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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - [UOFT], TORONTO, ONTARIO - ADMISSION

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1827Established Year
  88766Enrollment

University of Toronto Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
Study Abroad Expert

Admissions at the University of Toronto are highly competitive with an average acceptance rate of 43%. The university has almost 23% of international students with China(12,571), India(1,276), the USA(883), South Korea(609), and Hong Kong(344) being the top 5 countries in terms of international students. The University of Toronto grants admission on the basis of academic background, regardless of the candidate’s age.

  • University of Toronto has a total enrollment of 91,286 students with 71,930 undergraduate students and 19,356 graduate students.
  • U of T is home to nearly 20,930 international students, coming from 157 countries and regions.
  • The university aces in providing nearly 1,000+ undergraduate and graduate programs in different fields including Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Commerce and Management, Engineering, etc.
  • The university stands among the best public universities in the world and is ranked among the best in Canada.
  • The University of Toronto had an undergraduate enrollment of around 14,000+ students for the year 2018-19.

Highlights

ApplicationOnline
Application Fee180(UG) 120(Graduate)
Number of undergraduate programs700+
Number of Graduate programs300+
Total Enrollment91,286
Total International Students20,930
Undergraduate International Students17,403
Graduate International Students3,527
Acceptance Rate43%
Alumni591,904
UG Tuition Cost (2017-18)34,180 CAD- 54,840 CAD
Graduate Tuition Cost (2018-19)22,640 CAD- 63,000 CAD
Financial AidScholarships, Work-study

The University of Toronto Admission Application Deadlines

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 study permit to study in Canada and are also able to make travel arrangements to Canada.

The University of Toronto Admission for Undergraduate Program

The recommended application deadline for international students for full-time undergraduate admissions is November 7, 2019. The seats might not be available until the final deadlines mentioned in the below table. Therefore early applications are advised.

Applied Science and EngineeringJanuary 15
Architecture, Landscape, and DesignJanuary 10
Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. GeorgeJanuary 15
Bachelor of InformationApril 30
Kinesiology & Physical EducationJanuary 15
Music (incl. International Foundation Program)January 15
Medical Radiation SciencesFebruary 1
NursingJanuary 15
Physician AssistantJanuary 15
U of T MississaugaJanuary 15
U of T ScarboroughJanuary 15

The University of Toronto Admission for Part-time Studies and Non-degree programs

The applications for part-time studies and non-degree programs at U of T are accepted for the summer and fall sessions which start in May and September respectively.

Campus or FacultyPart-time Studies Non-Degree Program
Summer SessionFall SessionSummer SessionFall Session
Applied Science and EngineeringN/AJanuary 15N/AN/A
Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. GeorgeJanuary 15January 15January 15June 2
U of T MississaugaJanuary 15January 15January 15June 2
U of T ScarboroughJanuary 15January 15January 15June 2

Deadlines to Submit Supporting Documents

The students are supposed to submit official transcripts and other documents required for admission. These documents need to be submitted by the following deadlines to increase the acceptance chances at the university. The earliest round of acceptance takes place before February and any late submissions are accepted only if seats are available.

Applied Science and EngineeringFebruary 1
Architecture, Landscape, and DesignFebruary 1
Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. GeorgeFebruary 1
Bachelor of InformationMay 15
Kinesiology & Physical EducationFebruary 1
Music (incl. International Foundation Program)February 1
Medical Radiation SciencesFebruary 15
NursingFebruary 1
Physician AssistantFebruary 3
U of T MississaugaFebruary 1
U of T ScarboroughFebruary 1
Non-degree program(Summer)February 1
Non-degree program(Summer)July 10

Graduate programs offered 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.

University of Toronto International Students Admission

There are various requirements set by the university to meet their eligibility criteria for admission into various Graduate and Under-Graduate Programs. The University of Toronto sets a benchmark with admitting academically excellent students. Hence, only those applicants who have attained a high level of academic achievement and who completely satisfy prerequisites will be admitted. 

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.

University of Toronto Undergraduate Admission Requirement

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
  • Payment of non-refundable application fee of 180 CAD
  • 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

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:

ProgramAverage Grades(%)
Management85
Humanities80-85
Social Science80-85
Life Sciences85-89
Physical and Mathematical Sciences85-89
Engineering90
Commerce90-95
Computer Science95

Country Specific Academic Requirements

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:

CountryAcademic Requirement
BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate
BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
IndiaAll 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.
NepalHigher Secondary Certificate at Grade 12 Level
Sri LankaSri Lankan GCE Advanced Levels in 3 subjects

English Language Requirements

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.

ExamMinimum Score
TOEFL93(iBT)
IELTS7.0(Academic) with no band below 6.0
Cambridge C1 or C2180 with 170 in each component
CAEL70 with no part below 60
CanTEST4.5 with no part below 4

University of Toronto Graduate Admission Requirement

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
ExamMinimum Score
TOEFL93(iBT)
IELTS7.0(Academic) with no band below 6.0
  • GRE- required for a few programs
  • 2 letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose/ Essay
  • Interview, might be required for some programs.
ProgramFacultyDurationDeadlinesAdmission Requirements
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Rotman School of Management2 yearsAugust 5; October 1; January 7; March 4Bachelor degree with a min. GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; GMAT/GRE; 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
Master of Social Work (MSW), Children and Their Families FieldSocial Work3 yearsNovember 1; November 28A 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
Master of Arts(MA) in Applied Psychology and Human DevelopmentOntario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)3 yearsNovember 15A 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.
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringMechanical and Industrial Engineering3 yearsJanuary 15A 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.

The University of Toronto Admission Decision

The acknowledgement 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 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 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 The 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

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