International Visiting Graduate Students

International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) Study Abroad Program

If you are considering applying to the IVGS program, please contact The School of Graduate Studies. Our Admissions and International Student Advisor will be pleased to assist you.

The University of Toronto encourages qualified international graduate students to study at the University in order to foster the exchange of ideas, receive specialized training and participate in research collaboration. Qualified graduate students from abroad can continue their studies towards a degree at their home university by pursuing advanced Master's or Doctoral research at the University of Toronto for a study period of up to 3 sessions (normally a maximum of 12 months).


Effective immediately, SGS has eliminated the one-time application and administrative fee ($400.00). IVGS students are now only required to pay the following fees :

  • $1,411.69 full-time compulsory non-academic incidental fees for the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter session. These fees are prorated on a term basis 
  • approximately $423.21 for the Summer session, if applicable
  • $55.00 one-time student system access fee 
  • $51.00 per month University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fees

All fees are subject to change.

Additional Information

For more information, refer to the International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) Study Abroad Agreement.

For general questions regarding the IVGS program, contact

For information on UHIP coverage and other resources available for international students, visit the Centre for International Experience website.

For information on fees, visit the Student Accounts website.