101 – University of Windsor

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Last updated: October 3, 2017

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About Windsor


Canada’s southernmost university opened its doors in 1857 under the direction of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 1870s the institution was taken over by the Basilian Fathers as Assumption College and later Assumption University in 1956.

In 1962, the university was incorporated by an act of the provincial legislature as the University of Windsor, becoming a non‑denominational, publicly funded institution.

Special Characteristics

The university is located in the heart of the city of Windsor on the banks of the Detroit River and at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge, which leads to the US. As Canada’s most southern city, Windsor (population 210,000) enjoys a temperate climate, a vibrant economy and boasts a multicultural population.

Windsor’s unique international situation provides a special focus for academic and research activities, and allows you to take advantage of the rich cultural, educational and recreational resources of Michigan, as well as southwestern Ontario.


Our campus is located on approximately 28 hectares of land and comprises more than 50 academic, administrative and residential buildings.

More than 500 faculty members teach in 6 undergraduate faculties as well as the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. We maintain 2 libraries that contain more than 2.1 million volumes.

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Residence Accommodations

There are more than 1,000 beds on campus in a variety of residence buildings.

Accommodations are guaranteed for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 1, 2018. After that date, assignments are based on availability. Complete an application for residence.

Note: An offer of residence does not constitute an offer of acceptance to an academic program.

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Semester Entry Points

All programs listed are available for September (fall) entry and you are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible through your high school.

If you are applying to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, you will be advised as to the date of your interview/audition.

Windsor will accept applications during the summer for fall admission. January (winter) and June (summer) admission is available for most programs. Please check with the University for details.

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Entrance scholarships are awarded to students who achieve 80% or higher and range in value from $500 to $4,000 per academic year. Students with 95% or higher will be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Candidate Year Scholarship valued at $1,500 ($750/term) in addition to their entrance scholarship offer.

Find more information about scholarships.

Scholarships valued at $1,500 up to $20,800 are available by application. Deadlines vary.

Conduct an online awards search.

Guests can conduct the awards search by visiting the Student Information System website and logging in as a “guest.” No access code is required.

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English‑Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must successfully complete 1 of the following tests:

  • CAEL
  • Pearson
  • University of Windsor English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Student Disability Services

The university admits all academically qualified students, regardless of disability, and attempts to ensure equal access to all programs. The majority of buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible.

The university, through this office, provides a variety of services and accommodations to eliminate, as much as possible, the effect of a disability. These services include note takers, attendants, alternative exam formats, readers and scribes for exams, taped textbooks, diagnostic assessment, interpreters and a variety of access technology.

If you have a documented disability and require information or assistance, contact Student Disability Services before registration.

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Supplementary Application Fees

  • Drama in Education & Community Interview: $50
  • BFA Acting Audition: $60
  • Music: $50
  • Accompanist fee (if required): $85

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Additional Admission Information

You must fulfill audition, interview and workshop or profile requirements for the following limited enrollment programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Education
  • Honours Drama in Education & Community

If you are not eligible for the program you apply to, the university will automatically consider you for other programs you qualify for and will advise you accordingly.

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Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
University of Windsor
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519‑971‑3650
Fax: 519‑971‑3653
Email: admissions@uwindsor.ca
Website: www.uwindsor.ca

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