An Introduction to York University for International Students

By York University Modified on September 23, 2023
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Discover the benefits of choosing York University as an international student!

An Introduction to York University for International Students

Have you thought about what it would be like to study in Toronto, Canada and earn a Canadian university degree? York University's inclusive and diverse campus community could be a great choice for you. Keep reading to find out more about how York University can support your university goals:

Ongoing support for our international student community

York International (YI) will be your home away from home during your time at York. YI provides our community of nearly 7,200+ international students with services and programs designed to ease your transition to life in Canada. This includes everything from pre-arrival online support workshops, to employment and immigration matters, and a Global Peer Program which connects international students with domestic students.

Academic excellence and flexibility

At York, you can choose a unique degree path from over 200+ programs. Dedicated to innovation and experiential learning, York students learn from established professors across all disciplines through research centres and institutes that strive to create a better future through research.

The University has a full selection of academic programming for the fall and winter terms, with undergraduate courses being taught through in-person, online, and remote delivery. In addition, there's a summer term during which you can decide to advance your studies or take a break to enjoy everything Toronto and Canada have to offer you.

Want to pursue engineering but also love literature? At York, you can choose from many flexible learning options, including pursuing a double major in different areas of interest across different Faculties. This means that you can design your own academic schedule, so that your degree is personalized to your career and personal interests.

A career-focused education

At York, you can explore paid internships, co-ops, international exchange, volunteering, work/study opportunities, online workshops, networking events and more. If you're seeking hands-on experience, York's experiential learning opportunities will help you develop practical skills and build a professional network needed to excel in the workplace anywhere in the world.

As a student, our Career Education & Development team will help you achieve your career goals by helping with resumé and cover letter writing, creating and using a LinkedIn profile, hosting job postings and career fairs, peer career educator sittings, employer recruitment sessions and career workshops, such as "Job Search and Networking Strategies." They also offer specific support and advice for international students.

Exciting student social life

University can be a big place, so that's why York is one of the only universities in Canada that has a college system. The college system nurtures a feeling of community among students, particularly making international students feel like they're at home . All undergraduates are assigned to a college as their "home base" to study, hang out and feel part of a close-knit group within the York community.

York's 300+ official student clubs, such as the International Students' Association at York, provide new students with the perfect chance to meet new friends and enjoy an extracurricular activity that suits their interests. You can also track your campus involvement on your York Co-Curricular Record, which is a great addition to your resumé.

Amazing location and top-rated facilities

Did you know that York has state-of-the-art professional athletic facilities, eight undergraduate residences, four libraries, and York Lanes, the University's very own shopping mall?

With two campuses located in Toronto, an additional campus in the near future in Markham (part of the Greater Toronto Area), and two subway stops located on our Keele Campus, Canada's largest city is truly at your fingertips. All campuses are accessible by bike, car, carpooling programs as well as multiple public transportation providers form the surrounding area, including Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and much more. You can attend your morning lectures, hop onto the subway, explore Toronto, and be back on campus for an afternoon tutorial!

The York University subway station on campus can get you into downtown Toronto, one of the most exciting, multicultural locations in the world, in just 30 minutes. Do you want to know more about studying as an international student at York University? Take a virtual tour of our campus and contact us on Facebook or Twitter today!

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