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University of Toronto is a universitywide partner in Toronto, Canada.

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General information for exchange students

Course information general (check the exceptions!!)

Course information Scarborough

Course information St. George

Course information Mississauga

About the 3 campuses

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September - 3rd week of December
Semester II: 1st week of January - 4th week of April

Orientation generally commences in the end of August for Semester I and the 1st week of January for Semester II. 

Exams take place in the 2nd and 3rd week of December for Semester I and the 2nd- 4th week of April for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

Students must be in good academic standing. 

English Language Requirement

There are no language requirements for undergrad (bachelor's) students.

Graduate (master's) students need a TOEFL iBT or IELTS test.
The language requirements must be met at the moment of application to the host university.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Please mention in your motivation letter which campus you are interested in and why:

More information about the options


Courses at Master’s level

Yes, but you must meet the School of graduate Studies admission requirements

Please note that placement at the School of Graduate studies is more complicated and takes more time than for bachelor students. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Whether students are accepted depends on a lot of variables, for example academic standing, but also availability at the department. Always make a back up plan, as placement is not guaranteed.

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Housing assistance

On-campus housing is only guaranteed on the Scarborough campus. There is no guaranteed on-campus housing for exchange students at the St. George and Mississauga campuses. However, assistance is provided to students. 

It is extremely unlikely that students will find on-campus housing if they are only coming first semester. Support is also offered when looking at off-campus housing. 

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Estimated living costs per month

Approximately CAD1500-CAD2500 (estimate from 2022), most expensive campus to more affordable campus: St George, Mississauga, Scarborough

Health Insurance Requirements: UHIP is mandatory and costs CAD63/month

There are free shuttle busses to the Mississauga Campus and a lot of options to reach Scarborough too. Read about transportation options

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living expenses on this page

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

7  semester places per year for bachelor & master students

3 semester places per year for students of the Research Master Humanities.

Only semester exchanges (full year is not possible)

6 places for semester 1 and 4 places for semester 2

After the 1 December deadline it is not possible anymore to apply for an exchange to this partner university, even for semester 2 (start January next academic year), due to early application deadlines. This means you have to apply before December 1st.

Campus placement

6 Places for St. George and 4 places for the Mississauga (UTM) or Scarborough (UTSC) campuses.
Campus placement at selection is final and cannot be switched later.

Application in Osiris:

In your motivation letter you must list a top 3 on which campus you would like to be placed. It is important that you look into the courses available on each campus. Your top 3 may also be a top 2 or just one choice. 


Selection was necessary in the past few years. You are advised not to place this destination as your second or third choice. 

Selection for the St. George Campus was necessary in the past few years. You are advised to look at Mississauga and Scarborough too.

After the deadline a list of candidates is made by drawing lots. The student placed on nr. 1 will be placed on their number 1 campus until one of the campuses is full. If a student has chosen a campus that is full we will check whether one of the other campuses is mentioned in the motivation letter. If so the student is placed on that campus. If not the student will be rejected for University of Toronto and we will check whether a placement for the second choice is possible. 
Same goes for placement in the first or second semester. Please mention what the options are for you: semester 1, 2 or both.

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If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.