Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies (WCDGS) Agreement

Visit the Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies website for detailed information

WCDGS Application 

Allows students to take undergraduate and graduate courses from member universities when courses are not offered at the home university

  • Students pay tuition (and general) fees at their home university   
  • Students pay applicable student activity fees (general fees) at the host institution where they are taking courses  
  • The period for which the fees are remitted does not exceed two academic terms of four months each  


  • Courses must be an integral part of their graduate degree program
  • Must be approved by the appropriate Chairs of the Masters and Ph.D. Program Committees and of the designated representative of the host university
  • Must be obtained prior to commencement of the courses 


  • Students must arrange for official transcripts from the host institution to be sent to the home institution when the courses have been completed.
  • Each home institution has regulations regarding the maximum number of transfer credits permitted; Students should ensure that their requests are within these limits

Participating Universities

  • British Columbia (Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Victoria, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Royal Roads University, Thompson Rivers University)
  • Alberta (Athabasca University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge,Concordia University College of Alberta)
  • Saskatchewan (University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Manitoba (Brandon University, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg)

Events Calendar

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:00
This discussion based workshop introduces students to several scenarios involving instructor-...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 16:30
Endnote is a "bibliographic citation management software" used to manage and organize your...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:30
All graduate students are invited to attend the monthly "Talking About Teaching” seminars. Mark you...
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:00
Dr. Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary), Dr. Claudia Malacrida (U of L), and Dr. Heidi...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (All day)
Eligibility: Canadian and PR students in final year of programValue: $5,000Internal deadline: Oct....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (All day)
Eligibility: Can. or PR, full time Masters or PhD students Value: $8,000 Masters/$13,000...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (All day)
Since the deadlines for Fulbright Canada’s grant applications are soon approaching, we would like...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:00
University of Lethbridge Master of Fine Arts Program Notice of Final Thesis Examination October 3,...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:00
University of Lethbridge Master of Fine Arts Program Notice of Final Thesis Examination October 2,...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 13:30
University of Lethbridge Master of Science Program Notice of Final Thesis Examination October 8,...