Scholar's Electives Program

Scholar's Electives Program

Scholar's Electives Program

The Scholar's Electives Program is customized especially for students who have a strong desire to achieve unique personal and academic goals. The Scholar's Electives Program and Western University are thrilled that Saumya Krishna - Scholar's Electives Graduate 2013 - is one of 11 Canadian members of the 2014 class of Rhodes Scholars. Read about her incredible story here

To see a comprehensive list of the program's courses, see the Scholar's Electives Brochure (.pdf)

The application for the 2015-16 incoming class is now available!  Please select the application link to begin!


Thank you for your interest in the Scholar's Electives Program at Western University!

Students who wish to be considered for this unique opportunity are first required to complete their general application to Western University through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. When applying for your regular undergraduate program you will also see a small "tick" box where you can indicate your interest in the Scholar's Electives Program. After completing your application to Western University you will be contacted by our Admissions office with a prospective student application package containing information and instructions to activate your Western Identity. Once you have activated your Western Identity, you will have a number of online services available to you, including the Scholar's Electives Online Supplemental Application.

All applications for the Scholar's Electives Program must be submitted through the online service, by February 14 (by 11:59 pm EST) each year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate contacting Rebecca Smith, the Coordinator of Scholars' Programs directly at

You are eligible to apply for the Scholar's Electives Program if you meet the following requirements:
  • You are an applicant to the following Faculties/Programs: Arts and Humanities, Science, Medical Science, Health Sciences, Kinesiology or Social Science (excluding BMOS)
  • You have a final admission average of 90% or higher (Note: Admission average for your program, not overall high school average)
  • You have demonstrated excellence both in and out of the classroom
  • You are interested in pursuing a Scholar’s Electives Module of interdisciplinary focus
  • Please note: Students wishing to complete the Scholar's Electives Module in combination with an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree, must be enrolled in a combined degree.