International Students

Western University, Graduate Studies - Middlesex Entrance

In addition to the administrative responsibilities of all incoming graduate students, international students should consider these immigration, living accommodations and health care concerns in order to ensure an easy transition to Western and Canada as a whole.


The International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) provides an array of information to assist in your transition to Western, including:

We highly recommend you connect with IESC prior to your arrival for any support you may need.

Before You Arrive

International graduate students are also encouraged to view International & Exchange Student Centre's Before You Arrive webpage which provides important and useful information, including:

Health Care

International students and their dependents have a mandatory health care package titled University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). Additionally, full-time graduate students have coverage through the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Health Care Plan.

Questions regarding health care for international students should be directed to the International and Exchange Student Centre.