University Canada West



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About this university

University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at our downtown Vancouver campus and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

Faculty & Programs: 

Business & Management 

Arts & Communication 

University Canada West is honoured to be rated and ranked by a number of external parties and higher-education rating systems.

In September 2021, University Canada West (UCW) received an overall 5 Star rating from QS Stars higher education rating system.

UCW is the third university in Canada, and the first in British Columbia, to receive a 5 Star rating from QS Stars. There are only a total of seven institutions in the United States and Canada that have received a 5 Star rating.

UCW also received 5 Stars in the Specialist Criteria category for its Master of Business Administration degree program.

The QS Stars rating system provides an in-depth evaluation that assesses a university on a broad range of key performance indicators.


University Canada West – UCW off-campus housing options.

4stay offers University Canada West students a variety of housing and affordable rooms for rent around the University campus. Anyone can easily search online for fully furnished apartments and all utilities included private rooms, shared rooms, and entire homes for a term, a year, month-to-month or short-term rentals. For those students who want to experience local culture, we have a homestay program. Also, students can find a roommate at UCW, who is attending the same university. Together you can book their stays to become roommates. On 4stay anyone who has fully furnished rooms or stay can post apartments for rent, houses for rent and sublets for rent to students of UCW. Whether you want to sublet or book a dorm room or stay in one of the student housing or students’ apartments or simply find a roommate, 4stay is your destination for off campus housing. 4stay is like Airbnb for student housing or simply a roommate finder marketplace.


Transportation from the Airport

Students arriving at Vancouver International Airport have a variety of transportation options to reach their destination. The Canada Line SkyTrain (rapid transit line) connects the airport with a number of stations throughout Richmond and Vancouver. The Canada Line connects to other SkyTrain lines at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to reach additional areas around Vancouver. Taxis are often available at the airport to take you directly to your destination. Similarly, students can opt for a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft, or rent a car from a variety of companies at the airport.

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