International students will find a warm welcome at York University. We value the contributions of our international students and view them as an asset to our university! Your cultural perspective brings a fresh and unique view to class discussions and social activities on campus.
International students seeking admission to York University should begin the process early. United States laws require us to register international students with SEVIS, a federal agency, and this takes additional time for processing documents. Once you have been accepted for admission and have received your I-20, you must make an appointment with your local American Embassy to obtain a visa for entry into the United States. The Embassy may schedule your appointment several days or even weeks after you receive your I-20.
Students wishing to be admitted in a fall semester should submit all documentation by July 1. Applications submitted after July 1 will be considered for spring semester admissions; it will not be possible to issue an I-20, deliver it to you, and have your Embassy appointment completed in time for the fall semester.