International students

Prepare to join one of the most diverse and vibrant international student communities in Canada!

DON'T DELAY - Apply for your immigration documents early!

You can start the application process for your immigration documents as soon as you receive your offer of admission from McGill. We strongly encourage you to start the process early to ensure you receive your documents in time for the start of classes. Once in Montreal, please scan copies of your legal documents (CAQ [sample pdf] & Study Permit [sample pdf]) and send them to Service Point


Are you under the age of 17?

If you will not be 17 years old by the time you travel to Canada, you must have a legal custodian in Montreal BEFORE starting immigration procedures to study at McGill.  For more information, please consult International Student Services.

Studying internationally is an exciting adventure, but you may also have a lot of questions!

International Student Services is dedicated to helping ease your transition and ensure you arrive well-prepared and ready to have a have an enriching McGill experience.

Consult the International Student Pre-Arrival Resources for detailed information on:

  •     Immigration documents
  •     Health Insurance
  •     Student Residences & Off-Campus Housing
  •     The Buddy Program
  •     Packing for Montreal’s climate
  •     Arriving at Customs and Immigration
  •     Your Airport Arrival
  •     Getting the essentials (banking, cell phones, and more)
  •     And much more!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

The Team at International Student Services