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International Students

Get the education and experience you need to succeed in all aspects of life. We are proud to offer personalized services for international students. Our staff and faculty are professional, respectful and provide compassionate support for you from the moment you accept your offer to the day you graduate and beyond. You'll grow personally and professionally and make lifelong friends with students from Canada and around the world.

No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that aims high and works hard. We are a proud Laurier community, and there's a place for you here.


Start Your Studies at Laurier

Application forms for Spring and Fall 2024 are open! Choose from more than 80 undergraduate programs, and then apply to Laurier online using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Next Steps for Your Study Permit

The IRCC's recent changes to the study permit application process means that many international undergraduate students will need a provincial attestation letter (PAL) when applying for their study permit. This change applies to students starting their studies at Laurier in spring 2024 and fall 2024.

Students coming to Laurier who require a PAL must also pay a tuition deposit before being issued a PAL. Once the tuition deposit has been paid and processed, we will initiate the request for a PAL on your behalf.

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Stay Golden at Laurier: International Scholarship and Housing Guarantee

We are excited to announce the Stay Golden at Laurier program, exclusive to international undergraduate students beginning their studies in fall 2024 or winter 2025. 

The Stay Golden International Scholarship

  • Worth up to $20,000 CAD over four years (or $25,000 CAD over five years for select programs).
  • Automatic assessment based on your final admisson average and GPA during your studies at Laurier.
  • Available to international undergraduate students studying in Waterloo, Brantford or Milton.

The Stay Golden International Housing Guarantee

  • Ensures you have housing throughout your studies at Laurier.
  • Live in residence in your first year, then live in off-campus apartment-style housing in your upper years, in buildings managed by Laurier.
  • Available to international undergradaute students studying in Waterloo or Brantford.

Funding Your Education

Getting a university education is an investment in your future. We want to invest in you also. We take financial health seriously and equip students with sound financial knowledge and resources.

There are many funding opportunities available for tuition and expenses in your first year of university and after. Work-study programs, on-campus jobs and co-op placements provide financial support throughout university and ensure you graduate with relevant work experience. 


Begin Your Application


Choose Your Program

Choose from more than 80 undergraduate programs. This is considered your major area of study. If you want to dive deeper into your major, choose a concentration or specialization.


Your Application Process

Visit our Undergraduate Admissions section for detailed information on the application process and completing your admissions requirements. You are also encouraged to connect with our international-admissions-officers who are available to help you with the application process and understand your admission requirements. Email with your questions.


Begin Your Journey at Wilfrid Laurier University

Have you chosen your desired field of study? Are you ready to begin the application process? Click below to get started!

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Accept Your Offer

Once you've accepted your offer, our friendly, inclusive Laurier community will be ready to welcome you and help you with getting ready for your move to Canada.

Discover Your Calling

You’re curious, creative and driven. You think about the future and what you need to do to succeed. That’s why every aspect of your student experience at Laurier helps you to build a meaningful career.

Graduate with practical, hands-on experience that sets you apart, and support to find your next steps. Laurier students and alumni have lifetime access to Career Centre services.


Your Enhanced Residence Experience

Residence provides that extra care and support to help you feel at home, where live-in staff and upper-year students are committed to your personal growth and safety.

It’s more than a place to eat and sleep – you’ll meet people who share your commitment to making the most of their university experience and form lifelong friendships. With mixed-gender housing options, and multiple residence styles to choose from that prioritize your safety and security, we have the perfect place for you to call home.

We Saved a Spot for You

We guarantee residence* to all undergraduate students attending a postsecondary institution for the first time. To be eligible for the residence guarantee, your application needed to be received, including your non-refundable $600 deposit, by June 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Rooms are assigned based on preference and availability. You can request to live with a friend; otherwise, we’ll do our best to pair you with a roommate who has habits similar to yours.

*While Laurier endeavours to honour its residence guarantee, the University will not be liable for any failure or delay in providing residential accommodation when such failure arises out of any cause or causes beyond its reasonable control. Learn more about our Residence Guarantee.

International Viewbook

Considering Laurier? Our digital international viewbook provides an overview of our programs, admission requirements, Laurier's two campuses and the student experience.

Download a copy to get information about life at Laurier – instantly and all in one place. Our viewbook is available in English and Chinese:

of 2022 international graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies
job postings are available each year for part-time, summer and graduated students

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