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University of Toronto

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Description of University of Toronto

  • Year of foundation: 1827;
  • Location: Toronto, Canada;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Number of students: 88,000 people;
  • Age of students: 17+ years;
  • Type of study: State University.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto quickly became Canada’s leading educational, research institution, one of the best universities in Toronto and one of the best options after finishing high schools in Toronto. The university intensively conducts research, invents and innovates. UT students have the opportunity to learn from outstanding thought leaders, to work with them through an interdisciplinary network of teachers, researchers, alumni, partners. The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates have a positive impact on the world.

The university consists of three campuses in which 88000 students from more than 160 countries study and live, 14000 teachers and 6000 employees work, more than 800 student clubs are organized and the third largest library system of North America functions.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in University of Toronto

Program name
All year round
from 59230.00 $CAD / year
from 59230.00 $CAD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 22407.00 $CAD / year
from 22407.00 $CAD / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

University of Toronto students enter one of seven colleges, whose history goes back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinguishing features. Colleges are the home of students and offer the benefits of closer communication within the academic community.

List of UT University Colleges:

  • Innis College;
  • New college;
  • St. Michael's College;
  • Trinity college;
  • University college;
  • Victoria college;
  • Woodsworth College.

Each college has its own residences, which offer accommodation in apartments and traditional rooms.

  • Student suites are available at Innis College, Woodsworth College and Victoria College. These are apartments with 4-5 single bedrooms, 1-2 toilets, a fully equipped kitchen (equipment: refrigerator, stove, microwave) and a furnished living room. Each bedroom has a bed (with drawers for storage), a writing chair, a wardrobe for documents, cable TV, internet.
  • Colleges New, St. Michael's, Trinity, University, Victoria offer traditional hostel accommodation: 1-2-bed rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes, shared bathroom, kitchen for several rooms or a floor.

Each residence has laundry facilities with washers and dryers, a common living room, and rooms for classes.

Activities University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is a dynamic place to study, work and live: it collaborates with academic departments, galleries, groups of performers, student organizations in three UT campuses, facilitating the involvement of university students and members of the local community in art classes.

Interdisciplinary work is one of the key aspects of the University of Toronto concept: supporting closer cooperation and interaction between programs, centers, institutions in the field of creativity, performing arts of the university is one of the main areas of support at the institutional level.

The university offers a number of sports and entertainment programs:

  • Badminton;
  • Baseball;
  • Basketball;
  • Cheerleading;
  • Cricket;
  • Curling;
  • Diving;
  • Handball;
  • Fencing;
  • Field hockey;
  • Football;
  • Golf;
  • Group Fitness (Drop-in);
  • Gymnastics;
  • Hockey;
  • Men play lacrosse;
  • Lacrosse;
  • Martial arts;
  • Mountain biking;
  • Skiing;
  • Weightlifting;
  • Parkour;
  • Rowing;
  • Rugby;
  • Ice skating and figure skating;
  • Football;
  • Squash;
  • Swimming and synchronized swimming;
  • Table tennis;
  • Tennis;
  • Athletics;
  • Volleyball;
  • Water polo;
  • Yoga, Pilates.


  • The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation, with significant influence both locally and globally. Outstanding scientists working in laboratories and departments of UT, seek to understand and solve the problems that the world is facing today, and pass on their research passion to students.
  • The University of Toronto offers over 700 undergraduate programs and 200 masters and doctoral courses. Thanks to the high-class teaching and research staff, students have the opportunity to master the latest developments in any field:
    • The development of the next revolutionary technology;
    • The study of the history of Renaissance art;
    • An analysis of how urban politics affect the formation of food shortages.
  • University life is full of interesting events for students living on campus, as well as for those who live outside it. UT offers an intensive program of activities in the field of art, sports, charity. There are many interest clubs in the university + students can organize their own associations.

Facilities and equipment at University of Toronto

The university is located on three campuses - in Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough. Each of the units has its own specialization and strengths.

  1. The St. George Campus in downtown Toronto combines historic architecture and a green park as a backdrop for student life. Students, staff and teachers participate in an active academic life and countless collaborative activities: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche - the annual arts festival, sports games at the Varsity Center.
  2. The University of Toronto of Mississauga (UTM), founded in 1967, is the second largest UT unit with a student population of just over 14,000 people. With 15 academic departments, the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, UTM offers 148 programs in 89 fields of study. The campus is distinguished by a vibrant research environment - many of its teachers and researchers are known throughout the world for their innovative work. UTM's award-winning facilities are located on 225 acres of protected green areas near the Credit River, 33 kilometers west of the campus of Toronto (St. George).
  3. Experienced education is a hallmark of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Students gain an advantage in their future through a single UT cooperative program, as well as internships and practical research, participation in community life, and active life on campus. Located near popular natural attractions in the greenest area of Toronto, the UTSC campus is experiencing dynamic growth.

Admission dates and extra charges

Tuition fee depends on the chosen program and type of accommodation. For details, please contact your local manager.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

International students apply through the Ontario Universites' Application Center. 

Required documents:

  • Transcripts from high school;
  • Self-assessment form;
  • Certificate confirming knowledge of the English language:
    • Ontario - ENG4U / EAE4U;
    • TOEFL - Internet total score 100 + 22 by letter;
    • IELTS - 6.5 not lower than 6.0;
    • GCSE / IGCSE / GCE - B or 6.

Scholarships University of Toronto

The university offers more than 4,400 scholarships for applicants who are awarded annually by the University of Toronto and its individual faculties, campuses and colleges.

First-year students, including foreign ones, are automatically considered as candidates for various scholarships. Awards and scholarships vary by department, faculty, college.

U Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships for international students: its size covers the cost of tuition, books, unforeseen expenses and living for four years.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about University of Toronto

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The admission process to Toronto University is rather challenging. You should have an excellent academic background.
? I'm thinking of going to university in four years. It suits me in all respects. I love Canada.
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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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