Lecturer speaking to international students

Student Support Services

Support every step of the way

Your successful student experience is supported by friendly faculty, staff and fellow students. The International Study Centre team and the experts in Student Services provide many valuable resources and support so that you can focus on your studies.

Before you arrive

The International Student Services team will answer all of your questions about living and studying in Canada and Royal Roads University. The team also provides advice about:

  • Tuition, fees and payment schedules
  • Student accommodation
  • Visas, study and work permits
  • What to pack in your luggage
  • Important travel documents you need to have with you when travelling

When you arrive

We will organize fun activities to welcome and help you settle into your new student community. You will go on a tour of our beautiful campus to discover where everything is, have lunch with your new classmates and go on a fun day out to Victoria. We will also help you with:

  • Accommodation planning and advice
  • Health and student insurance
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) registration

During your studies

International students make the most of their experience in Canada by relying on student services at Royal Roads University for such things as:

  • Academic and English language support
  • Assistance with Canadian post-graduate work permits
  • Family invitation letters
  • Social and cultural activities

Before and after you graduate

The Career Enhancement Services team will help you write an impressive resume, look for suitable jobs and improve your interview skills. You will also have access to Symplicity – a jobs website where you can search for work that interests you, and where employers can look for graduates that they want to employ. The team can also advise on:

  • Planning your career pathway
  • Networking strategies
  • Canadian post-graduate work permits

The English Language Centre at the International Study Centre also provides free English language support for students through one-on-one and/or group tutoring, workshops, and a variety of resources.

MImi from Canada testimonial at Royal Roads University

"The professors don't stand there and just lecture at you, they get very involved. You'll catch them walking around in the classroom, talking with you and asking you if you'd like to come and see them during office hours. They're very accommodating"

Mimi from Canada BA Professional Communication

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