Things to Bring

Documentation

Before you depart for Edmonton, be sure you are carrying 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 (i.e. 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.

Also please make sure you have the necessary transit visas for any country that you might be travelling through.

Currency

We also recommend that you carry enough cash to cover at least your first month’s expenses. A currency exchange service is usually open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 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 be certain that your money is available upon your arrival in Edmonton. Wiring money usually takes a few business days so please make sure you plan accordingly.

Necessities

If you are planning on staying in Residence at King's, please remember to bring along some necessities that will 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 9:00 p.m. Bed sheets, pillows, blankets and towels are some common things that students overlook when packing to come to Edmonton, and these are not provided in Residence.

Winter Wear

In the case you are planning on arriving sometime 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 and see more about where you’re from.