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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

It’s not just that Laurier is known for being friendly and welcoming. (We are.) Or that Canada is a great place to live. (It is.)

We’re one of Canada's best and fastest-growing universities. Our programs in business, arts, science, social work, education and music will help you launch your career by giving you real-world experience as part of your studies – whether by working on meaningful research alongside a faculty member or taking advantage of other experiential learning opportunities.

You’ll grow culturally, too: There are dozens of student clubs and groups at our campuses, and you’ll meet other students interested in the same things as you before you even have a chance to unpack.

And did we mention that Canada is affordable and safe? The cost of living here is much less than in the UK or Europe, and tuition is also less than in many other countries.

Work and Learn

International students in Canada are allowed to work part-time during their studies, so you’ll gain the same practical experiences available to all Laurier students. And once you graduate, you don’t have to leave – international students can work in Canada for three years after university, and apply for citizenship after that.

Through our International Student Work Experience Program, you can work part-time right on campus during your studies.

International Student Support

University is challenging enough, and being far from home can add to that. Laurier International will make things easier. The International Student Support office provides peer mentors, assistance with work permits and visas, and an introduction to Canadian life.

Explore our Campuses

Take a virtual tour of our Waterloo campus and our Brantford campus online and explore what our university looks like.

Meet With Us

Meet one of our recruiters on Skype – just sign up for a session to learn more about any of our programs by emailing (Our screen name is wilfridlaurieruniversity.)

How to Apply

Our Undergraduate Admissions website will help you through the process of applying and getting ready for your move to Canada.

International students also need to meet several requirements, including one for English proficiency; our international admissions officers can help you understand your admission requirements. Email with your questions.

international students in hall of nations

The Best Student Experience

  • Laurier ranked #1 in student satisfaction three years in a row (Maclean's University Rankings, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • Laurier had the highest score among Canadian postsecondary institutions with most impressive career services models (Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling, 2017).
  • 98% of 2017 Laurier graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies after graduation.

Contact Us:

Undergraduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

Graduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3127


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