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 :

  • $732.57 full-time compulsory non-academic incidental fees for the either of the 2017-2018 Fall or Winter sessions. These fees are prorated on a term basis, meaning that students present for part of the Fall session (September to December) are liable for the full session's fees; students present for part of the Winter session (January to April) are likewise liable for the full session's fees; please plan your visit accordingly.
  • approximately $423.21 for the Summer session, if applicable; fees will be confirmed in late March.
  • $55.00 once-per-academic year student system access fee. The academic year runs from September 1 to August 31; a student visiting from May to December would thus be charged this fee twice.
  • $51.00 per month University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fees. This rate is confirmed through to August 31, 2018. As of September, the 2018-19 rates will apply; those rates have not yet been confirmed.

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.