International Students

Talk to an International Student Advisor

Topics covered during consultations

  • Life in Montreal (moving, housing, transportation, opening a bank account, what to expect in winter, healthcare, etc.).
  • Administrative and immigration-related matters. Note that we do not offer consultations related to permanent residency or work permits (except those required for mandatory internships and post-graduate work). For information about permanent residency, please visit this page.
  • Family matters (spouse, children, parents, etc.).
  • Multicultural issues (adaptation and integration, culture shock, etc.).

Quick question SESSIONS

For exchange students: we offer no-appointment sessions at the Service aux étudiants (C-240, Main Building), Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For international degree seeking students: If your question takes less than five minutes to answer, come see us at the SEP during our walk-in consultations.  To know the schedule.

virtual or in-person Scheduled appointments

For matters requiring more in-depth discussion, in-person or virtual appointments are offered if deemed necessary by an advisor. Appointments are usually offered from Monday to Friday for a standard duration of 30 minutes. Before booking an appointment, please visit our website, which provides answers to many frequently asked questions.

To book an appointment with an International Student Advisor, write to, provide us with your name, student ID and briefly describe the reason for which you seek a consultation. If you wish to meet with the International Exchange Program Officer, please write to, provide us with your student ID, phone number and availabilities.

Email assistance

You can also contact the International Student Office via email at:

If you’re an exchange student, please write to the following email address:

Given the high volume of questions received, it may take between one and five working days to receive an answer, depending on the degree of urgency of the question.