Syrian Refugee Pathway

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About this Pathway

The UTM Syrian Refugee Pathway (UTMSRP) offers recent refugees who do not meet traditional admission requirements, or who do not have access to required documents, the opportunity for successful direct admission to university level studies at UTM.

We understand that many refugees coming to Canada have unique situations and varied educational backgrounds. For example some students:

  • have not completed high school but are ready to attend a local high school;
  • have completed high school and are now ready to enter university level studies;
  • have started degree studies in their home country and are now needing to transfer;
  • have completed degrees and are looking how to transfer the credentials or continue on with a graduate/professional level of studies.

No matter the situation, we can work with you to help them determine the best pathway that suits your needs!

Admission & Program Requirements

To qualify for the UTM Syrian Refugee Pathway (UTMSRP), you must meet the following criteria:

Once in the program, you must also achieve strong grades in both your fall (first) term and winter (second) term courses to stay in the program and continue into degree studies at UTM

  • A final average of 73% or better in each of your fall and winter terms will lead to full-time admission to UTM
  • A final average of 63% - 72% in each of your fall and winter terms will lead to part-time admission to UTM
  • A final average of 62% or below will lead to your withdrawal from the Pathway

UTM Refugee Pathway chart

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How to Apply

YOUR SITUATION YOUR OPTIONS

“I have not completed high school.”

If you have not yet completed high school we would recommend you connect with your local school board to get registered for school. In the meantime, check our Undergraduate Program page for admissions related questions. Additionally, we encourage you to visit us and schedule a Campus Tour.

“I have completed high school and have access to my final official transcripts.”

If you have completed high school in your home country and have access to the final, official transcripts, you can apply directly to UTM. Visit the International High School page for details.

“I have completed high school and do not have access to my final official transcripts.”

If you have completed high school in your home country but do not have access to your final, official transcripts, please contact us as each situation is unique.

“I have started my degree at a previous university and have access to my final, official transcripts.”

If you have started your degree in your home country and have access to your final, official transcripts you can apply directly to UTM. Visit the International College or University page for details.

“I have started my degree at a previous university and do not have access to my final, official transcripts.”

If you have started your degree in your home country and do not have access to your final, official transcripts please do contact us as each situation is unique.

“I have completed my undergraduate degree in my home country.”

If you have already completed your undergraduate degree in your home country and are looking for graduate studies checkout our Professional and Graduate Programs page.

If you are looking for an educational credential assessment report that will show how your academic achievements earned outside of Canada compare to credentials earned in Canada check out the University of Toronto’s Comparative Education Service (CES)

Contact

If you have any questions at all about the UTM Syrian Refugee Pathways, please do not hesitate to contact the Manager of Pathway Programs at UTM:

Email: pathways.utm@utoronto.ca
Phone: 905-569-5750
Fax: 905-569-4448
Twitter: @UTMPathways