There are many factors involved when making the decision to attend university in a new country, and the support you get from your university can make a significant impact on your experience. At the University of Manitoba, supports and resources are in place to assist international students with their transition to life in Canada. Fardeen, a 4th year student from Bangladesh shares some tips and stories from his own time as an international student at UM.

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    Live and learn on campus 

    Your time in residence will be one of the most memorable and rewarding parts of your UM experience. You will belong to a unique community and will meet students who will become your lifelong friends. Our residence buildings feature furnished rooms, free high-speed internet, study spaces, lounges and laundry facilities.

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    Live with a Canadian family

    Living with a Canadian host family provides you with the comforts of home and the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and community.

Working in Manitoba while you are a student and after you graduate 

As an international student, you may be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week to build your network, enhance your language abilities, develop professional skills and help cover the costs of your education. 

Winnipeg is a great place to live and gain Canadian work experience; you may even decide to stay after graduation! Consider applying for a post-graduate work permit. It allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience for up to three years after graduating. 

After graduation and gaining  some work experience, you may also apply to stay and work in Manitoba permanently through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Contact our International Centre to learn more. 

Chat with a student

Understand what it’s like to be a UM student by talking with our student ambassadors. They have come here from around the world and are happy to share their personal experiences from the classroom and what it’s like living and working here.


Contact us

Undergraduate Student Recruitment
4th floor UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Toll free: 1-800-224-7713 ext:8808