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Study in Toronto

All the information you need about studying in Toronto as an international student.

Why study in Toronto?

Toronto is the provincial capital of the Canadian territory of Ottawa, and is Canada’s most populous city. More than 140 languages are spoken across the city, so international students will enjoy a vibrant and diverse community.

From browsing the many museums, to the relaxed student living in the downtown area, deciding to study abroad in Toronto is a decision you won’t regret.

Universities in Toronto

Some of Canada’s most highly-ranked and prestigious universities are located in Toronto, making it one of the country’s biggest education hubs.

Most universities in Toronto are public institutions, and there are a number of institutions specializing in subjects such as applied arts, sciences and technology.

What to study in Toronto

All of the universities in Toronto offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, in all academic areas.

Choosing to study a degree in Toronto will typically take four years at undergraduate level, one year for a master’s and between three to five years for a PhD.

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How to study in Toronto

Once you’ve chosen a program and a university in Toronto you’d like to study at, you’ll need to complete an application form. Many universities let you apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Center (OUAC). You may need to pay a fee to apply, which could be around $180.

Once you’ve been accepted onto a program at a university in Toronto, you will need to make sure you have the correct Canadian study permit before you travel.

Cost to study in Toronto

Tuition fees in Toronto are similar to the rest of Canada, and as an international student you can expect to pay between $30,000 and $35,000 per year for your tuition. However, exactly how much you’ll pay will differ depending on the university and program you choose.

Living costs in Toronto is high, and it’s often ranked as the most expensive city in Canada. Accommodation, transport and food costs can be high, so make sure you budget a healthy amount for your living costs on top of tuition fees.

Key facts of Toronto

  • 70/22°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 2.9 million Population
  • 19 Universities
  • Canada Country