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Looking for a flagship arts and humanities program in Canada?

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Western University welcomed 25 undergraduates into its brand-new School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. This special program combines “interdisciplinary study, language acquisition, experiential learning, interaction with digital technologies and environments, and international travel and exchange.” Students will complete a major in arts and humanities as well as a major or specialization from an existing program in the faculty. In their fourth year, they will be expected to participate in an internship and complete a capstone project.

Students will be considered for admission based on a portfolio combining academic work, community engagement, and other extracurricular activities. The minimum overall average for candidates is 90%. After applying to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western via OUAC, students must provide a clear and succinct Statement of Interest (1000 words) that addresses the following:

• Your reasons for applying to the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities;
• The highlights of your academic achievements;
• Any volunteer, professional, cultural, or extracurricular activities relevant to your application;
• The impact of an artifact (book, painting, sculpture, etc.) or event (play, concert, etc.) on your development.

Statement of Interests must be submitted to: sasah@uwo.ca prior to February 28. The School’s Research Fellows will produce a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for final acceptance to the School’s Program. More details can be found here.