Windsor, Ontario
Windsor International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate: Direct
  • Graduate: Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

#14 Canada’s Best Comprehensive Universities

(Maclean's 2023)

Key facts:
  • Student population: +16,000 including 23% international students from 100 countries
  • A mid-sized university with small class sizes
  • Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), and Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities
  • 200+ different degree programs to choose
  • 150+ student clubs to explore
  • 145,000+ alumni to connect
  • International border crossing with Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Why this school?


The University of Windsor (UWindsor) was founded in 1857 and is a comprehensive, student-centered university with over 16,000 students enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including Law, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics, Social Work, and the Faculty of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

UWindsor is near to North America's busiest international border crossing and overlooks the Detroit River, which is one of Canada's most picturesque waterfronts. Windsor is also Canada's southernmost city, with some of the nicest weather in the country. This site reflects UWindsor's strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined school that actively supports a diverse range of students, teachers, and staff in their efforts to improve the world via education, scholarship, research, and participation. Our knowledgeable professors bring a wealth of real-world experience to their lectures. Co-ops, field placements, internships, and research opportunities provide an intriguing blend of experiential learning outside of the classroom. There are also numerous student groups, service opportunities, and leisure activities.

In September 2015, the University of Windsor began classes at the first phase of its downtown campus in the heart of Windsor's center, ushering in a new era. The School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education are housed in the new facility, which has the historic facade of the former Windsor Star newspaper building. The School of Creative Arts and the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts are part of the second phase of the downtown campus, which is housed in the century-old Windsor Armouries. The University of Windsor's essential features of openness, kindness, and support make it a particularly inviting environment for students and professors from Asia, Europe, and Africa—or from right across the street.

  • Undergraduate:

Automatic Open Entrance Scholarships

GPA: 85-89.99% - Non-Renewable entrance scholarships: $1,000 

GPA: 90-94.99% - Renewable entrance scholarships: $2,500/year ($10,000/ 4 years)

GPA: 95-100%     - Renewable entrance scholarships: $4,000/year ($16,000/ 4 years)

  • Graduate:

Not available



  • Undergraduate: $30,200 - $38,920/ year
  • Graduate: $15,640 - $24,000/ year

Room & Board: $13,064/ year

Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


GPA 3.0+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 83+

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 83+ (Suggested)

Varies by program.

For details, please see Graduate Admissions - Requirements

Standardized test:

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE


MBA (Waiver available); Social Work for Working Professionals (Recommended)

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

Acting, Aeronautics Leadership

Varies by program.

For details, please see Graduate Admissions - Requirements




Personal statement



Recommendation letter



Application fee




Undergraduate: ALL PROGRAMS

  • Business: Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Business Economics,  Communication and Media, Economics, Sport Management, International Relations
  • Sciences: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Forensic Studies, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
  • Engineering-Technology: Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Social Sciences and Education: English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Laws, Political Sciences, Social Work
  • Health and Human Services: Human Movement
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Acting, Film Production, Music, Visual Arts


Application deadlines


  • Fall intake (September start): May 1
  • Winter intake (January start): September 1
  • Spring intake (May start):  January 1 


Varies by program.

For details, please see Graduate Admissions - Deadlines

Windsor is one of Canada's most ethnically diverse communities, with a wide range of eateries, welcoming stores, and a plethora of cultural attractions. Windsor's industrial and manufacturing legacy has shaped the city's development through the years, earning it the nickname "Automotive Capital of Canada." Detroit (U.S.), a vibrant metropolis, is just across the river. For an afternoon of shopping, a large concert, or a professional hockey, baseball, football, or basketball event, take the Tunnel Bus to Detroit. The Detroit - Windsor metropolitan area is North America's largest populated trans-border conurbation, and the Ambassador Bridge border crossing is Canada's biggest commercial crossing.