For Incoming International Students

According to current federal government guidelines, all persons arriving to Canada are required to quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. McMaster international students arriving from abroad including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and medical residents are strongly encouraged to quarantine on campus in McMaster’s residence buildings.

McMaster University is covering the cost of this required quarantine. This covers all room cost and three meal deliveries daily. The private transportation costs from port of entry to the quarantine location are the responsibility of the international student, although the university is assisting with students arranging reservations with a transportation company of choice.

Shared family accommodations are available. Family accommodations include one bed per family member.

All bookings include three meals per day directly delivered to your residence room.

For more information please contact reserve@mcmaster.ca.

How to Reserve Your Room

Students interested in making a reservation should reach out to the following contacts:

  • For international undergraduate students (year 2 and above):
    Ana Pereira, Lead Coordinator, International Students
    Student Success Centre
    ferreirar@mcmaster.ca
  • For international graduate students:
    Yufei Zheng, Coordinator, International Graduate Students
    School of Graduate Studies
    zheny37@mcmaster.ca
  • For international medical residents:
    Sophia Janssen Boljanic, Program Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    sophiab@mcmaster.ca
Arrival DatesCheck-Out or Transfer Dates
August 23 - 29September 9 - 16
September 6 - 12September 23 - 30
September 20 - 26October 7 - 14
October 4 - 10October 21 - 28
October 18 - 24November 4 - 11
November 1 - 7November 18 - 25
November 15 - 21December 2 - 9
November 29 - December 5December 16 - 23
Dates may change without notice. Rooms are subject to availability.

Guest Expectations for Quarantine Stays

Before confirming your booking, all students must confirm and agree to modified Guest Expectations for International Student Quarantine Stays. These expectations are in alignment with measures outlined by the Government of Canada and have been developed in partnership with Hamilton Public Health to ensure the safety of the students and staff.

Read Our Guest Expectations Here

All international arrivals will be asked to remain in their assigned quarantine rooms for the 14-day period, respond to daily check-ins, and submit to a wellness check before the end of your stay.

Guidelines for travellers from the Government of Canada can be found here.

Guidelines for Travellers
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Continue Your Stay At McMaster

Short-Term Accommodations on Campus

Students requiring temporary accommodations while searching for off-campus housing are welcome to apply for short-term accommodations on campus.

Accommodations packages range from a two weeks to up to three months and will be located in our apartment and suite-style residences.

Learn more about our Short-Term Accommodations

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