University Canada West

Also called UCW, University Canada West established in 2004 and located in Vancouver received a 5 stars rating from QS Stars higher education rating system in September 2021, and it should be mentioned that it was third in Canada and first in British Columbia that received this rating. University Canada West’s ranking for MBA program was 4th by ApplyBoards. It is one of our most suggested universities for your studies after considering various factors like 15 different courses, Tuition fees, employment rate etc. They have 2 campuses, West Pender campus and Vancouver House campus. Checkout UCW website for more details.

About University Canada West

Students from more than 110 countries enrol in various courses at University Canada West. With more than 11,000 students enrolled, this university is supported by 146 staff and 178 full-time and seasonal faculty.

Apply for UCW

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UCW Application fee is CAD 150.

UCW Acceptance Rate: 80%

University Canada West PROGRAMS

UCW offers only a limited number of courses in the business field. They have only 2 programmes for graduates and full-time MBA, MBA foundation program for post graduates. You can also choose a blended program, i.e., a mixture of online and on-campus courses. Here are University Canada West program for international students as listed.

Check Complete List of Undergraduate and Graduate programs at UCW, Vancouver.

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BCom (On Campus/Online)MBA (On Campus/Online)
Bachelor of Arts (On Campus/Online)MBA – ACCA Pathway – On-Campus
Associate of Arts MBA Foundation – (On Campus/Online)

Fee Structure

Here is a glimpse of University Canada West tuition fees for international students. We have covered a few programs from both UG and PG programs for a general idea.

Postgraduate Programs

MBA Tuition fees

MBA is available both online and on-campus. UCW takes students into its MBA program in all the four terms, i.e., Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), and Summer (July).

On Campus: CAD 28,305 (domestic), 38,700 (international)

Online: CAD 19,350


MBA-ACCA pathway was designed for ACCA students, and members who wish to enhance their skills with an MBA at UCW. This opportunity lets the students finish their ACCA exams while doing MBA here. 

MBA Foundation

Those who do not have academic and professional qualification for the UCW MBA program, they can pursue this course to gain that eligibility. This is the first fully Open Educational Resources program (OER) which means there are no textbooks available for this program.

On-Campus: CAD 5,165 (domestic)

Undergraduate Programs

Associate of Arts

This program lays a strong foundation and prepares a student for further studies. This course is equivalent to the first 2 years of a 4-year graduation degree.

On-Campus: CAD 18,420 (domestic)

BA In Business Communications

This program can develop your knowledge in media, business, and cultural studies. You can get started with your career in professional writing, public relations (PR), journalism, communications, and advertising.

On-Campus: CAD 36,840 (domestic)

Bachelor of Commerce

This ACBSP-accredited degree will prepare you for a good career in the field of business or management. This program has received NCMA designation from CIM | Chartered Managers Canada. Students will receive a free Associate Membership with this association.

On-Campus: CAD 36,840 (domestic)

University Access Program

Apart from these courses, they also have a University Access Program for those who didn’t meet minimum English language requirements for any course mentioned above.

You can join the programs by completing the UAC 30 as described below. The programs’ duration can be 3, 6, or 9 months as per your score. If you want to know more about the scores you need to acquire, you can check their website.

  • Academic IELTS or IELTS indicator – 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in writing or equivalent for UAC 030 Academic English Proficiency (Advanced)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS indicator – 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in writing or equivalent for UAC 020 Academic English Proficiency (Upper Intermediate)
  • Academic IELTS or IELTS indicator – 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in writing or equivalent for UAC 030 Academic English Proficiency (Intermediate)

Fee for this program is given below.

On-Campus: CAD 4,950

Tuition deposit for their international students for all the courses is CAD 7,900 and the first term tuition deposit for its domestic students is CAD 500.


Student Intakes For 2023

Here’s a table calendar for the important dates in 2023-2024 at UCW:

Winter Term 2023Open
Application Deadlines (Domestic)19th December, 23
Application Deadlines (International)21st October, 23
Term Starts9th January, 24
Fall Term 2023Open for Domestic Students
Application Deadlines (Domestic)4th September, 24
Application Deadlines (International)12th May, 24 (Closed)
Term Starts25th September, 23
Spring Term 2023Closed
Application Deadlines (Domestic)21st March, 23
Application Deadlines (International)closed
Term Starts11th April, 23
Summer Term 2023Closed
Application Deadlines (Domestic)13th June, 23
Application Deadlines (International)5th April, 23
Term Starts4th July, 23

Eligibility Criteria For University Canada West

Undergraduates Or Graduation Courses

  • Canadian High School diploma (Grade 12) or its equivalent with at least C grade or 2 on a scale of 4.33
  • 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6 in writing band in IELTS
  • 88 with at least 20 in each component in TOEFL iBT
  • 6.5 in IELTS
  • 61 with at least 60 in PTE
  • 110 in DET
  • 176 in CAE/CPE
  • Note that qualifying any one of these tests is sufficient.

Special Admission

Students with both educational background and work experience must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years by the first day of the course
  • A minimum gap of 2 years after high school
  • Approval from the Admission Committee

Graduates Or Post-Graduation Courses

The procedure for PG courses is the same as that of graduation courses.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.33
  • Good GMAT or GRE score
  • Minimum 6.5 score in IELTS with minimum 6 in writing
  • Appropriate Canadian professional designation or its international equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years professional or management experience certificate

Documents Required

  • Academic transcripts
  • AP score report
  • LORs or Letters of Recommendation
  • English proficiency test score report
  • Financial documents
  • Supplement essays
  • Passport

Ratings & Awards

  • In terms of teaching, employability, academic development, online learning, social responsibility, inclusiveness, specialist criteria category of MBA programme -5 star rating
  • In internationalisation – 4 star rating
  • ApplyBoards ranked MBA programme – 4th
  • One of the best online universities in Canada by University Magazine

UCW Campuses

They have 2 campuses in downtown Vancouver, one is Vancouver House campus and the other is West Pender campus.

Vancouver House Campus

This is their new campus with the highest profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history. It occupies more than 90,000 sq. feet space.

West Pender Campus

This one has 6 floors, a heritage office building dating back to the early 20th century. Public transport is easily accessible and the neighborhood will meet all your daily needs.

University Canada West Scholarships

UCW Awards & Scholarships: New students applying to UG or PG programs may apply for these entrance awards, scholarships, and grants. Existing students may be eligible for continuing student awards.

Entrance Awards: Available for new students admitted to UG or PG programs. Only 1 entrance award allowed (exceptions may apply). Online program students are ineligible, unless specifically mentioned.

Automatically Awarded Entrance Awards:

  • Americas Grant
  • CAD 150 Tuition Concession applicable for the Armed Forces
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regional Grant
  • European Grant
  • Middle East Regional Grant
  • Pathway to Knowledge Bursary
  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Second Language Excellence Scholarship
  • Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Grant
  • Special Targeted Regional Award Program
  • UAP Grant

Application-Based Entrance Awards:

Application – required; Availability – limited

  • Emily Baker Scholarship
  • Industry Professionals Grant
  • MBA Foundation Study Grant
  • Sherryl Kintu Scholarship
  • University Canada West Founder’s Scholarship

Placements/ Career Opportunities

UCW has earned 5 starts rating from QS and has a great placement facility available for its students. Its alumni network is very strong and provides internships, business social networking, job fairs, seminars, resume building and many more opportunities. 95% of its MBA students find employment within a span of 1 year of graduating from the university. The topmost companies recruiting from UCW include:

  • PwC
  • Amazon
  • Air France
  • BNP Paribas
  • Shell
  • Ferrari
  • Jet Airlines

Accommodations and Other Facilities

They provide off-campus accommodatio. ns of which an average of CAD 650 to CAD 850 may cost you to rent shared rooms. These are usually apartments and home stays that come with amenities like laundry, electricity, wifi, etc. Expenses may vary based on other factors such as furnished or unfurnished apartments, etc. A lease of 6 months is usually required for most of the apartments. 

All the remaining expenses depend on your choice of lifestyle and living expenses in Canada. You can do a deep research on the same before you proceed further. Irrespective of these factors and expenses, University Canada West is definitely a great choice for your studies, especially MBA.

You can find more details regarding accommodations for international students here.

What Sets UCW Apart?

Discover the distinctiveness of UCW that sets it apart in the world of higher education:

  • Unparalleled career development support, with an online platform connecting students to a diverse network of employers throughout Canada
  • Freedom to start your educational journey at your preferred time of the year, with four admissions intakes available in fall, winter, spring, and summer
  • Enriching and immersive learning environment, where experienced instructors bring real-world expertise into the classroom
  • Vibrant community, uniting students from over 110 countries worldwide
  • To keep students up-to-date, UCW has forged strategic partnerships with tech industry leaders like Amazon, IBM, Salesforce, and Facebook Blueprint. Through these collaborations, MBA program integrates cutting-edge technologies and industry experiences, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s tech-driven world.


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