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International Services for Students provides a variety of support, programming and non-academic advising on topics such as Canadian immigration documents (e.g. study permits, visas) and medical insurance, exchange and study abroad.
SFU International Services for Students (ISS) provides support services for SFU students who identify as refugees or newcomers. SFU also partners with World University Services of Canada (WUSC) to directly sponsor refugee students via the Student Refugee Program (SRP).
Apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) if you are a permanent resident or Canadian citizen and have not already done so. Enrolment in BC MSP is mandatory for all residents except for Canadian students moving from another province.
If you are a Refugee Claimant and paying international tuition fees to SFU, you will be automatically enrolled in the International Medical Insurance guard.me@SFU plan. The International Medical Insurance fees will be assessed to your SFU student account. Opt-out of Guard.me@SFU if you have BC MSP or equivalent medical insurance plan.
Step 3. Sign up for orientation and transition programs.
This vibrant social and community engagement newsletter is your go-to resource for all things global, intercultural, and international at our university. It will keep you informed about the latest happenings on campus and beyond, helping you make the most of your student experience while fostering meaningful connections with fellow students from around the globe.
Make new friends across all our academic disciplines, build a base of support as you enter grad school, and connect with our service units that will support you throughout their graduate career.
Applying for BC MSP and Social Insurance Number (SIN), opening up a bank account, and choosing a cell phone plan are some of the settlement tasks you may need to complete.
Explore important information and resources on various topics tailored for international students to assist you with your settlement tasks.