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Western University

London, ON

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About This Campus

Founded in 1878, Western University is one of Canada’s leading universities in academics and student experience. Decorated with a mixture of historic Gothic-style and sleek, modern buildings, Western’s 1,120 acres campus is one of Canada’s oldest and most beautiful universities. With more than 1,400 faculty members, Western offers over 400 different undergraduate majors, minors and specializations, allowing students to freely to explore a variety of academic horizons. Ranked as Canada’s ‘Best Student Experience’, these is something for everyone on campus. There are 180 different clubs at Western, including athletic, cultural, arts, academic, volunteering, and wellness clubs. The state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center houses a 50-meter pool, squash courts, and five gymnasiums, making it the largest student donation in history at a Canadian university. The 28 eateries spread across campus are sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings.

Location Information

Set in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London is the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. Big enough for the ‘big city’ experience, but still far more affordable in comparison with many other Canadian cities, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community, while providing the safe and clean atmosphere of a small community. We may be in Canada, but we experience four distinct seasons, ranging from hot, breezy summers to colourful autumns to crisp, snowy winters to refreshing springs. Each brings with it its own beauty and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Located in the centre of southwestern Ontario, London is approximately two hours driving distance from Toronto and Detroit.

2019/2020 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

2020/2021 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | London
Population | 366,000
Enrollment | 28,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 09/08-12/21
Spring | 01/05-05/30
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Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Richard Ivey School of Business Law Medicine and Dentistry Education Professional programmes in Health Sciences

While Western attempts to accommodate as many requests for courses as possible, certain programs at Western have limited enrollment. Courses in the following departments are sometimes limited, and not always available to exchange students: Management and Organizational Studies Economics Kinesiology Psychology Political Science – upper year courses have limited enrollment

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Primatology

Area Studies: American Studies, First Nation Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Popular Culture

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Movement Studies, Sports Behavior, Sports Management/Administration, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Field Biology, Genetics, Histotechnology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Neuroscience, Parasitology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Organizational Studies

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media and Culture, Film, Graphic Communication, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Multimedia, Radio and Television Studies, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security

Criminal Justice: Criminology, Forensic Science

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, Resource Economics

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Machatronic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fish and Game Management, Population Dynamics, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Foreign Language: Arabic, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Indigenous Studies, Cartography, City Planning, Community Development, Geography, Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Kinesiology

History: History

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within Canada
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/03/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $900 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance $216.00 Semester Plan B Mandatory
ID Card $27 Year Plan B Mandatory
Bus Pass Fee $280.00 Year Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/03/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 22% living on campus
  • Single: $4200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1250 declining balance plan.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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