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International students travelling to Canada Learn More
Learn more about the arrival process and requirements for all incoming international students.
New international grad students
Are you just beginning your graduate journey? We have lots of information and resources available!
International Grad Navigators
Connect with an International Grad Navigator to find a familiar connection and support as you adjust to your new life in Canada.
International grad student coordinator appointments Learn More
Book a one-on-one appointment to learn more about life as a McMaster grad student, discuss concerns, ask questions, more.
Virtual Cafés for international grad students Learn More
Sometimes our virtual café guests have resources to share with the community. Find resources from past cafés.
International Student Services
International Student Services – also known as ISS – offers support in the areas of:
- health insurance (UHIP)
- Immigration and mobility advising
- coaching for success
MODEL Learn More
The McMaster Office for the Development of English Language Learners (MODEL) is a free service designed to help both undergrad and grad students who may be struggling with the English Language.
MODEL offers English-language training, workshops, and support, developed by certified ESL and EAP experts, to meet the needs of McMaster students of all academic backgrounds and levels of English language proficiency.
MERGE certificate program Learn More
The McMaster English Readiness for Graduate Excellence is an intensive certificate program for current or prospective graduate students from any institution who are looking to improve their English-language skills.
This comprehensive summer program is taught by the highest-qualified ESL/EAP instructors who have experience teaching in a university environment. Students are prepared for success in both the academic and professional world, and equipped to exceed the expectations of both, while feeling comfortable doing so in English.