English Boost Program

Start your degree here and learn English to meet university standards. 

The English Boost Program provides 9 weeks of training for students who are just below the English standard for admission to their degree program. It is designed for students with conditional admission to Western University or King's, Brescia, and Huron University Colleges, and gives them the “boost” they need to meet the standard and succeed in their degree.


How do I apply to the English Boost Program?

If you have applied to undergraduate studies directly (through OUAC), you are automatically considered for the English Boost Program if you are deemed to be academically admissible as determined by the Admissions Office. No additional application is required.

For information on how to apply to the English Boost Program if you are a graduate studies applicant, please contact welc@uwo.ca.

For whom is the program designed?

The English Boost Program is designed for students who already have conditional admission to programs offered at Western University or King's, Brescia and Huron University Colleges.


How much does it cost to study in the English Boost Program?

Tuition for the English Boost Program is $6,080* (Canadian dollars), plus ancillary fees.

Space is limited, and to secure a place in the program, tuition must be paid and received in full. Payment instructions will be sent by a member of the WELC team after an offer is extended.

*Please note: fees are subject to change without notice.


What are my housing options – university residences, off-campus housing, homestay?

Students can choose to stay in one of our on-campus residences, or make their own housing arrangements off campus. Students often choose to stay in residence in their first year and then go on to off-campus housing.  The WELC office can help with arrangements for on-campus housing. For off-campus housing, please click here.

Where can I learn more about my housing options at Western?

Please visit Western’s Housing website.

How do I apply for my residence of choice and when will I be notified of my placement?

Details of how to apply are on the Housing website.

Need Help?

We are happy to help students select the program that is right for them, and to guide them through the application process. Our staff members speak a number of languages, including Mandarin, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Russian, Turkish and Slovenian. Please contact us with any questions.

Phone: (519) 661-2111, extension 85252.

Email: welc@uwo.ca