Toronto Metropolitan University


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Toronto Metropolitan University is where a world of possibilities collide. It starts with our location in the heart of a global city and runs through every aspect of campus life.

Here, you’ll experience a diverse and creative community enriched by a multitude of perspectives. You’ll contribute to an entrepreneurial culture where learning is amplified by experience. Above all, you’ll explore the opportunities that abound when you’re invited to challenge convention and redefine what’s possible.


We are a distinctly urban university driven to apply our knowledge to improve lives in Toronto and across the globe. From our commitment to experience-based learning to our entrepreneurial spirit to our deeply creative culture, innovation defines all that we do.

As you get ready to travel around the world to start on your path to success, you can rest assured that we’re ready for you. A beautiful campus in the heart of downtown Toronto. Diverse and welcoming students from around the world. Innovative learning experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Job opportunities with some of Canada’s leading employers through our co-op program. From the details to the big picture, we’ll be here each and every step of the way to make your journey successful.

Make your education as unique as you are. Choose from a wide range of programs and specialised minors in the following Faculties and Schools:

English Language Pathway Programs

Toronto Metropolitan University’s English Language Institute (Opens In A New Tab) is a leader in high-quality language education, providing ESL programs for learners from different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. The English Language Institute’s mission is to help students achieve academic and personal success while building a pathway to TMU’s undergraduate programs.

Our strong focus on innovation and evidence-based research has made us a preferred partner for government, industry, not-for-profit organizations, communities and individuals. Together, we are improving processes, developing new technologies and services, and creating new companies and social enterprises.

Requirements and Admissions

Toronto Metropolitan University is accepting applications for September and January admission.

There are several ways to submit your application to Toronto Metropolitan University.

January Admission

Some of our programs accept applications for January admission. Make sure your program is open for applications by viewing the Application Dates web page. (Opens In A New Tab)  Apply by using the TMU International Application (Opens In A New Tab).

Questions about applying? 

We can help. Book a one-on-one virtual meeting (Opens In A New Tab) with an International Recruitment Officer to get answers to all your questions about TMU.


  • Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering
  • Applied mathematics
  • Architectural sciences and technology
  • Architecture (BArch, BA, BS, BSc, MArch, MA, MS, MSc, PhD)
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
  • Biological and biomedical sciences, other
  • Biology, general
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Business/corporate communications
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • City/urban, community and regional planning
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil engineering technology/technician
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  • Computer science
  • Criminology
  • Culinary arts and related services
  • Economics
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, other
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Food science and technology
  • Graphic communications
  • Health professions and related clinical sciences, other
  • History
  • Hospitality administration/management
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Industrial engineering
  • International business/trade/commerce
  • Journalism
  • Law (LLB, JD, BCL)
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Political science and government
  • Psychology, general
  • Psychology, other
  • Public health
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Radio, television and digital communication
  • Real estate
  • Sociology

Student Experience

We are committed to your success, with services dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and academic best. We provide opportunities for you to discover your talents, explore, skill-build, express your identities, create meaningful friendships and connections, and build your learning success toolkit.

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We support you throughout your entire academic career. TMU offers peer mentorship, essay writing support, and a vibrant campus community to help you succeed.

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Your well-being is important to us. With programs like ThriveTMU (Opens In A New Tab), we’ll teach the skills associated with resilience, well-being and thriving in both an academic and personal context. Building community is an important part of your journey with us, and the Tri-Mentoring Program (Opens In A New Tab) offers mentoring opportunities to students across all identities and all faculties.

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TMU Athletics and Recreation champions a spirit of belonging, pride and excellence, which enriches the academic experience and develops the whole student.

Scholarships and Bursaries

International students may qualify for entrance scholarships and distinguished awards.

International Student Merit Scholarships

The International Student Merit Scholarships are awarded to international students who are entering their first year of a full-time, four-year undergraduate degree program at TMU in the Fall or Winter term. It’s for students who do well academically, volunteer, join clubs and show leadership qualities. A minimum 85%/A or equivalent final admission average is required for consideration.

Fall 2024: Up to 40 recipients, $10,000 CAD (entrance only, non-renewable)

Winter 2025: Up to 20 recipients,  $10,000 CAD (entrance only, non-renewable)

President’s Entrance Scholarship

The President’s Entrance Scholarship is awarded to secondary school graduates who demonstrate academic accomplishment, leadership qualities, original thought and creative ability.

Twelve (12) recipients, $40,000  CAD (total value) | $10,000 CAD (annual amount) (renewable)

A minimum 90% final admission average is required for consideration. An applicant’s average is calculated with their best six Grade 12 U/M courses, or their home country’s equivalent.

International students (on a study visa) attending and completing studies at a Canadian secondary school may qualify for the Guaranteed and Renewable Scholarship.


Why Live in Residence?

Personal Support

Along with the students that you will meet and learn from during the school year, there are dedicated people within Housing and Residence Life who are here to support your transition to living independently.

All-Gender Housing

Residence is an inclusive community. All-gender housing means that you only need to disclose your gender should you wish to be matched with a roommate or suitemate of the same gender identity as yours.


Living on campus will immerse you in the residence and the TMU community. You will have the opportunity to build connections with a diverse group of people and be involved in residence and campus life. It is your chance to be at the heart of events and activities happening on campus and in the city of Toronto.


Our Residence Service Desk staff always monitor building access to ensure our residence buildings are safe and supportive communities.


Living in residence makes life easier. You are right next to your classes, close to public transit, and all other amenities you will need.

Academic Support

There are professionals, peers, and student leaders who work within our department, all committed to ensuring each of our residents has a positive school year.

How to Apply

Before applying make sure you have received a full or conditional undergraduate offer to TMU.

We prioritize on-time applications based on the following two categories:

  1. Year at TMU (Top: 1st year students)
  2. Distance (Top: Farthest distance away)

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. The best thing about our university is its diverse campus and location which gives room to future and present opportunities.

    Isioma, Business Management, Human Resources Major, Nigeria
  2. The best thing about our university is the location. In the heart of downtown Toronto, you can always find something fun to do.

    Madelline, Business Management, Marketing Major, El Salvador
  3. TMU provides an education that will equip you with strong skills, and offers scopes to build yourself so that you can achieve what you dream.

    Shafiul, Business Technology Management, Bangladesh

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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