On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a number of updates and measures to the International Student Program. The complete details can be found on the IRCC website or on our News & Updates page.

If your study permit application is delayed, you may consider arriving late or applying to defer your admission.


If you are new to Canada, we do not recommend missing more than the first week of classes as it is very difficult to catch up. Contact your professors or an academic advisor for advice.

If you need to apply to defer your admission, please see the deferral information on the Admissions website. You should also refer to the deadlines  information online to see course drop dates, tuition and enrollment deadlines.


Please contact your Supervisor or Graduate Secretary for assistance.  You should also refer to the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows office website for information regarding procedures and important deadlines.  Note that financial penalties will apply if you fail to drop your courses within the first 13 days of the term.

Exchange Students

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