International Students

Get the education and experience you need to succeed in all aspects of life. We are proud to offer personalized services for international students. Our staff and faculty are professional, respectful and provide compassionate support for you from the moment you accept your offer to the day you graduate and beyond. You'll grow personally and professionally and make lifelong friends with students from Canada and around the world.

No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that aims high and works hard. We are a proud Laurier community, and there's a place for you here.

 

Start Your Studies at Laurier

Application forms for Spring and Fall 2024 are open! Choose from more than 80 undergraduate programs, and then apply to Laurier online using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Important Notice

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced changes to the international student study permit application process, as well as changes to post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements. These changes will have different impacts for undergraduate and graduate students. You can read the full news release here.

We know this announcement is concerning news and that you will have questions. You can read our frequently asked questions to get further information.

International students are an important part of our community, and we remain committed to supporting all international students throughout their time at Laurier. Our services and support help our students in many ways, including:

  • A guaranteed spot in residence for undergraduate students in first year at the Waterloo or Brantford campuses (not currently available for Milton). 
  • Increased entrance scholarships and a guarantee on how much tuition will increase each year for undergraduate students.
  • Employment support for part-time work for all international students while they are at Laurier and lifetime support at our Career Centre for future career needs. 
  • Immigration advising to ensure all international students understand and meet the most current immigration requirements.  
  • Health and wellness services to ensure students have the support they need during times of uncertainty. 

We will continue to support all future and current international students with questions and concerns related to study permits and these changes. If you have questions, please contact us at international@wlu.ca or book an appointment with an enrolment advisor.

Virtual Event Program Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the various programs offered at Wilfrid Laurier University, tailored specifically to international students.

We are offering virtual information sessions on undergraduate and graduate programs. Check the session description to see if it's about an undergraduate or graduate program.

In these sessions, you will learn more about the program details and highlights, how to apply, get admission and tuition details, hear directly from faculty members, and ask your questions in a Q&A session.

Why attend a virtual event?

  • Learn what it takes to succeed in your program of choice.
  • Prepare for the application process.
  • Meet international advisors and faculty representatives who will answer your questions.
  • Connect with recruitment officers to schedule a one-on-one pre-application meeting.

Funding Your Education

Getting a university education is an investment in your future. We want to invest in you also. We take financial health seriously and equip students with sound financial knowledge and resources.

There are many funding opportunities available for tuition and expenses in your first year of university and after. Work-study programs, on-campus jobs and co-op placements provide financial support throughout university and ensure you graduate with relevant work experience. 

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Begin Your Application

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Choose Your Program

Choose from more than 80 undergraduate programs. This is considered your major area of study. If you want to dive deeper into your major, choose a concentration or specialization.

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Your Application Process

Visit our Undergraduate Admissions section for detailed information on the application process and completing your admissions requirements. You are also encouraged to connect with our international-admissions-officers who are available to help you with the application process and understand your admission requirements. Email international@wlu.ca with your questions.

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Begin Your Journey at Wilfrid Laurier University

Have you chosen your desired field of study? Are you ready to begin the application process? Click below to get started!

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Accept Your Offer

Once you've accepted your offer, our friendly, inclusive Laurier community will be ready to welcome you and help you with getting ready for your move to Canada.

Discover Your Calling

You’re curious, creative and driven. You think about the future and what you need to do to succeed. That’s why every aspect of your student experience at Laurier helps you to build a meaningful career.

Graduate with practical, hands-on experience that sets you apart, and support to find your next steps. Laurier students and alumni have lifetime access to Career Centre services.

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Your Enhanced Residence Experience

Residence provides that extra care and support to help you feel at home, where live-in staff and upper-year students are committed to your personal growth and safety.

It’s more than a place to eat and sleep – you’ll meet people who share your commitment to making the most of their university experience and form lifelong friendships. With mixed-gender housing options, and multiple residence styles to choose from that prioritize your safety and security, we have the perfect place for you to call home.

We Saved a Spot for You

We guarantee residence* to all undergraduate students attending a postsecondary institution for the first time. To be eligible for the residence guarantee, your application needed to be received, including your non-refundable $600 deposit, by June 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Rooms are assigned based on preference and availability. You can request to live with a friend; otherwise, we’ll do our best to pair you with a roommate who has habits similar to yours.

*While Laurier endeavours to honour its residence guarantee, the University will not be liable for any failure or delay in providing residential accommodation when such failure arises out of any cause or causes beyond its reasonable control. Learn more about our Residence Guarantee.

International Viewbook

Considering Laurier? Our digital international viewbook provides an overview of our programs, admission requirements, Laurier's two campuses and the student experience.

Download a copy to get information about life at Laurier – instantly and all in one place. Our viewbook is available in English and Chinese:


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job postings are available each year for part-time, summer and graduated students
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Become a Laurier Insider

We send quick, fun and informative updates about Laurier to keep in touch with you along your application journey. Sign up to receive updates before anyone else.

Get Social

If you haven’t already, follow Laurier International's social accounts to stay up-to-date on all things Laurier. Send us a direct message if you have any questions. #LaurierInternational

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Undergraduate International Recruitment

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