Western University

Western University

London , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 60
    Available Programs
  • 30693
  • 35000
    Average Cost
  • 94
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. 

Western is a co-educational university, with more than 24,000 students, and over 306,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include government officials, academics and business leaders.

Considered Canada’s most beautiful university, Western consists of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern structures and provides an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The main campus is surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and located near the Thames River. 

There are a number of fraternities and sororities existing throughout the student community. The university has a number of athletic facilities open to their varsity teams and their students. 

Entry requirements

  1. Certificate of Complete Secondary General Education indicating all subjects taken and grades earned. If your documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide notarized literal English translations.

    Proof of English language proficiency.  

    IELTS Academic is required with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0 (submitted electronically by the IELTS test center).

    The minimum score required on the internet-based TOEFL is 83 with no score below 20, and a 550 on the paperbased test with a 5 on the TWE.

    A minimum overall score in PTE Academic of 58 is required with no score less than 56.

  2. Program specific required and recommended courses. 

    Fine Arts - An online portfolio and personal statement are required for admission consideration to this program.

    Music - faculty recommendation required based on Audition, Interview, Piano Proficiency and Theory Placement results.

Scholarship & funding

In-Course Scholarships are granted to students based on academic merit only. A minimum 80% average is required for scholarship consideration. Eligible candidates are determined by way of nomination from their Faculty hrough grade listings. Applications are not required for these scholarships. Students who are receiving an Academic Merit Scholarship will be notified by their faculty.

External Scholarships 

Western Admission Scholarship Program


Student life

How your life will change after one year as a Western University student