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.
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.
We acknowledge that the territories on which UCW and its campuses are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.