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.

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.


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:

Get a Student Work Permit


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