Important Information for New International Graduate Students - June 2018

International students at Western

Greetings from Western University! We are excited to meet and welcome you. The International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) will help you prepare and transition to life in Canada and at Western. Please review the information below. Should you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help!

Apply for Your Study Permit

You must have a valid Canadian Study Permit for postsecondary (university) studies in Canada before attending classes in September. Please view important information on applying for your Study Permit:

Apply now! Study permit processing times can take more than 8 weeks.
More Information on Study Permits and Visas

International Student Orientation

Monday, September 3, 2018, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Register online by August 30

Students pose with Western mascot, JW

International Student Orientation offers a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about life at Western. All new international graduate and visiting research students are encouraged to attend. Registration required. More details

Plan Your Trip

Click the images below for information to assist with your journey to Western.

Prearrival Guide Plan Your Trip When You Arrive
  • When to arrive
  • Pre-arrival assistance
  • To-do list
  • Paying Fees
  • How to get here
  • At the airport
  • Transportation in London
  • Welcome Centre
  • To-do list
  • Information & support

Confirm Accommodation and Move-In Plans

Living Off-Campus

Western offers an Off-Campus Housing Assistant from May to August to help International Students with their housing search. Visit the Off-Campus Housing website for more details and resources.

Additional Information on Housing and Settling In

Important Dates

Graduate Students
August 27 to September 14
International Student Welcome Centre
September 3
International Student Orientation
September 5
TA Day: Graduate Student Conference on Teaching
September 6
Graduate Student Orientation
September 10-15
Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Orientation and Social Events

International and Exchange Student Centre

519-661-2111 ext. 89309

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