Things to Bring
Before you depart for Edmonton, make sure you have all of the following information with you:
- Valid passport (with visa, if required)
- Student Authorization (form IMM 1208B)
- Letter approving your study permit application (provided by the Canadian consulate)
- Letter of Final Admission (given by The King’s University)
- Proof of Funds Available (e.g. bank draft, transfer, letter of credit, scholarship or other proof)
Note: Bring these along in your carry-on baggage. DO NOT pack these in your luggage that will be sent through the baggage department at the airport.
Please make sure you have the necessary transit visas for any country you might be travelling through.
We recommend you carry enough cash to cover at least your first month’s expenses. A currency exchange service is usually open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Because of extra costs in the first month (e.g. apartment rental damage deposit and books) this can amount to $2,000 or more for a single student. If you are depending on meeting financial requirements through money received in Canada, please make sure your money is available when you arrive in Edmonton. Wiring money usually takes a few business days, so please make sure you plan accordingly.
If you are staying in King's residence, remember to bring along the necessities you need to get you through the first night. Depending on your arrival time, there may or may not be enough time for you to buy these things as most shopping malls are closed by 9 p.m. Bed sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are commonly overlooked items when packing to come to Edmonton, and these are not provided in residence.
If you are arriving during the winter, the cold may come as a bit of a surprise. Please be prepared with winter gear such as a winter jacket, gloves, boots, and a warm hat.
Cultural Items from Home
King’s offers opportunities such as Globe Awareness Week for you to share your culture. Take a few cultural items such as clothes, artifacts, flags, games, etc. We’d love to learn more about where you’re from!