University of Toronto


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As Canada’s top university, the University of Toronto is a leading destination for innovators and trailblazers the world over. Students can choose from 700+ programs in the sciences, the arts, business, engineering, music, architecture, kinesiology, and much more. With three campuses in and around Toronto—one of the world’s most diverse cities, and a hub of culture, finance, and technology—our students enjoy access to professional training in and out of the classroom, international partnerships, research courses, cutting-edge facilities, and warm collegiate communities. And, with a half-million-strong alumni network spanning the globe, our degrees unlock doors to any industry, anywhere.


Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto routinely ranks among the top tier of the world’s universities. U of T encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. We teach and research on historic campus grounds in downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With 20,000 faculty and staff, some 90,000 students, and an annual operating budget of $2.5 billion, the University contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year.

Unique in North America, U of T’s tri-campus system makes it easy for students to learn, network, and innovate in Canada’s economic heartland, just steps from some of the world’s most dynamic neighbourhoods.  You can apply to one admission category per academic division.  Once you’re registered at the campus of your choice, you’ll be able to personalize your degree with majors, minors, specialists, and certificates.

Featuring a blend of neo-Gothic and ultra-modernist architecture, the University of Toronto St. George campus is in downtown Toronto. Since 1827, it has been home to world-class professional and postgraduate faculties, along with programs across five first-entry academic divisions: Arts & Science; Applied Science & Engineering; Music; Kinesiology & Physical Education; and Architecture, Landscape & Design.  Just beyond the campus are dozens of unique neighbourhoods to wander and discover.

With co-op programs in 45+ fields across the arts, business, and sciences, the University of Toronto Scarborough is home to an Olympic-calibre sports complex, 200+ student groups, and some of the world’s most diverse culinary neighbourhoods.  From community-focused learning to international development co-op opportunities, students begin to build truly multidisciplinary careers on day one.

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga provides a bustling urban experience with a stunning natural setting.  Enjoy world-class learning in an intimate, hands-on setting at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where 15,000 students and 140+ student clubs collaborate and learn in award-winning, energy-efficient facilities, surrounded by 225 acres of protected greenbelt land.

Requirements and Admissions

Applications are processed online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) (Opens In A New Tab).  If you live outside of Canada, are applying solely to U of T, and have neither past nor present experience studying in Canada, use the “University of Toronto International Application.”  If you’re applying to several universities in Ontario, use the “105” application.

Admission is competitive–it’s best to apply early.  Then  keep an eye on your inbox.  We’ll send you can acknowledgement email with login credentials that you can use to activate and access your JOIN applicant portal (Opens In A New Tab), where you can finish the rest of your application.  Engineering applicants will be redirected to a separate applicant portal (Opens In A New Tab) to access the mandatory supplementary application (Opens In A New Tab).

Applicants should have a completed secondary school diploma, or be in their final year of a diploma program, with excellent results throughout their transcript (emphasis on senior-level prerequisites).  Calculus is require for programs with Math prerequisites.  For minimum requirements from all secondary school systems, including common international curriculums, please visit (Opens In A New Tab).  A searchable index of our 700+ programs and their subject prerequisites is available through our program finder (Opens In A New Tab).


  • Accounting and related services
  • African languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Animal sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture (BArch, BA, BS, BSc, MArch, MA, MS, MSc, PhD)
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  • Bioethics/medical ethics
  • Biological and biomedical sciences, other
  • Biology, general
  • Biomathematics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/plant biology
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Business/managerial economics
  • Cell/cellular biology and anatomical sciences
  • Celtic languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, other
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Criminology
  • Design and applied arts
  • Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft
  • East Asian languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Ecology, evolution, systematics and population biology
  • Economics
  • Education, general
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering, general
  • English language and literature, general
  • English literature
  • Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  • Ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Foods, nutrition and related services
  • Forestry
  • French language and literature, general
  • French literature
  • Genetics
  • Geography and cartography
  • Geological and Earth sciences/geosciences
  • Germanic languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • History
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Industrial engineering
  • Information science/studies
  • International business/trade/commerce
  • International relations and national security studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape architecture (BS, BSc, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
  • Law (LLB, JD, BCL)
  • Linguistic, comparative and related language studies and services
  • Management sciences and quantitative methods
  • Marketing
  • Materials engineering
  • Materials sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and statistics, other
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Microbiological sciences and immunology
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Mining and mineral engineering
  • Modern Greek language and literature
  • Molecular medicine
  • Music
  • Natural resources and conservation, other
  • Neurobiology and neurosciences
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Physical sciences, general
  • Physics
  • Physiology, pathology and related sciences
  • Plant sciences
  • Political science and government
  • Psychology, general
  • Psychology, other
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Research and experimental psychology
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Social sciences, general
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • South Asian languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Statistics
  • Urban studies/affairs
  • Visual and performing arts, other
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general

Student Experience

Life at U of T is eclectic. You’ll find hundreds of academic options alongside a rich panoply of social, cultural, recreational, and wellness initiatives.  Our 1,000+ clubs, committees, and civic groups reflect the pluralism of Canadian society and the full spectrum of talent across our student community.  Try your hand at chess, debate, archery, or calligraphy.  Hone your cooking skills, or your coding skills, and learn how to tend a beehive, aquarium, or investment portfolio.  Advance a cause you care about.  Learn a second language, or a fifth.

Each campus has a team dedicated to providing students with the supports, opportunities, and resources they’ll need to attain their full potential. Learn about Student Life and Student Affairs at U of T Mississauga (Opens In A New Tab)U of T St. George, (Opens In A New Tab) and U of T Scarborough. (Opens In A New Tab)

Scholarships and Bursaries

All applicants to the University of Toronto, including international applicants, are automatically considered for merit-based entrance scholarships.  Note that awards ae competitive and rarely cover the full cost of tuition.  To learn more, and to explore awards that may require a separate application, feel free to use our Award Explorer (Opens In A New Tab).


Immerse yourself in university life by living on campus. Each U of T campus has a range of housing options that will help you integrate into a fun, supportive and close-knit community at the University. Walk to classes, on-campus events, athletic facilities and libraries. Take part in movie nights, recreational sports events, study groups and club activities. And find convenient and helpful services, from healthy dining options and laundry facilities, to city tours and academic mentorships. Living in residence is a great way to kick off your university experience. Find out more about U of T housing services at UTM (Opens In A New Tab)UTSC, (Opens In A New Tab)and St. George (Opens In A New Tab).

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence and met all of our deadlines.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. Just getting to be in classes that I really enjoy is so satisfying. My Introduction to Psychology prof is amazing. Beginning to end, it’s like being in a TEDTalk each week.

    Aparajita, Double-Major in Psychology and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science.
  2. I instantly felt that this is the right fit for me. A warm, friendly and encouraging community is what I felt and have loved ever since. I chose a double major in Media Studies and Human Biology because it gives me the balance and different perspectives I need to get the full picture.

    Annie, Media Studies and Human Biology, U of T Scarborough.
  3. I love UTM, it’s so cozy and nature-y. I love the fact that it has so many animals like deer—we don’t have deer in Trinidad.

    Nikiela Baptiste, Forensic Science, U of T Mississauga.

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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