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Acceptance to Attendance Checklist

Congratulations on being accepted to The University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies!

Find information on your next steps below:

1. Accept your offer of admission

Please refer to your offer letter and the email from our admissions officer for instructions regarding how to accept your offer and the acceptance deadline.

International students should note that a $5,000 tuition deposit is required at the time they accept the offer. This deposit is applied to their tuition fees after registration. Deposits can be paid via wire transfer.

Please contact graduateadmissions@uwinnipeg.ca for guidance accepting your offer and paying your tuition deposit.


2. Apply for a study permit (international students only)

To apply for a study permit, please consult Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Please note that the approval for a study permit can take several weeks, so students should begin their application immediately after accepting their offer of admission.

Please note: All graduate students must submit a copy of their new or updated study permit to Eric Benson e.benson@uwinnipeg.ca, Coordinator, Student Records (Graduate Studies), Office of the Registrar, so their account can be updated accordingly. Students who do not submit their study permits will have a hold placed on their accounts.

3. Understand your responsibilities as a full- or part-time graduate student

Please review the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, as well as The Faculty of Graduate Studies Policies and Guidelines.

  1. Full-time students – students pursuing their studies as a full-time occupation, identify themselves as full-time and plan to complete the program within the designated number of terms and do not exceed these limits.
  2. Part-time students – do not meet the requirements for full-time status and plan to complete the program within the designated number of terms permitted for part-time students and do not exceed these limits.

Complete definitions can be found in The Faculty of Graduate Studies Policies and Guidelines.

4. Design a budget

Design a budget to help you prepare for and succeed in graduate studies.

The Royal Bank Student Budget Calculator is a useful tool for planning your budget.

Note: The University of Winnipeg is not responsible for the accuracy or support of the online calculator tools

5. Identify important dates and deadlines

For important dates and information for the coming year see the Graduate Studies Calendar.

To make note of dates for special events, orientation, and workshops consult the Graduate Studies Events Page

For the latest information about campus and neighbourhood events, calls for papers, workshops, and more sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

6. Look for housing

Start looking for places to live. You may wish to live either on or off campus.

For on-campus housing, please visit Campus Living.

We recommend all students wishing to live off-campus start by reviewing the information provided by the Manitoba Residential Tenancies Branch. Then, decide where you would like to live!

Research Winnipeg's many neighbourhoods, review local crime and safety rates, and understand your commute using Google Maps or Winnipeg Transit's trip planner.

Off-campus rentals can be found on:

When renting a new apartment, students are advised to research the neighbourhood, landlord, and visit the site for an in-person inspection before signing a lease.

7. Visit International, Immigrant, and Refugee Student Services (if applicable)

International, Immigrant, and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS) can help with questions you might have which are specific to being an International student. IIRSS also holds monthly events and networking events.

Don't miss IIRSS's orientation for international students!

8. Register for courses

General registration information for most programs can be found on the Graduate Studies Registration page. 


Joint Masters Program student registration - The registration form of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of The University of Manitoba is used for all JMP programs. The form must be completed and signed by the Chair of the Joint Discipline Committee and returned by mail or in person to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (UM).

9. Pay tuition and fees

Information about Fee Payment.

Note: Some scholarship winners will have their funds applied directly to the student account. All Joint Masters Program students pay their fees at the University of Manitoba.

10. Activate your email, get your student ID card and WebAdvisor account information

Once admitted to Graduate Studies, you will receive a letter signed by Colin Russell, University Registrar, containing your personal username and password. This information is required to access your University email and printing account.

Student Central 

Use WebAdvisor

11. Request access to the Grad Lounge and a locker

Graduate students can request access to the Grad Student Lounge (4CM09) and a locker within the lounge.

To request Access to the Grad Lounge and/or a locker complete the following two forms, and return to graduatestudies@uwinnipeg.ca.

1 - Graduate Study Area Access Application Form

2 - Key Requisition Form

See a map of the Graduate Student Lounge

12. Attend Graduate Student Orientation

Sign up and learn more about Graduate Student Orientation