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Pre-Arrival Information

International Arrivals: Important Information

Prior to leaving your country of origin, please visit our International Arrivals for Fall 2020 page and review all information carefully and thoroughly before proceeding with your plans. 

 

International Arrivals for Fall 2020

 


Visa and Immigration Documents

  • Once you have received your official Offer of Admission to the University of Windsor, you should immediately begin the process of obtaining a Study Permit.
  • The application information is available on the website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
  • Application processing times may vary at different visa offices.
  • Under no circumstance should a student come to Canada without satisfying all of the Student Visa Requirements.

Get Connected to The Campus

  • Accept your Offer of Admission: follow the instructions in your Offer of Admission and make sure you confirm your acceptance by the deadline indicated on your offer.
  • Activate your student account: UWinsite Student is the pathway to search and register for courses, apply to live in residence, change your address and access many other campus services.
  • Register for your courses: you can register for your courses through UWinsite Student.
  • Check UWindsor email regularly for orientation, scholarship, and event information. 

Pay Your Tuition 

  • Please visit the Finance Department for details on how to pay your tuition.  CIBC International Student Pay is a new, secure online portal that allows you to arrange payments to the University of Windsor.
  • It is important that you ensure you do not have any outstanding balance with the University of Windsor, or you may not be able to register for the following semester or collect your degree.

CIBC International Student Pay:

Book Your Travel to Canada

Due to Covid-19, it is important that you self-quarantine when you come to Canada.  "What is a quarantine plan?"

Please note: during Covid-19, please check with transportation providers for their schedule and for the latest updates on the services they are providing.

  • It is suggested that you book your flight from your home country directly to Windsor though you may have to have a connecting flight through a different city. For example, Toronto (YYZ),  Vancouver (YVR), or Montreal (YUL). 
  • It is important to give yourself adequate time between the arrival of your first flight and the departure of your next flight. It may take up to 3 hours for you to clear the Canada Customs and to get your study permit.
  • From Toronto to Windsor/Campus:
    • From Toronto Pearson Airport: Air Canada provides connecting flights to Windsor International Airport. You may also take the Robert Q Airbus from Toronto-Pearson to Windsor. Please be aware that it takes approximately 4-5 hours to drive from Toronto to Windsor.

    • From Downtown Toronto: Regular bus and train service from downtown Toronto is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines and ViaRail. Please be aware that it takes approximately 4-5 hours to get to Windsor from Toronto.

    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, known by locals as Toronto Island Airport, is located in downtown Toronto. Porter Airlines provides daily service from Toronto to Windsor. Note that this option is not advised unless you will be staying in downtown Toronto prior to your arrival in Windsor.

  • From other Ports of Entry: Other major ports of entry in Canada include Vancouver and Montreal. Major Airlines in Canada include Air Canada, Westjet, and Porter Airlines. Please check the flight schedules to find the most convenient option for you to connect to Windsor.

Complete The Soft Landing Arrival Form

Pre-Arrival FAQ

  • International Student Centre (ISC) is offering the Soft Landing Program to help incoming International Students prepare for their move to Canada, get settled in Windsor, and begin their new life at the University of Windsor.

There are a number of different options to arrive in Windsor:

  • From Toronto Pearson Airport: Air Canada provides connecting flights to Windsor International Airport. You may also take the Robert Q Airbus from Toronto-Pearson to Windsor. Please be aware that it takes approximately 4-5 hours to drive from Toronto to Windsor.
  • From Downtown Toronto: Regular bus and train service from downtown Toronto is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines and ViaRail. Please be aware that it takes approximately 4-5 hours to get to Windsor from Toronto.
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, known by locals as Toronto Island Airport, is located in downtown Toronto. Porter Airlines provides daily service from Toronto to Windsor. Note that this option is not advised unless you will be staying in downtown Toronto prior to your arrival in Windsor.
  • Other Ports of Entry: Other major ports of entry in Canada include Vancouver and Montreal. Major Airlines in Canada include Air Canada, Westjet, and Porter Airlines. Please check the flight schedules to find the most convenient option for you to connect to Windsor.
  • You should arrive before your classes start, and in time for your orientation.