Entry Requirements

To be accepted to study at the International Study Center, you will need to meet specific admission requirements. These are comprised of academic requirements, as well as meeting a minimum level of English language proficiency.

The requirements needed to study the International Year and Pre-Master's Program are lower than what you would need to be admitted directly to the University. This provides you the opportunity to begin studying sooner, while developing your skills and preparing for your degree.

International Year

The International Year program will support you while you begin earning credits for your undergraduate degree at Western.

English Language Requirements

You will need a minimum TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Versant score*. The length of your International Year program depends on your level of English language proficiency.

Program Length TOEFL IELTS Pearson Versant GaoKao
3-Quarter 50 overall 5.0 overall 43-47 99/150; 77/120
2-Quarter 60 overall 5.5 overall 48-54 105/150; 83/120
1-Quarter 68 overall 6.0 overall 55-63 115/150; 95/120

International Year

Study the International year program at WWU

Explore your interests while developing your skills and prepare to progress to a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

Pre-Master's Program

The Pre-Master's Program will prepare you for progression to the Master of Business Administration program at Western.

Academic Entry Requirements

Students are required to have studied Microeconomics for entry to the Pre-Master’s Program.

English Language Requirements

You will need to meet a minimum TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Versant score*. The length of your program will depend on your level of English language proficiency on arrival at the International Study Center.

Program Length TOEFL IELTS Pearson Versant
3-Quarter 50 overall 5.0 overall 43-47
2-Quarter 60 overall 5.5 overall 48-54
1-Quarter 70 overall 6.0 overall 55-63

 

*Students who have completed at least three years of full time study in an international school where English is the language of instruction may be able to have the English test requirements waived.

Pre-Master's Program

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Deepen your academic knowledge and critical thinking skills before progression to the Master of Business Administration program at Western.

Apply Directly

You may be eligible to apply for direct admission to undergraduate degrees or the MBA program at Western. You must meet the standard international entry requirements, including evidence of English proficiency (minimum TOEFL or IELTS score if applicable) and a personnel statement regarding academic and professional goals. MBA direct admit applicants will also need to provide GMAT or GRE scores and a resume.

Western also accepts transfer credit from any combination of regionally accredited institutions in the USA and Ministry of Education recognized post-secondary institutions. Inquire now to find out more.