101 – King’s University College at Western University

Last updated: September 22, 2022

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About King’s

King’s University College at Western University offers “the best of both worlds” – big opportunities with a small community feel.

We are an intimate community of 3,500 students that offers small classes, personal interactions with professors and quality programs, combined with complete access to the best student experience at Western University. Founded in 1954, King’s affiliation with Western provides students with access to all university services, classes and programs and, most importantly, our graduates receive a Western degree.

We are located in the city of London, Ontario, and our campus is one block from Western University. Students can take courses at both campuses and easily move between the two on a free shuttle bus or enjoy the short walk. King’s backs on to the beautiful Thames River, is adjacent to green space and is a short distance from the vibrant clubs, restaurants, arts and sports scene of downtown London.

Cultural diversity thrives at King’s with students from every religious tradition, ethnicity and point of view. Approximately 22% of students are international and come from more than 30 different countries. Being part of a community with cultures from all around the world allows students to connect globally right on campus. We are also home of the Catholic chaplaincy team for Western, offering Catholic mass on campus and an active Campus Ministry team.

Renowned as a centre of teaching excellence, we have received top grades from national student surveys on the quality of teaching and student/faculty interactions. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1, students can request more one-on-one time with professors.

As a community that values personal connections while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence, we absolutely offer “the best of both worlds”.

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Programs

We offer a range of degree programs:

  • Arts and Humanities (including specialized programs in Catholic Studies for Teachers and Foundations in the New Liberal Arts)
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Finance and Wealth Management (joint degree/diploma program with Fanshawe College)
  • Human Rights Studies
  • Management and Organizational Studies (including Accounting, Finance, Global Commerce and Human Resources)
  • Social Justice and Peace Studies
  • Social Sciences (including Criminology)
  • Social Work (both bachelor’s and master’s)
  • Thanatology

Read more about the first-year programs available.

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Semester Entry Points

September: Full-time fall/winter admission only.

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Important Deadlines for Full-time Fall/Winter

April 30, 2023: Admission Scholarship applications are due.

May 1, 2023: King’s University College Applicant Profile and Catholic Studies for Teachers supplemental application due.

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Extenuating Circumstances

If you feel that your average will fall marginally below the minimum admission requirements for King’s, let us know why, and the Admissions Committee will take your situation into consideration during the admission process.

Visit the King’s University College Applicant Profile, which takes into account extenuating circumstances or extracurricular activities that support your application. The deadline to submit the Profile is May 1, 2023.

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Submission of Documents

After we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement detailing the documents required to complete your application for admission to King’s. We must receive all requested supporting documents before we can make an admission decision.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to the Office of Enrolment Services. Submit all documents as soon as they are available and prior to the document deadline.

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English Proficiency

We are an English-speaking university. If English is not your first language, you must provide the results of one of the following tests of English proficiency:

  • Cambridge Assessment English (CAE)
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)
  • CanTEST
  • Duolingo
  • International English Language Test Service (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (iBT)
  • TOEFL and Test of Written English (TWE)

As an alternative to one of the tests listed, you may complete:

  • Highest Advanced Level at the English Language Centre at Western University
  • Level 10 of Fanshawe College’s English for Academic Purposes
  • Level 7 at CultureWorks

Read more about English-language proficiency.

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Scholarships and Funding

We offer generous, unlimited and guaranteed Entrance Scholarships for all new domestic and international high school students.

We guarantee an Entrance Scholarship to high school students with final admission averages of 82% or greater. The scholarship will be based on your final, overall high school average, as calculated for admission.

High School (Non-Arts)

Grade Range Scholarship Amount
82-84.9% $1,500
85-89.9% $2,500
90-94.5% $3,000
95%+ $3,500

High School (Arts and Humanities)

Grade Range Scholarship Amount
82-84.9% $3,000
85-87.9% $3,500
88-89.9% $4,000
90%+ $4,500

There is a range of additional entrance scholarships that consider additional criteria, including volunteerism, social justice and financial need. These scholarships require an application that is due by April 30, 2023.

We also offer bursaries, as well as an extensive Work Study program on campus that allows you to be employed while studying.

Read more about scholarships.

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Residence

Living in residence offers another dimension to your King’s experience. We provide on-campus housing for approximately 375 first-year and upper-year students.

Living in residence puts you next door to all the facilities at King’s, including food services, the library, your classes and bus service to Western and the city of London. Living close to all the resources at King’s and living with classmates in a supportive learning environment is an excellent way to thrive academically.

We know that your first-year experience is an important time of transition, and we are here to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the full-time staff in the Residence Office, Residence Assistants, Residence Sophs and King’s Academic Peer Mentors are all here to offer peer support.

Double rooms are the standard accommodation for first-year students. If you have special considerations, you may request a single occupancy room on the Online Residence Application website.

We are pleased to have students from around the world living in residence. Typically, 30% of our residents are international students. We are proud of our multicultural residence community and encourage residents to embrace the opportunities for cross-cultural learning.

Read more about residence.

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Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free learning environment, with services geared toward a wide range of needs. Students using the services provided by Accessibility Services have disabilities that may include, but are not limited to:

  • vision, hearing and mobility impairments,
  • learning disabilities,
  • psychiatric disabilities,
  • chronic illnesses,
  • chronic pain and
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you must register with our services to schedule an individual meeting with one of our Accessibility Counsellors and submit the required documentation. Contact the Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development Office at: 519-433-3491, ext. 4321.

We encourage new students to contact Accessibility, Counselling and Student Development prior to their appointment with an Accessibility Counsellor. All information disclosed by students will be kept confidential.

Read more about Accessibility Services.

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Contact Information

Office of Enrolment Services
266 Epworth Ave.
London ON  N6A 2M3

Telephone: 519-433-3491
Toll-free: 1-800-265-4406
Email: kings@uwo.ca

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