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International students at CMU...

For the 2017–18 academic year, CMU registered 92 undergraduate and 23 graduate students from 32 different countries.

CMU greatly values the addition of students from other

into the diverse environment that is the CMU community.

CMU's International Student Handbook is available with specific information pertaining to International students.

For more information on programs for International students, please contact the Coordinator of International and Accessibility Programs.


Orientation for International Students

CMU recognizes that the transition to Canada and to post-secondary education can be challenging for new international students.

International students are encouraged to participate in the international student orientation and other campus orientation events. Discover opportunities to understand a little of Canadian culture, develop a connection with other students and to get to know the CMU campus.

The next orientation session is January 4 & 5, 2019. The deadline to register is December 14, 2018.
For the registration form, contact Sandra Loeppky at


International Student Leadership

International Student Council (ISC)

The International Student Council works to raise awareness of the presence of international students on campus, provides a voice for international students and strives to address the issues that this community faces during their time at CMU. International Student Council leaders assist in planning orientation and providing programming and events on campus throughout the year that support the mission of the International Student Council.

International Student Mentors (ISM)

International Student Mentors are assigned to each new international student when they arrive for orientation. These student leaders assist new students in navigating the various items associated with beginning university and moving to Canada.

Health Insurance for International Students

CMU is happy to announce that we have chosen International Insurance as the health insurance provider for our international students. has provided health insurance to international students since 1998.

What does the plan cost?
All international students will be enrolled in an annual plan beginning either August 15, 2018 (fall students) or December 15, 2018 (winter students). The annual cost of the plan is $789.00/student. Payment for 2018-2019 is due on August 1, 2018.

When do I have to pay for my health insurance?
New students – the cost is included in the first year payment of $15,000.
Returning students – will need to pay the full amount by August 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

What happens if I do not pay by August 1, 2018?
Students who have not paid for their health insurance by August 1, 2018 will be deregistered from their courses. Once deregistered, you are no longer guaranteed a spot in your preferred courses.  This is in keeping with CMU's policy that all students must show proof of health insurance before they are allowed to attend classes. 

How do I pay?
Please refer to the Student Payment Policy for payment options. All students must pay by August 1, 2018.

How do I enroll in the more plan?
The Coordinator of International Student Programs will enrol all international students. You will receive a digital card through your CMU email that includes your personal policy/identification number. Make sure to download the card to your phone.

What does my health insurance cover?
A benefits summary was sent to your CMU email. Additional information regarding your plan is available at

For further explanations of your benefits and to learn how to submit claims, you can attend an orientation session regarding health insurance benefits and claims with a representative on Friday, September 7, 2018 at noon. 

What if I have purchased health insurance independently?
Alternate plans will not be considered.  Enrolment in the more plan is mandatory for all international students. 

Posted July 4, 2018

Payment Information

CMU has partnered with Flywire (a money transfer service) to help international students make easier payments for tuition and room & board. Payment can be made directly from your home country to your student account. For further information and CMU's payment policy, please visit the Tuition & Fees webpage.

Immigration Information

Click here for more information about Study Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, Post-Graduate Work Permits, Co-Op Work Permits, etc.

Work Permits

International students are permitted to work temporarily while they are studying. For more information regarding work permits, please visit


Working On Campus

In general, a valid Study Permit allows an international student to work on campus only at the institution where he/she is registered as a full-time student. CMU offers a variety of on campus employment opportunities. Students must apply and interview for these jobs. To see a listing of on campus employment opportunities click here.

To qualify to work on-campus without a Work Permit, an international student must:


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