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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International Student Summer Webinar Series

International Student Summer Webinar Series Event

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

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Peer Leader Program

The Peer Leader program includes a volunteer opportunity, scheduled professional development and connections to your peers. Browse all the appointment...

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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...

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Get the one-on-one support you need this year

Types of appointments and support Browse all the appointment types to find out how you can access support. Then, book...


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

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 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.