Established in 1863, Huron is the founding institution of Western University and one of Canada’s oldest universities. Huron’s distinctive business, liberal arts and ethics-based learning environments offer world-class, yet accessible education, where personalized learning experiences position students for leadership and professional success, while also developing their character.
Huron’s affiliation with Western University gives students all the benefits of a supportive, close-knit campus, plus all the amenities one would expect from a world-renowned institution. Being affiliated with one of Canada’s largest research universities means that students are visible and valued at Huron, while also having full access to Western’s limitless clubs, courses, and events. Huron students also graduate with a Western degree.
million in annual scholarships
Double the per student average of Canadian universities
student to faculty ratio
average class size
personalized support from application to graduation
of Huron alumni reach senior leadership roles in their organizations
of Huron graduates secured employment or pursued graduate studies
Starting a new chapter at university is not only a big step for students, but also for parents. We want you to stay informed, every step of the way. We’ve compiled key dates and information to make sure you stay on track throughout your student’s entire journey leading up to joining the Huron family.
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Moving away from home can be overwhelming – we are here to provide support and guidance to make your student’s transition to university as seamless as possible.
Educators play a significant role in students’ lives as they transition from high school to post-secondary. We recognize the dedication that goes into supporting students each step of the way. Below are some resources to help with guiding your students as they continue in their path to attending Huron.
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Yes. We are a public university and an official member of Universities Canada. Students in all of our programs will graduate with a Western University degree.
Ranked as one of Canada’s Top 8 universities (QS World University Rankings), means your degree will be recognized in Canada and around the world. As well, Huron has a reputation as one of Canada’s oldest institutions and the prestigious leadership positions Huron alumni have held in business, government, law and more in Canada and around the world are well known. Our alumni mentorship program will connect you with our alumni in leadership roles in organizations and sectors of your interests to help you take advantage of high-level connections and fast-track your search for a career post-graduation.
Yes. You can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during the school year (on or off campus) and full-time during a schedule break (up to 40 hours per week).
Learn more about the extensive opportunities to work while studying in Canada by clicking here.
As soon as you arrive, during our International Students Welcome Week, we’ll personally take you to a local Service Canada office so that you can apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) which you will need to start working in Canada. Then, you will have your own dedicated Career Development Advisor at Huron to help you navigate the world of employment in Canada, prepare your CV and Resume, practice your interview skills and connect you to jobs on and off campus.
Huron was founded in 1863 by Benjamin Cronyn and Isaac Hellmuth. 15 years later, Isaac Hellmuth founded Western University in 1878. Huron is the founding institution of Western University.
Huron is a “university within a university” – as a student here, you are fully a Western student: you can access all facilities, amenities and events throughout the Western campus and you will graduate with a Western University degree. However, by being at Huron you will have the benefit of uniquely small class sizes of 30 students on average and studying at an institution that specializes specifically in liberal arts and business. On top of the campus-wide opportunities, you will also have exclusive access to Huron’s special programs: such as more student clubs and extra-curriculars, paid internship and alumni connections that are available solely for Huron students. You will also be eligible for scholarship opportunities dedicated exclusively to Huron students as well as enjoy our own Residence buildings, which are mainly single rooms rather than shared, double rooms. Our residences are also the perfect location on the Western University campus: Huron residence buildings are the closest ones to the University Community Center (UCC) – the social, recreational and dining hub of Western University.
We have remained strategically small to ensure faculty and staff can provide personalized and caring environments that nurture our students’ individual gifts and position them for the best-possible university experience.
We refuse to conform to the trend that attempts to devalue a Liberal Arts education because we know diverse and balanced course offerings endow our students with transferrable skills best prepare them for the modern job market.
Our university prioritizes character development, as much as academic excellence, so when you leave here, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and passion to actively shape the world.
All of our classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, so your classroom experiences, from lectures to grading, will always be consistent and you’ll have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with people who want to positively influence your future.
We’ve established local and international partnerships that set our students a part: we are Ontario’s only Harvard Business School Online partner and we also offer the dual degree program with Ivey Business School.
When applying to any Huron program on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website, you will have an option to check off a box that indicates your interest in Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) status as well. You will then need to complete a supplemental application for Ivey AEO status which is due on January 13, 2022. If you do not apply or receive AEO status to Ivey when applying during your Grade 12 year, you may also apply during your second year at Huron. Please click here for more details.
Huron admits students to a general first year, so you only need to apply to a program once. For example, if you’re interested in both Accounting as well as Finance & Administration, only apply once to the Management and Organizational Studies program.
Applications for September 2023 are now open. We highly recommend you apply as soon as applications open so that we receive your basic information and educational background. There are 3 rounds of admissions, and it’s important to understand the differences between them with regards to deadlines and scholarship amounts available. Please visit our admissions page for more information.
- Huron International Presidential Scholarship deadline – February 1, 2024
- Huron International Financial Aid Form (HIFAF) deadline – February 1, 2024
Our admissions team works one-on-one with our applicants throughout the entire application process.
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