June 10, 2021: McMaster University has updated its COVID-19 readiness plan with both local and provincial governments. This plan is the newest process for travel to Canada, replacing what was previously communicated in this update for June arrivals. The readiness plan is mandatory for all new or returning students.
June 9, 2021: McMaster recommends that international students should not arrive in Canada more than four weeks before program start dates. If you choose to arrive earlier than four weeks before your program starts, you may be denied entry by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) if you do not have a valid reason for your early arrival.
Quarantine on McMaster campus will be ending as of May 31, 2021. This is the last day students will be able to arrive on campus for quarantine.
Information on this page is intended for undergraduate students. If you’re a graduate student, visit the Grad Studies website: International grad students travelling to McMaster.
Students from India and Pakistan
All travellers from India and Pakistan, please review the current flight suspensions on the Government of Canada website.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, McMaster has decided to cancel all Fall 2021 in-person exchange programs. This decision applies immediately to all exchange programs scheduled between August and December 2021. At this time, exchange students are not eligible to travel to McMaster while participating in a remote exchange. Please contact Jenna Levi (email@example.com), education abroad coordinator, if you have any questions.
- Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario
- City of Hamilton – COVID-19
- McMaster University – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- McMaster’s emergency financial support
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