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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 seventh overall for best higher education system 2
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3,500+ International Students from 85+ Countries

3,500+ International Students from 85+ Countries

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Windsor is in the Great Lakes Region

Meet the International Student Recruitment team

We're here to help you along the way on your journey to becoming a UWindsor Lancer!

Romi Saraswat

Romi Saraswat
International Student Recruitment Coordinator
romi.saraswat@uwindsor.ca

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Neharika Kataria

Neharika Kataria
Student Recruitment Advisor (South Asia)
neharika.kataria@uwindsor.ca

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Feona Matei Julius

Feona Matei Julius
Student Recruitment Advisor (East Africa)
feona.julius@uwindsor.ca

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Karibo Joy Ekeopara

Karibo Joy Ekeopara
Student Recruitment Advisor (West Africa)
karibo.ekeopara@uwindsor.ca

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Peter Petrichev

Peter Petrichev
Student Recruitment Advisor (Europe and Central Asia)
peter.petrichev@uwindsor.ca

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Tina Gao

Tina Gao
Student Recruitment Advisor (Eastern Asia - China)
tina.gao@uwindsor.ca

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Pham Tra My (Jessica)

Pham Tra My (Jessica)
Student Recruitment Advisor (Southeastern Asia)
my.pham@uwindsor.ca

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Jieun Kwon (Jinny)

Jieun Kwon (Jinny)
Student Recruitment Advisor (Eastern Asia - Korea)
jkwon@uwindsor.ca

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Martha Kerube Euceda Carias

Martha Kerube Euceda Carias
Student Recruitment Advisor (Latin America)
martha.eucedacarias@uwindsor.ca

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Deena Wang

Deena Wang
Manager, International Recruitment and Partnership
deenaw@uwindsor.ca

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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.

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.

The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) is your pathway to satisfying English proficiency requirements for undergraduate and graduate study at the University of Windsor.

To apply to ELIP

  1. Go to Apply to ELIP and click on “Register.”
  2. Select the ELIP term you would like to join and click “Add to Cart.”
  3. Follow the instructions to check out. You will need to create an account as a new user.
  4. Fill out the application form, upload the required documents, and submit.
  5. Pay the $150 registration fee by credit card.
Learn more about the English Language Improvement Program

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Contact an Authorized
Educational Agent

Our educational agents are available to help to apply to your program of interest at UWindsor and are trained in our processes and procedures. They can also help you through the process of getting a permit to study in Canada.

Open a full listing of our agents and the countries they represent.

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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.

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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

UWindsor International
Tuition Guarantee


The University of Windsor’s Tuition Guarantee allows ALL international students (excluding those covered by the US Neighbour rate) to be assured of their tuition by seeing stability in base tuition for their program duration.

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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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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. ELIP is UWindsor’s English pathway.

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