• International Student Services

    International students are key members of the Schulich community and the International Relations team is dedicated to ensuring that your time here is successful and rewarding.

    The International Relations office at Schulich provides in-house services to current and incoming international students to assist with your transition and settlement into Schulich, Canada and Toronto.

    Whether you are planning for your move to Canada or are already settled into Toronto, our team is here to support you throughout your time at Schulich.


How We Support You

Studying in a new country is an exciting, yet perhaps daunting experience. Whether you are coming to Canada on your own or bringing your family with you, whether it is your first time travelling internationally or your 100th, our team is here to support you during your time at Schulich.  We provide a number of services for international students to help make your transition to Canada easier.

Attend an event, check out our resources, book an appointment or connect with us!

Before you arrive: After you arrive:
Sadaf Chowdhury

“Being 8000 miles away from home is hard, but thanks to Schulich I never felt like an international student.”

Sadaf Chowdhury iBBA Candidate, 2019

Photo of person on their laptopEnglish Language Peer Support (ELPS)

Do you need assistance with your written or verbal English language skills? Our English Language Peer Support (ELPS) program provides free one-on-one online support for written assignments, cases and papers. ELPS also provides online sessions to improve spoken English, practice your presentation skills, as well as gain an understanding of the Canadian context. Learn more here.

Book an ELPS Appointment

International Student Guide

Preparing to Arrive

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Congratulations on your admission to the Schulich School of Business!  We are excited to have you join our dynamic and diverse student community and be a part of our Schulich family.

As an international student, preparing to start your studies at Schulich requires advance planning and preparation. But don’t worry! We are here to help you navigate this process so that you will have what you need to arrive in Toronto.  Start your journey by reviewing this International Student Guide as well as the Arrival Guides below.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to connect with the International Relations office.

Graduate Arrival Guide
Undergraduate Arrival Guide – Incoming Students

Be sure to also register for a Pre-Arrival Webinar where you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by the International Relations team.

Arrival Checklist

Obtain immigration documents Obtain immigration documents

Most international students will require important immigration documents in order to enter and study in Canada. These can take time to obtain and you should plan to apply early for your documents.

Please review the links in the Immigration section below and visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website for more information.

Find Housing Find Housing

Students studying at Schulich have a variety of housing options available. It is your responsibility to find your own housing in Toronto.  Consider the type of accommodations that are best for you by researching costs, location, etc.

Health Insurance Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all international students and their dependents (in Canada). You will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), which will provide basic medical coverage to help cover medical services in Ontario.

Your coverage will begin on the 10th day of the month prior to your program start date and fees will be automatically charged to your student account.

For more detailed information, please visit the York University UHIP page.

Immigration Information

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Immigration Information Schulich draws students from a wide range of countries and with varying circumstances, and everyone’s immigration application is different. It is imperative that students’ immigration paperwork and visas are in place. Access more information and links about the Government of Canada’s permit requirements for studying and working in Canada.

Immigration Information Links

Immigration Information Schulich understands that students may need support in ensuring they have the correct documents to study and stay in Canada, and we are here to help. For immigration-related guidance, you can attend an immigration information session or book an appointment with our International Student Support Specialist.

Arriving in Canada

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Prior to landing, it is important to:

Check the weather Plan your stay Plan your journey
Weather Whether staying on or off-campus, students are required to arrange their stay ahead of time. York U offers accommodation on campus, and provides guidance in seeking accommodation off campus. Transit
Toronto has very warm summers and snowy cold winters. It is imperative to dress for the weather, specially in winter. It is important to check the weather for the day of one’s arrival, and to prepare one’s travel accordingly Housing Students are responsible for making their way from their point of arrival to their place of stay and to campus. They may choose from several means of transportation, including trains, buses, car, taxi and car-sharing.
Learn more about navigating Living in Toronto.

Get to know York University’s Keele Campus. This is our main campus, where the majority of our buildings, services and facilities are located.


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Meet the Team

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For any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact a member of the International Relations Team.


Upcoming International Relations Events