U of G provided $4 million in new funding to support international students and reduced student compulsory fees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New one-time tuition credits and bursary and scholarship support for international students followed enhancements to emergency bursaries made in the winter and spring 2020 semesters.
The University provided residence spaces to international students who were unable to leave the country when the pandemic started, and offered counselling, wellness and accessibility services.
“We recognize the challenges that many of our international students are facing during this crisis and so we are taking these further actions to help them continue their studies,” says Stuart McCook, assistant vice-president (international).
The University reduced fall semester compulsory fees by 30-40 per cent and pursued innovative ways to provide quality student services online and through alternative platforms.
For new and returning students, the University provides programs and supports ranging from health services to academic and career services.