International Students

International Students

The Department of Psychology welcomes international applicants, however, there are limited scholarships, and therefore limited spaces, available for international graduate students. 

If you have not already done so, please visit for information that has been specifically prepared for international applicants interested in graduate studies at Western.

Application Process and English Proficiency

International and domestic students seeking admission to our graduate program follow the same application process; however, you may want to take special note of the following: 

  1. Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by demonstrating satisfactory achievement within the last two years in a program that is approved by Western.
  2. International students who meet the minimum program admission requirements are strongly encouraged to consult with potential supervisors prior to submitting their online application. 
  3. In general, we require that applicants for graduate work in Psychology have an academic background regarded as equivalent to a four-year honours bachelor's degree in Psychology. We realize that undergraduate programs offered in universities outside Canada may vary from our own. As a guideline, we suggest that an applicant should have completed ten full-year courses or 20 half-year courses in Psychology. Well-rounded undergraduate training in Psychology is favoured.

Scholarship and Sponsorship Opportunities in your Country

In recognizing the contribution international graduate students bring to the university, Western has entered into a number of partnership agreements with government organizations and programs around the world to bring qualified international students to pursue their graduate degree at Western on scholarship and/or grant. For scholarship and sponsorships opportunities in your country, please visit:

Please also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.