Thinking of applying to graduate school at U of T?
The process for applying to graduate school at U of T is the same for international and domestic students, but some admission requirements are different for international students. Please review the information below to better understand what is required, and follow this three-step process. Be sure to save your Applicant Number so that you can use it in future to access your application.
NOTICE: Are you a new applicant from one of the seven
countries directly affected by the recent US travel restrictions (Iran, Iraq,
Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen)?
Before you apply, please contact the graduate administrator of your program of interest. If space currently exists in that program, graduate administrators can work with you to waive your admission fee and, where appropriate, waive the requirement for recent evidence of English language proficiency and use alternative ways to assess your English language skills.
be advised that admission decisions at the University of Toronto are made on a
competitive basis, and students who meet, and even exceed, our minimum
requirements are not guaranteed to receive an admission offer.
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor's degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. Use the International Degree Equivalencies Tool to see which international credentials are required for master's and doctoral admissions at U of T.
Learn more about
Admission and Application Requirements, Application Fees and Application Deadlines for international students.
English Proficiency Requirements
As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Please check the
School of Graduate Studies' minimum requirements as well as the requirements for your specific program to ensure you have taken the required test and meet the minimum English proficiency requirements.
Choose Your Program
The training and experience you'll acquire at the master's or doctoral level will give you tools to drive change and excel in virtually any industry, whether you go on to teach and do research at a university, take a role in government, start a private enterprise, or embark on a professional career. Our research-driven graduate programs will help guide you through a lifetime of intellectual study, opportunity, and challenge. Learn about
400 Areas of Study Within 280 Graduate Programs.
Find a Supervisor
If you're enrolled in a thesis-based graduate program, you will conduct your own research under the guidance of a supervisor. You are responsible for selecting your research topic and seeking out a potential supervisor. SGS has information to help you
find a supervisor and establish a healthy supervisory relationship.
Offer of Admission
Offer of Admission from the School of Graduate Studies is your official acceptance letter which outlines important information about your program (e.g., start date, graduate unit, program, and degree).