Western Ontario University

History

Founded in 1878 as the Western University of London Ontario, it was the result of Bishop Isaac Hellmuth’s desire to see an university with a focus on the Arts, Divinity and Medicine.

It would later obtain it’s current name of the University of Western Ontario during 1923, after the inclusion of new courses resulted in a wider focus for the instituti

Programs Offered

Currently the programs offered by the University of Western Ontario are divided between the faculties of Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Information & Media Studies, Music, Science, Medical Science, Social Science and DAN Management & Organizational Studies.

The following are some of those programs:

  • Classical Studies 
  • Modern Languages and Literatures 
  • Film Studies
  • Philosophy School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Integrated Engineering 
  • Mechatronic Systems 
  • Health Promotion Rehabilitation Sciences 
  • Media & the Public Interest Composition 
  • Music Recording Arts 
  • Environmental Science Physics & Astronomy 
  • Integrated Science Anatomy and Cell 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Physiology and 
  • Women’s Studies and Feminist Research 
  • Accounting 
  • Commercial Aviation Management

Admission requirements

Applications to the University of Western Ontario are handled through their online application centre, admissions for citizens and residents is in large part based by the applicant’s performance in their last years of high school combined with their audition and portfolio, for international students the University of Western Ontario requires them to have completed a year or be currently enrolled at a recognized university, to submit a transcript of that year of university, and to perform on an English language test if that isn’t their first language.

Student Life

When it comes to the University of Western Ontario there’s no shortage of facilities and events available to their students, with a dedicated recreation centre, multiple sports available for their students, 2 art galleries, and even a theatre, students will find themselves with a varied set of activities for their entertainment and a welcoming and inclusive staff dedicated to their wellbeing.

Part-time work

On top of counting with dedicated Career Services always available to their students, the University of Western Ontario has it’s own dedicated Work Study program, which offers students an opportunity to work part-time on campus.

Fees

For Canadian citizens and permanent residents the tuition fee for first-entry will be on average around 7,500 CND, while international students will find a fee closer to 35,000 CND.

Ranking

The University of Western Ontario currently occupies the 172nd place in the world ranking of universities, making it the 10th best university in Canada.

University Contact

Address:  London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

Phone: 519-661-2111

Email: liaison@uwo.ca

Summary

The University of Western Ontario is a wide ranging institution with strong courses on a variety of areas and a strong student support in the form of it’s various centers and facilities, there’s a career to consider for any potential student in Canada, and the straightforward nature of their admission coupled with it’s high ranking make it a desirable pick for both national and international students interested in pursuing their education in Canada.