Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about studying at
University Canada West.

Yes, University Canada West is a Designated Learning Institution. Our DLI number is O19377235822

Yes. At orientation, students can learn about the university, familiarize themselves with the campus, meet administration staff, and find out where to ask for help if they need it. The goal of the orientation is to reinforce our strong learning culture and student support network. Please note that New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students. It must be completed to be eligible to continue with other courses.

We do not provide on-campus accommodation such as dormitories. However, University Canada West has partnered with 4stay to offer students a variety of housing and affordable rooms for rent around the University campus and Greater Vancouver. When booking through 4stay students can choose from a number of accommodation options, pay no deposit and book with confidence thanks to 4stays’s guarantees.

Yes. We offer a variety of scholarships, awards and grants for both domestic and international students. For a full list, as well as the eligibility criteria and regulations visit our “Awards & Scholarships” page.

In recognition of Canada’s 150 birthday, discounted tuition is available to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. This includes active members, reservists and veterans.

Yes. University Canada West’s Career Development Centre assists students and alumni as they transition into the workforce.

Yes. Academic Advisors are available to help students with any questions they might have about courses or degree programs.

UCW has full computer labs, as well as wireless internet, available to students at both its West Pender and Vancouver House campuses.

There are a number of restaurants, cafés and delis surrounding both UCW campuses.

The average class size is 20-25 students. Class sizes are intentionally kept small for better peer-to-peer interaction, and to allow the instructor more time for each student.

Many international students studying in Canada are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week if they are enrolled in a full-time program for at least six months.

For more information about studying and working in Canada, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.

To be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, students must have a valid study permit and have successfully completed their program with a C average for undergraduates and a B average for graduates.

For more information about getting a Post-Graduation Work Permit, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.

Both UCW campuses are located in downtown Vancouver, close to the city’s major public transportation systems such as buses and SkyTrain stations.

Fill out the inquiry form and a recruitment advisor will contact you shortly. You may also contact our recruitment advisors at [email protected], 1-877-431-6887.