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Graduate Studies

Accommodations

Short-stay Accommodations

When you first arrive in Canada, you may need somewhere to stay for a short time, until you find long-term housing. Online searches may include:

Housing

Be patient when searching for long-term housing. McMaster University currently does not offer on-campus housing for graduate students, but you can secure housing in the private market.

You should anticipate spending time to research available spaces and several communications with landlords/rental agents/owners.

Some sites that you may find helpful

For information about rights and expectations as a renter, check out Residential Tenancy Act, Ontario

*These are public online sites and are not endorsed by McMaster University.

Learn more about housing options in Hamilton during a recent webinar hosted by McMaster University’s International Student Services.

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Often, landlords will require:

  • Application and deposit (to be used towards your first month’s rent)
  • References
  • Renters sign a Lease Agreement
  • First AND last month’s rent to be paid on first day of tenancy (minus deposit)

NOTE: Ask your landlord for rent receipts.

For information about rights and expectations as a renter, check out Residential Tenancy Act, Ontario