International Applicants: How to Apply


International Learners

How to Apply


Did you complete your undergraduate degree outside of Canada? 


Then, you are considered an International Applicant.



Admission Requirements for International Applicants


Admission Requirements

A minimum overall average of 70% (around a B- or 2.7 GPA) as calculated by Western in your bachelor's degree.

International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements for Western University Admissions.



How to Apply

Apply Early

Expect to wait approximately 3-4 months to process your Study Permit and visa ahead of travelling to Canada, so apply early!


Step One

Apply to the Post-Degree Program

Apply to your chosen Post-Degree Program. Select either September 2024 or January 2025 start date.

You will need the following to complete your application:

An unofficial transcript of your undergraduate degree

Two references (email addresses)

A personal interest statement (500 - 700 words)

And a nonrefundable $100 (CAD) application fee


Step Two

Provide Documentation


Official Transcripts

Official transcripts, securely sealed and sent directly through mail or courier to Western Continuing Studies from your University to:

Western Discovery Park, NRC Centre
800 Collip Circle, Suite 104
London, ON N6G 4X8

Proof of English Proficiency

If applicable, you may also be asked to provide proof of English proficiency. Students must meet English proficiency requirements as set by Western University Admissions. Unofficial test results will be accepted at the time of application. Original test result documents will also be required as part of the application and admission process.

English proficiency waivers may be approved IF you have completed a degree at a recognized university whose medium of instruction is recognized as English. 


Permanent Residency

If you are a permanent resident, you will electronically submit a copy of your permanent residency card (front and back) during the application process. All information on the document should be clear and legible. Your permanent residency status does not exempt you from English proficiency requirements. For information and resources for International Students applying to Western Continuing Studies, please visit: the International and Exchange Student Centre.


 Designated Learning Institution Number: O19375892122


After you apply

Once your application has been fully submitted and references complete, assessment of your application will take 5-10 business days.

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