Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

International Collaboration

Internationalization is one of Western's institutional principles and values. We will embrace our role as an active member of the global academic community through the full range of our educational, research, scholarship, and community development activities that engage our students, faculty, staff, alumni and external partners.

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has partnered with institutions around the world to provide international learning opportunities for our graduate students.

For more information about the programs described below, please contact International Graduate Recruitment Manager, Olga Paladi.

Dual-Credential Degree Programs

International Dual-Credential Degree Programs provide a unique opportunity to enhance student experience at each of the participating institutions. The development of educational programs with excellent peer universities or institutes in other countries allows students from each partner to gain unique educational exposure and valuable international academic and cultural experiences. The global nature of these International Dual-Credential Degree Programs strengthens students’ careers, provides professional opportunities and enhances the stature of Western wherever such partnerships are established.

Western has always welcomed the best students from anywhere in the world to study here. By awarding a Dual-Credential Degree the partner institutions acknowledge the additional international experience and effort of each student. Additionally and more practically it allows the educational background and core competencies of each student to be clear in each jurisdiction.
The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has dual-credential degree agreements with the following universities. Educational partnership opportunities require the student to be formally accepted/admitted to each of the two universities.Western is committed to excellence in its research and academic programs and it recognizes that its strengths can be enhanced by collaborative relationships with domestic or international partners.

  1. 3+1+1 Agreement with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  2. 3+1+1 Agreements between the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Science, South China University of Technology, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and Nanjing Audit University.
  3. 2+2 Agreement in Synchrotron Radiation Research with the Faculty of Science (Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science and the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and Soochow University.
  4. Dual-Credential Master’s Degree between The Norwegian School of Economics and Western (Ivey Business School, Master of Science in Management program).
  5. Dual Degree B.Tech./MESc Program offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India and The University of Western Ontario (Faculty of Engineering).
  6. Dual Degree B.E./MESc Program offered by Thapar University, Patiala Punjab, India and The University of Western Ontario (Faculty of Engineering)

Dual-Doctoral Degree Programs

An International Dual-Doctoral Degree Program is defined as a program of study (within the same area of proficiency and research expertise) offered by The University of Western Ontario and one other peer university or institute outside of Canada. Completion of the Dual-Doctoral Degree requirements is confirmed by awarding a separate diploma document by each of the participating institutions, one of which is The University of Western Ontario. The University of Western Ontario views doctoral programs as research-intensive programs.

  1. Dual-Credential Doctoral Degree Program in Mathematics between the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy and The University of Western Ontario
  2. Dual-Credential Doctoral Degree Agreement between the University of Padua, Italy (Padova) and The University of Western Ontario
  3. Dual-Credential Doctoral Degree Program between the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  4. Dual-Credential Doctoral Degree Program between the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil and The University of Western Ontario (Faculty of Engineering)

Dual Doctorate (“co-tutelle”) Agreements (with Universities in France)

  1. Paris-Sorbonne University
  2. University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail
  3. L'École des hautes études en sciences socials
  4. University of Rennes 2 - Upper Brittany
  5. Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III
  6. Standhal University – Grenoble 3
  7. Paris West University Nanterre La Défense
  8. University of Nantes
  9. L'École pratique des hautes études
  10. Université Lumière Lyon 2
  11. University of Toulouse I – Capitole
  12. École normale supérieure de Lyon
  13. L' Universite de Poiters (in development)
  14. The University of Aix-Marseille (in development)

To view the original Senate proposal for co-tutelle agreements, please visit http://uwo.ca/univsec/senate/minutes/2010/r1010scapa.pdf.

Sponsorship Agreement

A sponsored student is an international student who has full or substantial funding provided by a third party of the student’s home country, to cover tuition and living expenses during the student’s studies at Western.

Click HERE to view our list of sponsorship agencies.  Scroll down to Opportunities > International Sponsorship and Partnership Programs.