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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 through


If you are applying out of high school or university, you are required to meet Western’s admission requirements. Admission consideration for AEO and HBA is based on academic qualifications and the supplemental Ivey application.


Scholarships and Awards

International students will be considered for Ivey admission scholarships as long you they have completed the "apply for awards" section of their HBA application.  More information about Scholarship and Awards.

International candidates coming to Western in Year 1 (Ivey AEO students) of exceptional quality are automatically reviewed for admission awards ranging from $2,500 to $8,000. For more information about financing for International students see Western's website.

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

MPOWER Financing

MPOWER Financing was created as a Public Benefit Corporation to help promising students from around the world who need assistance in funding their degree when traditional financing is unavailable. Learn more and apply online at the MPOWER website.

  • No cosigner or collateral required
  • No credit history needed
  • 200+ nationalities accepted
  • Loans can range from US$2,001 - $50,000
  • Interest-only payments during 6-month post-graduation period
  • Fixed Interest Rates

MPOWER Financing also offers scholarship opportunities for international students. Find more details here. Ivey does not play a role in terms or eligibility decisions.

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.

International Exchange and Student Centre

If you accept your offer (or already have accepted), this centre at Western’s main campus offers a full range of services and programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of international students and enhance their academic, social, and cultural experience at the university. Please visit their website for more information.

For more information on UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan), please visit their website.

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.

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