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Western University

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Subject areas

Humanities and Social Sciences, Music, Science


Canada, North America

Language of instruction


Level of study

Both UG/PG

Additional information

While in Canada and registered at Western, your students will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) (approximately $260/term). This plan is mandatory for all international students and it is very difficult to receive an exemption. While UHIP covers most doctor and hospital visits, it does not include any supplemental coverage for things such as prescription medications, massage therapy, dental, physiotherapy, etc. Therefore, we strongly recommend for your students to buy a supplementary health insurance, in addition to UHIP.

For information about UHIP and what is included in the coverage please visit:

Exchange length

1 or 2 Trimesters

Course load

A normal undergraduate course load at the University of Western Ontario is 2.5-3 credits per semester.

0.5 Cr = 15 VUW points

Generally 100 or 200 transfer as Victoria 100 level (discretion with 200 level exchange courses) and 300 or 400 level upper as 200 or 300 level.

Exchange restrictions

Not available: Richard Ivey School of Business, the Faculty of Law and all profession programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Ideally apply by December 1st for exchange during VUW's Trimester 2 or Trimester 1 the following year to secure courses for your exchange period. However, students can apply at both deadlines.