University of Windsor University of Windsor

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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 information on ways to apply, application deadlines, admission requirements and what to expect after starting the application process, please select the level of study you would like to pursue below.

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Ways to Apply

There are three ways to apply to the University of Windsor’s undergraduate programs:

Use this application if ALL the following criteria apply:

  • You reside OUTSIDE of Canada or the United States
  • You are NOT a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school in Ontario or abroad
  • The only Ontario university to which you are applying is UWindsor
Start your application now online

Use this application if:

  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school
  • You are planning to apply to more than one Ontario university
Start your application now online

Open 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 provides conditional letters of admission for students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement with the intent the student will satisfy the requirement by participating in our English Pathway Program (ELIP) or by another means prior to starting their academic program.


Recommended Application Deadlines

Recommended application deadlines for UWindsor’s undergraduate programs are:

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

The above application deadlines are recommended to best ensure your program choice is available and enough time is available for student VISA processing. UWindsor does, however, admit qualified students after the deadlines listed above, if the program has available space.


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for UWindsor’s undergraduate programs can be found in our Academic Calendar.


What to Expect Next

After submitting your application form, you can expect to receive an application acknowledgement email within five business days. This email will include instructions for (1) activating your UWin Account and (2) accessing UWinsite Student, UWindsor’s student information platform.

Once you have accessed UWinsite Student, you will need to respond to the items in your To Do List, including uploading the following documents:

  • Your official senior secondary education diploma*
  • Your official senior secondary education transcripts*
  • Your official post-secondary education diploma (if applicable)*
  • Your official post-secondary education transcripts (if applicable)*
  • Proof of your English language proficiency
  • Your Portfolio (if applicable)
  • Course descriptions* (only required if you are also applying for credit transfer)

* Translation is needed if the official documents are not in English and must be provided by an official translation service such as: (1) World Educational Service or (2) International Education Research Foundation.

After your documents have been received, they will be verified by UWindsor’s Office of the Registrar and the items on your To Do List in UWinsite Student marked as “Completed.”

It is only at this point – when all your documentation has been submitted and is in order – that evaluation of your application will begin. Evaluation, if there are no unique circumstances which require further analysis, may take up to four weeks.

You can monitor the status of your application in UWinsite Student. You will also be notified by email when a decision has been made.

Ways to Apply

There are two ways to apply to the University of Windsor’s graduate programs:

To apply directly to a UWindsor graduate program:

Open 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.


Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for UWindsor’s graduate programs vary per program. Please check the profile for the graduate program(s) in which you are interested for specific dates.

It is recommended international applicants apply 8-12 months prior to the start of the program.


Admission Requirements

Please check the profile for the graduate program(s) in which you are interested for admission requirements, including English proficiency.


What to Expect Next

After submitting your application form, you can expect to receive an application acknowledgement email within two business days. This email will include instructions for (1) activating your UWin Account and (2) accessing eGAS, the University of Windsor’s electronic graduate application system.

Once you have accessed eGAS, you will need to upload your required documents in PDF format. All documents must be submitted in English. Translation is needed if the official documents are not in English and must be provided by an official translation service such as: (1) World Educational Service or (2) International Education Research Foundation.

After your application is complete and submitted, your application status in eGAS will change to “All Documents Received.” Once your file has been sent for review, its status will change to “In Process.” Application processing time varies by program. You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.

Ways to Apply

There are three ways to apply to the University of Windsor’s certificate programs:

Use this application if ALL the following criteria apply:

  • You reside OUTSIDE of Canada or the United States
  • You are NOT a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school in Ontario or abroad
  • The only Ontario university to which you are applying is UWindsor
Start your application now online

Use this application if:

  • You are NOT currently attending an Ontario secondary school
  • You are planning to apply to more than one Ontario university
Start your application now online

Open 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 provides conditional letters of admission for students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement with the intent the student will satisfy the requirement by participating in our English Pathway Program (ELIP) or by another means prior to starting their academic program.


Recommended Application Deadlines

Recommended application deadlines for UWindsor’s certificate programs are:

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

The above application deadlines are recommended to best ensure your program choice is available and enough time is available for student VISA processing. UWindsor does, however, admit qualified students after the deadlines listed above, if the program has available space.


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for UWindsor’s certificate programs can be found in our Academic Calendar.


What to Expect Next

After submitting your application form, you can expect to receive an application acknowledgement email within five business days. This email will include instructions for (1) activating your UWin Account and (2) accessing UWinsite Student, UWindsor’s student information platform.

Once you have accessed UWinsite Student, you will need to respond to the items in your To Do List, including uploading the following documents:

  • Your official senior secondary education diploma*
  • Your official senior secondary education transcripts*
  • Your official post-secondary education diploma (if applicable)*
  • Your official post-secondary education transcripts (if applicable)*
  • Proof of your English language proficiency
  • Your Portfolio (if applicable)
  • Course descriptions* (only required if you are also applying for credit transfer)

* Translation is needed if the official documents are not in English and must be provided by an official translation service such as: (1) World Educational Service or (2) International Education Research Foundation.

After your documents have been received, they will be verified by UWindsor’s Office of the Registrar and the items on your To Do List in UWinsite Student marked as “Completed.”

It is only at this point – when all your documentation has been submitted and is in order – that evaluation of your application will begin. Evaluation, if there are no unique circumstances which require further analysis, may take up to four weeks.

You can monitor the status of your application in UWinsite Student. You will also be notified by email when a decision has been made.

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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