Application Timeline

Admissions Cycle: Program beginning September

Western uses an online application system so that most documents required for an initial application assessment can be uploaded and transmitted electronically.

How to Apply

  • access the online application, the application period for Domestic and International students opens October 1 of each year
  • upload copies of required documents and contact information for academic referees
  • pay the application fee ($150.00 CAD - payment options available through online application)
  • select SUBMIT (referees will send their references separately; once submitted you cannot make changes to your application). 

Applicants will receive an email to log-in to Student Centre for notification of results.

Admission Timeline

Application Period Opens Deadline
Domestic Applicants October 1, 2023 Early admission:
February 1, 2024

Regular admission:
March 1, 2024
International Applicants October 1, 2023 Regular admission:
February 1, 2024


Candidates receiving an Offer of Admission: Submission of Official Transcripts

Official Final Transcript(s)

Electronic Transcripts are accepted provided they are official and emailed directly from the Registrar’s office to Western University. Please have your institution email official electronic transcripts to

Due Date: On or before July 15 (domestic students only)

  • Official transcripts are ordered and issued by the university in sealed condition
  • Photocopies or scanned versions of an official transcript are not accepted
  • A transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended is required
  • Western students are not required to submit Western Official transcripts

Due Date: On or before September 30

  • Official final transcripts are ordered and issued by the university in sealed condition
  • Final transcripts are distinguished by the inclusion of the graduation date and the degree earned
  • Photocopies or scanned versions of an official final transcript are not accepted
  • Western students are not required to submit an official final Western transcript

In cases where final transcripts were used to apply to the program, only the official copies of the final transcripts are required. In all other cases, admission requires the submission of both the official and the official final transcript(s). 

Do not send official documents unless requested, post-assessment

Graduate Admissions
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
International and Graduate Affairs Building, Room 1N07
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario Canada N6A 3K7