International Student Services

Welcome, international students! We’re glad you’re here. We value the knowledge and experiences you bring to our McMaster and Hamilton community. Discover how the International Student Services (ISS) team can support your success at McMaster and beyond.

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Tax Squad volunteers and thank-you event.

Working and paying taxes in Canada: Financial tips for international students

Working in Canada Filing taxes in Canada Need support with your taxes? We can help! McMaster offers free tax clinics...

Students and staff at Mac

Banking and credit in Canada: Financial tips for international students

Picking a bank and opening an account How credit works in Canada

SSC Staff with student

Incoming International Students: Summer Webinar Series

Incoming International Students: Summer Webinar Series Event

Get ready for university life in Canada Attend our webinars to meet your community of support and get answers to...

Group of students at Niagara Falls in winter.

International Student Winter Socials

International Student Winter Socials Event

International students, let’s end the year with some cheer and festive fun! You’ve accomplished a lot this year. Now’s the...


In-person International Student Services drop-ins (No appointment needed)

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (MUSC B118 )
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET (MUSC B118)

Anyone can improve their writing and academic skills. Explore how our writing and academic skills services, programs and events can support your development in key areas, such as reading, writing and studying.

International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO)

The International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO) program is a joint initiative between the Student Success Centre and Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to help international students gain valuable Canadian work experience at McMaster and beyond.

The McMaster Office for the Development of English Language Learners (MODEL) is a free service designed to help both undergraduate and graduate students who may be struggling with the English language.