Students at the desk of the international student centre

FAQ

  • A Financial Estimation letter is a letter stating how much money a student needs for tuition and living expenses. Usually the Central or Government Bank requires this letter in order to release specified amounts of currency from holdings. To request a Financial Estimation letter, follow the instructions below:
  •  Fill out the Financial Estimation Request form found on our website
    • Specify what terms you are requesting for the estimate (if multiple terms one letter for all, or one letter per term) o
    • Obtain a copy of your Cashier’s receipt or printout of your SIS Account. This receipt must show your full name and student ID number.
  • Once you have gathered the required documents, submit them to the front desk at the ISC. You will be emailed when the letter is ready for pickup. Please allow 3 business days for processing.
  • The University of Windsor has an Emergency Relief Fund for International Students that may support International Students during a temporary period of financial difficulty. Before a student can be referred to the application process, the student must first arrange for an appointment to meet with the Director in the International Student Centre. Visit the ISC’s website for more information.
  • The process varies from country to country. You will have to contact the  of your country in order to find out the application procedures. Once you have renewed your passport, you must then renew your study permit, and, if you are planning to travel, your entry visa. 
  • When you transfer from one post-secondary educational institution from within Canada to another, you must let Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) know. Follow these steps to transfer your DLI:
  1. Login to GCKey ;
  2. Select “Transfer from DLI#”;
  3. Enter your application number. You will find this in the upper right corner of your study permit;
  4. Complete the remaining questions and submit. You will need:
  • your new institution DLI;
  • your new student ID # and
  • the exact date when you will start classes
  • The University of Windsor is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), our number is (DLI#) 
  • Visit the Advising Centre to speak with the International Student Academic Advisor.
  • To get a Social Insurance Number (SIN), you have to fill out an application. You also need to bring the following documents to submit with your application:
    • Your passport
    • Letter of confirmation of enrolment from the University. You can get this letter online from MyUwindsor.
    • A valid Study permit issued by CIC. A study permit is acceptable only when it indicates that the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada.

You need to apply in person at the nearest Service Canada Centre, or come to the ISC’s SIN Clinic where we invite a Service Canada officer to issue SINs to eligible Students. Check your Blackboard ISC announcements for dates for the next SIN Clinic.

  • Community Legal Aid (CLA) offers legal services by appointment at two locations:

443 Ouellette Avenue, 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Satellite Office

University of Windsor

International Student Centre
Laurier Hall, 2nd Flr
Tuesday's 1:00pm - 3:00pm​

Areas of Law offered at this location:

  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Highway Traffic
  • Criminal/Provincial Offences
  • Small Claims
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Wrongful Dismissal/Unpaid Wages

• Speak with someone from the Community Legal Aid (CLA) office they offer legal services by appointment at two locations:

443 Ouellette Avenue, 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Satellite Office

University of Windsor

International Student Centre
Laurier Hall, 2nd Flr
Tuesday's 1:00pm - 3:00pm​

Areas of Law offered at this location:

  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Highway Traffic
  • Criminal/Provincial Offences
  • Small Claims
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Wrongful Dismissal/Unpaid Wages
  • To get your ISIC card visit the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) office on the 2nd floor in the CAW. Bring your validated student card and a passport size photo.
  • There are a few options on and off campus to get support:

On campus:

Student Counselling Centre
Room 293 CAW Centre
University of Windsor

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

519-253-3000 ext 4616

Off campus:

  • Download the Keep.meSAFE appto Call or chat with a student support advisor 24/7
  • Good2Talk:  24 Hour Student Helpline : 1-866-925-5454
  • WellTrack:  An online application that provides you with free tools and resources to help you manage your mental wellbeing.  Simply visit - signup.mywelltrack.com.  Access code = WINDSOR. 
  • Community Crisis Centre at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette campus.  This includes:
    • A 24-hour crisis telephone line - 519-973-4435
    • 24 hour walk-in service at Ouellette Campus emergency department
  • There may be a few reasons why you cannot register for your courses:
    • Study Permit not on file: Visit the International Student Centre or the Office of the Registrar to inquire.
    • Financial: You may have an outstanding balance. Visit the Cashiers office to inquire.
    • Academic: You may have conditions on your record or you may have not received an appointment time. Visit the Office of the Registrar to inquire.
  • You can request a convocation letter and send it to your family. Follow these instructions to acquire a Graduation Invitation Letter:
    • You must apply to graduate through MyUwindsor and receive conditional or eligibility to graduate
    • Email the following information to graduation@uwindsor.ca
      • your name
      • your student number
      • invitee's first and last name
  • Each graduation invitation letter is $10.00
  • More than one name can be included in a letter
  • Unless you specify, all names will be included in one letter
  • If you require a separate letter for each person, there is a $10.00 charge per letter and you must indicate this in your email
  • To invite your family members, you need to write a letter of invitation yourself and make sure your letter includes all the required information:
    • Proof of Identity: 
  • A photocopy of your passport
  • A photocopy of your study permit
  • A photocopy of your work permit (if applicable)
  • Proof of Student Status
  • Enrollment letter from the Registrar's Office
  • Transcript from the Registrar's Office
  • Proof of Financial Support (optional, only required if you will cover the invitee's expenses in Canada)

Visit CICs website for more information on Letters of Invitation.