Wilfrid Laurier University is a community-focused institution that provides international students with a truly Canadian university experience, while embracing the different cultures and backgrounds of its diverse student population. Laurier takes a holistic approach to higher education with exceptional programs combined with opportunities for practical and professional experience beyond the classroom. Students who graduate from Laurier have the skills they need to succeed in their careers, and to make a difference in their communities and around the world. The university offers over 80 traditional and innovative undergraduate programs across nine different faculties on two campuses, in Brantford and Waterloo, Ontario. The campuses are within an hour's drive of each other and are close to other major Canadian cities, as well as the United States.
Laurier's Brantford campus is also home to the Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program, an academic English program for future Laurier students who don't meet the English language proficiency requirements of their program. Successfully completing the LEAF Program means that students meet Laurier's English proficiency requirements and will be able to begin their undergraduate program studies.
Laurier is known for its commitment to purposeful learning and to providing an exceptional student experience. Laurier is a fantastically welcoming institution where students are able to actively contribute to university and community life through hundreds of societies, teams and associations. International students are central to the university's community, with more than a thousand international students from over 80 countries welcomed each year, in addition to students in all faculties being able to go on exchange to 25 countries around the world. This knowledge and cultural exchange, as well as the life-changing relationships that students build during their time at Laurier, contribute to the university's success in being ranked a top institution for student satisfaction, student life, course instructors, extracurricular activities and residence living. Laurier is committed to providing students with an excellent academic, experiential and extracurricular experience, on our campuses and throughout the university's communities.