STUDY IN
canada

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - [U of T], TORONTO, ONTARIO - ADMISSION

    Toronto, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1827established year
    88766enrollment

    University of Toronto (U of T) 2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Acceptance Rate, Fees. Deadlines, Application Process

    Bhavya Rawal's profile photo

    Bhavya Rawal

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 7, 2021

    Admissions at the University of Toronto are moderately competitive with an average acceptance rate of 43%. As per 2019-2020 enrollments, the university has almost 24% of international students with China (13845), India (1553), the USA (931), South Korea (696), and Hong Kong (362) being the top 5 countries in terms of international students. The university aces in providing 700 UG programs in various disciplines and more than 300 graduate programs to study in Canada.

    • Application for MBA program at UToronto is open for the academic year 2021. Round 4 application for which will be available till April 26, 2021.
    • For students aiming to apply for the University of Toronto programs, the UG application fee is CAD180 and the PG application fee is CAD120, non-refundable.
    • For UG programs, the application process begins from September-October and the deadline is usually till early November. While some subjects have mid-January as the final deadline.
    • The registration for Fall Intake of PG programs starts in July and the deadline is between late-August to September. 
    • The application process for all UG courses is handled through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. Whereas, PG applicants can directly apply to the University of Toronto through its application portal.
    • The University shares its decision regarding UG admission by February as most of the deadlines close by mid-January.
    • As PG programs have various intakes, expect a response within a month after the final deadline is over.

    Admission to Top Programs at University of Toronto

    Programs Score Required
    M.Sc Computer Science GRE required
    IELTS- 7.0 (overall, 6.5 in each band)
    TOEFL iBT- 93 (overall with 22 in writing/speaking)
    M.Eng Mechanical and Industrial Engineering IELTS- 7.0 (overall, 6.5 in each band)
    TOEFL iBT- 93 (overall with 22 in writing/speaking)
    Master of Financial Economics GRE Quant- 160 (with 3.5 on analytical writing)
    GMAT overall- 710 (with quant 49)
    TOEFL iBT- 110
    IELTS- 7.5 (overall) 
    Master of Nursing IELTS- 7.0 (overall, 6.5 in each band)
    TOEFL iBT- 93 (overall with 22 in writing/speaking)
    M.B.A GMAT- 670 (average of a class of 2022)
    TOEFL- 100 (overall with 22 in writing/speaking)
    IELTS- 7.0 (overall, 6.5 in each band)
    M.Eng Electrical and Computer Engineering IELTS- 7.0
    TOEFL- 93
    Master of Architecture IELTS- 7.0
    TOEFL- 93
    M.Mgmt Analytics IELTS- 7.0
    TOEFL- 100
    GMAT/GRE not mandatory but preferred
    B.Sc Data Science IELTS- 6.5
    TOEFL: 100
    M.A Economics TOEFL: 93
    ​IELTS: 7.0
    B.B.A IELTS- 6.5
    TOEFL: 100
    B.Com IELTS- 6.5
    TOEFL: 100
    B.Sc Computer Science IELTS- 6.5
    TOEFL: 100

    Apart from the above mentioned popular programs, let us dive into the process of how to get admissions at the University of Toronto

    University of Toronto Admission Process

    International Students interested in applying to the University of Toronto can use the link given for “The University of Toronto International application.”

    • Complete the admission application and submit the required documents.
    • Apply for a study permit and entry visa once an acceptance letter is received from the university.
    • Student’s can obtain applications for these documents from a Canadian embassy or consulate before departing.
    • One can also seek help from the Centre for International Experience to have relief while facing unexpected challenges during their stay in Canada.

    While applying for an undergraduate program, if a student is under 18, he or she might be asked by Immigration Canada to find a Canadian citizen to act as a guardian.

    Note: The application deadlines for domestic and international students are different. Students are suggested to apply early so that they are also able to get their student visa study in Canada and are also able to make travel arrangements to Canada.

    University of Toronto Undergraduate Admission

    The recommended application deadline for international students for full-time undergraduate programs at U of T, applying through OUAC, will be November 7. The seats might not be available until the final deadlines mentioned in the below table. Therefore, early applications are advised. When applying through the university website, the deadlines for international students are:

    Field/Program Application Deadline Document Submission Deadline
    Applied Science and Engineering January 15 February 1
    Architecture, Landscape, and Design January 10 February 1
    Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George January 15  February 1
    Bachelor of Information April 30  May 15 
    Kinesiology & Physical Education January 15  February 1
    Music (incl. International Foundation Program) January 15 February 1
    Medical Radiation Sciences February 1 February 15
    Nursing January 15 February 1
    Physician Assistant January 15 February 3
    U of T Mississauga January 15  February 1 
    U of T Scarborough January 15  February 1

    Graduate programs at University of Toronto have different admission requirements and therefore students are suggested to visit the website to find application deadlines for the various programs offered at the university.

    UToronto Undergraduate Admission Requirements

    U of T offers 700+ undergraduate programs in various fields of study. Around 24% of the total undergraduate enrollment is international students. All the applicants are advised to complete their applications on time and provide all the required documents by the deadlines.

    Application- 105 Application

    Application Fee- 180 CAD

    Admission Requirements- The general admission requirements include:

    • Completed application form
    • All academic transcripts from high school/ senior secondary levels
    • Completed senior level or grade 12 level course
    • English Language Requirements- TOEFL/ IELTS/ Cambridge C1 or C2/ CAEL, etc.
    • Self-reported grades form
    • Standardized test scores to study in Canada

    Academic Requirements- Due to the strength and size of the applicant pool at University of Toronto, the university does not have any a pre-set cut-off averages. The applications are reviewed considering the other criteria as well.  As per the previous applicants, the average grades that are considered competitive for a few popular programs at the university are mentioned in the below table:

    Program Average Grades(%)
    Management 85
    Humanities 80-85
    Social Science 80-85
    Life Sciences 85-89
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences 85-89
    Engineering 90
    Commerce 90-95
    Computer Science 95

    Country-Specific Academic Requirements for UToronto

    U of T provides the equivalent of the academic qualification of a student who has completed his/ her high school outside of Canada. Some of the minimum admission requirements according to the relevant country has been given in the table below:

    Country Academic Requirement
    Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
    Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
    India All India Senior School Certificate (awarded by CBSE), or Indian School Certificate (awarded by CISCE), or
    Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered on an individual basis.
    Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate at Grade 12 Level
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Levels in 3 subjects

    English Language Requirements for UToronto

    Non-native English speakers are supposed to provide the university with English Proficiency Scores. U of T accepts a number of English language proficiency scores. Students are required to provide the university with one of the test scores to be considered for admission.

    Exam Minimum Score
    TOEFL iBT 93 
    IELTS 7.0(Academic) with no band below 6.0
    Cambridge C1 or C2 180 with 170 in each component
    CAEL 70 with no part below 60
    CanTEST 4.5 with no part below 4

    University of Toronto Graduate Admission

    The university offers graduate admissions to more than 300+ master's and doctoral programs. U of T offers a number of graduate programs at its campus in St. George through its School of Graduate Studies. Students can click here to find the programs offered at St. George campus of UofT.

    Mode of Application - Online

    Application Fee- 120 CAD

    Admission Requirements- The general admission requirements for graduate admission include:

    • Completed application form
    • Payment of non-refundable application fee
    • All academic transcripts from an accredited college/ university
    • A bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with a minimum of 73%-76% scores
    •  English language proficiency- TOEFL/ IELTS
      • TOEFL: 93 (iBT)
      • IELTS: 7.0 with no band below 6.0 
    • GRE- required for a few programs
    • GMAT score is required for MBA and some other management programs
    • 2 letters of recommendations for MS in Canada
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose to study in Canada/ Essay
    • Interviews might be required for some programs.
    Program Faculty Duration Deadlines Admission Requirements Total Tuition Fees (CAD)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Rotman School of Management 2 years August 5;
    October 1;
    January 7;
    March 4; 
    April 26
    Bachelor degree with a min. GPA of 3.0 or equivalent;
    GMAT- 550 (average: 669) 
    TOEFL-100/ IELTS-7.0;
    2 years of full-time work experience(highly recommended);
    2 professional references; 1000 word essay and a 10 min video essay; Resume; Interview
    127,930
    Masters in Finance Rotman School of Management 20 months Currently Closed
    Apply as early as possible
    Bachelor’s in relevant course with GPA 3.0
    GMAT/GRE scores; 
    Minimum 2-year work experience
    TOEFL: 100/IELTS: 7.0
    2 references, interview, 1 essay
    90,370
    Masters of Science in Statistics School of Graduate Studies 2 years January 15 Bachelors with at least B grade (at least),
    TOEFL: 100, IELTS- 7.0
    three LORs
    52,093
    Master of Social Work (MSW), Children and Their Families Field Social Work 3 years November 1; November 30 A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field;
    Social work experience(recommended);
    TOEFL-93(iBT) or 580(PBT)/ IELTS-7.0;
    3 References; Resume; Written Statement
    93,660
    Master of Arts(MA) in Applied Psychology and Human Development Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 3 years November 15 A bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with 73%- 76%;
    TOEFL- 93(iBT)/ IELTS(7.0);
    Working experience; Research background;
    Resume; Statement of Intent; 2 References- Academic and Professional; Interview.
    118,860
    Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 3 years January 15 A bachelor's degree in a related field of study with a min. GPA of 3.0;
    2 References; Resume; Letter of Intent; ELP exam result;
    Applicant must showcase research ability.
    38,298

    University of Toronto Admission Decision

    The acknowledgment of the admission application is received by the students two weeks after the submission of the application with the details regarding the further application process, while the admission decisions are released between mid-December and late-May by the university.

    The reviewing is done in the following manner:

    • Verifying whether the applicant meets the general admission and program-specific requirements of the university.
    • Verifying academic records of the students, based on the last 2 years of study.
    • Other contributing factors are consistency; where and when courses were completed – regular day school, night school, summer school; and the number of times any courses have been attempted.
    • A score of proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)

    Visa Requirements

    After receiving the acceptance letter from the university, the applicant will have to apply for a study permit to study in Canada to complete the admission process. It is recommended that candidates submit all the documents in time for getting their offer for admission, and pay their tuition fees to apply for a study permit with the Canada Embassy.

    The documents required for study permit include-

    • Acceptance Letter from the college
    • A valid passport
    • English language proficiency- TOEFL/ IELTS
    • Proof of Finance to prove the availability of finances to cover the tuition and academic expenses for a study in Canada.
    • Letter of Explanation

    Candidates will have to submit their biometrics and application for the successful approval of Study Permit.

    International students might also require a Temporary Resident Visa(TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA). Students can contact the Canadian Embassy to enquire about the eligibility for the same and make arrangements to travel to Canada.

    Submit the documents prior to the deadline mentioned on the official website as admission to enhance the chances of getting a seat at the university.

    Contact Details of University of Toronto

    Enrolment Services, The University of Toronto
    172 St. George Street, Toronto,
    Ontario M5R 0A3
    Telephone inquiries:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Telephone:  416-978-2190
    Fax: 416-978-7022

    FAQs

    Ques. What is the GPA requirement for University of Toronto?

    Ans. The minimum GPA required to get admissions to University of Toronto is 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. This equals around 83-86% and B grade. Though this is the basic entry requirement, the minimum GPA may vary among programs.

    Ques. Is SAT required for admissions with University of Toronto?

    Ans. SAT Scores are not required for most international students. However, students from the USA may be required to submit SAT scores

    Ques. Is it difficult to get into University of Toronto?

    Ans. It is not very difficult to get into the University of Toronto as the minimum grade required is B but you can come across students with a grade of C within some faculties. However, getting into U of T is highly dependent on the choice of the program as score requirements and admission criteria vary across faculties.  

    Ques. Does University of Toronto have a winter intake for international students?

    Ans. No, University of Toronto does not have a winter intake for most of its programs available to international students. 

    Ques. Does University of Toronto consider co-curricular while offering admissions?

    Ans. Yes, U of T has a holistic approach towards making admission decisions. Though academic and professional performances play one of the most important roles, co-curricular indulgence, and other aspects are given equal importance by the admissions committee. 

    Ques. Can I apply for more than one program at U of T?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply for a maximum of three programs at the University of Toronto. 

    Ques. How much does an MBA from U of T Cost for Indian students?

    Ans. The complete fees of pursuing.MBA from U of T goes up to 127,930 CAD. Thi equals to around 70,43,000 INR. Alongside, this you will also need money for accommodations, food, and living expenses. The overall expense can go up to 80-90 Lakhs INR depending on your lifestyle and accommodation choices.  

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of the University of Toronto?

    Ans. The acceptance rate for UToronto is around 43%. It may vary slightly each year.

    Ques. What is the average tuition fees at the University of Toronto?

    Ans. The fee structure differs depending on the programs and courses. Undergraduate international applicants have to pay around 46,130-76,883 CAD while pg applicants have to pay tuition fees ranging between 32,034-89,697 CAD.

    Ques. What is the cost to study MBA at the University of Toronto?

    Ans. Rotman school of management is the business school affiliated to U of T. MBA program fees range from 45,000 to 60,000 spending upon the specialization.

    Ques. How many colleges and campuses does U of T have?

    Ans. U of T has three campuses, namely: St. George, Mississauga, and U of T Scarborough. They also follow the college system and have the following colleges associated with them: Innis College, university college, victoria college, trinity college, Woodsworth college, new college, St Michaels’s college. 

    University of Toronto - U of T, Ontario, canada: 9 answered questions

    VIEW ALL

    Ques. Does the University of Toronto require a GRE for a MS in computer science?

    ● Top Answer By Anil Tigga on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. Short answer, yes. It won’t hurt your case unless the score is too bad but the Computer science department website of University of Toronto states that there is no requirement of GRE test score for the admission process. Submitting IELTS or TOEFL scores will suffice the process of admission for international students. The online application form does provide a field where you can submit your GRE scores, but it is made optional. However it is recommended to upload a GRE score as it will create an edge over other applicants. Target for a safe score of 320+ in GRE so that you leave no stone unturned to create a good impression. Tabulation below gives a brief overview on expected test scores of University of Toronto: When you are applying for such competitive programs, it's always wise to present yourself in the best way possible by keeping your best foot ahead. Submitting a GRE score along with a good GPA and resume will definitely enhance the chances of your selection.Read more
    1
    1
    1 Answer
    ●●●

    Ques. Is University of Toronto considered the best at artificial intelligence in the world?

    ● Top Answer By Shivani Tiwari on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. University of Toronto has always been in the list of top 10 institutes for artificial intelligence in the world. Forbes has ranked it 6th best University for AI and data science for 2021. Major areas of study:[1] AI department at UofT gives priority to five major sub-areas: Computational linguistics and natural language processing Knowledge representation Cognitive Robotics Machine learning Computational vision If your aim is to pursue majors in any of the above areas then you can never go wrong with University of Toronto. Research aids:[2] Being a research oriented Institute, University of Toronto has some popular research centers including CARTE, Vector institute, COHESA, SOSCIP, SAVI, CMTE.  These centres help students in doing collaborative projects with lead AI companies globally. Master students can also work under research scholars which will give them enormous exposure. Professors and alumni:[3] Geoffrey Hinton, popularly known as 'God father of AI' is a professor at University of Toronto who is even the chief scientist at Vector Institute.  Alex Krizhevsky(Post doc student)- Google scholar Hugo Larochelle (post-doc; Lead of Google brain in Montreal) Ilya Sutskever (PhD student, working at Google brain) Ryan Adams (Post-Doc, working at Harvard) Artificial intelligence at University of Toronto definitely seems promising. When you can work/study under Geoffrey Hinton and his crew who are Titans in the AI field, it is an absolute win- win situation. But you are seeking the top University then Stanford, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University are definitely ahead of University of Toronto.Read more
    1
    0
    1 Answer
    ●●●

    Ques. Will I get accepted into University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Hitaishi Bhatia on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. Securing admission at University of Toronto is really difficult. You will find it very competitive which is fair- it’s currently ranked at #29 among world universities by QS. The overall acceptance rate of the University is 43% but things are harder if you are an international student. There will be a lot of extra formalities like English proficiency, LORs, funding abilities that the university will consider. This is around 23.1% Factors to be considered: GPA requirements: For admission in undergraduate programs, an average score of 90 in class 12th can be considered competitive. Expected scores for some courses are mentioned below: In case of graduate program admission, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 while 3.4 out of 4.0 is considered as a competitive score. English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores are accepted and It is mandatory for international students to submit one of these test scores. TOEFL score: 93(iBT) IELTS score : 7.0 with no band below 6.0 GRE score: Few courses demand GRE test scores for the admission process whereas Courses like CS , material science have made it optional, however submitting a GRE with a score around 320+ will definitely create an edge to your profile which may enhance your chances of selection. GMAT: Minimum GMAT score of 570 is demanded for admission in MBA courses at University of Toronto while the average score of the University is 665. Other requirements: Minimum 3 letters of recommendations along with good resume and Participation in Co-Curricular activities are expected. If you fulfill all the above mentioned criteria including good grades, standard test scores and LORs you will be good to go. Ultimately it depends on the competition in the course which you are inclined towards.Read more
    1
    0
    1 Answer
    ●●●

    Ques. What is your review of University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Ashish Tiwari on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. If you are planning to join a research based course, there is no better University than UofT. It’s a top ranked Canadaian institute and ranked 21st worldwide by QS World Ranking 2020, thus it is highly competitive with a 43% admit rate.  Quick stats: Still, harder than getting into is staying there and maintaining your grades. If you ask for reasons enough to attend UofT; they will be:  Value of their diploma Wide network of students, professors and alumni which they offer Social prestige, Credibility amongst employers  Exposure to research  One thing which makes UofT stand out amongst other universities in Canada is hands down their faculty. There are few opinions like " you being just a number", "UofT is a study hell" etc but as long as you are determined and have a good attitude towards your studies, success and exposure comes along your way. Remember that socializing is the key for you to fall in love with the University. Research exposure: Being one of the top research institutes, you will certainly get a high research exposure by working with research faculties and scholars. World class research laboratories with high end equipment are worth mentioning. Campus: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough are the three campuses of University of Toronto with a vibrant urban setting with a perfect environment to study. Campus housing facilities accommodate more than 8,800 students. There are 44 libraries across branches. It is third largest in North America. There are 1000+ diverse organizations and student clubs in the University. University has many Nobel laureates among its faculties and alumni Average salary of UofT graduate in MBA is 133,000 USD whereas science graduate is 93,000 USD University of Toronto is one of the top notch study oriented colleges. However many students struggle due to its high grading standard and endup transferring out or fail to get into their desired majors due to poor grades in 1st year.Read more
    1
    0
    1 Answer
    ●●●

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate at the University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Kirti Goyal on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. The acceptance rate of UofT is not the most welcoming which is obvious by the fact of it being a top ranked Institute. Once you get into UToronto, the actual struggle is to survive there. It has been ranked 29th by QS World University Ranking, 2020 University of Toronto is quite competitive to get into. Acceptance rate varies from program to program. Average acceptance rate of the University is 43% which comes down to 23.1% for International students.  If you manage to score an average of 87-90 in your 6 major subjects and have a good resume, you will have a pretty high chance of getting here. Better the grade, higher is your chance of getting accepted. Ultimately it depends on the branch to which you seek your admission at, less the competition higher is the acceptance rate. ` However it must be mentioned that getting into the University is not a huge deal when compared to surviving after the first year and getting your desired majors. Statistics of accepted students: Engineering is the most desired field at University of Toronto among international students. Out of 50,041 UG applications 20,296 students were offered admission among which 4,019 were international students.  The acceptance rate of graduate courses is around 39% Out of 1056 PhD applicants, 305 were given opportunity for enrollment with an overall acceptance rate of 30% It must be kept in mind that getting into University of Toronto is much easier than surviving there for a second year. The freshman retention rate of the University lies around 85-90%Read more
    0
    0
    1 Answer
    ●●●

    Similar Colleges

    Algoma University

    Algoma University

    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    B.Acc $ 14.63 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Carleton University

    Carleton University

    Ottawa, Ontario
    B.Eng $ 29.85 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Concordia University

    Concordia University

    Montreal, Quebec
    Bachelor $ 21.75 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    OCAD University

    OCAD University

    Toronto, Ontario
    M.Des $ 28.43 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Saint Mary's University

    Saint Mary's University

    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    E.M.B.A $ 43.50 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    The King's University

    The King's University

    Edmonton, Alberta
    B.Sc $ 9.81 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    University Canada West

    University Canada West

    Vancouver, British Columbia
    M.B.A $ 14.22 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    University of Alberta

    University of Alberta

    Edmonton, Alberta
    Doctorate $ 66.95 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    University of Calgary

    University of Calgary

    Calgary, Alberta
    J.D/M.B.A $ 43.21 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES

    interested in this College ?

    Get free counselling