In partnership with Western English Language Center, the KEY Program is an eight-month program designed for students who are close to meeting the language proficiency requirements for direct entry to King's University College. By joining the KEY Program, students will strengthen their English, develop fluency and gain confidence while studying in two university-level degree credits to gain a head start on the completion of their degree at King's.

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The KEY program is designed for applicants that are interested in pursuing degree programs/modules in Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) or Economics. (Program Checklists can be reviewed here).

Along with 15 hours of mandatory English as a Second Language training, you will be enrolled in the following degree courses:

Description The problem of scarcity and its implications, choice; opportunity cost, specialization and exchange; supply and demand; economic choices of households and firms; competition and monopoly; resource markets; public policy; income distribution.
Antirequisites Economics 1020.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description National income; aggregate supply and aggregate demand; inflation, unemployment and interest rates; money and monetary institutions; economic growth; balance of payments; and exchange rates.
Antirequisites Economics 1020
Co-requisites Economics 1021A/B. Students are strongly advised to take Economics 1021A/B before taking Economics 1022A/B
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description Matrix algebra including vectors and matrices, linear equations, determinants. This course is intended primarily for students in the Social Sciences, but may meet minimum requirements for some Science modules.
Antirequisites Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, 2811B, Mathematics 1600A/B, 2120A/B, 2155F/G, 2211A/B, the former Mathematics 2155A/B, the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, the former Mathematics 030, 031, 203b.
Prerequisites One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCF3M, MCR3U, or equivalent.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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Description Calculus for the Social Sciences. Review of differential calculus with transcendental functions; methods of integration; constrained and unconstrained multivariable optimization, with applications; mathematical modelling with differential equations, including applications in management, finance, economics, and social science.
Antirequisites Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, 1413, Calculus 1000A/B, 1301A/B, 1500A/B, 1501A/B, Math 1225A/B. Extra Information: 4 lecture hours, 0.5 course. (King’s, Brescia and Huron)
Prequisites One or more of Ontario Secondary School MCV4U, Mathematics 0110A/B.
Weight 0.5 Lecture Hours: 3
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You will be required to successfully complete the English language courses as well as the degree courses to be eligible to enroll at King’s for the following academic year.

*Unsuccessful completion of either component of the program (English Language courses or degree courses) will result in the cancellation of any further registration at King’s at Western.

How do I apply to the KEY Program?

You may apply online here

For whom is the program designed?

To apply to KEY, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Must be academically eligible
  2. One of the following test results must be met:
    • IELTS - Minimum Overall Score and Writing section must be 5.5, all other sections minimum 5.0.
    • TOEFL - Minimum Overall Score of 62, Reading and Listening not below 12, Speaking and Writing not below 16.
    • CAEL - Minimum 50 in all sections
    • PTE Academic - Minimum Overall Score of 46, with no section less than 46.
    • BC Maple Leaf - Satisfactory English 12 grade with passing Provincial exam.

For more details on eligibility for the KEY program, please contact us:

What documents do I need to include in my application?

Students will need to include their high school or college transcripts, as well as proof of current English proficiency results. For details about the application process for degree study, please visit the King's Admissions website.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for this year is June 1st. However, spaces are limited, and it is recommended that students apply as far in advance of this deadline as possible.

How much does it cost to study in the KEY Program?

Cost: $27,000 (Includes tuition, bus pass, activity fees, UHIP, and bridging program. Cost does not include residence)

Payment for tuition and accommodation can be made via these methods.

Scholarships are available to students who are applying for degree studies at King's. Please note that entrance scholarships will be applied to your first full-time academic registration at King's pending successful completion of the KEY program. For details, visit the King's University College scholarship website.

*Please note: fees are subject to change without notice.


What are my housing options?

Students can choose to stay in one of our on-campus residences, or make their own housing arrangements off-campus. Students often choose to stay in residence during their first year and then live off-campus during subsequent years of study. This helps students to better adjust to the Canadian culture and make new friends. King's will help all students make arrangements for on-campus housing.

Where can I learn more about my housing options at King's?

Please visit King’s Housing website.

Need Help?

We are happy to help students select the program that is right for them and to guide them through the application process.

For more information on our English language partner, Western English Language Centre (WELC), please visit their website.

Please contact us with any questions.