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PLANNING TO STUDY AT UofT

WHAT CAN I STUDY?

Before beginning to determine which U of T faculty is the best fit for your intended studies, please review the English language requirements for exchange at U of T.

What you can study while on exchange at U of T largely depends on which faculty you are admitted to. Below you will find details about eligibility, academic options and restrictions, and application requirements by U of T faculty. All graduate-level exchange students should be nominated to the School of Graduate Studies.

 

Goethe University of Frankfurt

Goethe University of Frankfurt

Country: Germany

Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate

U of T Engineering is a thriving community that provides unparalleled experiential learning opportunities and produces some of the world’s most innovative engineering research. The Faculty is Canada’s top engineering school and among the world’s best across international rankings.

Exchange students admitted to U of T Engineering may take courses from any of the Faculty’s programs

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Engineering Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE VS. COMPUTER ENGINEERING

At U of T, computer science courses and computer engineering courses are taught in separate faculties. Exchange students interested in studying computer science and/or computer engineering at the University of Toronto need to decide which of the following faculties best suits their interests, based on course access:

Option 1: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

  • Access to engineering courses in the departments and division listed above provided space and pre-requisite availability.
  • Possible limited access to Arts & Science courses:
    • Students may request to enrol in up to two (2) Faculty of Arts & Science courses per term; however, many Arts & Science courses, including chemistry, physics, statistics and computer science courses, are restricted to engineering exchange students. A list of other restricted Arts & Science courses is made available in June each year.
    • Engineering students do not receive enrolment priority for Arts & Science courses. Arts & Science courses will be full by the time engineering exchange students can enrol.
    • Because of the aforementioned restrictions, engineering exchange students should expect to take the majority of their courses within U of T Engineering.
  • Students are required to enrol in a minimum of four courses and maximum of five courses per term.
  • Courses are only offered on the St. George campus.

Option 2: Faculty of Arts & Science

  • Access to the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Computer Science (CSC) courses, as well as many other courses in Arts & Science (some restrictions apply).
  • No access to U of T Engineering courses, including courses in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
  • Required to enrol in a minimum of three courses. A maximum of five courses may be taken per term.
  • Choose from one of the three campuses: St. GeorgeMississauga and Scarborough.

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Minimum CGPA: 2.25


Restrictions

U of T Engineering Courses

The following departments/courses have very competitive enrolment and/or small class sizes. As such, they are difficult for exchange students to get into. While students may request enrolment in the following departments/courses, they may need to choose alternates due to availability:

  • Applied Science & Engineering (APS)
  • Joint minor (JRE)
  • Final-year design (XXX498H) and thesis (XXX499Y1) courses

Arts & Science Courses

Engineering exchange students may take up to two Arts & Science courses per term, but do not receive priority enrollment. Some courses may not be made available to engineering students. The list of restricted courses is available in June each year.


Application

After your home institution nominates you, you will be invited to apply for exchange at the University of Toronto via our online student application portal.

Please review the documents U of T Engineering requires.

 

Student applicants must submit:

  • Statement of interest (1-2 pages).
  • Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to U of TThe chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).

Partner institution staff must submit:

  • Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary studies.
  • English language test, if applicable (see exemptions):
    1. IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
    2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall with minimum 22 on the writing section.

The Faculty of Music at U of T offers courses in a range of disciplines including theory, composition, and performance at the undergraduate and graduate level. Exchange students interested in studying at the Faculty of Music at the graduate level should apply to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

At U of T, our undergraduate program is 4 years in length. If you are in the first year of your graduate program, but have only completed a 3-year undergraduate program, you should be nominated as an undergraduate student for exchange at U of T.

 

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The Faculty of Music requires the following documents:

 

 Student Applicants must submit:

  • Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  • Course descriptions: A typed chart that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).
  • Faculty of Music Student Exchange Questionnaire (plus any additional requirements as detailed in the questionnaire – i.e. performance videos, composition portfolio, etc.) For composition, they can submit their compositions as a PDF or Paper. The instructions are in the Questionnaire in the composition section.

 

 Partner institution staff must submit:

  • Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  • Two reference letters are required – student to submit these to partner staff who will upload these letters on their behalf
  • English language test results (TOEFL or IELTS Academic only)
  •  Undergraduate
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall with minimum 22 on the writing section
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
  •  Graduate 
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 93 overall, with minimum 22 on the writing and speaking sections
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto (Daniels Faculty) offers professional graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, visual studies, and Forestry — as well as unique undergraduate programs that use architectural studies and visual studies as a lens through which students may pursue a broad, liberal arts-based education.

Undergraduate Studies

There are two programs of undergraduate studies within the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design: Architectural Studies and Visual Studies. Students interested in applying for exchange in either of these programs should be aware that some courses (including upper year studio courses) may not be open to exchange students. Students applying for inbound exchange are strongly encouraged to research courses they are interested in completing, prior to applying for exchange. These courses should be indicated in the application.

Graduate Studies

If you wish to apply for a graduate exchange at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, you must be currently enrolled in a similar program at your home institution. Exchange students interested in studying at the Daniels Faculty at the graduate level should review the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) exchange information.

 

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate: Daniels Faculty requires a minimum CGPA equivalent to 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduate: Daniels Faculty requires a minimum CGPA equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Restrictions

Undergraduate Restrictions

Entry into undergraduate studio courses (ARC100H1, JAV101H1, ARC200H1, ARC201H1, ARC361Y1, ARC362Y1, ARC363Y1, ARC364Y1, ARC380Y1, ARC381Y2, and/or any VIS course) is strongly dependent on space and the strength of your supplementary application/ portfolio. Exchange students interested in taking JAV130H1 must either complete JAV120H1 first or provide a course syllabus for a course that you have completed equivalent to JAV120H1.

Graduate Restrictions

All graduate programs within the Daniels Faculty, except for those in Forestry, are cohort-based, meaning students in these programs are treated as a group. The courses they take each term are mostly the same as others in their cohort. When applying for graduate level exchange at the Daniels Faculty, you should expect to take all of your courses from within one program, one stream, and one year of study. You can view our program charts here. Some exceptions to this may be possible on a case-by-case basis.


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The Daniels Faculty requires the following documents:

 

Undergraduate Requirements

 Student applicants must submit:

  • Statement of interest (1-2 pages maximum) explaining why you would like to study at the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto.
  • Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine). For studio courses, samples of past work may be required. The samples should be submitted as one PDF file (100 MB or less, total PDF file size).
  • A list of Daniels Faculty courses you are interested in taking.
  • A One Idea Supplementary Application Submission (see instructions below): Please submit your One Idea Supplementary Application as one PDF file (100 MB or less, total PDF file size).

*One Idea Supplementary Application

Part 1: Essay Response

Choose one of the four questions to answer. Prepare a written response (between 250 and 500 words).

We are interested in how you will pursue your intellectual interests and apply your personal experience, background, and future goals to studies in our programs. This is the opportunity for us to hear your voice, and to help us envision what you will bring to the Daniels Faculty

The Questions (Choose only one to answer):

  1. Describe a problem that you solved; intellectual, ethical, or otherwise important to you.
  2. Describe a moment when you challenged a belief or idea.
  3. Tell us about a time when you learned from failure.
  4. Tell us how you express your creative side (through problem solving, innovative thinking, artistically, etc.).

Part 2: Images

Select four to six of your own images to include in your submission. Please provide information on the title, medium used, the original size of the artwork, date of completion, and whether the project was done independently, collaboratively, or in a class for each item submitted. This is your opportunity to share some images of your own creative work in a limited capacity. Submission of images will be used in gauging suitability for upper year and studio courses.

 Partner institution staff must submit:

  • Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary studies
  • English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS Academic only):
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 100 overall, with minimum of 22 on the writing section
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

 

Graduate Requirements

 Student applicants must submit:

  • Statement of interest (1-2 pages maximum) explaining why you would like to study at the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto. Please also include the program and year of study you are interested in.
  • Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).
  • A portfolio including three to five samples/projects documenting your creative ability. Please submit your portfolio as one PDF file (100 MB or less, total PDF file size).

 Partner institution staff must submit:

  • Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary studies
  • English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS Academic only):
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 100 overall, with minimum of 22 on the writing section
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5

At the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, we develop advance and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, health and their interactions through education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. For details, please review the inbound fact sheet.

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

2.25 CGPA


Restrictions

Restricted Courses
1st year (100-level) courses
KPE282H1 – Physical Activity and Exercise Applications
KPE329H1 – Developing Physical Literacy Foundations in the Early Years
KPE331H1 – Sport Analytics Game Theory and Tactics
KPE355Y1 – Interpersonal Theory in Kinesiology and Physical Education
KPE434H1 – Advanced Adapted Physical Activity
KPE455Y1 – Kinesiology and Physical Education in Society

Courses with limited capacity
KPE366H1 – Ergonomics
KPE405H1 – Race Indigeneity and Physical Culture
KPE423H1 – Theory of Dance Performance
KPE461H1 – Speed and Power
KPE390Y/490Y/495H – Research courses: please contact us


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education requires the following documents:

Student Applicants must submit:

  1. Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  2. Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).

Home/Partner Institution Staff must submit:

  • Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  • English Language test, if applicable (see exemptions):
    • IELTS: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall with minimum 22 on the writing section

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is the gateway to all graduate programs at the University of Toronto. U of T offers approximately 280 graduate programs covering nearly 400 areas of study. Any exchange student wanting to do graduate-level course work or research at any faculty or department at U of T must apply to SGS.

Option ONE: Research only 

If you intend to do research only while on exchange at U of T, your admission will be granted through the International Visiting Graduate Research (IVGS) program. All IVGS placements begin with a key relationship: students need to find a qualified supervisor willing to oversee their research. Once a U of T supervisor has been established, the application can begin. Please visit the IVGS program page for details on finding a faculty supervisor and application instructions.

After you have been admitted, please email your admission letter to inbound.exchange@utoronto.ca. If you have been nominated for exchange by your home institution, we will apply a fee-waiver for the IVGS fees.

For questions pertaining to the IVGS program, please contact sgs.international@utoronto.ca.

Option TWO: Full-time course work for credit

The eligibility, restrictions, and application information below pertains to exchange students wanting to graduate course-work at U of T. Please note that graduate exchange applications are considered on an individual basis by each graduate unit. Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee admission. If your application is not accepted by a graduate unit, we do our best to find an alternative option for you, including coming as an undergraduate student instead.

 

Location(s)

Most graduate programs are located on the St. George (downtown) campus, with the exception of the Institute of Management & Innovation Program, which is at our Mississauga (UTM) campus, and the Master of Accounting and Finance Program (MAccFin), which is at our Scarborough (UTSC) campus.

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Graduate exchange students doing course work while on exchange need to be registered in the equivalent of a full-time course load, as defined by the graduate unit/department.

To apply for graduate exchange course work at U of T, you must be enrolled in, or admitted to, a similar graduate program at your home institution. You also need to have achieved a mid-B average in the final year of your undergraduate studies. To confirm whether your degree meets the SGS minimum requirements, please use the International Credentials Equivalencies tool.

Before applying for exchange, you need to determine the graduate unit (department, faculty, or centre) and/or program that offers the courses you would like to take at U of T. You will take all/most of your courses from one “home” department. You cannot have a collaborative specialization (CS) as your home department.

STEP ONE: Use this list to determine the area of study that best matches your program of study at your home institution.

STEP TWO: Click on the program link to find the link to the departmental website.

STEP THREE: Use the departmental website to find graduate courses offered by the department.

STEP FOUR: Include your desired home department/program in your Statement of Intent when applying. Your desired home department should match the list of courses you submit in your application.


Restrictions

Any graduate programs offered by the following faculties/departments are not open to exchange students:

  • Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD) (at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – OISE)
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Cell and Systems Biology
  • Cinema Studies Institute
  • Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Department of Physical Therapy

 

The following programs, including Progressive Professional Programs, are not open to exchange students:

  • Master of Teaching (MT)
  • Master of Law (LLM)
  • Master of Financial Economics (MFE)
  • Master of Finance (MFin)
  • Master of Mathematical Finance (MMF)
  • Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM)
  • Master of Psychological Clinical Science (at UTSC)
  • Master of Management & Professional Accounting (at UTM)

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Rotman School of Management operates its own MBA exchange program. Please consult their website for more information.


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The School of Graduate Studies requires the following documents:

 

Student applicants must submit:

  1. Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  2. Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).
  3. CV or Resume
  4. Proposed course List – A list of U of T graduate courses you are interested in taking while on exchange

  Additional material for Faculty of Music

  • For Performance applicants: At this URL, Faculty of Music audition/interview requirements from the drop down menu, applicants choose the appropriate program (instrument) and degree and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the repertoire guidelines under “Audition Requirements”. Applicants would have to provide the URL for each recording.
  • For Composition applicants: A composition portfolio of three to five works for a variety of media, including some with moderately large instrumentation and some sustained movements of five minutes or more. The portfolio should contain scores, and recordings when available. Hard copies of the composition may be uploaded as a pdf document through the Exchange Portal; the URL should be provided for any recordings.

*NOTE: At U of T, our undergraduate program is 4 years in length. If you are in the first year of your graduate program, but have only completed a 3-year undergraduate program, you should be nominated as an undergraduate student for exchange at U of T.

  Additional material for Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

A portfolio including three to five samples/projects documenting your creative ability. Please submit your portfolio as one PDF file (100 MB or less, total PDF file size).

 

Partner institution staff must submit:

  1. Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  2. Confirmation of completion of an undergraduate degree OR confirmation of admission to a graduate program
  3. Two academic reference letters
  4. English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS only) if applicable
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 93 overall, with minimum 22 on the writing and speaking sections
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5

The University of Toronto Mississauga campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometres west of the university’s St. George campus in downtown Toronto. UTM has many of the same Arts & Science departments as the downtown St. George campus, as well as unique courses in Forensic Science and Commerce/Management (open to business students who are not eligible for Rotman Commerce at our downtown campus).

Exchange students admitted to undergraduate studies at UTM are able to take courses from multiple departments within the faculty – there is no restriction on taking courses from within only one discipline/department.

Campus(es)

UTM

Contact(s)

Andrew Sedmihradsky, Global Mobility Coordinator CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Minimum CGPA of 2.25


Restrictions

All second year Commerce (MGT) and Management (MGM) courses are not available for registration, but selected upper year (3rd + 4th year) courses may have limited spaces available for exchange students. Commerce and Management courses are generally reserved for UTM Commerce and Management students and spaces in these courses are not guaranteed for incoming exchange students. You may request to be enrolled in any upper year Commerce and Management course; enrollment will be based on availability, and you may be placed on a waitlist for courses.


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal.

Student applicants must submit:

  1. Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  2. Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).

Partner institution staff must submit:

  1. Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  2. English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS only) if applicable
    1. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall +19 on the writing section.
    2. The minimum IELTS academic score requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

The University of Toronto Scarborough campus is a 300-acre campus in the Highland Creek Valley, one of Toronto’s most spectacular natural settings, situated in the east-end of Toronto.

Experiential education is the hallmark of the UTSC campus.  Students get a head start on their futures through hands-on research, community engagement and a vibrant campus life.

UTSC is home to the new Aquatics Centre and Field House, which represents Canada’s largest investment in amateur sport infrastructure, opened in 2015 for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

UTSC offers standard Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Management programs (English literature, Statistics, Economics, etc.), but also some interesting and unique programs listed below.

Exchange students admitted to undergraduate studies UTSC are able to take courses from multiple departments within the faculty – there is no restriction on taking courses from within only one discipline/department. There are, however, department-specific restrictions that exchange students should be aware of that are listed below.

Campus(es)

UTSC

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Minimum CGPA of 2.25


Restrictions

The following courses/programs of study are not available to exchange students:

Scarborough (UTSC) Campus

  • Co-op (work placement) programs
  • Applied Microbiology (IMC)
  • Environmental Science and Technology (STE)
  • Journalism (JOU)
  • New Media Studies (NME)
  • Paramedicine (PMD)

For the list of courses with limited spaces, please visit the UTSC Registrar’s Office website.

Housing

On campus accommodation is guaranteed for exchange students coming to UTSC.

UTSC Student Residence provides ~765 self-catered spaces on-campus to both international and domestic students.  Students generally live in their own room with shared cooking and common areas, either in the Townhouses or Joan Foley Hall (apartment-style).


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The Faculty of Arts and Science UTSC requires the following documents:

Student Applicants must submit:

  1. Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  2. Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).

Home/Partner Institution Staff must submit:

  1. Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  2. English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS only) if applicable
    • IELTS: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall with minimum 22 on the writing section

At U of T, the Faculty of Arts & Science incorporates all arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences (including computer science) programs/departments. U of T Arts & Science is one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in North America and the heart of one of the world’s leading universities.

Exchange students admitted to U of T Arts & Science are able to take courses from multiple departments within the faculty – over 4,000 courses in a wide range of disciplines. There is no restriction on taking courses from within only one discipline/department.

St. George Campus

U of T’s downtown St. George Campus blends historical architecture and inviting green spaces as a backdrop to a truly remarkable community.

Set in the centre of Toronto, one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities, it is a place where students, staff and faculty engage with a vibrant academic life and countless co-curricular activities.

Just beyond the campus are the many events, neighbourhoods and industries that Toronto has to offer. From Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual art festival that runs from dusk until dawn, to sports games at one of the Varsity Centre’s high-performance facilities, this location is intrinsically linked with the city’s renowned cultural offerings to create a rich and unique experience for everyone.

Campus(es)

St. George

Contact(s)

CIE Inbound Exchange

 

Eligibility

Minimum CGPA of 2.25


Restrictions

While we do our best to keep you informed of any exchange student course restrictions, this list is not necessarily comprehensive, as course offerings and availability vary from year to year. We cannot guarantee enrollment in any course. It is important to maintain an expectation of flexibility in your course load.

Closed Courses

The following courses are not available to exchange students:

  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Many 100-level courses hosted by our colleges (e.g., VIC1XX, NEW1XX, INI1XX, UNI1XX, WDW1XX, SMC1XX, TRN1XX)
  • Many 100-level courses that are open to Year 1 FAS students only (e.g., ANT19X, AST19X, CHM19X, CSC19X, EAS19X, ENG19X, ESS19X, FAH19X, GGR19X, HIS19X, MAT19X, PHL19X, PHY19X, POL19X, PSY19X, SOC19X, STA19X
  • Academic Bridging Program through Woodsworth College
  • Biochemistry (BCH): All courses except BCH210 and BCH311 (BCH210 and BCH311 have limited spaces for exchange students)
  • Economics (ECO): All 100-level courses
  • Human Biology (HMB): All 400-level courses, and HMB322
  • Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGY) laboratory courses
  • All Restricted (R1) Sociology (SOC) courses are not available: SOC201, SOC202, SOC204, SOC251, SOC252, SOC254, SOC319-354, and all 400-level SOC courses
  • Statistics (STA): STA130, STA490

Restricted Enrollment

The following departments/courses have very competitive enrollment and/or small class sizes and are therefore difficult for exchange students to get into at the St. George campus. However, many of these programs/courses are also available at our Mississauga (UTM) and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. If you wish to take a full course-load in Computer ScienceSociology, or Statistics, we strongly recommend you consider one of our other two campuses.

Please do not expect to take a full course-load in these areas at the St. George campus:

  • Computer Science (CSC)
    • CSC300 and 400-level courses tend to be over-subscribed and not all exchange students get in
  • Drama (DRM)
  • Political Science (POL) 400-level courses
    • Many 400-level POL courses have very small class sizes (10-13 people), so we cannot enroll many exchange students into them
  • English (ENG) 400-level courses
  • Human Biology (HMB)
  • Peace, Conflict and Justice (PCJ)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Statistics (STA)

Rotman Commerce (business) Restriction

Business courses at the St. George campus (course code: RSM) are not available to exchange students from your home institution. If you are pursuing a pursuing a business degree (e.g., B.B.A. or B. Comm.) or a similar degree at your home institution, and you want to take business courses while on exchange, you should be nominated to one of our other campuses:

  • University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) – management
  • University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) – commerce/management

 


Application

After you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be invited to apply for exchange at U of T via our online student application portal. The Faculty of Arts and Science requires the following documents:

Student applicants must submit:

  1. Statement of interest (1-2 pages)
  2. Course descriptions: A typed chart/list that briefly details all post-secondary courses you have/will complete before coming to the University of Toronto. The chart/list should include course titles and a short description or list of the main topics covered in each course (copying and pasting from a course calendar/syllabus is fine).

Partner institution staff must submit:

  1. Academic transcripts of all previous post-secondary study
  2. English Language test, if applicable (see exemptions):
    • IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT): minimum 89 overall with minimum 22 on the writing section

Course Enrolment

After you are admitted to U of T Arts & Science, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit course requests. The course selection process will begin in June for the upcoming fall and winter terms.