The below is a summary of anticipated fees associated with a VRO student’s stay in Canada. Fees may vary or change from time to time.
Western University Fees
VRO students are responsible for paying the below fees through their Student Centre account with Western University. Once you have been approved to come to Western University as a Visiting Research Only student, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with your Visiting Research Student Registration Information containing your Student ID number and access code for Student Centre.
The administration fee, student card fee, and UHIP fees are automatically charged to the Student Centre account. All fees must be paid within the first 30 days of arrival to campus.
|Administration fee||$200.00 *||This fee is normally charged to the student’s Student Centre account. Some host supervisors will offer to pay this fee on the student’s behalf and this will be indicated in the invitation letter.|
|Student card fee||$31.00|
|UHIP fees||$51.00/month||(this rate increases every year in about August)|
|Other living expenses (food)||varies|
|Access to recreation services or bus pass is not included in the VRO administration fee. Therefore, VRO students who are interested in these services should contact the London Transit Commission (LTC) for a bus pass, and Western Campus Recreation for a gym members. Please see below.|
|Bus Pass||See www.ltconline.ca/Fares.htm||Bus passes can be purchased at Infosource in the University Community Centre.|
Immigration Fees (payable to IRCC)
Work Permit fee for research award recipients
Visitor visa fee for self-funded academic researchers
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) fee for visa-exempt nationals who are doing self-funded academic research
A visa or eTA will automatically be issued upon approval of the work permit application
If you are from a country that requires a visa to enter Canada, please apply for a visitor visa. You do not need an eTA.
If you are from a country that is visa-exempt, please apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
(depending on the country)
Medical exams are required for students who:
|Visa photos x2||varies|
|Translation of documents||varies|
|Employer Compliance Fee||$230.00||for VRO Students coming to Western under the "Research Award Recipient" stream|
|Administration Fee (payable to Western)||$200.00*||applicable only if the host supervisor elects to cover this cost instead of the student (see above)|