Western University Online Courses & Programs

At Western, our vision is to be the destination of choice for the world's brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university.  Western provides more unique program combinations than any other Canadian university, allowing our students to tailor their education to fit with their personal strengths and career ambitions.

In the programs section, you will see that 7 different degree modules and 5 university diplomas and certificates can be completed by Western students via distance learning.  In total, Western offers more than 250 of its courses through distance and that number will continue to grow.  

The majority of Western online courses do require a proctored final exam. Available examination centres include:

  • London, ON
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Barrie, ON
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Calgary, AB

Further information for students who do not wish to apply for admission, but who wish to take a Western eCampus Ontario course is available on our eCampus Ontario at Western website.

Transfer to Western

For information about making an application to be admitted to, and become a registered student at Western, please visit our Welcome website.

Students in degree programs at Western University may take courses at other accredited universities for transfer credits provided the Faculty in which they are currently registered approves such courses in advance. The approval is subject to individual Faculty/Department regulations and is granted in the form of a Letter of Permission (issued by the Registrar’s Office). 

The courses will only be approved if:

  • The course is relevant to your degree program;
  • The course is approved for a Western equivalent;
  • Applicant may only take a maximum of 5.0 credits on a Letter of Permission or Exchange towards a Western degree.

For instructions to obtain a Letter of Permission, please visit the Registrar's website.


Registrar's Office - Student Central contact@uwo.ca
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
N6A 5B8

(519) 661-3658