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UWC International Advantage

The Collegiate


Regular High School Program

UWC offers outstanding university preparation for high school students in Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Foundation Program

International students who have earned a high school diploma in their home country but do not meet university entrance requirements can complete the Foundation Program at UWC. Students who successfully complete five Grade 12 courses to earn a Manitoba high school diploma will be eligible to apply to universities/colleges.

Pathway to University

  • International Collegiate students receive assistance and guidance in completing applications for university/college programs.
  • UW Collegiate students who successfully complete grade 12 receive seamless admission to The University of Winnipeg.
  • We offer university credit courses that assist in helping students transition to university studies including Intro to University (MULT-1000) and Academic Writing (RHET-1105).

Dual-Credit Courses

Qualified students may take first-year university courses in their Grade 12 year, earning both high school and university credit.

EAL-Credit Courses

Our unique high school program provides International students with English language and social studies instruction at the ‘E’ designated level (EAL), in addition to integrated academic instruction at the ‘S’ (Specialized) designated level.

Customized Academic and Student Support

UWC's full-time International Student Advisor assists students with English language assessments, academic planning and ongoing academic support throughout their high school program. The Advisor also provides student support services.

Accelerated Academic Year

UWC closely conforms to The University of Winnipeg academic year, providing students with a more thorough preparation for university studies. The schedule allows Grade 12 students who meet the qualifications to take university courses as well as high school courses in the same study session.

There are three study sessions per academic year. Fall/Winter Session runs from September to April, Spring Session runs from May to June, and Summer Session runs from July to August.

Wide Range of Courses

All students are required to take compulsory courses as set by Manitoba Education and Training, as well as optional courses that best suit their individual requirements and aspirations. Students will obtain a minimum of 30 credit hours for Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12. International students are provided with academic guidance from the International Student Advisor to develop a program of studies that will satisfy Manitoba Education requirements and university entrance requirements.

Compulsory courses include: English, Math, Science, Social Studies (Geography/History) and Physical Education.

For a list of elective courses please see the Collegiate Course Descriptions.

Additional benefits:

  • Class sizes range from 15 to 25 students
  • Full-time International Student Advisor
  • Full-time tutors on Faculty
  • All international graduates are automatically considered for University of Winnipeg entrance scholarships