International Students

Join an International Community at York

Take the first step on your journey as an international student in Canada.

Join a welcoming community of over 10,000 international students at York: a community of present and future change-makers like you, ready to make the world yours.

Study Permits & Provincial Attestation Letters

Recently, the Government of Canada announced that international students are required to submit an attestation letter as part of their study permit application. After you accept an offer of admission to York University, your provincial attestation letter (PAL) will be issued following receipt of your $1500 acceptance deposit. This non-refundable deposit will be applied to your tuition fees: it is not an additional fee. You will be notified by email when your PAL is available in MyFile. For next steps, visit the Admitted Student website

Waiting on the status of your PAL? Complete a PAL Request Form and an international advisor will follow up with you.

Study Permit FAQs

Support from the Start

With students from 175+ countries studying at York's campuses, you’ll interact with students from around the world in your classes, in residence and in student clubs and activities. We’ll help you find your place and feel at home here in Toronto, Canada.

We welcome your application, no matter where you are applying from or what your citizenship or country of residence is. We are familiar with education systems across the world and provide a variety of customized supports for international students, from application to graduation. 

Have you been admitted to York? Sign up to connect 1-on-1 with a current international student ambassador!

Considering applying to York? Learn more by attending a webinar.

A Place to Call Home

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Canada: Best Country in the World

Canada was voted the best country in the world and #1 in quality of life (Best Countries Report, 2021)

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200+ Languages Spoken

50% of Toronto's population was born outside of Canada and over 200 languages are spoken.

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Toronto: #1 Safest City

Ranked the safest city in North America by The Economist, 2021

5 reasons why I chose York as an international and mature student

Benefits of York for international and mature students

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York International

Our caring and experienced international student support team has resources from pre-arrival to immigration advising, to help you feel confident, prepared and safe. York International will start to help you before you arrive in Canada and continue throughout your studies. From our comprehensive quarantine program to webinars on how to get ready for Canada to ways to connect with other international students, we’ve got programs, events and supports to help international students succeed and thrive at York!

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Immigration Questions?

To make the immigration process as smooth as possible, we help you with everything from knowing what documentation to get from the Canadian embassy, to understanding the Canadian immigration system, entry visas, study permits, taxes and more.

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"Get to Know Us" Webinars

Learn about life as an international student before you join us, with virtual information sessions led by a multilingual team of students.

Learn More

International Students Share Their Journey to York

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Ready to Get Started?

View information for prospective international students.


Connect with an admissions representative from your region


India

Shuchita Husain
Regional Recruitment Manager, India

E-mail: india@yorku.ca


Africa

Bisi Alawode
Regional Recruitment Manager, Africa

Email: segun@yorku.ca


China

Cecilia Cheng (on leave)
Regional Recruitment Manager, China

Email: askinternational@yorku.ca
www.yorku.org.cn (中文) or www.yorku.ca (English)

Connect with Cecilia

Middle East & Turkey

Sunera Ali
Regional Recruitment Manager, Middle East

Connect with Sunera

Latin America & Western U.S.

Ruby Boutilier
International Recruitment Officer

Connect with Ruby

Caribbean & Eastern U.S.

Juanita Muwanga
International Recruitment Officer

Connect with Juanita

East & Central Asia, Europe

Rachel Luo
International Recruitment Officer

Connect with Rachel

General Inquires

You are welcome to reach out with your international admission and application inquiries at: 

askinternational@yorku.ca

Upcoming Events

York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Thu, Apr 11, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;

We'll also be sure to leave lot of time for questions and answers.

If you have additional questions, you can contact our Transfer and Mature Recruitment Officer directly: krenali@yorku.ca

We look forward to meeting you online!

Faculty of Science
Ask Me Anything: What is Science, Technology and Society?
Thu, Apr 11, 2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Have you applied to the Science, Technology and Society program? It's a fascinating field that investigates complex issues facing our world today. Join us to chat with current students and professors and get your questions answered.

International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Received and Offer? Let's talk about Next Steps!
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 6 - 7 p.m.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 4 - 5 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
Faculty of Health
Careers in Global Health
Thu, Apr 18, 2024 6 - 7 p.m.

Looking to explore health issues in a global context?  Curious about what you can do with a degree in global health?  Join us online to learn more about clinical and non-clinical health careers and how the Global Health program can lead you to these fields.

Faculty of Science
Ask Me Anything: Biology Programs Q&A
Thu, Apr 18, 2024 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Have you applied to a biology program? York Biology is a collaborative and welcoming environment for everyone interested in Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Join us to chat with Biology professors and current students to learn more about the programs and get your questions answered.

Faculty of Education
BA Educational Studies-Next Steps International Information Session
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 4 - 5:30 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Received an Offer? Let's talk about Next Steps!
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 6 - 7 p.m.

Join our next steps information session to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, potential scholarships to apply for and how. Discuss how to pay your deposit fee and how to book your course enrolment appointment. Also, begin forming relationships with current students in our undergraduate programs.

Préparez votre arrivée; internationaux (France & Afrique francophone)
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Viens participer à notre webinaire en ligne destiné aux étudiants internationaux, le 26 janvier 2024!
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 4 - 5:30 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
Prepare Your Arrival; International Students (Africa)
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 12 - 12:30 p.m.
This exciting online event is specially designed to provide helpful information and support to our admitted students from Africa.
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;

We'll also be sure to leave lot of time for questions and answers.

If you have additional questions, you can contact our Transfer and Mature Recruitment Officer directly: krenali@yorku.ca

We look forward to meeting you online!

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Next Steps International Information Session (EUC)
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 4 - 5 p.m.

You’ve accepted your offer or thinking about what’s next on your journey to the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change. Join our Next Steps information session for international students to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, booking your course enrolment appointment and more!

International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

Markham Campus Student Information Session
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 6 - 8 p.m.

We are pleased to provide our prospective students and applicants a chance to answer questions and learn more about their upcoming year with York University's Markham Campus.

International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, May 7, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Next Steps International Information Session (EUC)
Wed, May 8, 2024 10 - 11 a.m.

You’ve accepted your offer or thinking about what’s next on your journey to the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change. Join our Next Steps information session for international students to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, booking your course enrolment appointment and more!

Faculty of Health
Health Programs at York U
Wed, May 8, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.

Calling all transfer and mature students! Join us to learn about the six programs in the Faculty of Health (Global Health, Health Studies, Kinesiology and Health Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, and Psychology) and how these programs to lead you to careers in the health sector.

York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Thu, May 9, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;

We'll also be sure to leave lot of time for questions and answers.

If you have additional questions, you can contact our Transfer and Mature Recruitment Officer directly: krenali@yorku.ca

We look forward to meeting you online!

International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, May 14, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, May 21, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Thu, May 23, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;

We'll also be sure to leave lot of time for questions and answers.

If you have additional questions, you can contact our Transfer and Mature Recruitment Officer directly: krenali@yorku.ca

We look forward to meeting you online!

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Received an Offer? Let's talk about Next Steps!
Thu, May 23, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.

Join our next steps information session to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, potential scholarships to apply for and how. Discuss how to pay your deposit fee and how to book your course enrolment appointment. Also, begin forming relationships with current students in our undergraduate programs.

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Next Steps International Information Session (EUC)
Thu, May 23, 2024 7 - 8 p.m.

You’ve accepted your offer or thinking about what’s next on your journey to the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change. Join our Next Steps information session for international students to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, booking your course enrolment appointment and more!

Faculty of Education
BA Educational Studies-Next Steps International Information Session
Mon, May 27, 2024 5 - 7 p.m.
International Students Virtual Admission Session: General Admission Overview
Tue, May 28, 2024 2 - 3 p.m.

Join York's Recruitment Officers for a 20-minute presentation to learn more about York University. This session will cover everything you need to know about applying as an international student for undergraduate studies at York. The presentation will be followed by an open-question period.

Prepare ton arrivé; étudiants internationaux (France & Afrique francophone)
Thu, May 30, 2024 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Viens participer à notre webinaire en ligne destiné aux étudiants internationaux, le 26 janvier 2024!
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Received and Offer? Let's talk about Next Steps!
Wed, Nov 6, 2024 6 - 7 p.m.

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Ways to connect with Student Support & Advising

In person/drop in hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zoom/Virtual hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

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York University
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
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