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University of Windsor

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Humanities (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)



The story of our university began with its founding in September of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 150 years that have since passed, the small, liberal arts college has grown into today's non-denominational, comprehensive, teaching and learning university.


At the University of Windsor, you'll join an academic community that's fully invested in your success, whether you're a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree candidate or a part-time certificate or Executive Education student.

As a mid-size university supporting 16,000 students, UWindsor provides a broad range of academic opportunities. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can choose from over 120 majors and minors and 55 master's and doctoral degrees in subjects like Engineering, Forensics and Business.


University Research Centres and Institutes:

  • Fluid Dynamics Research Institute
  • Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER)
  • Cross-Border Institute
  • Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research
Faculty Research Centres and Institutes:
  • Animal Cognition Research Group
  • Applied Research Center for Management of Intelligent Enterprise Systems, Security and Assurance (ARCMIE)
  • Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)
  • Centre for Applied Social Research, Mentoring and Consultation
  • Centre for Catalysis and Materials Research
  • Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research & Green Energy (CHARGE)
  • Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric

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Student services

The student experience at the University of Windsor really is unique. One of our key defining features is the degree to which we provide international engagement for all those who choose to study at Windsor.

Our students engage with others around the world through:

  • Participating in a wide array of activities and services supported by theInternational Students Centre
  • Joining one or more of our international clubs and organizations
  • Enrolling in an internationally-focused or internationally-delivered academic program
  • Connecting with some of our internationally-trained professors

Housing services

Our residence halls are conveniently located throughout the campus where it's only a short walk to food outlets, recreational facilities, library, Registrars, Bookstore, student centre and banks. Bedrooms are furnished so there’s no need to purchase items such as a bed, desk, lamp or chairs. If you choose to live off campus, the University of Windsor Students Alliance maintains a list of off-campus housing.

Library services

The Leddy Library is the main Library for the University of Windsor campus.

ICT services

Take your laptop outside and log on to Blackboard over our high-speed wireless campus network.

Medical services

The clinic at Student Health Services is a medical practice. The clinic can take care of all your health care needs providing confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, counselling, and referrals.

Student Life

Campus life

Class is out and your day is just beginning.

Head over to The Forge, our brand-new fitness center for a quick workout or Pilates class. Grab lunch with friends at the Marketplace (Baja shrimp tacos or the curry lamb stew?). 

This is student life at the University of Windsor. In our residence halls and restaurants, you'll bond with new friends from around the world. You'll bring your best game to our top-notch athletics facilities. And don't worry if you join a few too many clubs and student organizations.

Sports facilities

The Campus Recreation program incorporates a number of health and fitness activities, from ballroom dancing to martial arts, cardio and aerobic workouts to intramural sports. It will enrich your University experience and foster a lifetime of wellness.

The St. Denis Athletic and Community Centre is the home turf of the Windsor Lancers athletic teams and the best place on campus to break a sweat.

The Forge is the university's brand-new, fully stocked student fitness center. Choose from 31 cardio machines, 24 weight training machines, tons of free weights, personal training sessions and awesome group classes like Salsa cardio, deep water aquafitness, sculpting Pilates and Tai Chi.

Student clubs

There are over 100 student clubs, organizations, academic societies and Greek societies at the University of Windsor. There's literally something for everyone: Pro Bono Students Canada, Hip Hop Club, Engineers Without Borders, Music Society, the Concrete Canoe Team, Gamers' Republic—the list goes on.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The admission process is quite lengthy but quite cost effective from University point of view

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