Welcome International, Immigrant and Refugee Students

International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS) is your starting point and your ongoing support throughout your studies at The University of Winnipeg.

We are located on eighth floor of Rice Centre, 491 Portage Ave.
(Please see the Campus Map for directions)

Phone: 204.786.9469
Email: iirss@uwinnipeg.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Click here for regular updates about COVID-19 as it pertains to your studies, including study permit processing, immigration and border restrictions, and quarantine requirements. New students with questions about entering Canada can view our latest Travel, Arrival and Protocols presentation (accurate as of August 5th, 2021) here.


For current students, IIRSS provides a wide range of services and hosts a variety of fun events and informative workshops throughout the year. 

If you are a prospective student, please contact Student Recruitment at welcome@uwinnipeg.ca

If you have applied for admission and have an admission inquiry, contact Admissions at intladmissions@uwinnipeg.ca 

Join our Facebook group called 'International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services' to receive important updates, learn about academic and social opportunities, view photographs, and make contact with other UW students.

If you are an undergraduate student and want to defer your start term, you can inform the university of your intention to change your start date by completing this survey. Please note, if you have already completed this survey and wish to change your answer, you must either clear your browser cache, use a different browser or "incognito" or "private" mode to access it again.