In this article, we shall examine the University of Toronto, Canada: How to apply, Admission Requirements, Visa application deadlines and Tuition fees. Before we dig deep into these things, it’s valuable I take you through important facts about this world class institution.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is a public research university situated on the Queens Park Ground. This institution has grown to become Canada’s leading institution of learning and knowledge creation.U of T is one of the world’s top research institutes, driven to invent and innovate.
The faculty of Arts and Science is the university’s main undergraduate faculty and runs most of the courses in the college system. While the colleges are not responsible for teaching duties alone, most of them house specialized academic programs and series.
Search through your interests and develop your passions at U of T. This university offers well over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs across its 3 campuses. These are some really important steps you have to take care of while applying for admission:
- Select your university program.
- Check for the requirements
- Submit your applications
- Apply for scholarships(optional)
- Submit your documents and stay in touch
- If your application is successful, get ready to travel.
If you have no idea what to study at the university, please don’t be overly troubled. At the U of T’s online portal, students can search by keyword and degree type to find the program that is best for them. Each program is given in detail with the name of the campus where it is taught.
If you have decided to join this prestigious institution, you will be required to submit your application on time. Many local and international students are unable to locate the various application deadlines for the different courses, resulting in their applications being rejected. Please find below a comprehensive guide on how to apply.
Note that the application form you will fill out will depend whether you are a current ontario high school student,an applicant from another Canadian province or an international student.
- Current Ontario High School Student
You should complete the Ontario high school 101 application if you:
-Are a current full time Ontario high school student
-Have not been out of high school for more than seven consecutive months.
-Expect to receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Six Grade 12 U/M courses by the end of the year.
-Have not attended a postsecondary school institution(college/university).
Applications will be opening in late september 2017
- International Students( University of Toronto International Application)
Use the University of Toronto International application if you:
-currently reside outside of Canada, and
are not currently studying and have not previously studied in Canada.
-Are not applying to any other Ontario University.
-Prospective international applicants who wish to apply to other Ontario universities in addition to the University of Toronto should use the OUAC 105 Application .
If you have already applied with the OUAC 105 Application, you will not need to apply to the university of Toronto with the International application.(If you submit both, the University of Toronto International Application will be canceled with no possibility of refund).
Note that you will be required to pay a non refundable fee of $180
Applications for 2018/2019 will be opening in late september 2017
You are expected to submit full documents for all secondary and postsecondary programs.Notarized translations of any documents not issued in English or French are also required.
If you have already applied, please check the status of your application at join.utoronto.ca on a regular basis to determine what documents and additional information are required to complete your file.
Click here to see all the required documents.
Tuition Fees and Other Costs
The amount you will pay will depend on factors such as your program, year of study, course load and campus. While exact fees for each year will be typically finalized in the spring, you can take a look at previous year’s amounts in your area of study to get an idea of how much you will pay. In addition to tuition, your total fees will include incidentals and ancillary fees. There are also scholarships to apply for.
- Incidental, Ancillary and System Access Fees
Incidental fees include student societies, campus based services, athletics and recreation facilities, health and dental plans. Most of these fees are compulsory, but you are able to opt out from a few depending on your program and preferences.
You should put aside $1,000 per year on books and additional amounts for a computer or other equipment depending on your program and preferences.
- Residence, Food and Transport
Whether you are living on campus, renting housing outside, or commuting from home,your costs for food, housing and transportation will vary.
For example, if you are living on campus, your residence, meal plan and other food expenses, will take up most part of your university expenses.These could go from $8,000 to $15,000 per academic year depending on where you live and where you live.
If you decide to live in a rental housing off campus, your rent and food could total $15,000 or more.
For individuals commuting to the university, transportation will be a huge cost.You should consider cost of public transport, budget for gas, car insurance and parking if you are driving.
Check all possible costs here
Various programs have different deadlines. We can’t include all here. However, you can find comprehensive info about application deadlines here
All the best with your application to U of T.
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