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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Global Peer Program

The Global Peer Program (GPP) supports newly admitted and deferred students during their transition to life at York University and in Toronto by connecting them with upper-year students called Peer Mentors. Our caring and experienced international student support team will help you feel confident, excited and prepared for university. The Global Peer Program offers small group and one-on-one opportunities to get your questions answered every month.  

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Immigration Questions?

To make the immigration process as smooth as possible, we help you with tips to submit a strong study permit application, pre-arrival immigration guidance and advising resource to help you understand international student rights and responsibilities in Canada.  . Visit our Immigration Application Resources website to learn all about applying for a study permit for the first time.  

To learn more about what’s new in 2024, visit our Study Permit FAQ website. 

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Pre-Arrival Webinars

Our pre-arrival webinars are here to help you prepare for life at York University and in Canada. These sessions focus on key information that incoming international students need to know about, like classes, immigration, campus services, and more. These webinars will provide tips for success and take you on a virtual journey through campus and beyond

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

Faculty of Education
BA Educational Studies-Next Steps International Information Session
Mon, May 27, 2024 5 - 7 p.m.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Tue, May 28, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
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.

Overview of Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) and Panel Discussion
Tue, May 28, 2024 6 - 7 p.m.

"This session is designed to provide incoming first year students with an overview of the overall functions of the BE YU Program. We will also host a panel of upper-level Black students who will highlight their experience at York University. They will share their resources they’ve used throughout their duration at York as well as discuss their experiences in their personal and professional journeys.

The team is excited to host you and we look forward to seeing you all there. You can register for the event here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at beyu@yorku.ca."

Building Your Glendon Degree | Construire votre diplôme Glendon
Tue, May 28, 2024 8 - 9 p.m.
Join our webinar to find out more about a Glendon degree. | Participez à notre webinaire pour en savoir plus sur les diplômes de Glendon.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Thu, May 30, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
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!
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Thu, Jun 6, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Fri, Jun 7, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Mon, Jun 10, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Mon, Jun 17, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Tue, Jun 18, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Thu, Jun 20, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Mon, Jun 24, 2024 1 - 2 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Tue, Jun 25, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Thu, Jun 27, 2024 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
York U Keele Campus Tour- Spring 2024
Fri, Jun 28, 2024 12 - 1 p.m.
In-person tour of York University's vibrant Keele campus.
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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In person/drop in hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Zoom/Virtual hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 3 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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