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

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1827Established Year
  88766Enrollment

Graduate Diploma (Information Studies (Advanced))

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

$ 30,390 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Graduate Diploma in Information Studies at the University of Toronto is offered a 2-years (2 sessions) program.
  • This course is offered a full-time or part-time basis also.
  • The diploma of advanced study in Information Studies is a post-master’s diploma.
  • This program is designed for:
    • information professionals who want to pursue further studies, but do not wish to take a Ph.D. degree.
    • practitioners who wish to advance their professional standing, develop a specialization, or redirect their career.
    • to build on a person’s knowledge, experience, previous education, and special interests.
    • to be tailored to the individual’s needs and interests.
  • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:19.
  • This advanced study in Information Studies credits cannot be transferred to the Ph.D. program, and there is no thesis option.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 61,734 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Program Urlhttps://sgs.calendar.utoronto.ca/degree/Information

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants must satisfy the Faculty of Information's additional admission requirements.
  • Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:
    • At least 3.0 FCEs (six half courses) must be chosen from courses offered in the MI degree program.
    • Only 0.5 FCE (one-half course) may be a reading course.
    • Up to 1.0 FCE (two half courses) may be taken in other departments.
  • Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of their application.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in this program.

Indian students Eligibility:

Indias students must have:

  • Students must have Higher Secondary Certificate
  • or they must have Intermediate Certificate
  • or Pre-University Certificate


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Three Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose: This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

93 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$30390$30390
Health insurance$477$477
Total fees$30867$30867

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 3,700
Food$ 2,775
Transportation$ 980

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • An immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • They must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • A visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student VISA:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1,500 USD
    • Be registered at the University of Toronto as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 UDS
  • The students can work up to 20 hours per week off-campus or on-campus during regular breaks.

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