Therefore, once an applicant fulfills Western University's admission requirements, ie; competitive grades, English language requirements as well as relevant documents, they are likely to secure an admission in the university. However, students must not take this lightly and apply to Western University within the deadlines in order to get enrolled as a student.

 

Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first year at Western University?

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Some of the tips for students starting their first-semester at the Western University are:

  • Students who applied for Western University must be humble and should interact with as many people as possible. Mainly beacause, the more people you talk to the better knowledge you get. 
  • Attend as many gathering and parties as much as you can. 
  • Applicants should avoid missing classess, as 70% of learning comes from students going to classes. 
  • Students can get invovlved with extracuricular activities, i.e joing university clubs, sports etc. This will also look good on a portfolio in the longer run. 
 

Q:   What are some cool facts about Western University?

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Listed below are some cool facts about Western University:

  • Top 1% worldwide as it ranks among elite institutions globally.
  • Reasearch excellence: Founding member of U15, acanda's leading reasearch universities.
  • Academic excellence: Top entrance averages, with first year students averaging 91%. 
  • Global Diversity: Western University is known for it's diversity as it has 4,759 internationals students from 129 countries.
  • Scholarly prestige: Western has produced 24 Rhodes scholars till date. 
 

Q:   Should a student transferring from an Indian university to Canada during graduation apply as transfer or international student on the OUAC?

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While transitioning from an Indian university or college to pursue higher studies in Canada, an applicant doesn’t need to categorise themselves as a transfer or an international student during the application process through OUAC. All applicants, regardless of their current educational background, follow the same application procedure. 

Meanwhile, the evaluation process totally depends on the applicants previous academic curriculum. If such a student is applying to Western University Canada, they can submit their application through OUAC platform. Students are required to pay Western University application fee of CAD 150 = INR 9,311*. International students are advised to submit the applications by Feb 1, 2024, for the 2024 intake.

*1 CAD = INR 62

 

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Q:   Does Western University offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, Western University awards generous scholarships to students with an exceptional academic record, who have the potential to make outstanding contributions both in the classroom and beyond. These scholarships are four-year awards, through which eligible students receive $10,000 CAD in the first year, which are directly deducted from the tuition bill. An additional $5,000 CAD is deducted from the tuition fees annually in the second, third, and fourth years of study at Western University. When a candidate is considered eligible for scholarships, they will receive a notification email, prior to their admission response deadline, to the email address provided on their OUAC application.

 

Q:   What are the eligibility criteria for scholarships at Western University?

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Western University awards generous scholarships, upto $10,000 CAD to students with an exceptional academic record, who have the potential to make outstanding contributions both in the classroom and beyond. In order to avail these benefits, students must fulfill the eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Submit admission application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) along with all of the supporting documents within the deadlines;
  • Must be studying on a Canadian study permit and paying international student tuition and fees; and
  • Must be applying for admission directly from secondary school to a first-year undergraduate program.
 

Western University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 125 - 156
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Q:   How to apply to Western University?

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Prospective students of Western University can submit their application through OUAC, which is available on the university's website. Listed below is step-by-step breakdown for the Western University application process:

  1. Narrow down your programme choices;
  2. Submit your application on OUAC;
  3. Create your Student Center account;
  4. Mark all deadlines on your calendar;
  5. Submit grades;
  6. Submit supplementary forms; and
  7. Wait to receive your admission decision.

While applying to the university, students are required to pay a sum of USD 150 = INR 12,488*.

* 1 USD = INR 83.25

 

Q:   What are the Western University application deadlines for international students?

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Prospective students of Western University can submit their application through OUAC, which is available on the university's website. While applying to the university, students are required to pay a sum of $150 = INR 12,488*. International students are advised to refer to the table below for Western University's application deadlines 2024:

Application Period OpensApplication Deadlines
ClosedFeb 1, 2025

* 1 USD = INR 83.25

 

Q:   Which documents do I need to submit while applying to Western University?

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Prospective students of Western University can submit their application through OUAC, which is available on the university's website. While applying to the university, students are required to pay a sum of $150 = INR 12,488* and the documents listed below:

  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended;
  • Grades from current year (if still studying);
  • Official English language exam scores (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/DET);
  • Resume;
  • Writing samples;
  • Thesis statement;
  • Letter (s) of recommendation/References; and
  • Proof of citizenship.

* 1 USD = INR 83.25

 

Q:   What is Western University acceptance rate?

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Based on the ratio of admissions to applications,  Western University's acceptance rate stands at 58%. Since, the stats are on the higher end, we can conclude that Western University is a not the most competitive university to get in as it admits more than half of the applicants. Once an applicant fulfills Western University's admission requirements, ie; competitive grades, English language requirements as well as relevant documents, they are likely to secure an admission in the university. However, students must not take this lightly and apply to Western University within the deadlines in order to get enrolled as a student.

Note: The data has been derived from unofficial sources and is subjected to changes.

 

Q:   Is it too late to apply to Western University?

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Western University accepts application through OUAC, which is available on their website for students looking forward to apply. International students last date to apply is February 1, 2024. Candidates are guaranteed to be reviewed for admission if they apply within the deadlines. Western University does accept late applications. However, they don't guarantee space availability in their programs and applicants might not get a chance to make it to the university. Hence, overseas candidates must apply to Western University within the application deadlines in order to secure an enrolment.

 

Western University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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B.Sc.(64 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(22 courses)
INR 22 L - 36 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BBA(12 courses)
INR 22 L - 34 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.A.(48 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.J.M.C.(3 courses)
INR 22 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.Pharma(1 course)
INR 22 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
Others UG(2 courses)
INR 22 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
MS(32 courses)
INR 8 L - 34 L
Duration12-36 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 8, TOEFL: 83 - 107, Duolingo: 115 & Above
MEng(10 courses)
INR 10 L - 28 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 86 & Above
M.A.(22 courses)
INR 9 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 8, TOEFL: 86 - 107
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Q:   What are the Western University English requirements?

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Western University admission requirements for international students comprise of proof of proficiency in the English language as a major entry requirement. It accepts all the major English proficiency exams and students can refer to the table below for the minimum score requirements:

English Proficiency ExamMinimum Score Requirements
IELTSOverall score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each band)
TOEFLOverall score of 83 (with no less than 20 in each section)
PTEOverall score of 58 (with no less than 56 in each section)
Duolingo English TestOverall score of 115 (with no less than 110 in each sub-section)
 

Q:   What are the Western University admission requirements for international students?

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In order to get enrolled in Western University for higher studies, all international students are required to fulfill certain admission requirements. The exact entry requirements may differ according to the choice of course. However, Western University demands the following requirements from prospective overseas applicants:

  • Completed online application along with $150 = 12,488* application fee;
  • High school grades (for undergraduates);
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (for graduates);
  • Grades: Overall average of 70% or 2.7 GPA;
  • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS: 6.5 | TOEFL: 83 | PTE: 58 | DET: 115);
  • Experienced no extensive academic difficulty at university; and
  • Course-specific academic requirements.

* 1 USD = 83.25

 

Q:   How can Indian students get into Western University?

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Western University accepts country-specific qualifications from Indian students and they must be fulfilled by the applicants in order to secure an enrollment in the institution. These entry requirements comprise of the following:

  • Completed online application along with $150 = 12,488 application fee; and
  • CBSE - All India Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Results of Grade X & XII; or
  • CISCE - Indian School Certificate (ISC) Results of Grade X & XII; or
  • State Boards – Intermediate / Pre-University / Higher Secondary / Senior Secondary School Certificate Results of Grade X & XII; and
  • Grades: Overall average of 70%;
  • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS: 6.5 | DET: 83 | DET: 58 | DET: 115); and
  • Course-specific academic requirements.
 

Q:   How to secure an admission in Western University LLM courses?

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Western University is one of the top 10 universities in Canada and is globally renowned for its excellence in teaching and learning. It offers two LLM courses for students looking forward to study Law and is famous for it. Securing an admission in Western University's Faculty of Law is competitive, however, students can achieve it by fulfilling the requirements listed below:

Academic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field;
  • Minimum average of 74% or grade B in the last two years of full-time study; and
  • A sample of academic writing, such as a research paper, thesis or a published journal article (the subject matter of the academic writing sample must be legal).

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 8.0; OR
  • TOEFL: Overall score of 109 (with a minimum score of 25 for writing and speaking skills).
 

Q:   Is studying in Western University expensive?

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Western University's programs consist of an extensive portfolio of 400 undergraduate programs as well as 160 graduate degree programs, in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Information & Media Studies, Music, Science, Medical Science, Social Science, Management & Organizational Studies, Medicine & Dentistry, Law and Education. The annual tuition fees required to pursue a degree course at Western University is around 20-25L on an average, which can be considered a little expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.J.M.C. (64 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
B.A. (48 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
B.E. / B.Tech (22 courses)
INR 22 L - 36 L
BBA (12 courses)
INR 22 L - 34 L
B.J.M.C. (3 courses)
INR 22 L
 

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Likes (Student Life): The student life is excellent at Western University. The university organizes a lot of events each week and offers many chances for the students to be a part of such events. Some of the events include the weekly Global Cafe sessions which provide a great way for the international students to network and spend quality time with each other to make meaningful connections. Many sports events as well as social events are organized each week.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): The placements highly depend on the skills of an individual. The university has a good reputation among employers in Canada. However, students may face a bit of difficulty in finding jobs in the current scenario of recession where companies have been doing layoffs. But, this situation will get better in the future. The employers usually offer salary packages of around 60000 CAD but these vary upon one's experience and skills.
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Q:   Can I work while studying in Western University?

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Yes, Western University's work study programme offers an opportunity for students to work part-time on campus in jobs that accommodate their studies. To qualify for working, students must demonstrate genuine financial need. The institution's writing support centre hires students and professionals as new writing instructors, tutors or administrative assistants.

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Western University Cost of Living

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Q:   What is the cost of living at Western University?

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Western University offers on-campus accommodation to their overseas students, which comprise of a variety of amenities such as sports courts, fitness and wellness centers, clubs, eateries, auditoriums, cafeterias, and theatres. Listed below is the breakdown of Western University cost of living for international students:

ParticularsCost of Living
Residence & Meal Plan$15,700 to $18,400
Phone$400 to $640
Personal Items$800
Clothing$800 to $2,000
Entertainment$1600
Laundry$160
Books & Supplies$1,500 to $3,000
Total Cost  (first academic year)$20,960 to $26,600
 

Q:   How many international students does Western University host?

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Western University is a public research university situated in London, Ontario, Canada. At the moment, it is home to more than 5,000 international students representing 128 nations around the globe, which contribute upto 20% in their total student population. Refer to the table below for the breakdown of Western University's number of international students according to the degree type:

Type of DegreeHead Count
Undergraduates2,934
Graduates1,027
PhD Students798
 

Western University Rankings 2024

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Q:   What are the national rankings of Western University?

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Western University is among the finest institutions of higher education in Canada. The university is consistently ranked among the best universities in Canada. As per the THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2023, Western University is ranked #201-250,  making it among the top universities in the country. Meanwhile,  QS World University Ranking 2024,  ranked Western University at the spot #114 

 

Q:   Is Western University good for MS?

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Western University MS course is ranked among top courses globally. According to QS - Biological Sciences Rankings,  Western University was ranked #251-300 for MS in 2023This ranking stood at #251-300 in 2022 and #301-350 in 2021. For international students interested in studying MS at Western University will have to pay a first-year tuition fee of INR 8L - 34L.

 

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Q:   Why should I study in Canada?

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Some of the benefits of studying in Canada for international students include:

  • World-class universities:  Canadian universities are ranked among the top universities in the world. In the QS World University Rankings 2024, a total of 9 Canadian universities are within the first 200 ranks. Whereas, in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings 2023, a total of 7 universities are in the 200 ranks.
  • Affordable education: Compared to the US and UK, the tuition fee in Canada is fairly cheaper. If we consider the return on investment, Canada is quite a viable option for Indian students. One can also apply for a range of Canadian scholarships to cut down the educational expenses.
  • Cultural diversity: There are very welcoming and warm people who come from varied ethnic groups with different cultures and lifestyles. This multicultural environment in Canada is one of the noteworthy factors that attract international students as it promotes friendliness and peaceful living like no other country. In Canada, there are more than 250 ethnic origins along with 200 languages from around the world and 70 indigenous languages spoken.
  • Lively and vibrant campus life: At Canadian universities, students can expect fests, events, and activities to be conducted throughout the year. This creates a lively and happy environment for all the students as it helps in making a network and meeting new people, whilst keeping the homesickness away.
  • Immigration opportunities: The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP Canada) in Canada shall allow students to stay there and get some work experience after the completion of graduation. The maximum length of a PGWP is three years.
 

Q:   What are the admission requirements to study in Canada?

A: 

Eligibility requirements to study in Canada will vary from course to course and from university to university. Some of the basic eligibility requirements are given below.

 
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