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.
|Application Fee||180(UG) 120(Graduate)|
|Number of undergraduate programs||700+|
|Number of Graduate programs||300+|
|Total International Students||20,930|
|Undergraduate International Students||17,403|
|Graduate International Students||3,527|
|UG Tuition Cost (2017-18)||34,180 CAD- 54,840 CAD|
|Graduate Tuition Cost (2018-19)||22,640 CAD- 63,000 CAD|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Work-study|
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 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 Engineering||January 15|
|Architecture, Landscape, and Design||January 10|
|Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George||January 15|
|Bachelor of Information||April 30|
|Kinesiology & Physical Education||January 15|
|Music (incl. International Foundation Program)||January 15|
|Medical Radiation Sciences||February 1|
|Physician Assistant||January 15|
|U of T Mississauga||January 15|
|U of T Scarborough||January 15|
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 Faculty||Part-time Studies||Non-Degree Program|
|Summer Session||Fall Session||Summer Session||Fall Session|
|Applied Science and Engineering||N/A||January 15||N/A||N/A|
|Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George||January 15||January 15||January 15||June 2|
|U of T Mississauga||January 15||January 15||January 15||June 2|
|U of T Scarborough||January 15||January 15||January 15||June 2|
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 Engineering||February 1|
|Architecture, Landscape, and Design||February 1|
|Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George||February 1|
|Bachelor of Information||May 15|
|Kinesiology & Physical Education||February 1|
|Music (incl. International Foundation Program)||February 1|
|Medical Radiation Sciences||February 15|
|Physician Assistant||February 3|
|U of T Mississauga||February 1|
|U of T Scarborough||February 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.
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.
International Students interested in applying to the University of Toronto can use the link given for “The University of Toronto International application.”
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.
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:
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:
|Physical and Mathematical Sciences||85-89|
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:
|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|
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.
|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|
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:
|IELTS||7.0(Academic) with no band below 6.0|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Rotman School of Management||2 years||August 5; October 1; January 7; March 4||Bachelor 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 Field||Social Work||3 years||November 1; November 28||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|
|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.|
|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.|
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:
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-
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.
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