University of Toronto

Toronto
Canada

Language of instruction

English

Since 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation. The University is also a global leader, currently ranked 22nd among the world’s universities.

Set in the centre of Toronto, U of T’s main downtown campus is a place where students, staff and faculty engage with a vibrant academic life and countless co-curricular activities. Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city – the most culturally diverse on the planet, where some of the world’s finest restaurants are found alongside happening bars, clubs and eclectic festivals.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Winter Term January–April
Semester 2 Fall Term September–December

View U of T's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

U of T has online resources to help you get the most out of your exchange:

Campuses

U of T has 3 campuses:

  • St. George campus (downtown Toronto)
  • Mississauga campus (UTM)
  • Scarborough campus (UTSC)

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

2.5 credits at U of T is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at U of T.

Study Options
You must choose one admission campus and faculty from the available list. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below.

Semester Restrictions
The University of Toronto only accepts applications once per year. Therefore, students must apply to Global Experiences in UQ semester 2 for study in Fall term, Winter term or Full year.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the U of T course catalogue by discipline if courses do not appear in the database. To find courses, select the 'Academic Timetable' for each campus/faculty listed and then select the relevant discipline and Session (semester) in the search function.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Aerospace engineering
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture and Design
Art history
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Criminology
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
French
Geotechnical engineering
German
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Italian
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Regional and town planning
Religion
Software engineering
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

The University of Toronto provides everything you need to know about student residences and finding the right accommodation during your exchange.

On-campus housing is only gauranteed for exchange students who are attending U.Toronto for a full year.

Cost of living

U of T has compiled the various expenses students may encounter during their studies. You can also access U of T's financial planning calculator to find out how much you should budget for an exchange in Toronto.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and exchange students enrolled in a university in Ontario. UHIP helps to cover the cost of hospital and medical services you may need to maintain your health while in Canada. You are automatically enrolled in UHIP, and will be required to pay the corresponding fees.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the High Commission of Canada for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)