Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1827Established Year

The University of Toronto, also called U of T, is a public university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Known for providing a world-class, research-intensive environment, it is the top Canadian university and is among the top 10 of universities worldwide, as per the Times Higher Education ranking.

From Astronomy to Philosophy, Neuroscience to Urban Studies, the university offers 980 undergraduate and graduate programs. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject, these are the top five subjects taught at U of T:

  • Nursing
  • Sports-related subjects
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Geography
  • Computer science

It is the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research as well as the site for the first practical electron microscope.

Why Choose University of Toronto?


  • Ranked 28th in the world ranking - Top Universities
  • #1 Research University in Canada, according to Research Infosource 2016
  • Ranked 22nd in the world ranking 2018 - Times Higher Education
  • Ranked #20 in the world ranking - U.S. News
  • Ranked #14 in the world ranking - Webometrics

Salient Features

  • Total enrolment: 90,077; international students: 17,452 from 163 countries and regions
  • Faculty and staff members: 21,556; No. of students per staff: 18.7
  • More than 800 clubs and student-run organizations across all three campuses
  • Research funds awarded: CAD 1.1 billion
  • Produced five Canadian Prime Ministers and ten Nobel laureates
  • Its library system is the third largest in North America.
  • Offers 54 co-op programs available at U of T Scarborough.


Number of seats in undergraduate courses18,038
Number of seats in postgraduate courses70,728
Number of seats in St. George’s Toronto Campus60,595
Number of seats in Mississauga Campus14,741
Number of seats in Scarborough Campus13,430
Tuition Fee RangeCAD 26,140 - CAD 45,200
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS and TOEFL

Country-Wise International Population

CountryNumber of Students
United States698
South Korea597
Hong Kong313

Faculties and Divisions

The University of Toronto offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs organized into 20 faculties and divisions.

Applied Science and EngineeringDentistry InformationMedicine
Architecture, Landscape, and DesignEducationKinesiology and Physical EducationMusic
Arts and ScienceForestry buildingLawNursing
Continuing StudiesGraduate StudiesManagementPharmacy
Public HealthSocial WorkUniversity of Toronto MississaugaUniversity of Toronto Scarborough

First-entry programs: Arts & Science, Architecture, Applied Science & Engineering, Education, Kinesiology & Physical, Music, and Transitional-Year Program

Second-entry programs: Pharmacy, Education, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, and Medicine

Program-Wise and Campus-Wise Enrolments

 -St. GeorgeMississaugaScarboroughDomesticInternationalTotal Enrolment

U of T offers over 280 graduate programs including:

  • 60+ professional graduate programs
  • 76 combined programs that consist professional master’s components

The university also offers more than 40 collaborative programs and three diploma programs.

Campus and Residence


The University of Toronto has three campuses:

  • Downtown Toronto Campus (St. George)

It is the main campus which offers courses in music, law, engineering, medicine, political science, and literature.

  • Mississauga campus(UTM)

Offers 156 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in 92 study areas which are taught in 17 academic departments.

  • Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

Mainly offers co-op programs in undergraduate, graduate and management courses. It has the new Aquatics Centre and Field House for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.


The university guarantees accommodation to all first-year students in undergraduate courses. This has to be communicated while filling the application.

Every residence has its own teams, events, governance, clubs, dining place, and eligibility rules. Few are open to all students, and others are open only to those pursuing a particular academic program.

  • The Downtown Toronto campus offers residential facilities at all the seven colleges - Chestnut Residence, Graduate House, or Student Family Housing.
  • The Mississauga campus has three different housing options, namely residence halls, townhouses, and apartments.
  • The Scarborough residential complex is a mere two-minute walk from academic buildings, townhouses, and apartment suites.
Downtown Toronto (St. George) Campus6,572 students
Mississauga Campus1,544 students
Scarborough Campus767 students

Application Process


  • Non-native speakers wishing to enroll in the universities are required to give the English Proficiency Tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.
Score Required for Undergraduate
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 100
Score Required for Graduates
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 100

How to Apply?

Check the requirements for the course you plan to opt. The application process for programs varies from one another. However, a few common steps to fill the application form are:

  • Apply through the link -
  • Choose among International or Domestic application forms as per requirement.
  • Apply for OUAC 105 Application form, if the candidate wishes to apply for other Ontario universities
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of CAD 180.


1. After successful submission of the application form, the application will be further reviewed.

2. Some students may need a valid GRE score for admission.

Study Permit

International applicants who want to study for more than 6 months or more, need to have a valid Study Permit or Study Visa. This process can take some time, so it is advisable to apply as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the university.

Cost and Expenses

Tuition Fee

Undergraduate Students

Domestic Students
CAD 6400 to CAD 14,300
International Students
CAD 41,920 to CAD 47,020

For Graduate Courses

Domestic Students
CAD 7,030 to CAD 48,480
International Students
CAD 20,530 to CAD 53,370

Residence Fee

Fee Range
St. George’s Campus
CAD 9,577 – CAD 16,532
UTSC (Scarborough)
CAD 4,346 – CAD 9,624
UTM (Mississauga)
CAD 9,489 – CAD 10,548

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Types of Major Scholarships

  • Admission Scholarships
  • Total 4,400 undergraduate admission scholarships are released for the students taking admission in the institution.
  • Value is around CAD 1,600 per student.
  • No separate application is to be submitted for this type of scholarship.
  • In-Course Scholarships
  • Total 5,900 in-course scholarships are disbursed.
  • For the students who are excelling in academics.
  • Top students will automatically become eligible.
  • A student completing their first, second or third year of study can receive scholarships of CAD 1,500 each.

Work While You Study

Eligibility Criteria

  • The work-study program is offered to full-time or part-time students.
  • Students registered in Toronto School of Theology, Study Elsewhere, Study Abroad, Co-op and the School of Continuing Studies programs are NOT eligible for Work Study positions.
  • Being OSAP eligible is not necessary.
  • A student is hired for only one Work-Study position.
  • Non-degree students are NOT eligible for Work-Study positions.

Rate of Pay

  • Work for a maximum of 15 hours a week or 100 hours for the complete summer session.
  • Minimum wage per day of CAD 14 per hour and 4% vacation pay.
  • International students must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work.

How to Apply?

Students can find and apply for the job on Career Exploration and Education website.

University of Toronto Alumni Network

The University of Toronto is a vast network of 575,924 alumni living and working all over the world. An alumnus who wants to be involved in helping students in their own career development can visit UoTs Employers and Partners section.

United States25,034
Hong Kong5,280
United Kingdom2,990

Alumni Benefits

  • Access to all Career Centre services to its alumni for up to 2 years after graduation.
  • Recent graduates can sign up on the Student & Recent Grads portal for a Career Learning Network (CLN) account.
  • The account assists to view postings for full-time job opportunities.
  • Can book one-on-one career counselling and employment advising services, attend several workshops, networking events and panels, and access various online career resources.
  • Discount alumni rates at Hart House and the Faculty Club
  • Book a campus location for wedding photos.
  • Alumni memberships at its athletic facilities on all three campuses including gym, pool time, and fitness classes
  • Exclusive offers on financial services with a U of T credit card that earns you points and supports student initiatives.

Notable Alumni

  • Paul Martin - 21st Prime Minister of Canada
  • Walter Kohn - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1998
  • Arthur Meighen - 9th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Richard M. Thomson - Chairman and CEO of Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Alexander Graham Bell - Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur
  • Donald Sutherland - Spokesperson, Film Producer, Actor
  • John Kenneth Galbraith - Professor, Novelist, Author


Find a Program
$49,800 PER

BROWSE STREAMS Operatic Performance
Average Tution Fees (Annual)
$ 41,920
Bachelors Tuition Fees$41920
Diploma Tuition Fees$31000
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 13,055
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Deadline
January 16, 2019
Start of Application process August 21, 2018
End of Application process January 16, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
Admission Details
Acceptance Rate
30 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
Min. 100

Admission Overview

Shaping the future of numerous aspirants, the University of Toronto offers 700 UG and 200 PG and Ph.D level degree programmes in a variety of fields. Each year the university contrives nearly 80,000 individuals for their better future. Check the admission process for the University of Toronto here.

Ranking Overview

U of T offers a large number of graduate and undergraduate courses. Many global ranking agencies approve U of T’s academic excellence. Rankings given to the university by various global players are given below.

The university is undoubtedly amongst the eminent universities in the world. With a huge international appeal, it is not only the best in Canada but it is at the top in all major global university rankings. The ranking of University of Toronto according to some of the acclaimed global publications of universities are given here for 2016.

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