As an international student, you'll soon feel at home in Canada and at Royal Roads.
You have the courage to pursue your education in a new country. The creative mind to help you to adapt. You'll arrive at a caring university that's ready to welcome you.
We're here to help you make the most of your life-changing move.
We've shared tips below to help you prepare for your arrival. And, we'll send you tips by email from Student Engagement before you arrive.
Participate in orientation activities to welcome you to Royal Roads and our vibrant community. You'll be invited to attend sessions with information specific to international students.
International student experience
Prepare for life in Canada as a Royal Roads student. Learn about the international student experience.
Letters of support
We can provide you with a letter of support, which you will need when applying for your immigration paperwork.
Permits and visas
International students in programs longer than six months need a study permit and temporary resident permit from the Canadian government.
Royal Roads offers immigration advising to help you with items like study permits, work permits and visas.
Health insurance is required in British Columbia.
Royal Roads University international students are required to have basic medical insurance, at minimum.
Working in Canada
If you'd like to work while studying in Canada, you'll need to follow guidelines and permit requirements from the Government of Canada. You might also be eligible to work in Canada after you graduate.