Applying to U of T from Outside of Canada

Applying to U of T is Easy!

 

There are two applications you can use to apply to the University of Toronto. You won’t need to submit any transcripts, documents, profiles, or essays until after we receive your application.

If you plan to apply only to U of T, are currently living outside of Canada, AND are not studying (nor have previously studied) in Canada, then you can apply using our International Student Application. Otherwise, apply using the OUAC 105 Application.


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We strongly recommend that you submit your application before November 1. Find all of the application deadlines here.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Is your question not answered here? You can find complete details about the application process here.

When will I get an admission decision?

Admission decisions for most applicants are made in three rounds: February, March, and May.

Do I need to send in a resume or a reference letter?

You only need to send reference letters, resumes or other supplementary information if we request them. Documents you send that we haven’t asked for will not be used in assessing you for admission.

What is the deadline to send transcripts and other required documents?

The official document deadline is February 1, however we strongly recommend sending required documents well in advance, as some programs will fill before the official deadline. This include English facility tests, if required.

Is there an essay or supplementary application I need to do?

Most program areas at the university do not require a supplementary application or profile. The following areas do have additional requirements:

More information will be sent to you after you apply and will also be posted on Join U of T. Deadlines will vary for each supplementary application.

How do I get a scholarship?

You will be automatically assessed for entrance awards & scholarships. Details will be posted in your offer package.

Do I need to send an English language test, like TOEFL or IELTS?

If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.

We except several English language tests and qualifications, including:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement is total score of 100 + 22 on Writing
  • International Baccalaureate English
    • The minimum requirement is a score of at least 4 (predicted or final) in Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature.

Find all of the ways to satisfy our English language requirement here.

What transcripts or documents are required?

Requirements vary by the applicant. Once we’ve received your application, you will be able to see what documents and transcripts are required from you through the Join U of T Applicant Website. Carefully follow the instructions on submitting documents through Join U of T. And don’t wait until you have all of the required documents — you should what you already have ready, followed by mid-year and finals when they’re available. Do not send documents before you’ve applied or logged in to Join U of T.

Are offers conditional?

Most of our admission decisions are based on interim marks, and so our offers are typically conditional on achieving acceptable final standing. Students are expected to maintain consistent academic standing for the duration of their high school (and post-secondary, if applicable) studies.

The terms of the offer, including conditions and specific minimum grade thresholds, are described in the terms and conditions section of your offer letter.

Applying to U of T from Canada

Applying to U of T is Easy!

 

You can apply to the University of Toronto through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre, or OUAC. You won’t need to submit any transcripts, documents, profiles, or essays until after we receive your application from the OUAC. Students who are not current Ontario high school students will apply using one of the OUAC 105 applications.

 

If you live in Canada or you’re a Canadian citizen (or a permanent resident) living outside of Canada, you can apply using the OUAC 105D application.

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If you’re not a Canadian citizen (or permanent resident) and you’re not currently living in Canada, you should apply using the OUAC 105F application.

Apply Online
 

We strongly recommend that you submit your application before November 1. Find all of the application deadlines here.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Is your question not answered here? You can find complete details about the application process here.

When will I get an admission decision?

Admission decisions for most applicants are made in three rounds: February, March, and May.

Do I need to send in a resume or a reference letter?

Unless we specifically ask you for a reference letter or resume, you don’t need to send anything. Documents you send that we haven’t asked for will not be used in assessing you for admission.

What is the deadline to send transcripts and other required documents?

The official document deadline is February 1, however we strongly recommend sending required documents well in advance, as some programs will fill before the official deadline. This include English facility tests, if required.

Is there an essay or supplementary application I need to do?

Most program areas at the university do not require a supplementary application or profile. The following areas do have additional requirements:

More information will be sent to you after you apply and will also be posted on Join U of T. Deadlines will vary for each supplementary application.

How do I get a scholarship?

You will be automatically assessed for entrance awards & scholarships. Details will be posted in your offer package.

Do I need to send an English language test, like TOEFL or IELTS?

If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.

We except several English language tests and qualifications, including:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement is total score of 100 + 22 on Writing
  • International Baccalaureate English
    • The minimum requirement is a score of at least 4 (predicted or final) in Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature.

Find all of the ways to satisfy our English language requirement here.

What transcripts or documents are required?

Requirements vary by the applicant. Once we’ve received your application, you will be able to see what documents and transcripts are required from you through the Join U of T Applicant Website. Carefully follow the instructions on submitting documents through Join U of T. And don’t wait until you have all of the required documents — you should what you already have ready, followed by mid-year and finals when they’re available. Do not send documents before you’ve applied or logged in to Join U of T.

Are offers conditional?

Most of our admission decisions are based on interim marks, and so our offers are typically conditional on achieving acceptable final standing. Students are expected to maintain consistent academic standing for the duration of their high school (and post-secondary, if applicable) studies.

The terms of the offer, including conditions and specific minimum grade thresholds, are described in the terms and conditions section of your offer letter.

What’s New at U of T for 2018/19

A new academic year always brings along exciting change and growth. Here are a few things new for 2018:

NEW BUILDINGS

Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship


September 2018 marks the opening of a state-of-the-art facility. The Myhal Centre on the St. George campus brings together researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs, and dramatically increases space for engineering students. Learn more about the Myhal Centre.

North Building

The second phase of the North Building refurbishment at U of T Mississauga is scheduled to open this September. This new 210,000 square-foot instructional facility features 500+ new study spaces, 29 classrooms, and dedicated space for digital humanities research, and it will house the Centre for South Asian Civilizations. Learn more about the “New North”.

Highland Hall

Highland Hall at U of T Scarborough

A welcoming addition on Military Trail brings signature architecture to U of T Scarborough, doubling the amount of space dedicated to students and the community in this new home for Social Sciences departments, the Registrar’s Office and other services. Highland Hall will be opening in Fall 2018.


NEW PROGRAMS

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Engineering Science is launching its new major in Machine Intelligence. Unique among Canadian engineering programs, this new major equips students with comprehensive, hands-on training in mathematics, computation, hardware and software engineering, with a focus on the deployment of algorithms for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.

Faculty of Arts & Science

The Faculty of Arts & Science is introducing two new programs in Fall 2019: a Data Science specialist and a Digital Humanities minor. Data Science is found within our Computer Science admission category and Digital Humanities is in our Humanities admission category. As with all of our programs, students become eligible to declare this specialist or this minor after one year of full-time study.


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Faculty of Music’s 100th Anniversary

U of T’s Faculty of Music is celebrating its centennial this year! To mark the occasion, the faculty will be hosting 150 public events, many of which will offer free admission. Highlights include:

  • Sound Knowledge, a 6-part fall lecture series that unlocks the mysteries of sound and how music impacts the world;
  • a lunchtime concert series;
  • a stellar lineup of visiting artists; and
  • U of T Opera’s main stage productions, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Mozart’s La finta giardiniera

Check out the full suite of festivities here.

Fall Campus Days

Join us for our annual open house events!

  • U of T St. George – Saturday, October 20
  • U of T Mississauga – Sunday, October 28
  • U of T Scarborough – Saturday, November 10

Our Fall Campus Day open houses are great opportunities to explore our three campuses. You’ll be able to explore buildings and facilities; speak with professors and current students; learn more about our academic programs and support services; and tour our residences and colleges.

Register online.

Campus Tours

We recently received a question about visiting the St. George campus during the summer.

Exterior view of Hart House

Each of our campuses offer tours all year round.  The St. George campus runs tours Monday through Friday at 11 am and 2 pm and on Saturdays at 11 am.

U of T Mississauga offers tours Mondays through Thursdays 10 am and 2 pm and Fridays at 11 am.

Exterior view of Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre

 

U of T Scarborough generally offers tours Monday through Friday at 11 am.

Exterior of Humanties Wing Building at UTSC

You can find information on campus tours and book a tour on the Campus Tours page.

We update the campus tours schedule regularly so please keep checking. 🙂

 

 

Applying to Medicine at U of T

Female doctor examining a female patient
A doctor examines a patient at the Health Services clinic.

Applying to Medicine at U of T

Medicine at the University of Toronto is a second entry program.  Applicants need to complete at least three years of undergraduate study (equivalent of 15 credits) towards a Canadian university bachelor’s degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Two full-course equivalents (FCEs) in life sciences and one FCE in social science, humanties and a language.

Information on applying to Medicine at U of T

For more information on applying, please visit the Faculty of Medicine admissions page.

 

Applying to the University of Toronto

Interested in applying to the University of Toronto?

U of T gates outside the front entrance of the St. George campus

Choose your Program of Study and check the Admission Requirements.

You can use the Program Finder to discover undergraduate programs and find program-specific requirements.  Look up the University’s Admission Requirements based on your educational background.

Applying. Which application do I use?

Find out which application form you should use.  After submitting your application online you will receive information on the next steps including how to submit your documents.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Start looking into scholarships and financial aid options right away.  You can find more information under Finances.

 

Applying to the University of Toronto

Interested in applying to the University of Toronto?  Here are the steps to apply.

The downtown St. George campus, outside view, CN tower in background

Choose your Program of Study

You can use the Program Finder to discover undergraduate programs and find program-specific requirements.

Admission and English Language Requirements

Look up the University’s Admission Requirements based on your educational background.  Also, check to see if you meet the English Language Requirements.

Applying. Which application do I use?

Find out which application form you should use.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Start looking into scholarships and financial aid options right away.  You can find more information under Finances.

Submit your documents

After submitting your application online you will receive information on the next steps including how to submit your documents.

Thinking of applying to a Professional Program?
(e.g. Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy).

If you are thinking of applying to a Professional program (e.g. Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy) please contact the program.

Thinking of applying to Graduate Studies?

If you have inquiries about graduate programs please contact the School of Graduate Studies.

 

How and when to apply as a transfer student to U of T

We have been receiving questions regarding how and when to apply as a transfer student to U of T.

With regard to applying as a transfer student from another University or College, you would apply in the Fall.  Undergraduate Admission is only in the Fall, we do not have Winter or Spring admission.

The deadline to apply as a transfer student for Fall 2017 has closed.  You can find information on applying as a transfer student under the Transfer Credit Information section on the www.future.ca website.

Aerial view of the St. George campus

Earth Sciences- an area you can pursue on all three campuses

We recently received a question about the Earth Sciences program at U of T.

What is Earth Sciences?

Earth Sciences is the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes over a range of temporal and spatial scales in earth and planetary systems.  You can find this area of study on all three campuses.  Check out what each campus has to offer: U of T St. George;  U of T MississaugaU of T Scarborough.

As an undergraduate student, you have the opportunity to take on research that can lead to amazing opportunities such as undertaking field work in places like Spain or New Zealand.

Beach in New Zeland
Earth Sciences students learn hands-on geology on an international field trip to New Zealand. Here, a student overlooks the “Artist’s Palette”, an overflow reservoir containing bright splotches of sulfur, antimony, mercury, and ferrous salts. The firsthand research experience was proposed by the students themselves, who received funding for the expedition through the Faculty of Arts & Science International Course Modules (ICM) program. The group includes senior undergraduates in Russell Pysklywec’s fourth-year geodynamics course and second-year students from Charly Bank’s Earth evolution course.

For more information on the admission requirements to apply to Earth Sciences, please take a look at the University Admissions Bulletin and International Undergraduate Admissions Bulletin.

How to apply to the University of Toronto.

Interested in applying to the University of Toronto?  Here are the steps to apply.

Soldier's Tower at Hart House, University of Toronto

Choose your Program of Study

You can use the Program Finder to discover undergraduate programs and find program-specific requirements.

Admission and English Language Requirements

Look up the University’s Admission Requirements based on your educational background.  Also, check to see if you meet the English Language Requirements.

Applying

Find out which application form you should use.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Start looking into scholarships and financial aid options right away.  You can find more information under Finances.

Submit your documents

After submitting your application online you will receive information on the next steps including how to submit your documents.

Thinking of applying to Graduate Studies?

If you have inquiries about graduate programs please contact the School of Graduate Studies.