University Of Windsor

The University of Windsor (U of W or UWindsor) is a public comprehensive and research university in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's southernmost university. It has approximately 12,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. The university was incorporated by the provincial government in 1962, and has graduated more than 135,000 alumni.The University of Windsor has nine faculties, including the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering, Odette School of Business, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Human Kinetics, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Nursing, and the Faculty of Science. Through its faculties and independent schools, the university has demonstrated its primary research focuses of automotive, environmental, social justice, and international trade research. In recent years, it has increasingly begun focusing on health, natural science, and entrepreneurship research.

Why Study in Windsor

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with nearly 15,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as: Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work.

They have strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff. With comparatively small class sizes and a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment.

UWindsor’s strategic plan has five priorities that directly impact our students: providing an exceptional undergraduate experience; pursuing strengths in research and graduate education; recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff; engaging and building the community through partnerships; and promoting international engagement.

The University of Windsor also ushered in a new era in September 2015 with the opening of classes at the first phase of its downtown campus in the heart of Windsor’s core. The new building, Windsor Hall which retains the historic facade of the former Windsor Star newspaper building — houses the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

The second phase of the downtown campus is home to the School of Creative Arts, located in the century-old site of the Windsor Armouries and the adjacent Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts.


The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing. Located in Canada's traditional "automotive capital" across the border from Detroit, the campus is near the United States and its busy port of entry to and from the United States. It is framed by the Ambassador Bridge to the west and the Detroit River to the north. Windsor is also Canada’s southernmost city and has some of the country’s best weather.


University rankings

Global rankings

  • QS World        751-800
  • Times World   601–800
  • U.S News & World Report Global     1049

Canadian rankings

  • QS National    25
  • Times National           22–26
  • U.S News & World Report National  28
  • Maclean's Comprehensive      14


UWindsor Entrance Scholarship

International students are automatically considered for the University of Windsor Open Entrance Scholarship program provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Must be coming directly from secondary school studies - the student must have completed a minimum of one term of full-time secondary school studies in the year immediately preceding the academic year that they are applying for.
  • In the year immediately preceding, the student is not considered to have returned to secondary school studies to upgrade after a year or more break in studies.

While a student may receive an offer of admission, scholarship eligibility is based on final and interim Grade 12 (U and M level equivalent) grades received (between May and July).  Once all final grades are received, scholarship eligibility will be reviewed should grades improve sufficient to move in to the next scholarship tier.


Application Requirements

  • All undergraduate and graduate Transcripts

Minimum GPA Requirements - The minimum GPA admission requirement is based on the last two years of study in a degree program, and must be the North American Equivalent

  • MASc program - 70%
  • PhD program - 80%
  • English Proficiency Tests

All Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed a degree at an accredited institution where the language of instruction is English (e.g., in a British, Canadian, American or Australian Curriculum or an international diploma like the International Baccalaureate) and can demonstrate English proficiency. In some cases, an English proficiency test may still be required. The minimum requirement for admission to the M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. Program for TOEFL or IELTS is:

  • TOEFL (paper-based) - Minimum score: 560
  • TOEFL (electronic) - Minimum score: 220
  • TOEFL (internet-based) - Minimum score: 83
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5
  • References

Minimum of two References are required however three are preferred. Please be sure the email provided for your Referee is correct as a link will be sent to this email address to allow them to upload their references to your application

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Research/Interest



The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Windsor offers more than 120 majors and minors and 55 master's and doctoral degree programs across nine faculties-

  1. Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Science

Argumentation Studies; Anthrozoology; Liberal Arts and Professional Studies; Communication, Media, and Film; Creative Arts; Dramatic Art; English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literature and Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology; Social Work; Women's and Gender Studies

  1. Faculty of Education
  2. Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Industrial and Manufacturing and Systems Engineering; and Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace and Materials Engineering.

  1. Odette School of Business
  2. Accounting, Marketing, Management, Human Resources, Finance and Strategy
  3. Faculty of Graduate Studies
  4. Faculty of Human Kinetics
  5. Sport Studies, Movement Science and Sport Management
  6. Faculty of Law
  7. Faculty of Nursing
  8. Faculty of Science

Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, General Science.

University of Windsor also provides Inter-Faculty Programs offering cross-departmental majors like Forensics, Environmental studies and Arts & Science concentration. There are nine cooperative education programs for 1,100 students.


Language Proficiency


The University will accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test as a temporary alternative to the TOEFL iBT test to assess the English listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of applicants in countries where TOEFL testing has been suspended due to COVID-19. There is no change to our required minimum individual or overall band scores for either version of the tests.


The University will also accept the Duolingo English Test as a measure of English language proficiency. The test has been designed for maximum accessibility; it is delivered via the internet, without a testing center, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), and it uses item types that provide maximal information about English language proficiency. The test has seven different item types, which collectively tap into test takers’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. These items work together to measure test takers’ English language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. To qualify, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 120 on the DET.

Individuals who obtain a lower score than required for any English Proficiency Test listed may be granted a conditional admission, including options for completing English Language Training on our campus or additional time to demonstrate their language proficiency.



It is a member of the National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges, the University Articulation Board of Ontario, the International Association of Universities, and the Association of the British Commonwealth. The Lance (Student Newspaper) is a member of CUP.





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