International Admitted Next Steps

King's offers assistance for international students who are making the move to Canada.

Congrats on your admission to King’s! Below are all your next steps to prepare you for the upcoming semester. If you have any questions, contact Admissions and we will be happy to help you through this process.

Canadian Students, click here for next steps.

  1. Apply for a Study Permit
  2. Confirm Your Place at King's
  3. Apply for Residence
  4. Apply for Scholarships & Awards
  5. Sign In to Your Online Services
  6. Register in Classes
  7. Check Your King’s E-mail
  8. Accept Your Awards
  9. Apply for On-Campus Employment
  10. Complete Your Online Confirmation
  11. Prepare for Your Arrival to Canada
  12. Review King’s Student Healthcare Plan
  13. Arriving in Canada
  14. Check Out King’s Student Support Services
  15. Check Your Booklist
  16. Attend Orientation Week
  17. Questions?

 

1. Apply for a study permit and other immigration documents

Once you have received your official letter of admission, you can apply for a study permit. King’s recommends applying for a study permit three to six months before the semester begins to allow for adequate processing time. Some students also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please click here.

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2. Confirm your place at King's

To confirm your place at King's, you need to pay two fees:

  • International Student Fee: $2,000 (refundable)

  • Tuition Deposit (non-refundable):
    • BA, BSc, BCom and BMus Applicants: $400 ($350 before the Tuition Deposit Deadline or within two weeks of receiving admission).
    • BEd Applicants: $1,000 ($950 before the Tuition Deposit Deadline or within two weeks of receiving admission).

Important Dates

  • Fall Entry
    • April 1: Recommended tuition deposit and international student fee deadline. Once paid, students will be given access to their online services and can register in classes.
    • June 15: Tuition deposit and international student fee deadline. Payments will still be accepted after the deadline, but the tuition deposit portion will increase to $400 ($1,000 for Education applicants).
  • Winter Entry
    • November 30: Tuition deposit and international student fee deadline. Payments will still be accepted after the deadline, but the tuition deposit portion will increase to $400. Once paid, students will be given access to their online services and can register in classes.

Paying your deposit
The tuition deposit and international student fee can be paid online through King’s online payments (credit or debit card) or through www.plastiq.com (credit card) at any time. International students can pay their deposit and fee through Flywire at kingsu.flywire.com. King’s also accepts additional methods of payment.


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3. Apply for residence

Learn about King’s three residence options.

First-year guarantee

First-year students starting in the fall who apply and pay their Residence Deposit by June 15 are guaranteed a Tower Room (double occupancy)!

Important dates

  • Early October: Residence application opens.
  • November 30: Residence deposit deadline for winter applicants (non-refundable).
  • June 15: Residence deposit deadline for fall applicants (non-refundable). Applications received after June 15 will not be processed without a deposit.

>>Apply for Residence


Living off campus
If you do not plan on living in Residence, you will be responsible for finding your own off-campus living accommodations. Click here for a list of helpful renting websites.


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4. Apply for scholarships and awards

Scholarships and awards application
In addition to King’s automatic Admission Scholarships (no application required), students can also apply for competitive scholarships and awards through King’s Scholarships & Awards Application.

Important dates

  • February 1: Scholarships and awards application opens
  • March 31: Deadline to apply for scholarships and awards

**Note: Students must receive at least initial admission by March 31 to be eligible to receive award money in September.

Student Aid Calculator
Get an estimate of how much school is going to cost by using King’s Student Aid Calculator.

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5. Sign in to your online services

Starting in April and after you have paid your tuition deposit and international student fee, you will be assigned a Student ID Number to access your Online Services. Once you are logged in, you will be able to:

  • see important dates and deadlines.
  • accept your student contractual obligations.
  • update your address information.
  • register in courses!
  • request a letter of confirmation.
  • enrol in monthly instalments (monthly tuition payment plan).
  • and more!

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6. Register in classes

Starting in April and after you have paid your tuition deposit and international student fee, you will receive your “2016/17 King’s Registration Information” e-mail with your program’s first-year course list. You can then register in courses! For tips, see Course Registration 101.

**Note: Students must be registered in four courses per term (12 credits) to be eligible to receive scholarships, three courses per term (nine credits) to be eligible to receive bursaries.

Need help? Contact Admissions and one of our Admissions Counsellors would be happy to help via e-mail or phone.

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7. Check your King’s email

After you pay your tuition deposit and international student fee, you will be assigned a King’s student email address in May. From this point onward, official communication from King’s will be sent to your King’s email. You will be able to access your King’s email through Webmail. For instructions on forwarding your King’s email to your personal email address, click here.

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8. Check your awards results and accept your awards

Checking your results
At the end of May/beginning of June, you will be able to view your scholarships and awards application results online. If you have not paid your tuition deposit and international student fee, view your results on your Application Portal; if you have paid these fees, view your results on your Online Services. Then click on “Important Documents.”

Accepting your awards
To formally accept your awards, you need to pay your tuition deposit and international student fee and register in classes by June 15. You need to register in a minimum of four courses per term to accept scholarships, and at least three courses per term to accept bursaries. You can pay your deposit online here.

Important dates

  • Late May/Early June: Scholarships and awards application results are available
  • June 15: Deadline to accept your awards

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9. Apply for on-campus employment

A great way to earn some spending (or saving!) money through the school year is by getting an on-campus job. Most jobs are 10 to 15 hours a week and work around your class schedule. Some areas you can work in include the library, front desk reception, security, cafeteria, and bookstore! Positions are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply online by the recommended April 30 early-bird deadline.

Important Dates

  • April 1: On-campus employment application opens
  • April 30: On-campus employment early-bird deadline
  • August 15: On-campus employment application deadline

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10. Complete your online confirmation

This is the final step to becoming a student at King’s! Complete your registration confirmation online, or book an in-person appointment through your online services for the beginning of the semester. For the upcoming semester, you will confirm the number of courses you will be taking, pay for your tuition and fees, confirm your contact information, and upload a picture for your Student ID Card. Check your King’s e-mail closer to the date for more details.

Important dates

  • Late August: Fall online confirmation opens
  • September 8, 2016: Fall confirmation deadline
  • Late December: Winter online confirmation opens
  • January 10, 2017: Winter confirmation deadline

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11. Prepare for your arrival to Canada

Confirm your study permit
To start your studies at King’s, King’s requires a copy of your study permit. Please send a copy of your study permit to the Registration and Student Finance Office by e-mail at registrar@kingsu.ca or by fax at 780-465-8321.

Book your flight
As soon as you receive your study permit, we recommend you book your flight to Edmonton. Travelling can take up to two to three days depending on your home country, so keep this in mind to ensure you arrive by Orientation Week.

Sign-up for airport pick-up
If you do not have friends or relatives in Edmonton, the International Students’ Office is happy to pick you up from the Edmonton International Airport. Please e-mail the Coordinator of Intercultural Student Programs (CISP) about your flight arrangements at least one week in advance to arrange a ride.

Exchange money for Canadian currency
We recommend you bring at least $2,000 CAN in cash to Edmonton to cover extra costs during your first month of school (e.g. rental damage deposits, utility set up costs, books, etc.).

Pack your bags
If you are living in Residence, please note you will need to bring your own bedding, pillows, and towels. Edmonton temperatures can be as warm as 30°C and as cold as minus -30°C, so you will need appropriate clothing. Most students purchase these items when they arrive in Edmonton. For a complete list, see our Packing Lists.

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12. Review King’s student healthcare plan

The King’s Students’ Association (TKUSA) offers an extensive healthcare plan for all students through the carrier wespeakstudent.com. There are four plans to choose from depending on what prescription, dental, vision, and extended health coverage you need. Students with comparable healthcare coverage can opt out of the plan.

If you want to purchase health insurance from your home country before leaving, please make sure it is as extensive as King's Student Healthcare Plan, otherwise you will not be able to opt out. 

For more details on the King's Student Healthcare Plan, see the TKUSA webpage and click on “Health Plan”.

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13. Arriving in Canada

At the airport
When you arrive at the airport, you will go through Canadian Immigration and speak with a border services officer. Provide them with all your travel documents, including your letter of approval for a study permit. They will give you an official study permit document. Please make sure all the information printed on it is correct, and if you are allowed to work, make sure the study permit document says “may work", "allowed to work," or "may accept employment”.

Getting to King’s
The Edmonton International Airport is 15 minutes south of the city, and you are responsible for finding your own way to campus or your private living accommodations when you arrive. If you did not sign up for airport pick-up with the Coordinator of Intercultural Student Programs (CISP), here are some transportation options:

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14. Check Out King’s student support services

Did you know that King’s Student Life department offers many support services for students, including accommodations for students with learning disabilities, tutoring, writing support, our UNIV 150: Academic Success Course and psychological counselling? Check out Student Services for more details.

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15. Check your booklist

The fall booklist is available in mid-August on King’s Bookstore website. The winter booklist is available in mid-December. King’s Bookstore offers both new and used books. Some students wait until the first week of classes before purchasing their textbooks so that professors can clarify which books you will need. If you want to purchase your books ahead of time, use King’s Online Bookstore, and your textbooks will be waiting for you when you arrive on campus.

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16. Attend orientation week

Residence move-in day

  • Fall: August 29, 2016
  • Winter: January 2, 2017

Review our Move In Day details for more information.

Advising and registration confirmation appointments

  • Fall: August 30-31, 2016
  • Winter: January 3, 2017

If you prefer completing your registration confirmation in person rather than online, book an in-person appointment through your online services. For the upcoming semester, you will confirm the number of courses you will be taking, pay for your tuition and fees, confirm your contact information and upload a picture for your Student ID Card. Check your King’s e-mail for more details.

New student orientation

  • Fall: August 30-31, 2016
  • Winter: January 3, 2017

Create a smooth transition into university, connect with other new students, and be prepared for success in and out of the classroom! All new students are required to attend Orientation. Click here for more information.

International student orientation

  • Fall: August 31, 2016
  • Winter: January 2, 2017

This three-part program helps international students adjust to life in Canada, particularly during the first few weeks.

Classes begin

  • Fall: September 1, 2016
  • Winter: January 4, 2017

Most labs don’t begin until the second week of classes. Check with your course instructor for more details.

Register for a locker

Find a locker in your ideal location and make note of the locker number on the door (or scan the QR code). Then log into your Online Services and select “Register Your Locker” to sign it out for the year and put a lock on your new locker.

Student retreat

  • Fall: September 16-18, 2016

Meet new friends and make memories at Camp Nakamun, and best of all, it’s free attend! Add "UNIV 065: Fall Retreat" to your fall course registration through your Online Services.

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Questions?

Our Admissions Counsellors are happy to help with any questions you have before the school year begins. Admissions Counsellors are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (MST):

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