International Student Services at York University

By York University Modified on March 19, 2022
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York International will provide you with support during your studies at York University.

International Student Services at York University

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 many resources and services that YI offers international students.

Arriving at York University

It's an exciting experience to study in a new country, and York University will help make this transition as smooth as possible. YI has a variety of programs to make you comfortable before school starts; such as Summer Preparation Webinars, International Student Orientation and Get to Know YorkU.

York University is here to support you. Learn more about online support resources offered in our "Online Support for International York University Students" article on

Health care and wellness

York University is proud to offer our international students a 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 gives 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, which can support your academic and overall personal success.

Immigration Support

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

Remember that your immigration situation is individual to you. Therefore, it is best if you consult with the Immigration Specialist at York International or the IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 for immigration inquiries.

Financing your education

YI 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. Learn more via the "International Scholarships at York University" article on for more information on scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

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. 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.

YI also offers International Student Advising, where advisors can assist you with questions about 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 that is offered to all 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.

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