Skip to main content

International Student Support

Your Source for Support

Laurier's International Student Support (ISS) team will help to guide you on your path to academic and cultural success in Canada. The ISS team is here to:

What to Expect for Fall 2021

Laurier's overall objective is to increase our on-campus presence in support of in-person teaching, learning, research and student experience in fall 2021 with a return to regular operations for winter 2022.

We understand that some international students will choose to travel to Laurier for the fall 2021 term, while others will choose to study remotely from home. No matter where you are for the fall term, we're here to provide you with the information and support you need.

Vaccine Mandate and Vaccination Clinics at Laurier

Laurier recently announced that all student, staff and faculty will need to be vaccinated, or have plans to get vaccinated, with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to be on campus for fall 2021. International students are able to get first and second vaccine doses at vaccine clinics this fall. 

At your vaccination appointment you will need to show proof of your student status. You can use your OneCard or your UHIP card to show your student status. There is no charge for the vaccine so it's okay if you don't have your UHIP card yet. UHIP cards will be available in the first two weeks of September. If you have questions about UHIP, please contact Claire at cdalton@wlu.ca

The Student Wellness Centre on the Waterloo campus will hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics in August and in September. To request an appointment, fill out the COVID-19 Immunization Intake form. For those looking to book the soonest possible appointment in their area, visit Ontario's COVID-19 immunization booking portal. 

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario, you must complete the Region of Waterloo Out of Province Immunization Form before you book a vaccine appointment. Reporting previous COVID-19 vaccines is required so publc health officials can determine the best course to take for your vaccinations.

Completing this form also allow students who have been fully vaccinated outside of Canada with an approved vaccine to be verified in the Ontario health system.

International students at the Brantford campus can access first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through the Brant County Health Unit.

Walk-ins will be accepted during regular clinic hours for members of the Laurier community. However, pre-booked appointments are preferred. Booking is available via the Brant County Health Unit’s website.   

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario, you must provide this information to your local health unit before you book a vaccine appointment. If you live in Brantford, email COVIDVaccinationEnquiries@bchu.org with your name and contact information, and a representative will follow up with you. Reporting previous COVID-19 vaccines is required so public health officials can determine the best course to take for your vaccinations.

Completing this form also allow students who have been fully vaccinated outside of Canada with an approved vaccine to be verified in the Ontario health system.

UHIP Travel Declaration Form

All international students have health insurance coverage through the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). You are automatically enroled in the plan each term and fees are added to your student account.

International students are asked to complete the travel declaration form to confirm their location for the fall 2021 term. If you aren't traveling to Canada for the fall term, complete the form to receive an adjustment on your UHIP fees.

This form is only for the fall 2021 term. You will be automatically enroled in UHIP for the winter 2022 term.