University of Windsor Overview

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing, where Ontario’s highway 401and Michigan’s I-75 meet, and facing one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River.

Th e University is an internationally orientated, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement. From that diversity, the University fosters an atmosphere of close cooperation between faculty and students, creating a unifying atmosphere of excellence across all of its faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery.

UWindsor's basic characteristics of openness, warmth and support make the University  an exceptionally welcoming community for students and faculty from Asia, Europe, and Africa — or from just down the street.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Windsor.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 8th September 2016 - 21st December 2016  5th January 2017 - 21st April 2017


The cost of rent and food in Windsor is a lot lower that other cities. Most international students prefer to live in on campus accommodation where the university provides internet, cable, tv, electricity water and furniture in addition to the room. Students living on campus can also select the sort of meal plan that best suits them. A rough idea of other living expenses can be found here.


Accommodation for exchange students is arranged through the exchange office. The first part of your on-campus accommodations application is done as part of your initial Exchange Student application.  Exchange students have traditionally been accommodated in Clark Hall or Canterbury residence.  We always attempt to place all students in to their first pick accommodation option, but this is not always possible, please look at all the options and rank them accordingly.

Residence Halls are some of the many housing options offered to students at the University of Windsor.  We feel these are the best options for exchange students as you will have the convenience of living on-campus. We are currently housing visiting exchange students in Macdonald Hall (on the top 2 floors - with some of the best views of the city).

  • all rooms are single rooms
  • floors for exchange are "usually" co-ed (boys and girls on the same floor)
  • approximately 30 rooms are available
  • located in the heart of campus
  • you will be required to sign an accommodations contract for the duration of your studies
  • your fees for the entire semester are paid in advance:
    Fall = Aug. 15th
    Winter = Dec. 15th
    ** Some payment deadline flexibility can be arranged for students receiving loans or scholarships (contact the UWindsor Exchange Office,, for more information)
  • a meal plan is required (no exceptions).


Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.