Services for international students

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From immigration consultants and academic advisors to residence life assistants and fellow international students, there are hundreds of people ready to help you get the most out of your Waterloo experience.

If you receive an offer of admission, visit the Student Success Office's website for information on applying for your study permit.

Immigration and arriving



After your first term starts

As you get ready to start your classes, there is lots of information specifically for international students relating to

  • academics;
  • getting involved;
  • health, wellness, and security; 
  • taxes and working in Canada; and more!

Supports after your term starts →

Student experience


Contact an international recruiter

Contact one of our international recruitment specialists who can answer any questions about applying, requirements, programs, co-op, and more.

Student-written articles

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