International Students

Choose York

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

Join a strong 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.

Around the World on our Three Campuses

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.

Support from the Start

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. 

A Place to Call Home


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)


200+ Languages Spoken

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


Toronto: #1 Safest City

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

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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!

Visit York International

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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


Shuchita Husain
Regional Recruitment Manager, India



Bisi Alawode
Regional Recruitment Manager, Africa



Cecilia Cheng
Regional Recruitment Manager, China

Email: (中文) or (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:

We love hearing from you

Call Us


Telephone Hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note:

  • Due to higher than usual volume our wait-times range from 20mins – 1 hour (optimal times are between 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.).
  • Please note: The ability to wait in a queue is not currently enabled. If all representatives are already on calls, you will hear a busy signal on the line. Please hang up and try again later.

Mail Us

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

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