International Visiting Graduate Students

International Visiting Graduate Student Study Abroad Program

The IVGS program is currently under revision. If you are considering applying to the program, please contact SGS first (

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).


All IVGS students are required to pay a one-time application and administrative fee ($400.00) plus full-time compulsory non-academic incidental fees ($1,461.69 in 2016-2017 for Fall/Winter plus Summer session - $450.18; these fees will be prorated on a term basis), plus the student system access fee ($50.00) and University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fees ($51.00 per month). 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.