To which country or University can I go? What documents do I need before going?
Can I apply to a scholarship? Check out our FAQ!
Students who have previously taken courses that cover the same topics that are covered in a prerequisite may apply to the relevant department for exemption.
Exchange students typically take 3-5 courses per semester. Each single-term course equals 0.5 credits, so the typical course load is 1.5-2.5 credits per semester.
Your home institution assesses and determines how your U of T credits will be transferred back. Each single-term course at the University of Toronto equates to 0.5 credits, which is the equivalent of 6ECTS.
No, graduate students cannot take any undergraduate courses as the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is a separate faculty. Also, graduate exchange students are expected to take all or most of their courses within their host department and it is unlikely that they will be able to take courses outside of their host department.
There are two terms available for exchange each year: Fall and Winter. Contact your institution’s exchange office to determine whether you will be nominated for one semester or a full year exchange.
Fall: September to December
Winter: January to April
Full Year: September to April
There are only a few scholarships that are available to inbound exchange students. Some require an application while others do not. Please visit our scholarship page for full details.
If you are in Life Sciences or any scientific discipline which is not related to engineering, you must be nominated to the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Our office does not decide the campus at which you will be completing your exchange. As your home institution nominates you to one of the three campuses, you will need to work with your home institution to determine which of our three campuses is most suitable for you. Please note that certain programs, such as those of the Faculties of Applied Science & Engineering and Law, are only offered on one campus. Once you are nominated, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to switch campuses after the application deadlines.
No, only students who are attending one of our partner institutions can apply for an exchange at U of T.
You have been nominated to a specific faculty by your institution. Once nominated you will need to fill out your application with the materials required by the particular faculty you have been nominated to. See your institution’s webpage for details.
See FAQ above for links to faculty calendars.
Yes, graduate applicants should provide descriptions of all post-secondary courses they will complete before coming to U of T, including the courses they completed during their undergraduate studies.
Some faculties require additional documents. Please check the faculty-specific requirements on your institution’s webpage to determine if additional documents are needed.
- All students must submit a transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you have attended multiple institutions you will need to combine the transcripts into one document.
- A description of courses taken. See student application guide above for details.
All documents must be labeled “Last Name, First Name – Name of Document” (e.g. Smith, John – transcript).
The only accepted document formats are .doc and .pdf. “Secure” PDF files and documents requiring passwords to access will not be accepted.
Please include the name of the course and the code number (see FAQ above for faculty-specific links).
e.g.) PSY100H – Introduction to Psychology
Visit the calendar for the faculty you have been nominated to. Not every course is offered every term. The course listing for next year will be available on your faculty’s timetable this summer.
For each student, you will need to upload (labeled “Last Name, First Name – Document Type”):
- Class Rank Letter
- Confirmation of Graduation
- English test scores
- Reference Letters
- Transcript of all postsecondary studies
Please refer to your institution’s webpage on our website to determine which faculties your institution has partnerships with and what the requirements of each faculty are.
Only .pdf and .docx are accepted file types. Do not upload “secure” PDF files or documents that require a password.
All documents must be labeled in the following format: “Last Name, First Name – name of Document” (e.g., Smith, John – Transcript)
Graduate exchange students must be nominated to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) regardless of their majors at their home institutions. This includes students majoring in architecture, social work, education, etc. They should not be nominated to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Faculty of Social Work and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
- Go to: https://studentmobility.utoronto.ca
- Click “Forgot your Password?” and enter your email address.
- The password reset email will be sent from: firstname.lastname@example.org.