The University of Toronto has been Ranked by University Web Ranking as the best University in Canada and the most diverse city in North America. The University offers a wide range of study programs at low /cheap tuition for international students. Tuition fees could go as low as $11,160 to $40,000 depending on the study program you’ve chosen. There are also more than 1,000 extracurricular activities for students. The University of Toronto is situated in one of the world’s most vibrant urban environments. With three campuses -Downtown Toronto (St. George), Mississauga (in the west) and Scarborough (in the east), the University of Toronto offers an extraordinary environment in which to learn, students are simply spoiled with choice.
Amongst other benefits, students at the university get financial support and counselling. There are numerous awards/ scholarships the university offers to its students based on merit.
Undergraduate Admission Awards
From the undergraduate admission applicants, the University of Toronto chooses the outstanding applicants, regardless of their program of study, as University of Toronto Scholars. The scholars are given $6,000 for their university costs and any other award. Applicants do not need to apply for this scholarship as it comes with being amongst the outstanding applicants.
The scholarship is, unfortunately, not sufficient to cover all study costs like:
- Tuition fees $11,160 to $40,000 (depending on the program of study).
- Book costs $750 to $1,400
- University Health Insurance Plan $567
- Residence Costs, Transport and others
- Undergraduate In-course Awards
University scholars completing their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years as University of Toronto Scholars stand a chance to get the Undergraduate In-course Award if they uphold academic excellence. These awards are normally not applied for.
- Undergraduate Grants and Bursaries
The Undergraduate Grants and Bursaries ( $400 – $1,000 ) are awarded to students who need financial assistance, provided they are academically competent. For this award, students need to apply. International students who wish to apply will be required to provide proof that their financial situations have changed since they got to Canada. This is because international students provide proof that they have enough resources to for their stay in Canada before they are admitted into the university.
- Graduate Awards
Highly qualified graduate students may acquire financial support through departmental award programs. Excellent students, mostly physical and life sciences students receive fellowship support and departmental research finding. Some students may even get Teaching Assistantship offers.
Full-time international students may apply for work on or off campus. To get more information about working in Canada, please go to Centre for International Experience.
- University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
The health insurance is available, but not to international students. They are, however, expected to enroll.
For more information, please go to http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca
Applying to the University of Toronto
International students may apply online at here or through the Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre, which will submit their applications to the University. The university will then email the students with further details. Both the University of Toronto and Ontario are closed for the holidays as of 23rd December 2015 to 4th January 2016.
Deadlines for applications are:
January 15 – Architecture, Landscape, and Design (including International Foundation Program)
February 1 – Applied Science and Engineering
February 1 – Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T St. George
February 1 – International Foundation Programs
February 1 – Kinesiology & Physical Education
February 1 – Medical Radiation Sciences
January 13 – Music (including International Foundation Program)