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International Students

At Algoma U, we embrace diversity and appreciate each person’s uniqueness and differences. International and Canadian students learn from one-another, and truly create a unique and intercultural experience for all.

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Admissions Requirements

Interested in venturing abroad and studying in Canada? If you’re an international student or a United States citizen, we’ve identified the specific details for admissions requirements by country.

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What better way to study and improve your English skills than to do it while living a Canadian experience! Algoma U welcomes all non-native speakers of English to join the program.

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Why Algoma

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, Algoma University offers a unique, one-of-a-kind undergraduate education.

While we may be small, Algoma U has the most diverse campus in all of Ontario. Our campus is enriched by international students from over 30 different countries, who make up 27 percent of our student body. We pride ourselves on providing our international students with the best learning environment, which we like to call the Algoma Advantage: small class sizes, one-on-one interactions with our dedicated faculty, endless support services, great research opportunities, and plenty of chances to get involved inside and outside of the classroom.

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Institutional Representatives

Becoming agents or representatives of Algoma University

Individuals or organizations interested in becoming agents or representatives of Algoma University are required to complete a questionnaire. The University will contact representatives it wishes to pursue agreements with.

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Mandatory Health Insurance

Find out what kind of health insurance you need and how to enrol!

International students who study at one of the Ontario Post-secondary education institutions are mandated by the government to be enrolled in UHIP. The Student VIP (Health & Dental Plan) plan is a supplementary plan that works in combination with UHIP to ensure students have coverage where UHIP does not.

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Student Experiences

We offer a wide range of cultural, academic and social activities so that you can shape your own unique experience and become the person and scholar you want to be.

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Arrival Checklist

So you’re an international student who’s decided to come study at Algoma U. Now what? We’ve created an arrival checklist to help you every step of the way!

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All of Algoma University’s centrally located residence options feature a private, single rooms! You’ll be able to develop your own routine without having to worry about interfering with someone else’s.

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Our Homestay Program (AUHP) provides International students the opportunity to live with a Canadian family, exchange their cultures and improve their English communication skills.

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Algoma Student Ambassador Program

The ASAP volunteer mentoring program matches newly arriving international students (mentees) with Student Ambassadors (SAs or mentors) who are already studying on campus.

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