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

Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September - December
Semester II: 1st week of January - April

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Students must have already completed one full year at their home university. Generally students find the academic culture challenging.

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Areas of study open to exchange students

Faculty of Arts and Science
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Restricted programs:
Dentistry, Medicine, Rehabilitation Science/Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Management (MBA), Master of Financial Economics (MFE), Master of Education (MT), Master of Law (LLM) and Bachelor of Education (BEd). The Academic Bridging Program, as well as the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) are also not available to exchange students. Other programs such as Biochemistry and Business/Commerce have traditionally had only a limited capacity for hosting exchange students unless a specific department/faculty/division approved agreement/addendum exists between UofT and the partner institution.

However, please note that our Department of Economics is separate from our Commerce program, so exchange students would be welcome to seek enrolment in Economics.

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Courses at Master’s level

Yes (but must meet the School of graduate Studies admission requirements)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

There is not guarantee on-campus housing for exchange students at our St. George Campus. Assistance is provided to students, but housing cannot be guaranteed. It is extremely unlikely that students would find on-campus housing if they are only coming first semester.  If students are coming for only ONE SEMESTER, and would like on campus housing, they should choose the WINTER SESSION.

There is guarantee on-housing campus at our Scarborough and Mississauga campus. 

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Estimated living costs per month

Approximately $1500-$2500

Health Insurance Requirements: UHIP is mandatory and costs $51/month

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Credits and grading

Normal study load per term
in credits:  2-2.5
in courses: Undergraduate students: the maximum permitted work load for undergraduate-level students is five (5) courses (2.5 credits) per academic term. The minimum work load to be considered a "full-time student" is three (3) courses.
Graduate students: the maximum work load is four (4) courses (2.0 credits) per academic term.

Grading system:
4.0 GPA, letter grades
Minimum pass: D (for undergraduate studies) / B (for graduate studies)

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Number of places available

1-2  places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


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