University Canada West, Canada: Tuition Fees, How to Apply and Admission Requirements

The University Canada West (UCW) is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. The University is accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, and carries the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) accreditation under the 2003 Degree Authorization Act. The University is also a member of the British Columbia Council on Admission & Transfer and is a Candidate for Accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Scholarships at UCW are available to Canadian and international applicants for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Mission

University Canada West is a business-oriented, teaching-intensive university. We deliver programs that provide students with the applied and theoretical basis for success in the workplace and future academic endeavors.

Goals

To exemplify a contemporary Canadian university.
To be relevant, accessible, and innovative.
To offer career-focused courses to transform students into leadership-ready graduates.
To provide exceptional service and support to students whether they study with us online or on campus.
To offer flexibility to make education more accessible to those eager to progress both academically and professionally.
To foster a diverse and challenging learning environment focused on practical application of knowledge and building competencies for scholarship, leadership, and responsible citizenship in a global context.

Programs Offered;

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts in
  • Business Communication
  • Master of Business Administration.
  • University Pathway Program (Pre-University Course)
  • MBA Foundation (Pre-MBA Program)

Why University Canada West?

  • Historic downtown Vancouver location
  • Faster completion option for highly motivated students
  • Class sizes capped (15 to 20) to enhance students experience and engagement
  • Academically qualified professors with firsthand industry experience
  • Business-oriented, teaching-intensive with an emphasis on practical application
  • Intakes: Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)
  • Modes of Delivery: On-campus or online
  • Scholarships Available for everyone

Scholarship Packages for International Students:

The advantage about UCW is that anyone and everyone is eligible to receive a scholarship. Please note that the award, scholarship, or grant amount will be paid toward your tuition fees for the last years of study and not at the beginning of the program. Below are the packages;

  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Students have the opportunity to get scholarships between $8,000 CAD and $20,000 CAD for undergraduate programs and between $2,500 CAD and $10,000 CAD for Graduate Masters programs, depending on the cumulative GPA.
  • Scholarship based on Personal Statement: Students can get scholarships between $8,000 CAD and $12,000 CAD for undergraduate programs and between $5,000 CAD and $7,500 CAD for graduate Masters Programs. This scholarship is fully dependent on the personal statement. Goldenchips will guide you towards a successful personal statement.

Tuition fee without the scholarship:

  • Undergraduate: $15,750 CAD per year (4 year program)
  • Graduate: $17,280 CAD Per year (2 year program)

The decision to attend university is one of the biggest investments one can make in life.  We will help find the right method of payment for you, as well as answer questions about tuition fees, student loans, and other financial options.

All tuition fees listed are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date fees and schedule, please contact the Finance Office at University Canada West. 

Break down of Tuition for Undergraduate Programs

 DomesticInternational
Number of courses4040
Cost per course$636$1,575
Total Tuition Fees$25,440$63,000
Full-time Tuition Fees$7,632 (Year 1 to 3)

$2,544 (Year 4)

$18,900 (Year 1 to 3)

$6,300 (Year 4)

First term tuition deposit for international students: $6,466 (comprised of tuition fees for 4 courses, student fees, library and technology fees, and orientation)

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

Tuition for MBA

 DomesticInternational
Tuition Fee Per Course$1,560$2,160
Total Courses in the Program1616
Total Tuition Fees$24,960$34,560
Full-time Tuition Fees$14,040 (Year 1)

$10,920 (Year 2)

$19,440 (Year 1)

$15,120 (Year 2)

First term tuition deposit for international students: $6,629.50 (comprised of tuition for 3 courses, student fees, library and technology fees, and orientation)

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

Tuition for MBA Foundation

 Domestic StudentsInternational Students
Number of courses44
Cost per course$1,275$1,725
Total Tuition Fees$5,100$6,900

First term tuition deposit for international and domestic students: $7,066 (comprising of 4 courses, student fees, library and technology fees, and orientation) 

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

Fees for Additional Services

SOAR098$100
Appeal to Academic Council$100 (refunded if appeal is successful)
Appeal to Dean$50 (refunded if appeal is successful)
Audit fee 150% of tuition
Course Challenge50% of course tuition
Duplicate credential$25
Duplicate tax receipt$25
Evaluation of International Credentials 2Provided by ICES or WES
Financial hold release 3$75
Graduation fee 4$150 (includes gown)
Late graduation application fee$50
Library & technology$4.50/credit ($13.50/course)
Letter of Confirmation$25
NSF fee for returned cheques$30
Parchment shipment (international only)$60
PLAR$500 per portfolio
Program Transfer fee$50
Readmission fee 5$100
Reregistration following withdrawal$150
Student Activity & Alumni 6$1/credit/term
Student ID Card replacement$25
Supplemental exam fee$100 on campus $150 off campus
Transcript 7$10 / $8
Transcript (RUSH)$25 (2-hour service)
Wire transfer fee$25

Payment Options

University Canada West will accept:

  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • Debit (in-person only)
  • Cash (in-person only)
  • Cheque (payable to University Canada West)
  • Money Order (payable to University Canada West)
  • Wire Transfer
  • Online Payment

How to Apply

Domestic Applicants

Step 1: Assessment

Consult with a UCW Recruitment Advisor to choose a program that best meets the applicant’s needs and commit to a start date for the first term at UCW.

Step 2: Documents

Complete the application form. Arrange for original, official supporting documentation and required fees, including official transcripts of all past education (high school and all college/university) to be sent to UCW Registrar’s Office. An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the issuing institution to UCW’s Registrar’s Office. It must bear the official seal and/or signature of the issuing institution and have been produced on the institution’s security paper. Transcripts are only deemed official if they are received by the UCW Registrar’s Office in a sealed envelope that remains free of tampering.

Step 3: Letter of Acceptance

Once Admissions has reviewed the application file, if all admission requirements have been met, and if all official transcripts have been received, the Registrar’s Office will send an official “Letter of Acceptance” (LOA). Students may not register for courses at UCW unless they have received this letter.

International Applicants

UCW Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number

As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), UCW is issued the DLI number O19377235822. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) may ask you to provide UCW’s DLI number when you apply for a study permit or a visa. Please note that the DLI number starts with the letter “O” and not zero.

Letter of Acceptance

Students interested in applying to UCW and wishing to be considered for admission should do the following:

Undergraduate Students:

Consult with a UCW Recruitment Advisor to choose a program that best meets the applicant’s needs and commit to a start date for the first term at UCW.
Ensure all requirements for the program and English language proficiency have been met.
Complete the application form.
Arrange to have an original, official high school transcript indicating graduation* sent directly from the high school to the UCW Registrar’s Office.
Arrange to have official proof of English (if applicable) sent directly to the UCW Registrar’s Office.
*NOTE: Where transcripts are in a language other than English, the applicant must provide an official English translation of the original transcripts from a certified translator or from the university, on official letterhead in addition to original official transcripts.

A Letter of Acceptance will only be issued once the application is approved and all required official documentation has been received by the UCW Registrar.

MBA Students:

Consult with a UCW Recruitment Advisor to choose a program that best meets the applicant’s needs and commit to a start date for the first term at UCW.
Ensure all requirements for the program and English language proficiency have been met.
Complete the application form.
Arrange to have original official transcripts* sent from all previous post-secondary institutions directly to UCW’s Registrar’s Office. Transcripts of an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution that is equivalent to a North American degree, with a B average or better in the final year of the program, along with an official copy of the degree completion certificate.
Submit a resume/ CV.
Submit a Letter of Intent / Statement of Purpose.
Submit a photocopy of the information page of a valid passport or existing student permit or student visa.
Submit an official proof of English language proficiency test scores (if available).
Upon successful submission and review of the above documents, students will be notified to send in payment for the first term tuition deposit**. Once payment has been received, students will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA). Students may apply for their study permits after the LOA has been received.

*NOTE: Where transcripts are in a language other than English, the applicant must provide an official English translation of the original transcripts from a certified translator or from the university, on official letterhead in addition to official original transcripts.

**The first term tuition deposit is non-refundable unless a visa rejection letter is submitted to the university.

A Letter of Acceptance will only be issued once the application is approved and all required official documentation has been received by the UCW Registrar.

Important: UCW requires that “official documents” are those that are issued by an educational institution and are sent directly to the UCW Registrar’s Office. They must be unopened in a sealed envelope that is free of tampering. Any documents received which have been opened and any copies of documents are not accepted. A Letter of Acceptance will only be issued if all required official documents have been received.

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