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wilfrid laurier university

2012-13 International Applicant Guide

waterloo & brantford, ONTARIO, CANADA

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Table of Contents Why Canada?

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Why Laurier?

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Cities

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Campuses

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Residence

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Support & Services

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Co-op In the 2011 HSBC Survey, Canada ranked 4th as the most welcoming country in the world just behind New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

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Programs

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Admission Requirements

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English Language Requirements

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How to Apply

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Why Canada?

Distance from Waterloo to Toronto: 1 hour Distance from Brantford to Toronto: 1 hour

why choosing canada as a study destination is a great decision: 1 WORK EXPERIENCE Placement experiences, on- and off-campus work permits and co-op opportunities allow international students to integrate their academic studies with practical experience. Through these avenues, students gain marketable skills, network with future employers and earn a salary at the same time. Unique to Canada is the ability for international students to stay and work here for three years following graduation and then apply for citizenship. 2  IMMIGRATION POSSIBILITIES It’s no secret that Canada is the second largest country in the world totaling 9,984,670 km². The UK fits into Canada approximately 40 times! With that much land and only 34 million people, we’re a country that welcomes new immigrants. The Canadian Experience Class makes it easier for international students to apply for permanent resident status once they have graduated from a university and have one year of work experience.

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3  COST OF LIVING & TUITION Canada is known for high quality, low-cost education. Our tuition rates for international students are lower than many other countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Cost of living is considerably less in Canada than the UK and Europe. 4 F  RIENDLINESS & DIVERSITY Over the past 100 years, more than 13 million immigrants have come to Canada to start a new life. This makes Canada one of the world’s Nigeria most ethnically diverse countries. Canada’s cultural mosaic is evident in the variety of restaurants and grocery stores, religious places of worship, and festivals throughout the year. 5  SAFETY Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. Canada ranked #4 amongst the world’s safest countries in the 2012 Global Peace Index. Canada is a peaceful country that spends more on its health care system than on its armed forces. In 2011’s International Student Barometer (ISB) survey of students around Saudi Arabia the globe, Laurier scored 89% for student satisfaction in overall living and safety.

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Canada was voted the #1 Country to live in by the UN Quality of Life Index eight times.

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Mexico Beijing 14 hrs Seoul 15 hrs

London 8 hrs

LAURIER Los Angeles 5.5 hrs

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Hong Kong 16 hrs Islamabad 14 hrs

Bermuda 3 hrs

Riyadh 15 hrs Dubai 15 hrs

New Delhi 15 hrs

Lagos 13 hrs

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Why Laurier?

Our Rankings

With four locations and more than 16,000 students, Laurier could be considered a large university in Canada. But you’d never know it. The minute you step foot on one of our campuses, you’ll feel like you’ve come home. Our close-knit community environment will make you feel like you belong right away, so you can focus on learning and growing as a person.

Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada’s finest undergraduate universities. In the 2012 Globe & Mail’s University Report, our students gave Laurier: “A-” Class Size “A-” in Campus Atmosphere “A-” Quality of Teaching and Learning

We’ve been in the business of creating leaders in every industry for more than 100 years. We offer an extensive selection of programs at both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses that are very flexible. You may choose double-degree opportunities, major and minor combinations, options to enhance your degrees, and partnerships with other universities and colleges to combine your schooling and training. Laurier students have an infectious spirit of volunteerism, leadership and extra-curricular involvement. With more than 145 student clubs across the two campuses, students have the opportunity to get involved, engage in healthy debate and take leadership roles within the university community. We recognize and support this passion for engagement in many ways, from our Student Leadership Centre to our community service-learning programs, which combine academic course work with volunteer placements.

Laurier ranked 1st among comprehensive universities in Ontario for the percentage of students who were satisfied with their choice of university. maclean’s CUSC 2011

city of brantford

city of waterloo Situated on the picturesque Grand River just an hour from Toronto, the city of Brantford has the charm of a small town with all the amenities of a much larger city. Laurier’s campus is located in the downtown core, within walking distance of great coffee shops, restaurants and patios. With large festivals, studio art tours, one-of-a-kind shops, various sports tournaments and world-class theatre, Brantford offers something for all tastes.

About the weather Southwestern Ontario experiences four distinct seasons:

Spring

March to May

Summer June to August

temperatures from 10-20ºC (50-68ºF) temperatures from 20-30ºC (68-86ºF)

Fall

September to November temperatures from 7-20ºC (44-68ºF)

Winter

December to February

Laurier’s Waterloo campus is located in the thriving, culturally diverse community of Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W), just 100 kilometres west of Toronto. Home to many leaders in technology including Research in Motion, Desire2Learn and Google’s Canadian headquarters, K-W caters to a student population, which represents about a third of our 350,000 people. This city offers plenty of hiking trails, golf courses, skating rinks, soccer fields and even a ski hill. K-W is small enough to be safe and easy to get around, yet big enough to provide outstanding restaurants and shopping.

97% of Laurier graduates secure employment within six months of graduation.

temperatures from -10 to 2ºC (14-35ºF)

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Brantford CAMPUS

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Carnegie Building (CB) Grand River Hall (GRH) Imperial Hall Residence (IM) Lawyer’s Hall (LH) Library (BPL) Lucy Marco Place Residence (LMP) Market Centre Parkade Market Place (MP)

9 Nipissing Building (NB) 10 Nipissing Education Centre (NEC) 11 Odeon Theatre (OD) 12 Post House Residence (PH) 13 Research and Academic Centre (RAC) 14 Rizzo Residence (RIZ) 15 Sanderson Centre (SA)

come for a visit!

16 SC Johnson Building (SCJ) 17 St. Andrew’s (STA) 18 Student Centre (SC) 19 Wilkes House (WH) 20 Williams Fresh Cafe 21 97 Dalhousie Street 22 111 Darling Street (JH) 23  142 Nelson Street Residence P

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Open Houses: Friday, November 9th, 2012 Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Campus Tours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm Select Saturdays: 11:00am & 1:00pm

To book a tour of our Brantford campus, visit www.chooselaurierbrantford.ca

Residence Laurier guarantees residence to first-year undergraduate students, provided you submit your residence application and deposit before June 3rd, 2013. We offer single and double rooms in both dormitory and apartment-style buildings. Our nationally recognized residence life system provides support and activities to help make students feel at home and make the most out of their first-year experience.

why live in Residence? • • • • • • •

Lots of opportunities to get involved Easier transition to university New friends, diversity of cultures One of the best student-to-don ratios in the province You’re close to everything Special activities just for residence students High-speed internet access

Residence Styles The staff in our Residence Life Office is committed to making your first year at Laurier enjoyable, safe and rewarding. Senior students, called Residence Dons, live in each community and act as role models and mentors, providing support to students as they make the transition to living away from home.

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Dorm-style room, two beds

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Jennifer Connor first learned about working on campus through Laurier Brantford’s weekly newsletter, and she Pakistan jumped at the opportunity. “PartUAEof the reason I decided to work on campus was to meet new people,” she says. “I’ve always worked while doing my schooling, and the best part of working on campus is getting to know all the wonderful staff, faculty and students.” Jennifer actually holds two jobs on campus: she works at the Stedman Community Bookstore and in the Recruitment Office as an Ambassador. “I love giving tours and seeing the students come to love the campus as much as I do,” she says.

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Alumni Hall Arts C Wing Arts E Wing Bricker Academic Building Co-operative Education & Career Development Centre Community Service Learning Dining Hall Dr. Alvin Woods Building Fred Nichols Campus Centre John Aird Centre/ Recital Hall

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11 Library 36 12 Northfield Campus 13 Peters building - SBE 14 Schlegel Centre - SBE 15 Science building 16 Science Research Centre 17 Seminary 18 Special Constable Service 19 St. Michael’s Campus 20 Theatre Auditorium 21 202 Regina Street

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22-33 Residence Buildings 34 Alumni Field 35 Athletic Complex 36 University Stadium 37 Main Entrance 38 Pay & Display Parking Welcome Centre/Campus Tours

Open Houses: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Friday, March 15th, 2013 Campus Tours: Monday-Friday: 9:00am, 11:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm Saturday: 11:30am & 1:30pm

To book a tour of our Waterloo campus, visit www.chooselaurier.ca

What’s included in Your Residence Room: Apartment-style room • Bed frame and mattress • Desk and chair • Bookshelves • Closets and shelves • Wastebasket and recycling bins • Dining room table and chairs • Living room sofa, chairs, coffee table, end tables and lamps • Fridge and stove • Internet access Dorm-style room • Bed frame and mattress • Desk and chair • Wastebasket and recycling bin • Bookshelves • Closet and shelves • Internet access

Bonjour! Hola! Hey there! I am a third year student in the Business program from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. During my first year at Laurier I lived in Clara Conrad Hall, an all-girls residence located right in the middle of campus. Since the day I moved in, I have never been disappointed. In my first year I was fortunate enough to get involved in residence life by becoming a community representative for my floor on House Council. I also volunteered and belonged to various campus clubs. Some of these include Free The Children and Laurier Marketing Association (LMA). I was also the class representative for the film studies course I was enrolled in. Email me at internationalambassador@wlu.ca

Meal plans and dining options Meal plans are required for all residence students at the Waterloo campus. Students living off-campus in Waterloo may also purchase a meal plan. These plans allow students to purchase food from a number of on- and off-campus locations including The Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall), Pizza Pizza, Starbucks, and Wilf’s (our pub on campus). A wide range of menu choices including vegetarian, vegan and Asian cuisine are offered and we are able to accommodate special diets such as halal. In Brantford, all of our residences are apartment-style, so you’ll have your own kitchen and will be within walking distance of a grocery store and a farmer’s market. Here’s a few local dining favourites: Waterloo • Best Chinese: King Tin Restaurant • Best Korean: Da Won • Best Halal food: Ammar Halal Meats • Best African & Caribbean grocery store: A to Z

Brantford: • Best buffet: Kings Buffet • Best supermarket: FreshCo • Best coffee: Williams Fresh Cafe • Best place to relax: Grand River

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a global community Deviana sia Home Country: Indonesia Program: BUSINESS | Year: 4 Russia

Iran

Jika anda memiliki pertanyaan, saya dapat dihubungi melalui email di internationalambassador@wlu.ca

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During the past three years, Laurier has played a big role in my academic and personal growth. In my second year, I started to learn how to snowboard, as the ski/snowboard resort is only 15 minutes away from campus. Since then, snowboarding has become my regular winter activity. In addition, I have enjoyed picking up some Canadian lifestyle traits, such as eating pancakes with maple syrup, getting excited for hockey, eating poutine and drinking Tim Hortons coffee. Going to Laurier was the best choice I could have made. A friendly and supportive environment, high diversity, small size classes and a broad range of activities are some of the many reasons why I love this university and know you will too!

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Home Country: china

Home Country: honduras

Program: BUSINESS | Year: 2

Program: BUSINESS | Year: 2

After one year it already feels like home – I have had many opportunities to meet lots of friends from my program, residence building and also from Laurier’s international student community. I am so proud to be a part of this enthusiastic community. Students are passionate about their studies, co-curricular activities and volunteer work.

Having my university experience in a different country, with a university as welcoming as Laurier couldn’t have been better! There are more than 130 clubs for you to join and in my first year I joined six of them. I made so many new friends from getting involved and I have no words to describe how amazing all of the Laurier students are that I’ve met so far!

如果你有疑问,发邮件给我 internationalambassador@wlu.ca

Si tienes alguna pregunta mándame un e-mail a internationalambassador@wlu.ca

Trinidad & Tobago

Chang Hee Kim

Jane Hong

Home Country: south korea

Home Country: HONG KONG

Program: economics | Year: 4 Canada

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Korea

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Bangladesh

Program: MUSIC | Year: 2

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Iran Canada Russia Nigeria In my first year I didn’t have to leave the campus at all Ghana since everything is conveniently located. Laurier has two main food courts, two restaurants and several cafes all within our city block! There’s also a FIFA certified soccer field in the middle of campus and an Olympic-length pool in our Athletic Centre. WithSaudi all these food and Arabia Bangladesh Korea Hong Kong China Indonesia entertainment options, it’s no wonder I love this school!

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Canada has been a very welcoming country and I had no problems settling in. Laurier provides a high quality education and offers numerous opportunities for its students to get involved. The professors are very enthusiastic and get to know you personally, which really helps with your studies.

Indonesia

如有任何疑問, 請以以下方式聯繫: internationalambassador@wlu.ca

궁금한 점이 있으시면 이메일로 문의해주시기바랍니다. internationalambassador@wlu.ca Pakistan

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CAMPUS CLUBS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME • DREAMS • East Meets West • Future of Africa • Global China Connection • International Student’s Association • Muslim Student Association

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This map highlights the current international students studying at Laurier who are from around the world.


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Athletics at Laurier As a Laurier student you will be eligible to participate in various athletic programs, either competitively or just for fun. Recreational sports and activities

Each year more than 8,000 Laurier students participate in intramural activities! If you are looking for a great way to stay fit, release some stress and meet new friends, give intramurals a try!

Support & Services Whether you are having trouble with a course, looking for a part-time job or need to see a doctor, Laurier offers a range of services on both campuses to support the academic, social and personal needs of students. • Aboriginal Student Services • Accessible Learning Office • Career Development Centre • Chaplains Office • Community Service-Learning • Counselling Services • Diversity and Equity Office • Health Services • Laurier International

• Learning Services • Mathematics Assistance Centre • Rainbow Centre • Student Health and Development Centre • Student Leadership Centre • Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction • Women’s Centre • Writing Centre

• Aerobics • Aquatics • Ball hockey • Basketball • Cyclefit • Dance classes • Dodgeball • Flag football • Ice hockey • Innertube water polo • Mixed martial arts • NIA fitness • Personal training

• Pilates • Rock climbing • Soccer • Slo-pitch • Squash • Swimming • Tae Kwon Do • Tennis • Triathlon training • Ultimate frisbee • Volleyball • Yoga

Our Students’ Union www.wlusu.com Laurier has one of the nation’s most active student unions, with: • Over 145 student lead clubs and associations • Over 3,000 student volunteer opportunities • A leading voice in campus and community issues • One of the best Orientation Week programs in Canada • A wide range of student focussed services across the entire Laurier campus community

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Home Country: RUSSIA | Program: BUSINESS | Year: 3

Our Golden Hawks enjoy a winning tradition in varsity sports, claiming 9 national and 29 provincial championship titles since 2000.

Varsity teams - Men

• Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Cross country • Curling • Football • Golf

• Hockey • Indoor middle distance • Rugby • Soccer • Swimming

Varsity teams - WOMen

Hello, or as we say in Russia, “Privet”! I came to Canada four years ago hoping to expand my knowledge ofIndonesia the English language in an ESL program, but as it turned out, I have China decided to stay and attend university here. The decision to study at Wilfrid Laurier University wasn’t made by accident. While visiting the campus I was impressed by how enthusiastic, cheerful and caring the students were here. Laurier not only provides us with a high-quality education but also gives us an opportunity to grow personally and Trinidad & Tobago professionally. Hong Kong

• Basketball • Cheerleading • Cross country • Curling • Field lacrosse • Golf

• Hockey • Indoor middle distance • Rugby • Soccer • Swimming

Information regarding try-outs can be found at www.laurierathletics.com.

Email me at internationalambassador@wlu.ca

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY (GES) The Global Engagement Strategy (GES) is a new initiative at Laurier to prepare all graduates to be citizens of the world. Not every student is able to travel abroad to have an international experience, so policies and programs are being developed to ensure that global engagement can be felt in some way by all students, faculty and staff. The establishment of global engagement programming differentiates Laurier amongst other universities.

Laurier International www.wlu.ca/international The staff and student volunteers at Laurier International are dedicated to ensuring your Laurier experience is the best it can be. We encourage you to take advantage of the services, programs and resources we have to offer! • Support with renewal of study and work permits and visas • Pre-arrival information • Assistance in finding temporary or long-term housing • Orientation programs for the university and the community • International Student Advisor • Mentorship program • Social programming; trips to Niagara Falls, camping and theme parks, etc • Financial, social, cultural or personal advising, both individually and in groups Nigeria

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• Liaison with community groups and personnel on campus to assist in resolving issues • Liaison with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, foreign embassies in Canada and in the US if necessary • Support for international student groups and organizations

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• Friendly staff to help make your Canadian educational experience successful and enjoyable

The Student Exchange Program offers students the opportunity to enrich their own understanding of the world. If you become part of an international exchange, you continue to pay your tuition to Laurier but study and earn credits at a university outside of Canada. Laurier currently has exchange agreements with universities in 24 countries:

• International Peer Mentors

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Home Country: united arab emirates UAE

All international students starting in September are encouraged to participate in the international student orientation program during their first week in Canada. They will attend workshops on academic success, health and safety, Canadian culture and other informative sessions. This is a great way to get acquainted with the Laurier campus, our academic culture, fellow international students and the staff and volunteers from Laurier International. Visit the Laurier International website for more information.

Student Exchange Program

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International Orientation WEEK (IOweek)

• Income tax information sessions

For more information, visit the Laurier International website and read the PDF version of the International Student Handbook at www.wlu.ca/international.

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Laurier’s focus is to substantially increase international student enrolment in the next five years, continue and expand our academic preparatory programs, enhance our support services for international students and ensure that global engagement activities are also leveraged locally with community organizations that have a global outlook.

Trinidad & Tobago| Year: 2 Malaysia Program: business

• Australia • Austria • Botswana • China • Denmark • France • Germany • Hong Kong

• Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Japan • Macau • Mexico • Norway • Portugal

• Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Sweden • The Netherlands • United Kingdom • United States

Some of our partnerships include:

Having completed my GCE A levels I decided to attend Wilfrid Laurier University and it has been one of the best choices I have ever made. I am now entering my 2nd year as an Honours Business student, pursuing the Chartered Accountant designation, and am proud to have received the President’s Centennial Award, which is an academic scholarship worth $5,000. Laurier has a tremendous co-op program which allows students to gain experience in their field, earn some extra cash and apply what they have learnt in class. There is a really good feel and atmosphere to the university, as if it is one large community. You will sense that almost instantly, as you frequently walk past familiar faces. The small campus ensures you feel safe and secure and everything is conveniently located. Email me at internationalambassador@wlu.ca

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• University of Western Sydney, Australia • Beijing Jiaotong University, China • Université Paris Dauphine, France • European Business School, Germany • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong • Seoul National University, South Korea • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico


The co-op advantage Co-op provides you with the chance to integrate theory with practice, develop valuable contacts, gain self-confidence and create opportunities for employment after graduation. Honours students in arts, science, economics* or business at the Waterloo campus may apply to Laurier’s co-op program at the end of first year. Students in double degree programs at Laurier are offered automatic admission to co-op, as are students in the Bachelor of Business Technology Management (BBTM) program at the Brantford campus. Students in double degree programs offered between Laurier and the University of Waterloo are required to participate in co-op. Practice makes perfect The Department of Co-operative Education posts jobs and arranges interviews for you. Staff members will also help you fine-tune your resume and cover letter and practice interview skills. The employment rate is consistently high for Laurier co-op students.

Where will your co-op experience take you? Our students have found rewarding positions with companies such as PepsiCo Beverages Canada, SC Johnson, Research In Motion, Ernst & Young, Desire2Learn and Microsoft Canada.

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CO-OP Placement: KPMG | title: Staff accountant

*Co-op is not available in the Applied Economics program.

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Home Country: CHINA | Program: ECONomics | Year: 3

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Email me: internationalambassador@wlu.ca 如需帮助请发邮件给我

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This is my first lecture of the day. It’s in a small classroom with only 20 students so our professor interacts with us frequently.

The dining hall is a great place for me to have lunch and study. I also plan my group meetings here for my business classes.

I have an appointment with my economics professor. Every week they have scheduled office hours so that students can come for individual help.

After studying and work, playing the saxophone is one of the ways I like to relax. I like to use a western instrument to play Chinese traditional music in front of the Dining Hall.

Laurier’s Athletic Complex has many facilities to choose from. I usually go 2-3 times per week to keep me healthy, and it’s free for every student.

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Undergraduate Programs • Ancient Mediterranean Studies • Anthropology • Archaeology (Near Eastern, Classical & North American) • Biochemistry/Biotechnology • Biology (BA & BSc) • Business Administration (BBA): - Accounting - Brand Communication - Business & Sustainability - Entrepreneurship - Finance - Human Resource Management - Insurance & Risk Management - International Business - Marketing - Supply Chain Management • Business and Computer Science C • Business (WLU) and Computer Science (UW) C • Business and Computing & Computer Electronics C

• B  usiness and Financial Mathematics C • Business (WLU) and Mathematics (UW) C • Business Technology Management (BTM) C • Chemistry • Christian Studies and Global Citizenship • Communication Studies • Computer Science (BA & BSc), Computing & Computer Electronics • Concurrent Education: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate • Contemporary Studies • Criminology • Cultural Studies • Economics, Economics & Accounting, Economics & Financial Management

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C - Automatic co-op program

Economics (Applied) English Environmental Studies Film Studies Financial Mathematics (BA/BSc) French Geography, Geography & Geomatics (BA/BSc) Global Studies Health Administration Health Studies (BA & BASc) Health Sciences History Human Rights & Human Diversity Journalism Kinesiology & Physical Education (BA/BSc) Languages Law & Society Leadership Mathematics (BA/BSc) Medieval Studies

• Music: - Composition - Comprehensive - Education - History - Performance - Theory • Music Therapy • North American Studies • Philosophy • Physics, Photonics • Political Science • Psychology (BA/BSc) • Religion & Culture • Sociology • Spanish • Women & Gender Studies • Youth & Children’s Studies

For more information on each program, please visit www.chooselaurier.ca/international.

THE Laurier advantage

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Innovative culture dedicated to developing successful leaders of tomorrow Nationally recognized for superior teaching and research Real world experience through our co-operative education partnerships Unparalleled student experience and sense of community

Graduate Programs • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Ancient Mediterranean Cultures (MA) Business Administration (MBA) Economics (MA) Chemistry (MSc) Communication Studies (MA) Criminology (MA) Cultural Analysis and Social Theory (MA) Education (MEd) English (MA, PhD) Finance (MFin) Geography (MA, MES, MSc, PhD) Global Governance (PhD) History (MA, PhD)

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(Masters, PhD)

Integrative Biology (MSc) International Public Policy (MIPP) Kinesiology & Physical Education (MSc) Management (MSc, PhD) Mathematics (MSc) Music Therapy (MMT) Philosophy (MA) Political Science (MA) Psychology (MA, MSc, PhD) Religion and Culture (MA) Religious Studies (PhD) Social Work (MSW, PhD) Sociology (MA)

For more information on each graduate studies program, please contact: Graduate Studies: gradstudies@wlu.ca MBA: dhotson@wlu.ca MSW: socialwork@wlu.ca

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Pre-MBA Laurier offers an 8-month intensive Pre-MBA program designed to help students whose first language is not English to gain the skills and experience needed to succeed at the MBA level. Application to the Pre-MBA is easy - if you have an undergraduate degree with a B standing, and 2+ years work experience, you may be accepted not only to the Pre-MBA program, but also granted a conditional acceptance to the MBA. For more information, please contact: premba@wlu.ca.

Laurier was named one of The Best 300 Business Schools by the Princeton Review as one of the best institutions students could attend to earn an MBA.


Admission Requirements FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REQUIRED COURSES

ADMISSION RANGE

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

English

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English IB Minimum Score: 28

English; Biology; Math; Chemistry at 75% or B*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Biology, HL or SL Chemistry and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics, A-level Chemistry and A-level Biology†

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English and Biology IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Biology †

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English, Biology at 70% or B-

Biology, Biology & Chemistry, Biology & Physical Geography, Biology & Mathematics, Biology & Psychology

English; Chemistry; Math; Biology at 70% or B-*

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Biology, HL or SL Chemistry and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics, A-level Chemistry and A-level Biology†

English at 70% or B-, Math at 70% or B-

High 80s or A

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 33

A-level Mathematics†

High 80s or A

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics at 5 IB Minimum Score: 33

A-level Mathematics†

High 80s to low 90s or A

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics at 5 IB Minimum Score: 33

A-level Mathematics†

Low 90s or A+

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics at 5 IB Minimum Score: 35

A-level Mathematics†

Low 90s or A+

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics at 5 IB Minimum Score: 35

A-level Mathematics†

English; Math at 70% or B-

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics†

Chemistry, Chemistry & Mathematics BSc

English; Math; Chemistry*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, HL or SL Chemistry IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Chemistry †

Computer Science Combination

English; Math

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics†

English; Math, Chemistry or Physics*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, one of HL or SL Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Chemistry or Physics†

Computer Science & Mathematics BSc

English; Math; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, one of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Science†

Computer Science & Psychology BSc

English; Math, Chemistry, Physics or Biology*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, one of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Science†

PROGRAM Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Anthropology, Christian Studies & Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Geography & Geomatics, Global Studies, History, Languages, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern & Classical Archaeology, North American Archaeology, North American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology, Spanish, Women & Gender Studies

GCE

BA Biochemistry/Biotechnology BSc

Biology

BSc Business: Accounting, Brand Communication, Business & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance & Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

NOTE: Prerequisite courses calculated in Admission Average

BBA Business and Computer Science double degree, Business and Computing & Computer Electronics double degree (Automatic entry into co-op)

English at 70% or B-, Math at 70% or B- § NOTE: Prerequisite courses calculated in Admission Average

BBA/BSc Business and Financial Mathematics double degree (Automatic entry into co-op)

English at 70% or B-, Math at 80% or A-

BBA/BA

NOTE: Prerequisite courses calculated in Admission Average

Business (WLU) and Computer Science (UW)

English at 75% or B, Math at 85% or A

Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science. (Automatic entry into co-op)

NOTE: Prerequisite courses calculated in Admission Average

BBA/BSc Business (WLU) and Mathematics (UW) double degree Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics. (Automatic entry into co-op)

English at 75% or B, Math at 85% or A NOTE: Prerequisite courses calculated in Admission Average

BBA/BMATH Business Technology Management (Automatic entry into co-op)

BTM Brantford Campus

(Available only as a combination program)

BA Computer Science, Computing & Computer Electronics BSc

Note: All other required courses must be at a minimum of 60% or C, except where indicated. *A combined minimum average of 70% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics and 4U Science courses, except Biochemistry and Health Sciences, which requires 75% or B. § A combined minimum average of 80% or A- in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics courses. Course-specific grade requirements and admission ranges represent equivalencies rather than options, and will be applied relative to the previous educational system attended. † A minimum of B is required in O-level English, or C in A-level English.

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Admission Requirements FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REQUIRED COURSES

ADMISSION RANGE

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

English

Low to mid 70s or B-

HL or SL English IB Minimum Score: 28

English

High 70s or B+

HL or SL English IB Minimum Score: 28

English; Math

Low to mid 80s or A-

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 30

A-level Mathematics†

English; Math at 70% or B-

Low to mid 80s or A-

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 30

A-level Mathematics†

Financial Mathematics

English; Math §

Mid 70s or B

BSc requires one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics*

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics†

BA/BSc

Geography, Geography & Geomatics

English; Math; two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, two of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and Two A-level Sciences†

English; Math; Biology; Chemistry*

Low to mid 80s or A-

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, HL or SL Chemistry and HL or SL Biology IB Minimum Score: 30

A-level Mathematics and A-level Biology and Chemistry †

English; Math; Chemistry; Biology*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Biology, HL or SL Chemistry and HL or SL Mathematics* IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry †

English at 75% or B

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English IB Minimum Score: 28

English; Biology at 70% or B-; Math

Mid to high 80s or A

HL or SL English, HL or SL Biology, HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 32

Biology, A-level or O-level Mathematics†

BSc

English; Biology at 70%; Math; one of Chemistry or Physics*

Mid to high 80s or A

HL or SL English, HL or SL Biology, HL or SL Mathematics; one of HL or SL Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 32

A-level Mathematics and A-level Biology and A-level Chemistry or Physics†

Mathematics

English; Math BSc requires one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics*

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics†

BA/BSc

Music Composition, Comprehensive, Education, History, Performance, Theory BMus

English; Grade II Royal Conservatory of Music theory or equivalent; Audition

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English Grade II RCM Theory or Equivalent, Audition IB Minimum Score: 28

Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of Honours Bachelor of Music Program.

Admission based on overall achievement in music & psych courses, personal interview and recommendation of Music Therapy faculty.

English; Math, Chemistry or Physics*

Mid 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, one of HL or SL Chemistry or Physics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Chemistry or Physics†

English; Math

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level or O-level Mathematics†

English; Math

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English and HL or SL Mathematics IB Minimum Score: 28

A or O-level Mathematics†

English; Math; Biology*

Mid to high 70s or B

HL or SL English, HL or SL Mathematics, and HL or SL Biology IB Minimum Score: 28

A-level Mathematics and A-level Biology †

PROGRAM Contemporary Studies, Criminology, English, Health Administration, Health Studies, History, Human Rights & Human Diversity, Law & Society, Leadership, Youth & Children’s Studies

GCE

BA Brantford Campus Concurrent Education: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate (Also Available with French teaching option)

BA/BEd Brantford Campus Economics (Appiled) BA Economics, Economics & Accounting, Economics & Financial Management BA

BSc Health Sciences BSc Health Studies BASc Brantford Campus Journalism BA Brantford Campus Kinesiology & Physical Education BA Kinesiology & Physical Education

Students participate in a four Music Therapy practical – one in each term of third and fourth year.

BMus

Physics, Photonics BSc Psychology BA Psychology BA Brantford Campus Psychology BSc

+ Audition

Note: All other required courses must be at a minimum of 60% or C, except where indicated. *A combined minimum average of 70% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics and 4U Science courses, except Biochemistry and Health Sciences, which requires 75% or B. § A combined minimum average of 80% or A- in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics courses. Course-specific grade requirements and admission ranges represent equivalencies rather than options, and will be applied relative to the previous educational system attended. † A minimum of B is required in O-level English, or C in A-level English.

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Admission Requirements FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Country Specific Requirements

International Baccalaureate

BRITISH: The General Certificate of Education or equivalent is required with satisfactory standing in five subjects, including at least two subjects at the Advanced Level. Some programs may require additional A-level prerequisite courses. Two Advanced Subsidiary Level courses may be substituted for one A-level course. A minimum average of “B” is required for all for all Honours Programs. Transfer credit will be considered for A-level courses with a minimum final grade of B. For Cambridge Pre-U a minimum overall grade of Merit 2 with minimum of Merit 3 in required courses. For the Caribbean system at least two 2-unit CAPE subjects are required beyond the CXCs or First Year standing from the University of West Indies. A minimum grade of 2 is required for transfer credit consideration.

Applicants who have successfully completed the IB Diploma will be considered for admission with passes in at least six subjects of which three must be at the higher level. The minimum total score requirement is 28, including diploma bonus points. Standard level mathematical studies will not be accepted for programs that require a mathematics prerequisite. All required courses must be at a minimum score of 4 unless otherwise noted. Laurier will accept IB predicted grades for early admission consideration. Transfer credit is considered up to a maximum of 3.0 credits, for higher level subjects with a minimum score of 5 as well as for the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay with a minimum grade of B in each, subject to applicability to the program offered.

AMERICA: A SAT 1 score of minimum 1650 (minimum 550 in each component) or a composite ACT score of 24 is required if you are currently studying in the US. Applicants who do not present the above criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants studying in a US curriculum overseas do not have to present an SAT or ACT score.

Advanced Placement (AP) Transfer credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for AP exams successfully completed with a minimum grade of 4 (up to a maximum of 3.0 credits). Applicants are required to provide detailed course descriptions.

CHINA: Chinese Senior High School Graduation Exam results. Chinese National University Entrance Exam (Gao Kao) is required if written. SOUTH KOREA: Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate plus College Scholastic Ability Test. SAUDI ARABIA: Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) Scientific track required for Science and SBE programs Scientific or Literary track for Arts programs. If your country isn’t listed above please visit www.chooselaurier.ca/ international for a full listing. Please note that educational systems vary around the world. The admission range listed in our chart may not reflect the requirements for your country. Your application may be assessed based on grade equivalencies.

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English proficiency requirements Language test

minimum score

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org

Internet-based test (IBT)– Overall score of 83 with a minimum of 20 in each component

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) www.ielts.org

6.5

Michigan English Language assessment battery (MELAB) www.lsa.umich.edu/eli

85

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) www.cael.ca

70, with no part below 60

Pearson Test of English Language Proficiency www.pearsonpte.com

59

The English Language Requirements are for undergraduate programs only. Our Graduate Studies programs have separate requirements. Exemptions may be granted to applicants who have studied success­fully in an English-instructional education system, on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years, and who can present acceptable grades in English and other Humanities/Social Science courses from their senior high school year. The Laurier Institution code is 0893 if required by testing centres. Note: Students entering the double degree programs with the University of Waterloo must meet UW’s English proficiency requirements.

Conditional Admission Upon Completion of ESL

our Education partners

Conditional Offers of Admissions will be awarded for September 2013 entry to academically qualified students who are enrolled in and plan to complete an English Language Certificate Program with one of our recognized ESL programs. This means that a conditional Offer of Admission to Laurier can be awarded at the same time as an Offer is made to your Laurier-affiliated English language program. This will appeal to applicants who want the certainty of two Letters of Acceptance before they leave home, which will cover the English language training and the subsequent time spent at Laurier. Conditions will be removed upon completion of the English language program at the level and grade specified and submission of final official transcripts.

Laurier will accept successful completion of the following English Language Certificate Programs as proof of language proficiency for admission to undergraduate programs:

Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program

University of Guelph ESL University Preparation Program Advanced Level minimum grade 75% www.eslguelph.ca

The Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program will allow academically qualified students who do not meet Laurier’s English proficiency requirements the opportunity to receive a conditional offer of admission pending completion of the 5-level program. That means no TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. In each calendar year there are two 14-week cycles and two 8-week intensive cycles. Upon arrival, students will be given a placement test to determine which of the five levels is best suited for them. Our courses will focus on academic English. They are designed to prepare students for success in university. For starting points and tuition fees please visit www.chooselaurier.ca/international and select Study English on the left side navigation bar.

Renison College English for Academic Success Program Level 400 minimum grade 75% www.renison.uwaterloo.ca

Conestoga College English Language Studies Program Level 4 minimum grade 70% * UW Joint degree applicants must also meet UW proficiency requirements

www.conestogac.on.ca/international/ admissions For more information, please contact our partners directly.

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Applying to Laurier 1 Fill out an application form All students can apply online at www.chooselaurier.ca/internationalapplication for Laurier only, ESL and non-ESL. The application can be accessed by clicking on How to Apply.

2 Application Deadlines

2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE TUITION FEES & EXPENSES FULL TIME TUITION

$21,400

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to allow sufficient time for processing and for you to obtain your study permit. Please be advised that spaces in the LEAF Program are limited.

RESIDENCE (SINGLE, ROOM, DORMITORY)

$5,000

MEAL PLAN

$4,000

Applications for September 2013 entry should be received no later than May 1st, 2013.

TEXT BOOKS

$1,000

Students interested in January 2013 admission should check the website at the end of October 2012 for program and space availability.

Health Insurance

$700

Incidental Fees

$650

3 Required Documents In order for us to assess your eligibility for admission, Laurier requires the following documentation. Do not wait until the deadline to submit your documents, the earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.

1. Transcripts: Official transcripts, in English, are required from all previously attended secondary and post-secondary schools. Transcripts should be mailed directly to Laurier’s Admissions Office from the issuing institution. If you are currently completing courses, send a transcript showing your course enrolment and grades to date as soon as you apply, and then an updated transcript at the end of your semester.

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Dormitory style residence and meal plans are only available at the Waterloo campus.

Scholarships

All required documents should be sent to:

The following scholarships are available to International Students in their first year:

International Recruitment and Admissions, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA N2L 3C5

Check your application status online

Once you have applied to Laurier, you will receive an email with your LORIS account login which will allow you to view your application status online.

5 Once you have received an offer: 1. Accept WLU’s offer by June 3rd, 2013 (unless otherwise noted). 2. Apply to residence by June 3rd, 2013. 3. Obtain your study permit:

In order to study in Canada, you will require a study permit. You will require your letter of admission to Laurier in order to apply for your study permit. Contact a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to obtain an application. Application processing time can take up to three months in some countries, so we encourage you to apply for your study permit well in advance of your program start date. For complete information on immigration and application requirements, visit the Government of Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca.

$32,750

Guide is an estimate only. Fees subject to increase for 2012/2013.

2. Proof of English proficiency: For applicants whose first language is not English. 3. Course descriptions: Laurier will require detailed information about all post-

secondary courses you have taken in order to assess your eligibility for transfer credit.

Total (two terms, eight months)

• Farouk and Dawn Ahamed International Student Scholarship $700 • Automatic Entrance Scholarships $750-$5,000 • Scotiabank Scholarship $5,000 • President’s International Friendship Scholarship $5,000 • Martin Business Administration Award of Distinction $5,000 • Neo Material Technologies Academic Scholarships of Distinction $5,000 • Centennial Scholarship $21,400 (full tuition) International students can apply to scholarships and awards in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years at Laurier that are based on year, program, athletic and extracurricular involvement. For more information on how to qualify please visit our website.

4. Register for classes (September & January) starting May 1st, 2013. 5. Register for International Orientation Week by visiting the Laurier International website at www.wlu.ca/international.

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WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY

Office of International Recruitment & Admissions

waterloo | brantford | Kitchener | Toronto

David McGuire Associate Director of International Recruitment & Admissions Tel: extension 3101

Waterloo 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5

brantford 73 George Street, Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3T 2Y3

Christie Schellenberger Manager, International Recruitment and Admissions Tel: extension 4578 Breanna Brooks International Recruitment Coordinator Tel: extension 4130

For more information email us at:

international@wlu.ca

Tracy Swierenga International Admissions Coordinator Tel: extension 6383 Richard C. Brown Admissions Specialist II Tel: extension 2273 International Student Ambassadors Tel: extension 4457

facebook.com/lauriernow Visit our virtual tour at http://virtualtour.wlu.ca/

While every effort has been made to ensure this publication is accurate at time of printing, the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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Tel. Country code 1.519.884.1970

TK Azaglo Student Recruiter (International) Tel: extension 4462

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2013 Laurier International Applicant Guide  

Information for International Students looking to study at Laurier

2013 Laurier International Applicant Guide  

Information for International Students looking to study at Laurier

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