Arriving in Toronto and York University

We know there is a lot to get ready, so we’ve made a list of some essential things for international students as you begin preparations to start your studies. In addition to the list below, we recommend you inform yourself of any other Faculty or program responsibilities/requirements you’ll need to fulfill before the start of term.


Passport York, Email and YU Card

Courses and Academics

  • Enrol in your courses. International students must be enrolled in a full-time course load to meet their study permit conditions. Make sure you’re enrolled in at least 9 credits each term (not including the summer term).
  • Connect with an Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors can help with course selection or enrolment and other academic questions.

Immigration and Entry to Canada

Check our York International’s Immigration Overview Page or Immigration Application Resource Page to learn more about immigration topics. You can also attend a virtual drop-in immigration advising session to speak with an International Student Advisor and Immigration Specialist. Check out available dates and times on the York International Events Calendar.

Health Insurance

  • Learn about your UHIP coverage. You’ll get a Welcome Email sent to your York U email once you’ve been enrolled into UHIP.
  • Check out your YFS Extended Health plan. Dental, vision, prescription medications and more are covered through your extended health plan.