University of Windsor University of Windsor

Canadian education, global perspective

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Students

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Why a Canadian Education?

  • Diverse, safe and inclusive communities
  • Highly respected degrees recognized worldwide
  • Affordable education and living costs with work opportunities available during studies
  • Post-graduate work permits allow graduates to stay in Canada and gain work experience
  • #1 Best Quality of Life ranking per U.S. News and World Report 1
  • Universitas21 ranks Canada sixth overall for best higher education system 2

 

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Safe and Diverse Community

Safe & Diverse
Community

Friends for Life

Friends for Life

3,500+ International Students from 85+ Countries

3,500+ International
Students from
85+ Countries

Windsor is in the Great Lakes Region

Windsor is in the
Great Lakes Region

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With more than 200 majors and 50 minors, you can tailor your academic experience.

How to apply to UWindsor


Applying to the University of Windsor is fast and easy. You can apply online on your own or through an authorized educational agent. For simple instructions on How to Apply, please select your level of study you would like to pursue below.

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How to apply to Undergraduate Programs

There are two ways to apply to the University of Windsor's Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Apply directly through the University of Windsor's International Admissions Office
  2. Apply through an Authorized Educational Agent

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Only use this application if you are:

  • An International student who will be studying on a Study Permit
  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school grade 12 full-time program

Once you have applied, forward all necessary documents to our International Admissions Office at intldocs@uwindsor.ca

*Unofficial documents may include predicted, midterm grades or copies of final transcripts. Unofficial documents in support of an application can be sent by email to intldocs@uwindsor.ca

After an offer has been issued, documents can be submitted to:

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON
N9B 3P4
Canada
Attn: International Admissions

Open a full listing of our agents and what countries they represent
*If you do not see your country on this list, please contact us at agent@uwindsor.ca

NOTE: You DO NOT need to meet the English proficiency requirements at the time of application. The University of Windsor does provide conditional letters of admission for students who are interested in participating in our English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) to satisfy the language proficiency requirement of their academic program.

How to apply to Graduate Programs

There are two ways to apply to the University of Windsor's Graduate Programs:

  1. Apply directly through the University Admissions Offices
  2. Apply through an Authorized Educational Agent

Fill out your online application*

*NOTE: Only use this application if you are an international student who will be studying on a Study Permit.

Once you have applied, upload documents through eGAS.

After an offer letter has been issued, please submit required documents to:

The Office of the Registrar – Graduate Division
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON
N9B 3P4
Canada
ask.uwindsor.ca

Review a full listing of our agents and the countries they represent
*If you do not see your country on this list, please contact us at agent@uwindsor.ca

NOTE: You DO NOT need to meet the English proficiency requirements at the time of application. The University of Windsor does provide conditional letters of admission for students who are interested in participating in our English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) to satisfy the language proficiency requirement of their academic program.

Application Deadline:
Approximately 8-12 months prior to the start of the program. Please contact us for specific dates.

Next Steps: After You Apply.

How to apply to Certificate and Post-Graduate Programs

There are two ways to apply to the University of Windsor's Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Apply directly through the University of Windsor's International Admissions Office
  2. Apply through an Authorized Educational Agent

Simply follow the link here to be directed to our application page. Create an account (or log-in) and choose your program of choice

Once you have applied, forward all necessary documents to our International Admissions Office at:

The Office of the Registrar – International Admissions
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON
N9B 3P4
Canada
Attn: International Admissions

*Please only use this application if you are:

  • An International student who will be studying on a Study Permit
  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school grade 12 full-time program
  • You are NOT applying to any other Ontario university via the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)

Click here for a full listing of our Agents and what countries they represent.
*If you do not see your country on this list, please contact us at intladmit@uwindsor.ca

NOTE: You DO NOT need to meet the English proficiency requirements at the time of application. The University of Windsor does provide conditional letters of admission for students who are interested in participating in our English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) to satisfy the language proficiency requirement of their academic program.

Application Deadline:

  • May 1st for September admissions (Fall)
  • September 1st for January admissions (Winter)
  • January 1st for May admissions (Spring)

Next Steps: After You Apply.

Each ELIP level is 12 weeks and focuses on developing reading and listening comprehension, as well as oral and written communication.

ELIP 7099 - Foundation: Introduces students to the organizational principles of paragraph structure.

ELIP 7101 - ELIP 1: Familiarizes students with academic skills such as note-taking, summarizing, and structured writing.

ELIP 7102 - ELIP 2: Expands on students' syntactic and discourse patterns while further building upon student's academic writing and presentations skills.

ELIP 7103 - ELIP 3: Advances students' accurate use of English structures and enhances academic skills, including developing persuasive writing and critically extrapolating and synthesizing information.

ELIP 7113 - ELIP 3 Fast Track: A condensed, 8 week ELIP 3 program. Please contact applyesl@uwindsor.ca before applying for this program.
- Successful completion of ELIP 3 / ELIP 3 Fast Track meets University of Windsor English proficiency requirements for both undergraduate and graduate admissions.

*Students participate in a placement test upon their arrival. A valid standardized test score (CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) may be considered in support of a student's language profile.

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If you’re having a hard time figuring out how to apply or if you’re not sure if you’re on the right track reach out to us for help. Talk to one of our educational agents if you have program specific questions, and for general inquiries you can ask.Uwindsor.

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Aditya Vyas

My University of Windsor experience has been exceptional. The teaching is incredible with amazing engineering facilities and superior support from faculty members. For a final year project or a simple question in the class, a faculty member will always help. The campus is so vibrant that I never feel like I’m away from home.

Aditya Vyas
Vadodara, India


Chelsea Okonji

The International Students Centre (ISC) helped ease the transition when coming to the University of Windsor. The ISC often hosts events for international students to get acquainted, share their experiences and learn about Canadian culture.

Staying in residence was also helpful with the transition to Canada. I was able to connect with other students and get familiar with the campus. I even worked for residence services. This enhanced my communication skills and allowed me to gain some valuable work experience.

Chelsea Okonji
Lagos, Nigeria


Eric Chen

In my Human Kinetics program, I have found integrated research and volunteer opportunities. I’ve also been able to connect with other students through intramural basketball.

Eric Chen
Beijing, China


Zeenat Hirani

I have taken advantage of the services available at the Student Success Centre by booking monthly appointments with my Academic Advisors. These appointments allowed me to speak about my schedule, courses, and time management strategy. Having someone to follow up with my progress was helpful because I improved my skills through the resources provided. This is one of the many UWindsor services that helped me enhance in my academic experience.

Zeenat Hirani
Kinshasa, Congo

English Language
Improvement Program


International students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirement may be accepted into their program on the condition they complete the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) before starting their degree.

International Student Centre


The ISC provides a variety of quality services and programs to support almost 4,000 UWindsor international students, scholars, and their family members from over 92 different countries.

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