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New International Students
Have you received your Letter of Admission (conditional or final)? Congratulations on your admission to Concordia University!
Welcome to your complete pre-departure guide.
Welcome to Montreal
- 1. Prepare your immigration documents
- 2. Register for courses
- 3. Get Ready for your Trip
- 4. Arrival: settling in
Guides and checklists
Download our Pre-Departure Guide:
The requirements for advising prior to registration vary according to your program of study. Refer to your Offer of Admission to find out details about course registration. Academic advising is also detailed under Step 2 in the Guide To First Year. A complete step by step online registration guide is also available. If you are required to meet with an Academic Advisor, you will not be able to register for your courses until you complete this requirements.
When to arrive?
It is a good idea to arrive at least two (2) weeks before the beginning of the term. Check the Important Academic Dates and plan your travel accordingly. Remember that adjusting to a different environment and culture in a country you are unaccustomed to can be both challenging and rewarding. It is important to prepare yourself for a smooth transition to help out with adapting to your new life.
Pre-Arrival 102 webinar series will give you some tips on smart packing and take you through your journey to Montreal, including going through the customs. Each webinar also talks about what to expect upon your arrival and your to-do list as an international student during first two weeks of your life in Montreal. Register early to reserve your spot!
- Canadian outlets are 100V/60W
- Pack prescriptions if you bring medication
- Adhere to airline standards
- Review what you can bring to Canada (food, plants, animal related products)
- Roll your clothes
- Pick clothes you wear the most