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International Student Payments

Important: Full-time students (9 or more qualifying credits per term) are automatically charged the Health Plan and the U-Pass. For opt-out/in information please visit the UWSA website.


How do I make a payment as an international student?

All our international students are now paying using our partner Flywire for their tuition and University residence fees. With Flywire most of our students have the option to choose from several payment methods and currencies, including their home currency at competitive rates. With Flywire, you are allowed to pay from any country at any bank.  It is fast, simple and cost effective from any country – any time.

  • Track your payments from start to finish using the Flywire student dashboard
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates as compared to traditional banks
  • Payments are posted to your student account more quickly than they would be if you were using a regular bank to pay.
  • You can be assured that you will never have a short-payment due to unexpected transfer fees or bank charges.

All you need is your official UWinnipeg student number to open your Flywire payment account.

TIP:  Don’t be shy if you need a little bit more assistance! Regardless of your time zone, Flywire’s dedicated multilingual customer support team is available 24/7 via live chat, Skype, email and phone!

Flywire questions? Contact Flywire directly!

University of Winnipeg payment processing questions?

  • Undergraduate Tuition and Housing Payments: 204.786.9244
  • Undergraduate Application Fees: 204.779.8946
  • Graduate: 204.786.9309
  • Collegiate Students: 204.786.9219
  • English Language program: 204.982.1702
  • Professional, Applied & Cont. Ed Students: 204.982.6639
How much money should I send?

Depending on the visa applied for, international students are required to demonstrate that they have the funds to study in Canada, both to pay tuition and for their living costs. (For more details, see IRCC’s Proof of Financial Support website). A tuition deposit and/or pre-payment allows you to demonstrate that you have paid tuition (and on-campus housing fees, if applicable) to the institution.  Send only enough to cover your tuition and on-campus housing.

For current tuition and fees, see the online Fee Schedule.

To find out more about undergraduate international deposits, please visit Undergraduate Admissions, or check your Letter of Offer/Letter of Acceptance.

TIP: We only accept deposits to cover tuition and University residence fees. If you require money for your personal living expenses, please open a Canadian bank account. Ask International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services for tips on how to set up your very own account!

What is the undergraduate refund policy?

If you would like to drop or change a class and request a tuition refund for that course, please see the Course Drop Information and review the Withdrawal/Refund Schedules

If you are an international student and would like to withdraw entirely from The University of Winnipeg prior to completing your degree, please see the International Withdrawal website

International undergraduate students with questions about refunds and withdrawals should contact IIRSS: iirss@uwinnipeg.ca.

Do I have to pay everything at once or can I make smaller payments?

Yes, you can make smaller payments. Just make sure that your account is paid in full before the due date (either for your deposit, or your full tuition at start of term).  Remember that all courses starting in September, even the ones that run all year, are due in September. Courses starting in Winter don’t have to be paid until the Winter deadline and all fees for Spring are due on the same deadline, regardless of when they start.

TIP: You can always check our homepage to see when the due dates for this year are!

I’m staying in University Housing. Can I send my tuition and Residence payment in one payment through Flywire?

We want to make sure the money gets to our Campus Living department right away which is why we ask you to make separate payments for tuition and Campus Living Residence fees. When sending residence fees, make sure to click on the 'Campus Living Residence Payments' portal. Tuition payments can be made through the 'Tuition' portal.

TIP: When you sent your Campus Living Residence payment through Flywire, you will be asked to enter your unique student AND invoice number which can be found in your payment schedule!


What happens once you receive my payment? Will you notify me and do I get a receipt?

Once we receive your payment, we will apply it to your student account.  When the required deposit has been received, it will be marked in your Application Portal and you will receive your official Letter of Acceptance, which you will use to apply for your visa.

You will then be able to print your own receipts:

You can print a receipt right from our Self-Service portal. Simply log into your account, go to ‘Student Finance’ and click on ‘Account Detail’ on the right-hand side. Now you can open any term from the drop-down menu and either choose ‘View Statement’ to see all charges and payments for the selected term or you can open ‘Payments’ (in some case it will say ‘Deposits’) and click on one of the underlined receipt numbers on the left-hand side if you wish to view the details of a specific payment.

TIP: Check your WebAdvisor account regularly to be aware of any outstanding balance!


I’m trying but I won’t be able to pay off my account before the due date. What can I do?

If your payment is just a little late, you might be charged a Late Payment fine of $80.00 and your account might be placed on Hold. If you know that your payment will be more than a few days late, contact us and we’ll talk about it.

TIP: Check out our Awards and Bursaries! You might qualify!

I received an email/letter and it said I had a financial hold! What should I do?

A financial Hold means that there is still an outstanding amount owing. Check under Financial Information to find out how much and what it’s for and submit your full payment as soon as possible! Don’t worry, you can still go to class but as long as the hold is active you won’t be able to register for more classes, drop classes on WebAdvisor, request official letters and transcripts or graduate.

TIP: If you have a hold, a little message will pop up on your WebAdvisor. Look out for it!


If you need help figuring out how to budget for your studies, please contact International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services at iirss@uwinnipeg.ca.

For all other financial questions and forms check out our departmental website  or contact us directly at studentfinancial@uwinnipeg.ca or by phone 1-204-786-9244 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CST).