International Student Services at York University

By York University Modified on June 20, 2019

York International will provide you with support during your studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Students happily converse in the York University International Student Centre.

York University offers a variety of resources to help international students reach their academic and professional goals. Under the Division of Students, the home of various student support services at York University, York International (YI) offers invaluable programs and services for international students. In this article, you will learn of the multiple resources and services that York International offers York University's international students.

Arriving at York University

There are many things to plan when you decide to study in a new country. It's an exciting experience, and York University will help make this transition as smooth as possible. York International has planned a variety of programs to get you comfortable before starting classes; such as Pre-Arrival Online Workshops, New International Student Orientation and Global Connections Online Workshops.

Learn more about arrival resources offered at York University in our article, “Next Steps: Arriving in Toronto, Canada,” on

Health Care and Wellness

York University is proud to offer our international students our University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP is a mandatory basic coverage plan that helps students cover health-related expenses. Additionally, York University has an on-campus walk-in clinic which grants you access to medical care a few steps away from your classes.

York University also offers services to help with stress management and mental health for international students. There are a variety of services and resources, such as Student Counselling & Development and the York University Psychology Clinic, that can support your academic and overall personal success.

Immigration Support

We recognize that the immigration process can sometimes feel complex. York International has prepared resources and tutorial videos to help make immigration related processes much easier for our students. Visit our Immigration Overview to learn more.

Financing Your Education

York International has created tools to help you budget for your education. Depending on the cost of your program tuition and your living arrangements, overall expenses can vary from student to student. To support these costs, York University offers scholarships, bursaries and awards specifically for international students. This funding can help you offset the costs of your studies and can be obtained based on financial need or special merit.

In addition to scholarships, bursaries and awards, study permit holders may qualify to work on-campus or off-campus. This is a great opportunity for international students to fund their educations and other expenses that come with living away from home.

International Student Support

York University offers programs for international students to adjust to life in Canada and at York University. For example, the YI Global Peer Program is an excellent way to connect with upper-year students who will offer support and information about student life at York University.

York International also offers International Student Advising, specifically for international students, where advisers can assist you with questions and matters of immigration, such as study permits and permanent residence.

These resources and services for international students are available in addition to all the support and guidance offered to York University students. York University and York International take pride in supporting the success of international students.

To learn more about our programs and admissions requirements, visit our Future Students website. If you have any questions or want to learn more about these services, feel free to contact us on Facebook or Twitter.