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Map of North AmericaStudent Visa Requirements

Under no circumstance should a student come to Canada without satisfying Student Visa Requirements

When you have received your official letter of acceptance to the University of Windsor, contact the nearest Canadian visa office (embassy, high commission or consulate) to go about satisfying Student Visa Requirements. 

The Study Permit is what allows you to study in Canada.

Students can apply for their permits and visas online or by mail. Make sure to read the instructions at

The Temporary Resident Visa TRV is what allows you to enter Canada.

This process will differ among visa offices abroad and may take up to six months to complete.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada information for students 

Get ready for classes

You must login into the University of Windsor student's portal called myUWindsor.

myUWindsor is your pathway to search and register for courses, apply to live in residence, change your address and access many other campus services.

To startup your myUWindsor Account you will need your Student Number and PAC (personal access code) and click submit.

Paying your fees

To pay tuition and Residence's fees, international students must use the StudentPay option.

Living On Campus

If you want to live inside the university campus, you must register with the University Residence Services Office.  
Residence strives to promote an academically successful living and learning environment by providing opportunities to learn valuable life lessons outside of the walls of a traditional classroom.  You can expect Personal, Academic and Social support and make friendships that last a lifetime!
Please visit for additional information.

Before leaving for Windsor!

Check out our Soft Landing Program.  If you apply for this program we will pay for you to stay at a nearby hotel for your first night in Windsor.

A comprehensive guide to the Windsor and Essex County Region. This part of Canada has it all, including being Canada’s fourth most multicultural city. Moving to Ontario is a very important choice for you and your family. The Ontario Immigration site will provide additional information to guide you in your transition.

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