Acceptance to Attendance Checklist

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

Find information on your next steps below:

Step 1 – Accept your Offer of Admission

Complete the Accept / Decline Form and e-mail to Dagm Habtemariam, Graduate Studies Admissions and Tracking Officer, at d.habtemariam@uwinnipeg.ca.

Step 2 – Apply for 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.

Step 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.

Step 4 – Design a budget

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

Useful tools
Royal Bank Student Budget Calculator 
Government of Canada Student Budget Worksheet

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

Step 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

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Step 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.

Step 7 – Visit the International Student Services Office (if applicable)

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

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

Step 8 – Register for courses

For general registration information fr most programs, click here.

Timetable

Students in the Marriage and Family program and the Theology program will have their course options emailed to them by the program and will fill out registration forms found on the forms 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).

Step 9 – Pay tuition

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.

Step 10 – Set up your email account, get your student ID card, and Web Advisor 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 

Web Advisor

Step 11 – Student Services and request access to graduate study lounge/locker

Student Services

Request Access to the Grad Lounge and/or request a locker - 2 Forms

1 - Graduate Study Area Access Application Form

2 - Key Requisition Form
(to gain access to the Study Area/Lounge on your student card)

Map of the Graduate Student Lounge

Step 12 – Attend Student Graduate Orientation

Sign up and learn more about Graduate Student Orientation