University of Toronto

Founded in 1827 as King’s college, this university was renamed in 1850. Also called U of T, University of Toronto is one of the top universities of Canada, especially a top research-intensive university. It continues to be among the top 30 in the world for some consecutive years and was recognized by The US News & World Report – Global Universities, the QS – World University, and Times Higher Education (THE). As per THE, U of T ranks 11th in the world in employability and ranked 18th in the world and 2nd in North American public universities. In the first ever QS sustainability ranking, U of T ranked 2nd. This university has a rich network of 6,40,000 alumni.

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Programmes of University of Toronto

There are a lot many courses to choose from. There are courses in Life Sciences, Commerce & Management, Humanities & Social Science, Engineering, Music & Architecture, Computer Science, etc. This is one among those which doesn’t believe in one-size fits-all and tries to provide many in-depth academic options in a tailor-made fashion to suit the interests of their students best.

As it is difficult to mention all the programmes of University of Toronto, we have mentioned a few of the most common programmes you might be interested in.

  1. Doctorate Programmes – There are many doctorate courses in this university and these include dental surgery, education, juridical science, medicine, musical arts, pharmacy, and philosophy. Doctor of Education has 5 courses such as Child Study and Education, Counselling Psychology, Educational Leadership and Policy, Higher Education, and Social Justice Education. You can find further details about each course on their official website here.
  2. Master Programmes – There are many master programmes in applied science, architecture, arts, etc. There are as many as 41 courses in the MA programme. MA in Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, English, etc. are a few to name.
  3. Master of Business Administration – You can choose a full-time MBA programme if you’re in your early stages of career but if you’re a mid to senior level professional, opt for a morning or evening MBA. Full-time MBA is a 2-year course while morning and evening MBA are 32-month programmes. Find the list of MBA courses below:
    • Full-time MBA – 2 years
    • Morning or Evening MBA – 32 months
    • Executive MBA – Intensive programme – 1 year
    • Global Executive MBA – 18 months
    • Global Executive MBA In Healthcare and the Life Sciences – 18 months
    • Master of Finance
    • Master of Financial Risk Management – 10 months
    • Master of Management Analytics – 9 months
    • Graduate Diploma In Professional Accounting – 12 Weeks Summer Programme
  4. Master of Engineering Programme – There are 7 courses in this programme like Aerospace Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Find details of each course on their official website.

Unbelievably, there are over 700 undergraduate programmes and 200 graduate programmes in a variety of subjects. Here is a list of programs they have and note that each program has one or more courses.

Check Complete List of Programs At University of Toronto.

Bachelor of Applied SciencesDoctor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Applied Science In Engineering ScienceDoctor of Education
Bachelor of Business AdministrationDoctor of Juridical Science
Bachelor of CommerceDoctor of Medicine
Bachelor of EducationDoctor of Musical Arts
Bachelor of InformationDoctor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of KinesiologyDoctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of MusicGlobal Professional Master of Laws
Bachelor of Music in PerformanceJuris Doctor
Bachelor of Science In Medical Radiation ScienceMaster of Applied Science
Bachelor of Science In NursingMaster of Architecture
Bachelor of Science Physician AssistantMaster of Arts
Honours Bachelor of ArtsMaster of Biotechnology
Honours Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Education
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering In Cities Engineering and Management
Master of Environmental Science
Master of Finance
Master of Financial Economics
Master of Financial Insurance
Master of Financial Risk Management
Master of Forensic Accounting
Master of Forest Conservation
Master of Global Affairs
Master of Health Informatics
Master of Health Science
Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Master of Information
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Laws
Master of Management Analytics
Master of Management & Professional Accounting
Master of Management of Innovation
Master of Mathematical Finance
Master of Museum Studies
Master of Music
Master of Nursing
Master of Professional Kinesiology
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Policy
Master of Science
Master of Science In Applied Computing
Master of Science In Biomedical Communications
Master of Science In Community Health
Master of Science In Forestry
Master of Science In Occupational Therapy
Master of Science In Pharmacy
Master of Science In Physical Therapy
Master of Science In Planning
Master of Science In Sustainability Management
Master of Social Work
Master of Studies In Law
Master of Teaching
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Innovation
Master of Visual Studies
Masters In Accounting and Finance

Fee Structure

Bachelor of Information 

For Fall And Winter
– Full-time fee for 4.0 credits or more
– Part-time fee for 3.5 credits or less

*domestic students fees, **international students fees for 2023 intakes
Country, CurrencyProgram FeeTotal Fee
United States, USD44840.71**46608.59**
Canada, CAD11,420*, 61,350**13,082.44*, 63,768.77**
Mexico, Peso878617.89**913258.06**
India, INR37,22,875.41**38,69,652.58**
Brazil, Real232359.36**241520.31**

For Summer

For year 1 of BI students applying for Summer OSAP

  • For practicum and INF313, courseload will be considered as 40% from May to August.
  • For permanent disability students, you may apply for full-time OSAP.
  • For inquiries related to OSAP, email [email protected] or call at 416-978-2190.
*domestic - ontario residents fees, **domestic - ontario non-residents fees, ***international students fees for 2023 intakes
Country, CurrencyCourse LoadProgram FeeTotal Fee
United States, USD0.5 Credit4487.05***4800.80***
1.0 Credit8974.09***9287.84***
Canada, CAD0.5 Credit1142*, 1,176**, 6,135***1,318.98*, 1,352.98**, 6,563.98***
1.0 Credit2,284*, 2,352**, 12,270***2,460.98*, 2,528.98**, 12,698.98***
Mexico, Peso0.5 Credit87869.29***94013.41***
1.0 Credit175738.58***181882.70***
India, INR0.5 Credit372216.32***398242.95***
1.0 Credit744432.64***770459.27***
Brazil, Real0.5 Credit23253.86***24879.85***
1.0 Credit46507.72***48133.71***

Master of Information 

For Fall And Winter

  • Full-time fee for 4.0 credits or more
  • Part-time fee for 3.5 credits or less
Country, CurrencyProgram Fee
United States, USD29933.49**
Canada, CAD10,280*, 40,940.00**
Mexico, Peso585884.15**
India, INR2484729.02**
Brazil, Real155057.74**
Country, CurrencyProgram FeeTotal Fee
United States, USD8719.02**9980.44**
Canada, CAD3,084*, 11,925**4,053.24*, 13,650.24**
Mexico, Peso170548.13**195225.98**
India, INR723439.90**828173.12**
Brazil, Real45190.76**51728.70**

Find the tuition fee timeline for fall here.


Student Intakes For 2023

2023 Winter Term
University reopens after Winter HolidaysJanuary 2, 2023
Classes begin in S section code courses and resume in Y section code coursesJanuary 9, 2023
Family Day; University closedFebruary 20, 2023
Winter Reading Week; no classesFebruary 20-24, 2023
Deferred final assessments from 2022 FallFebruary 21-24, 2023
Classes end in S and Y section code coursesApril 6, 2023
Good FridayApril 7, 2023
Make-up Day (for Good Friday)April 10, 2023
Final assessments in S and Y section code courses. Please note that assessments may be scheduled on Saturdays.April 11-28, 2023
Deferred final assessments from 2023 WinterMay 2-5, 2023
2023 Summer Session
Classes begin in F and Y section code coursesTo be announced
Victoria Day; University closedMay 22, 2023
Classes end in F section code courses and pause in Y section code coursesTo be announced
Study DayTo be announced
Final assessments in F section code courses; term tests in Y section code coursesTo be announced
Canada Day; University closedTo be announced
Classes begin in S section code courses and resume in Y section code coursesTo be announced
Civic Day; University closedAugust 7, 2023
Classes end in S and Y section code coursesTo be announced
Study DayTo be announced
Final assessments in S and Y section code coursesTo be announced

Eligibility & Admission

For each entrance test, there is a qualifying score given for each course which can be found on their website.

For UG Courses

You must qualify in any one of the below.

  • C1 advanced or C2 proficiency with minimum score of 180, with minimum 170 in each component
  • In IELTS, overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
  • For TOEFL, the minimum requirement is a total score of 100 with 22 in writing. A discretionary range total score of 89 to 99 with 22 in writing.
  • For duo-lingo the minimum score is 120.

For PG Courses

You must qualify in any one of the below.

  • Overall 93 in TOEFL with 22 in writing or speaking
  • Overall 7.0 in IELTS with 6.5 in each section
  • GRE – For MA/MS courses, 160 in QR and 3.5 in AW, and for Phd courses, 165 in QR and 4.0 in AW
  • In GMAT, minimum 550

Documents Required

Based on the course, documents you need are as mentioned below.

For UG Aspirants

These must be directly submitted through their OUAC website.

  • Transcripts for all your secondary and post-secondary studies
  • IELTS, TOEFL, or C1: Advanced, C2: Proficiency, or DET scores
  • If documents are not in English or French, they must be translated and attested by your institute.
  • Updated CV or resume
  • Financial documents
  • Scholarship letters

For PG Aspirants

These are the recommended documents for PG aspirants.

  • Transcripts for all your secondary and post-secondary studies
  • IELTS, TOEFL, or DET scores
  • GRE or GMAt test scores
  • If your documents are not in English or French, you need to get them translated and attested by your institute
  • Updated CV or resume
  • SOP or Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial documents
  • Scholarship letters

How To Apply?

There is a non-refundable application fee of CAD 180 for UG programmes and CAD 120 for PG programmes.

For UG Aspirants

  • The admission process begins – September to October
  • Deadline – Till early November
  • Final deadline – Depends on course (some have mid-January and some extend till February or April)
  • Seats usually fill quickly much before the deadline. Hence students are suggested to apply at the earliest possible.

You need to apply through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) website by filling out the OUAC 105 application. Make sure to have all the required documents ready before registering on the website because they reject applications if any score or document is missing.

For PG Aspirants

  • There are three sessions – Fall, Winter, and Summer
  • Not all courses are available in all the three sessions. Hence, check before you apply.
  • Registration for Fall – Starts in July
  • Deadline for Fall – Late August to September
  • Registration for Winter – December
  • Deadline for Winter – Mid-January
  • Registration for Summer – Starts between April and May
  • Deadlines vary based on the course

You can directly apply through the application portal. Keep all the required documents ready by the time you apply. Some of the PG courses have an interview round. If selected you will be contacted directly by the university and receive an interview preparation guide.

To increase your chances to get admission in this university, you need to have above-par scores and make sure to write your application documents perfectly such as Essays and SOPs.

Rankings & Awards

U of T has ranked one the best continuously for many years and the ranking has only gotten better every year.

  • The US News & World Report which is US specific to the US currently has ranked it 17 in the year 2021. Earlier in 2017 it ranked 20, and 18 in 2019 and 2020. 
  • QS World University Ranking has ranked it 25 in 2021. It was at 29th position in 2020 while it was ranked 31 in 2018. 
  • Times Higher Education (THE) University Ranking has ranked it 18 in 2020 and 2021 while earlier it was ranked 21. 
  • ARWU (Shanghai Ranking has ranked it 22 in 2021, 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019, and 23 in 2018)


There are as many as 79 scholarships available for its merit students. Scholarships like FINCAD Women In Finance Scholarship provide as much as 16 L and Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. Candidates provide 13 L worth of scholarship. You can get in touch with the university and find a suitable scholarship for yourself.


U of T provides placement services only for a few programmes. However, it offers support services to its students to find suitable employment positions. The university may not have a co-op programme but companies do visit for recruitments for internships, full-time and part-time roles throughout the year. Many U of T students get successfully placed for summer jobs as well. Some of these companies include: 

  • American Express
  • Google
  • Citigroup
  • TATA
  • Proctor Gamble
  • Hyundai
  • Capital One
  • IBM
  • Deloitte

Accommodation & Other Facilities

This oldest university in Ontario has 11 colleges, more than 1100 student clubs across all the 3 campuses. They provide housing to all its full-time students joining in the undergraduate programmes. It has as many as 40 libraries to explore and is known to be the third largest library system in North America.

On-Campus Accommodation

They provide on-campus accommodation to its UG and PG students in their three campuses, i.e St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. Each comes with its unique residential communities and styles of residential living.

  • St. George students live in one of their 7 colleges, in student family housing, or Chestnut Residence.
  • Mississauga has more than 1500 students occupying residences and they have 3 options – residence halls, apartments, and townhouses.
  • Scarborough students usually live in either townhouses or apartment suites which are less than a 2-minute walk from their academic buildings.

For further details, check this page.

Off-Campus Accommodation

There are many options to choose from if you wish to opt for off-campus accommodation.

  • For single and shared rooms, dorm style housing options are available.
  • For a shared room, the average price is CAD 1265/month and the range may be from CAD 1350 to CAD 1777/month for private rooms, and an entire place would cost you CAD 3010/month.
  • Common facilities are furnished apartments. Shared kitchen, laundry, internet, and air conditioning.

You can find more details regarding accommodations for international students here.