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Western University - Canada

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Business & Management (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



  • Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881. Four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine were there at Western's inception.
  • In 1916, the current campus was purchased from the Kingsmill family, and in 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.


Faculties / Schools 

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Don Wright Faculty of Music
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Information & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Ivey Business School
  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
  • Science
  • Social Science


Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world.


  • Western’s alumni, a network of 305,000 across more than 150 countries, are making significant contributions in every corner of society – be it business or medicine, politics or engineering, music or athletics.
  • Western's Careers & Experience department supports all students in building a meaningful life and career.

Prepare for work in a changing world

Enhance your degree with practical experience

Make connections and grow your professional network

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The University Students’ Council (USC) is a student-led organization that first and foremost exists to advocate for and represent undergraduate students at Western University. Since 1965, we have grown beyond an advocacy organization, becoming one of the largest student governments in Canada and one of the largest not-for-profits in London, Ontario Canada. Each day, we work to support, improve and enhance your student experience, because we believe that students have the power to change the world. 

Housing services

  • Traditional-Style Buildings - Traditional-style residences are known for making the closest connections, where your floormates become like your family.
  • Suite-Style Buildings - Geared toward more independent living, in Suite-Style you’ll look after more of your own domestic responsibilities, including the option to cook some of your own meals in a shared kitchen.
  • Hybrid-Style Buildings - This style boasts the best of both worlds! You’ll have a roommate living in the same room as you, but you’ll have more privacy in this semi-private style.

Library services

  • Library Book Holdings: 5.7 million
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Content Management, Discovery & Access

ICT services

Thanks to Western Technology Services (WTS), getting online or helping get technology issues fixed is easy. You can use WTS services to monitor system uptime, learn how to keep your Western identity safe, and learn how to make technology work smarter for you.

Medical services

Health & Wellness offers an appointment based medical clinic for all registered part-time and full-time students at Western and affiliated colleges.  Urgent problems such as infections or injuries can often be seen the same day.  Appointments can also be booked for non-urgent medical issues. Patients may see a physician of a specific gender and may also ask to see the same doctor for each visit.

Student Life

Campus life

Considered Canada’s most beautiful university, Western’s main campus spans 481.2 hectares of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern, LEED-certified structures that provide an idyllic environment for our community of scholars.

Sports facilities

 Western boasts more than 7 million square feet of space in 87 buildings that are joined together by 16 km of roadway and 15 km of sidewalks situated on more than 500 acres of land. There are more than 7,000 parking spaces available in 21 lots.

Student clubs

  • A Cappella Association of Western
  • Active Minds Western
  • Actuarial and Statistical Undergraduate Association
  • Advancements in Medicine Society
  • African Students Association
  • ALS Western
  • Alzheimer's Western Club
  • Amnesty International at Western
  • Anthropology Society
  • Arab Students Association

Student Reviews

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Stafa Shir rated 5 out of 5 stars

Its a great program for people who have a love for Health Sciences and come from a athletic or sports background.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I want to study in Canada because I want to learn what I didn't learn in our country and I want to experience of there lives there

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EMMANUEL AMANKWAAH MANU rated 3 out of 5 stars

The institution is one that have a well built and furnished library to assist students as far as research is concern. Their means of assessment is very formal and strict and which I think is good to motivation to drive students to learn well and harder throughout the studying period. Few things the school may improve on relates to making a change over from on lecture to...

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