International Applicants

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We welcome students from around the world. As one of the top research universities in North America, U of T attracts students from more than 170 countries.

Important Information about COVID-19 Situation and Current Travel Restrictions:

The current situation is evolving rapidly and the University is monitoring events closely. We are committed to finding ways to allow newly enrolled students, including international students, to begin their studies at the University of Toronto in the 2020-21 academic year if restrictions continue to be in place.

Located in downtown Toronto, one of the most dynamic, multicultural and ethnically diverse cities in the world, we are only minutes away from major Canadian heritage institutions and leading employers in Canada’s business centre. Considered one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Toronto is the ideal place to pursue your graduate studies and launch your career.

Watch this video to listen to University of Toronto international students talk about life on campus and why they chose UofT.

Applying to the Faculty of Information

The educational backgrounds of applicants who earned their degrees at non-Canadian institutions, are assessed in terms of equivalency with a University of Toronto degree. Applicants educated outside of Canada, or whose first language is not English, should also make note of English Proficiency Requirements.

Degree Equivalency

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside of Canada should hold an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, as assessed by the University of Toronto.

Use the International Degree Equivalencies Tool to determine the minimum international credentials required for graduate study at the University of Toronto.

Academic Support

Academic culture can vary greatly from one country to another, and many students need time to adjust to new rules and expectations. We can help you understand how things work at U of T.

Visit the Centre for International Experience website and explore all we offer for academic support, take a learning support workshop or talk to a CIE transition advisor about any classroom challenges you might be facing. Getting tips from someone who knows the system can be a big help.

Have questions? Try the new ASKme Anything system.

Find out 9 new things international students need to know.


Living and Working in Canada

The UofT Centre for International Experience offers support for international students, including information about:

Living in Toronto (Housing, Climate, Transportation, Safety, Child Care)
Working in Canada (On-Campus, Off-Campus, Co-op, Post-Graduation)

Additional information is also available via Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Preparing for Arrival

For important information on the process of coming to study at the University of Toronto, consult the UofT Centre for International Experience’s Guide:

Preparing for Arrival