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  • The University of Toronto was founded in 1827, and is the #1 University in Canada.
  • UTSU is one of the world's leading research focused universities, and the country's premier institute of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.
  • The University emlpoys a multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, together with its extensive alumni and partner networks.
  • International students are drawn to University of Toronto for its multiculturalism, diversity, education facilities, research excellence, and commitment to equity and accessibility.
  • U of T has a tri campus system, spanning Greater Toronto, with three distinct campuses for teaching and research excellence, including the St George Campus, Missisauga Campus, and the Scarborough Campus.
  • University of Toronto offers a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs as well as several clubs, activities, organizations, and other student run services, including career development programs, volunteer opportunities, community service projects, and more.
  • The University has 9 affiliated hospitals, and 12 community hospitals and healthcare sites, offering teaching and research experiences for students in the health and sciences department.
  • The University of Toronto is one of the worlds most highly regarded education centres for research, and education at the Masters and Doctoral level.
  • Vital resarch in areas like sciences and engineering, social sciences, humanities, and health sciences, has led to discoveries such as insuline and stem cells, and the electron miscroscope at the University of Toronto.
  • Between 2016-2017, The University of Toronto had more international students enrolled in its university than any other Canadian post-secondary institution, with almost 20% of its students being International.

Awards and Recognition

  • The University of Toronto is ranked the #1 University in Canada, and is placed within the top 30 World's Best Universities;The Times Higher Education ranks The University of Toronto #18, Whilst the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks it #24, and the QS World University Rankings ranks it #29.
  • U of T is consistently ranked amongst the worlds top public universities, and is the only one of eight global universities to place in the top 50 in all 11 subject areas ranked by the Times Higher Education subject rankings. This includes the following subjects; humanities, social sciences, and sciences and the professions.
  • For two years in a row, The University of Toronto was ranked #1 in Canada for Graduate employbility, by the Times Higher Education Graduate Employability Ranking.
  • Year after year, The University of Toronto faculty get awarded 35% of all prominent international awards given to Canadian Academics.
  • In 2020, the US News and World Report Best Global University Ranking placed U of T 18th in the world, and first in Canada.
  • The University's research performance has been noted in several bibliometric university rankings, which uses citation analysis to evaluate the impact a university has on academic publications. In 2019, the Performance Ranking of Scientific papers for World ranked the university fourth in the world and first in Canada.
  • By Academic Performance for 2019, the University ranked #2 in the world, and #1 in Canada.
  • The QS world University Would University ranking rates the University of Toronto #3 by subject ranking.
  • By individual subject rankings, University of Toronto ranks #3 for Oncology, #4 in Clinical Medicine and #4 Surgery, #6 in Arts and Humanities, #11 in Biology and Biochemistry, #8 For Cadiac and Cardiovascular Systems, and #9 Psychology and Psychiatry.

Faculties and Departments

  • Faculty of Law
  • Rotman School of Management
  • School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Toronto School of Theology
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
  • Faculty of Music
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Information

The main faculty for undergraduate studies at the University is the Faculty of Arts and Science. Some of the University Colleges offer specialized programs and lecture series, with subjects like International Relations, Renaissance studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Industrial Relations, Medievalism, and Canadian studies, among others.

Campus Locations

The University of Toronto comprises of a network of leading of research and academic institutions and partnerships, and has 3 campuses located in the Greater Toronto region, including St George Campus, Mississauga Campus, and the Scarborough Campus.

  • St George (Downtown) Campus

The St George campus is the flagship campus of University of Toronto, located in downtown Toronto. St George campus offers students a rich and diverse university experience. Through its Faculty of Arts and Science, the campus offers a variety of degree programs, and specialise in fields such as music, law, engineering, medicine, literature, and political science.

Mississauga Campus

Located in Mississauga, the campus offers students an urban university experience, amidst a natural backdrop. The university has over 145 programs, in 88 areas of study, the opportunity to be part of hands on research, and internships at fortune 500 companies.

Students can work with renowned faculty on leading research, or study interactive and immersive digital media at the institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, innovative Biotechnology at the Institute for Management and Innovation, or crime scene investigations through the Forensic Science program.

The campus also houses a Recreation and Athletic centre, inclusive of a squash court, track and weight rooms, a gymnasium, and an eight- lane pool.

Scarborough Campus

The Scarborough campus is a centre for research and experiential learning, through international development co-ops and community focused learning. Students pursuing courses at this campus have the opportunity to participate in research on molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's diseas, impacts of climate change, soil fertilty, and more.

Key areas of study

Some of the most popular areas of study pursued by students at the University of Toronto includes:

  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Maths and Psysical Sciences
  • General Education
  • Health Professions
  • Fine Arts
  • Urban studies
  • Visual Culture and Communication


The University of Toronto has several scholarships on offer for international students. This includes The University or Toronto International Scholar Award, awarded to international students enrolled to pursue a full-time undergraduate program at the University. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and is applicable for the full three-year length of the degree program.

The award is given for students completing programs delivered by the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough

Student Academic Success Centre

The university campuses provide students with a range of services on campus through its Student Success Centre, open Monday – Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and delivers assistance and guidance in areas such as academics, health and wellness, career exploration, housing, and more. Students also have the opportunity to make appointments and meet with educators and strategists.

  • The Career Centre on campus helps students explore career possibilities, get more information on the latest job search strategies, and build on professional skills through the career centre.
  • The Health and Counselling Centre assists students with their medical needs, offers counselling and psychiatric care, and other health and wellness services.
  • The International Education Centre at the University of Toronto provides support for all international students studying on campus or interested in pursuing studies abroad.
  • An Academic Success team of professionals on campus are present to help both undergraduate and graduate students with the skills, strategies, and capabilities needed to be successful in their selected courses and careers.
  • Career events such as workshops, networking, and career explorations, including how to manage your career, practice networking, understanding organizational cultures, gain industry knowledge and develop career ideas, help with job searches, and more.

Clubs and Societies

The University of Toronto has over 1,000 different clubs and student-run organizations across the three campuses, ranging from student government, drama, music, cultural clubs, academic clubs, athletic groups, to community service organizations. This is the perfect opportunity for students to meet like-minded people, engage and network with others outside of class hours.

On-Campus Accommodation

The University of Toronto has several housing colleges located on campus, each operating its own set of residence and dining halls. Innis College, St Michael's, Trinity College, Victoria College, and Woodsworth Colleges give first priority for the undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Science. Massey College provides rooms specially for graduate students, while Knox and Wycliffe Colleges houses graduate theology students.

The on-campus residences can only accommodate 6,400 students, which means that the University can only guarantee housing for undergraduate students in their first year of study, with most of the upper year and graduate students residing off campus.