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International Students

Welcoming Students from Around the World

A unique feature of City University is its international dimension. CityU could not call itself a global university if international students were not a huge part of who we are. More than 400 students from around the world attend CityU in greater Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. We have been helping students worldwide earn U.S. degrees and better their lives for over 40 years. Our mission is to provide high-quality education that is accessible to anyone, whether they want to study in or outside of the U.S. CityU students become part of an international community with students from over 40 countries and alumni who hold executive positions around the globe.

CityU has locations in Canada, the United States (Washington State), China, Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam. As a private, nonprofit university, CityU offers competitive tuition rates and accepts transfer credit from accredited institutions.

News Release from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Limit on off-campus work hours to be lifted temporarily

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced on October 7, 2022, that from November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, international students who are in Canada and who have off-campus work authorization on their study permit will not be restricted by the 20-hour-per-week rule.
International students must in mind that will be obligated to keep up with their schoolwork as required by their Study Permit implied status.

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Who is considered an international student?

The population of Canada is divided in three main categories: citizens, permanent residents also known as landed immigrants and temporary residents. Temporary residents are legally in Canada for temporary needs, including foreign workers, tourists and international students. In other words students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada are considered international students; this includes US citizens without a dual citizenship (Student Permit, Work Permit, Temporary visa or any other type of visa).

International students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment in order to preserve their study permit visa. A full-time undergraduate student at CityU Canada is defined as one who is registered in at least 15 credits (3 courses) per quarter.

CityU offers an education that is accessible to the working adult and transfer student. Its curriculum is taught by practicing professionals and is results-oriented, hands-on, and informed by what industry demands now. The learning model is focused on helping professionals earn a degree that will later earn them a better job, salary, title or life after they graduate.

What programs are open to international students?

Due to visa regulations, CityU in Canada only accepts international students into our full-time academic degree programs at our Vancouver, BC location. At this time, these include:

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City University of Seattle in Canada hereby certifies that Global Education Alliance has been appointed to act as the Global Exclusive international marketing and recruitment partner in the provision of counseling and admission application services to international students. 

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