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International Students at Ivey HBA

When you come to Ivey, you join some of the most talented young leaders from all over the world. Almost 30% of your class is made up of international students representing 30+ birth countries and 35+ languages.

Regardless of where you come from, the inclusive nature of the Ivey Community provides a welcoming feeling. Diversity isn’t simply a goal, it is a characteristic we embrace as it enriches the academic environment and elevates case-method learning. Upon graduation, you’ll join an expanding network of over 25,000 alumni in 100 countries.

HBA Program Services

The HBA Program Services office is here to assist you with the admissions process as an international applicant. We welcome any questions that you may have regarding our requirements and academic opportunities at Ivey.

If you have any additional questions regarding study permits, moving to Canada or what to bring to residence, we encourage you to connect with Western International at

Admissions and Deadlines

If you are applying out of high school or university, you are required to meet Western’s admission requirements. Admission consideration is based on academic qualifications, the supplemental application along with evidence of English proficiency for those applicants whose first language is not English. Please see English Language Proficiency Requirements for more details.

Students are encouraged to complete a proficiency test at the earliest possible date and at the latest before March 2018.

International applicants who are admitted to Ivey will also be required to submit the following documents upon, or prior to their arrival:

  • One copy of their study permit/permanent residence
  • One official transcript and one translated transcript
  • International applicants will be required to submit a verified transcript via WES to Western’s admissions office


Scholarships and Awards

High School applicants to the Ivey HBA Program will be considered for Western Admission Scholarships and the National Scholarship Program. 

University transfer applicants can inquire about In-Course Scholarship and Awards.

International candidates of exceptional quality are automatically reviewed for admission awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Western Admission Scholarships are unlimited in number and are awarded automatically in September to all qualified first year students.

Standard Loan Options

We encourage all international students to investigate all sources of funding within their home country, including government and private loans. International students who do not yet have permanent residency status, but do have a strong Canadian cosigner may consider a loan with a national Canadian bank.

Other Resources for International Student Financing

There are many additional sources that international candidates should explore for external financing options. Helpful resources include:

*Canadian embassies sometimes administer scholarships to students such as the Commonwealth Scholarship, or others that result out of agreement between Canada and another country.

Moving to Canada

Whether you are an international candidate or an incoming exchange student, moving to Canada is an exciting but complex process. Check out our Moving to Canada Guide for some helpful tips and resources to help you prepare.