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Undergraduate – University of Windsor


Refer to the application and the university's website for up-to-date program details.



The story of our university began with its founding in September 1857, when the first students arrived to study at our predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 165 years that have since passed, we have grown from the small liberal arts college into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive teaching and research university. Nearly 17,000 students attend the University of Windsor today; our alumni family is more than 150,000 strong and can be found around the world.

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa and the Potawatomi.

We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits-les détroits – of Detroit.

Special Characteristics

We are everything you would expect from one of the country’s top universities; student-focused with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with highly regarded professional schools for:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Human Kinetics

We create an atmosphere that provides you with:

  • a friendly and supportive learning environment,
  • comparatively small class sizes,
  • a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations,
  • strong student-faculty relationships,
  • award-winning faculty and
  • innovative staff. 

We have a safe, urban campus covering 51 hectares (125 acres) in Windsor, Ontario. The main campus takes up just a few city blocks, making it ideal for walking or biking. The downtown campuses include the:

  • School of Social Work,
  • Centre for Executive and Professional Education and
  • School of Creative Arts.

We are located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and look out on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location leverages our strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.



We offer 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.


Key Dates

Admission Points

All programs listed in the application are available for fall admission. We advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

If you apply to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, we will advise you as to the date of interview or auditionRefer to Supplemental Documents.

We will accept applications from October 2023 through August 1, 2024, for fall (September) admission. Winter (January) and intersession/summer (May or June) admission is available for most programs.  

For additional information, talk to an undergraduate studies student recruiter or a graduate program coordinator.


The following programs have only a fall intake (September start) with the following application deadlines:

For programs with winter, spring and fall admission points, the following are the recommended deadlines for full-time applicants:

  • November 1, 2023, for winter admission (January start)
  • March 1, 2024, for spring admission (May start)
  • May 1, 2024, for transfer and visa students for fall admission (September start)
  • July 1, 2024, overall for fall admission (September start)

If you are a visa or transfer student, we recommend that you apply earlier than the application deadlines to ensure sufficient time for student visa and transfer credit processing. We do, however, admit qualified students after the deadlines listed if the program has available space.


Admission Requirements

Current Ontario High School Students

All programs require successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a minimum 70% average of six 4U/M courses, including English. Some exceptions do apply, and the entrance average may be higher depending on the number of applicants.

Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario

If you are applying from a Canadian high school from outside of Ontario, you must successfully complete Grade 12 and the specific subjects required for your program of choice.

  • British Columbia: You must have a high school diploma with 4 academic courses at the Grade 12 level. Provincial exams are not required, except for Grade 12 English.
  • Nova Scotia: You must complete Grade 12 or your first year at a Nova Scotia university after Junior Matriculation.
  • Quebec: You must complete Grade 12 or the first year of a general program at a CEGEP (minimum of 12 semester subjects).

Home-schooled Applicants

If you are home-schooled, we will consider you for admission to an undergraduate degree program. A home-schooled or home-educated student must complete six 4U/M courses, including prerequisites, or the senior-level secondary school equivalent academic course requirements in an accredited school system.

International Applicants

If you are applying from a country other than Canada, admission requirements depend on the country’s educational system.

Transfer Students

If you are coming from other postsecondary institutions, we welcome you to apply to our programs.

If you are transferring from either a college or university, you must arrange to have your postsecondary institution send an official transcript directly to the University of Windsor.

We will evaluate courses you completed at a recognized university or college for possible transfer credit.

Mature and Other Students

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirements for admission and are 20 years of age or older, you may be eligible for consideration as a mature student.


Supporting Documents


If you are a current Ontario high school applicant, your high school will provide your grades.

If you are not a current Ontario high school applicant, you must submit an official transcript or grade report through the OUAC.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must successfully complete and submit one of the acceptable tests of English-language proficiency.

Supplemental Documents

You must fulfill audition or interview 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


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

At the University of Windsor, we are proud of our students and their academic accomplishments. We allocate over $10,000,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards to students annually.


Offers of Admission

We will provide offers of admission in the OUAC Undergraduate Application. In addition, we will send you an email indicating that we have made a decision.


Accessibility Services

We admit all academically qualified students, regardless of accessibility need, and attempt to ensure equal access to all programs. Most buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible.

Through Student Accessibility Services (SAS), we provide a variety of services and accommodations to eliminate, as much as possible, the effect of a disability. These services include:

  • note-takers,
  • alternative exam formats,
  • scribes for exams and
  • alternative-format textbooks.

SAS Advisors support you in the acquisition of diagnostic assessments and interpreters, as needed, and support the use of a variety of assistive technologies.

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


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization is at the centre of everything we do at the University of Windsor.

For more information on initiatives underway at the University of Windsor, visit Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or Indigenous Initiatives.



There are more than 700 residence rooms on campus in a variety of residence buildings.

We guarantee accommodations for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 3, 2024. After that date, assignments are based on availability. 

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


Campus Tours and Events

Campus tours, events and opportunities to talk to a University of Windsor representative are always available.



Office of the Registrar
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519-971-3650
Fax: 519-971-3653
Website: www.uwindsor.ca
Questions: http:/ask.uwindsor.ca

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