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Western Governors University, Western Governors University

Address: 4001 S 700 E #300, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, United States

Description Western Governors University, Western Governors University

  • Location: Millrick, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1997
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 119 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Western Governors University (WGU) is a private online university founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997. In August 1999, WGU launched its first degree programs, and a year later the first graduates graduated.

WGU consists of four colleges:

  • business
  • pedagogy
  • Information technology
  • Medical professions.

Each institution offers undergraduate, post-bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as teacher training programs. In total, 55 programs of various directions and degrees are taught.

In 2019, 119,618 students studied here, the average age of which is 35 years. Each student is supervised by a mentor, instructors and appraisers are allocated for the courses.

Since the training takes place entirely online, the programs do not have a limited period of passage - they can be completed when the student is ready for this.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Western Governors University, Western Governors University

Program name
from 4 530 $ / semester

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Training takes place in semesters containing 6 months.

Additional annual expenses of students:

  • Contribution to electronic textbooks – 145$
  • The fee for the program is 150$.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Each college has individual requirements for admission of applicants, below are general mandatory instructions.

To enroll in undergraduate programs, you will need:

  • Online application on the official website of the university
  • Online basic skills test, interview with the admission committee
  • Transcripts of completed courses, certificates of intellectual achievement
  • Associate Degree (most programs)
  • Certificates of past places of study
  • Work experience (if any).

Applicants entering the magistracy should provide:

  • Online application on the official website of the university
  • Transcripts of undergraduate degrees from an accredited university
  • Valid professional license
  • resume
  • Letter of recommendation from the supervisor
  • Recent Annual Final Performance Evaluation
  • Experience in the field of at least 3 years.

The registration fee for submitting an application is $ 65. Payment for tuition must be made by the 22nd day of the month preceding the start date of classes.

Scholarships Western Governors University, Western Governors University

Students are eligible for only one scholarship from the list of possible scholarships.

Types of financial assistance and material incentives for students:

  • Scholarship for applicants or newly returned students
  • Sustainability grant – payments in case of financial difficulties up to $ 4000
  • Grant for individuals without access to state and federal funding, such as Pell grants and student loans
  • Scholarship for core workers (can be used to obtain a bachelor's or master's degree in business, information technology, health care or education) – up to $ 3000
  • Online Access Scholarship – Help pay for the Internet
  • Scholarship for administrative specialists wishing to receive higher education - up to $ 4000
  • Assistance in obtaining a master's degree - up to $ 2500
  • Scholarship for graduates and employees of WGU partner colleges wishing to obtain a bachelor's or master's degree - $ 2500
  • Institutional Partnership Fund for employees of WGU partner organizations who want to improve their education in the field of business, education, information technology or healthcare – $ 2000
  • Scholarship for bachelor's degree in professional growth – 6000$
  • FJ Management Impact Fund payments for students who live in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming or Idaho and work at least 500 hours a year – $14,000
  • Financial assistance in the field of health care (scholarships for nurses, health insurance coverage, etc.) - from 2500 to 5000 $
  • Business scholarships for beginners and support ideas – from 2000 to 5000$
  • IT-scholarships- from 2500 to 5000$.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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