Incoming Exchange Students: Application Procedure
In order to be accepted for the Exchange Program at Schulich, students must be nominated by one of our Undergraduate or Graduate Partner Schools. Once the partner school nominates a student to study at Schulich, the following documents are required:
The Online Application URL will be sent to you once the nomination has been received by our offices. The application comprises three steps:
- Step One
Provide personal and general information: (i.e. where and what you are studying, contact details); English proficiency level/ English language ability - equivalent to TOEFL 600 (250 on computers-based test or 100 on the internet-based test) or IELTS 7.5 strongly recommended.
- Step Two requires the following:
- Current transcripts/grade reports (jpeg or pdf version)
- A passport type photo
- A Resume/curriculum vitae for Graduate (MBA) Exchange applicants only
- Step Three is to submit your online application. Please note that it may take a few seconds to transmit the information to our servers. YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAIL us a copy of the output. The copy is for your records.
The official letter of acceptance from Schulich for Canadian Entry Visa (known as TRV) and/or Study Permit purposes will be sent upon assessment of the Schulich Exchange Application.
New to Canada Arrival Guide
The "New-to-Canada Arrival Guide
" provides you with the necessary information for your pre-departure, arrival, and day-to-day living in Canada.
Orientation sessions are provided before the beginning of each semester for international and exchange students. These orientations provide important information including study and work permits, Canadian culture, finances and banking, and health insurance.
Fall 2012 Orientation Sessions:
August 30 & 31, 2012- New to Canada Orientation (graduate international students)
September 4, 2012 - New to Canada Orientation (undergraduate international students)
September 6 & 7, 2012- Graduate Exchange Orientation
August 30 & 31, 2012- Undergraduate Exchange Orientation
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Important Information and Links
- Health Insurance
- All international and exchange students residing in Ontario during their period of study are required to have the appropriate health insurance coverage.
- There are two types of insurance:
- UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan)
All international and exchange students residing in Ontario are required to purchase UHIP. For more details on this insurance plan, please visit the UHIP website or contact the York International team at UHIP@yorku.ca.
All international students and exchange students studying for more than one term are required to purchase supplemental health and dental coverage.
- The type of insurance you require and the amount you will pay will depend on your level of study ( Graduate or Undergraduate ), length of study, and number of credit hours taken. Please see this link for a detailed look.
- Finances & Banking
- Information on Tuition Fees and Cost of Living for Undergraduate and Graduate students is available on the Scholarships and Financial Assistance web site.
- Students coming on exchange from one of our Partner Schools should pay tuition to their home institution.
- Before your arrival, you should consider the type of accommodation that is best for you. On-campus for convenience or off-campus for its flexibility. Click here for information regarding on-campus or off-campus housing.
- On-campus housing for exchange students is limited. Our Exchange Coordinators will provide you with details on this option upon receiving your completed application.
- Work Permits
- Degree-seeking students may work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week on a study term and full-time on a break term with a valid off-campus work permit. You will be eligible to apply for an off-campus work permit after 6 months of full-time study.
- Students' spouses or common-law partners are eligible to apply for an open work permit.
- Upon completion of degree requirements, full-time students will be able to apply for a post-graduate work permit which is an open work permit valid for up to three years. For a letter of confirmation of graduation status, please submit a completed student letter request form to Student Services.
- Students must obtain a social insurance number in order to work in Canada and require a study permit and contract of employment or a work permit to apply. Apply at your nearest Service Canada location.
- There are several permanent residency alternatives available to students planning to immigrate to Canada after completing their studies.
- Processing times vary by permit and are updated regularly on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Application Processing Times page.
- Study Permits
- International students must apply for a study permit before arriving in Canada. Please consult the study permit processing times for the average wait times by country based on a complete application. We recommend applying at least 3 months in advance of the start of your program.
- International students from the following countries require a temporary resident visa (visitor visa) to enter Canada. Students must apply to the visa office that serves their country of nationality and are advised to apply for a multiple entry visa.
- Exchange students studying for less than 6 months do not require a study permit.
- Students with a valid study permit may work on-campus for up to 20 hours per week during a study term and full-time on a break term without a work permit.