Important Information for New International 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

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO)

Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) is a unique program to help first-year undergraduate students prepare for the start of university. Friendly counsellors provide assistance with course selection, creating your timetable and learning about Western University services. Telephone appointments for international students are available from June 21 to August 24. In-person appointments on campus and e-advising are also available. More details

International Student Orientation

Monday, September 3, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register online by August 30

Students posing with Western mascot, JW

International Student Orientation offers a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about life at Western. All new international and exchange 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 On Campus Living Off-Campus

Click the images above for details and contact information.

Important Dates

Undergraduate Students
August 27 to September 14
International Student Welcome Centre
August 30 & 31
International Student Residence Move-In Days
September 1
International Student Residence Welcome Day
September 2-8
Western Orientation Week
September 3
International Student Orientation
September 6
Classes Begin

International and Exchange Student Centre

519-661-2111 ext. 89309

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