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  • The University of Windsor is a public, student-centered and research oriented University located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1857, as a small liberal arts college named Assumption College.
  • It is the southernmost university of Canada, enrolls approximately 12000 full time and part time undergraduate students and 4000 graduate students.
  • The University has nine faculties including:
    • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
    • Faculty of Education
    • Faculty of Engineering
    • Odette School of Business
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Faculty of Human Kinetics
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Nursing
    • Faculty of Science
  • The University of Windsor offers more than 120 major and minor and 55 masters and doctoral degree programs across nine faculties.

Why study at University of Windsor?

  • University houses the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation has the latest technology in classrooms, innovative industrial courtyard for collaborative sessions along with 80 research labs.
  • University of Windsor is strategically located near to North American busiest international border crossing and also faces the most beautiful waterfront of Canada i.e. Detroit River.
  • University of Windsor is ranked amongst 751-800 by the QS World University Ranking 2021.
  • QS World University Ranking by Subject ranks University of Windsor between 451 - 500 for courses in Engineering and Mechanical in 2019.
  • University of Windsor is amongst the top public universities in Windsor, Canada and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 ranks the University amongst 601-800.
  • US News ranks University of Windsor at 1049 as the Best Global University on the basis of performance and excellence. Also the University is ranked 28 in Best Global Universities in Canada.
  • Notable Alumni of the University of Windsor are Dean Del Mastro, the former Member of Parliament of Canada and renowned Indian Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.


  • The University of Windsor has two campuses located in Windsor itself - the main campus is located in Sunset Avenue and the downtown campus of the University is located in Ferry Street.
  • University of Windsor has its main campus located in the “automotive capital” across the border of Detroit which is the largest and one of the most populous cities of the United States.
  • The University of Windsor main campus covers 130 acres surrounded by residential sector.
  • The main campus of University has a small arboretum which is basically a small botanical collection representing spices from Carolinian forest.
  • Recently, the University has introduced a new research facility called the Essex Centre of Research, the 46,000 square feet featuring state of the art labs.
  • The Leddy Library in the main campus of the University has a collection of over 3 million data or items which includes electronic resources and several data sets.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

University offers a bunch of scholarships to international students based on academic performance. Following are some of the popular scholarships at University of Windsor.

Windsor Open Entrance Scholarships

International students applying at University of Windsor are automatically eligible for University of Windsor Open Entrance Scholarships program, following are the eligibility criteria

  • The student must have completed full time higher secondary schooling.
  • The Student must not have any gap and should be applying in=immediately after the completion of schooling.
  • The student must be entering in Fall term for a full time course. Other Automatic Entrance Scholarships
  • The University of Windsor helps students with financial support on the basis of need and academics.
  • Students with exceptionally excellent academics and have any special skill can participate in University of Windsor's Skill Competition Scholarship and can avail open entrance scholarship. Following are the current Sill Competition Scholarships:
    • University of Windsor Science Olympiad
    • Windsor Regional Science, Tech. and Engineering Fair.
    • FIRST Robotics - Windsor Essex Great Lakes District Event


On Campus

  • The University of Windsor provides on Campus accommodation facilities to its students.
  • University has four residential halls of two types of housing available: Traditional Style or Semi suite of Suite style which are located at walking distance from classrooms, library, bookstores, student centers and food outlet. Following are the residential halls:
    • Laurier Hall
    • Macdonald Halls
    • Cartier Halls
    • Alumni Halls
  • The University also provides meal facility to students living on campus in residential halls.

Off Campus

  • There is off campus accommodation available for students willing to stay outside the campus.
  • Students are offered different types of accommodation such as studio apartments, 3-4 bedroom apartments.
  • Fully furnished apartments are available with amenities like electricity supply, water supply, high-speed internet also onsite laundry facility.
  • The average rent for students living off campus is CAD 550-600 per month.