The University of Toronto and the United States
The University of Toronto has a long history of collaboration with students and faculty in the United States -- more than half of U of T's internationally co-authored research publications are with scholars at American institutions. In 2015, more than 400 students from the United States accepted offers to U of T and currently there are almost 24,000 alumni living and working in the U.S.
Students from the United States choose the University of Toronto for its strong international rankings, the global education they receive, our diverse program options and for the opportunity to live in the City of Toronto. Students and faculty also choose U of T because of our environment of innovation. Our accelerators, courses & programs, and networks help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable ventures. And our community has been successful -- from 2012-2014 U of T produced more research-based startups than any other university in North America.
Non-Canadian students studying at U of T are able to work in Canada and gain valuable global experience while studying. After graduation, international students also have the opportunity to stay and work in Canada for up to three years. This means that graduates can choose to bring home what they learned in Toronto or stay in Canada for three more years to continue to grow their global careers. And our students have the valuable skills and qualities for the modern economy -- U of T grads rank among the top in the world for their global employability.
The University of Toronto welcomes students from across the United States. Whether you're from Alabama or Wyoming, you'll find a vibrant and welcoming community at U of T.
Amitai from Palo Alto, California
Major in Human Geography and a double minor in Geographic Information Systems and Linguistics
“One reason I chose U of T was the academic flexibility: I loved the idea of being able to study almost any academic subject imaginable.”
Christine from Chicago, Illinois
Specialist in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
“In between classes I do research in the Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, as well as get involved with U of T China Care and the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Student Union.”
Cullen from Buffalo, New York
Double major in Environmental Studies and Psychology and a minor in Latin American Studies
“Being an international student has been an amazing experience, as many aspects of my worldview have been challenged and revised from meeting people with drastically different life experiences than mine.”
Enakshi from Orlando, Florida
“I chose U of T because it has an outstanding world-wide reputation and provides students with the opportunity to actively engage in research and many student-run organizations even as a first year student.”
- Malcolm Gladwell Best-selling Author of The Tipping Point and Outliers
- Lorne Michaels Creator and Executive Producer, Saturday Night Live
- Dr. Julie Payette Chief Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency (Houston, TX)
- Dr. Bill Reeves Oscar-winning Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios
- David Shore Creator and Executive Producer, House
- Jeff Skoll Founder & Chair, The Skoll Foundation; first President of eBay Inc.
We welcome applications from well-qualified students from across the United States. Admission to the University of Toronto is competitive. You will be considered on your academic history; some programs require supplementary applications, auditions or profiles. We strongly encourage prospective applicants to apply early and submit all necessary documents as early as possible; the recommended application deadline is November 1, 2018. If English isn't your first language, you may be required to submit proof of English facility.
Applicants to U of T can be assured that they will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process if they choose to exercise their right to engage in meaningful and respectful civic expression (protest), regardless of whether that action is contrary to the disciplinary policy at their high school.
If you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protect person, you will need valid documents to live and study in Canada. You can apply for a study permit once you've received an offer of admission from the university. We recommend beginning the immigration process as early as possible because it can sometimes take a few months to complete. Our Centre for International Experience is available to help international students navigate the study permit process and answer any questions.
Fees & Scholarships
- Fees for attending U of T
- Bank of Canada currency exchange
- Information about the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
- University scholarships
- The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship