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Blending globally aligned programming with locally relevant experience, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) offers inspirational academics and leading-edge facilities in a magnificent natural setting.

How to Apply

As an international post-secondary applicant, you will apply online via the OUAC website, using the OUAC 105 Application Form if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • You currently reside in Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents [landed immigrants] or those currently studying in Canada on a study permit or other visa), or are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (landed immigrant) living elsewhere (not in Canada), and you are not currently attending an Ontario high school day program.
  • You currently reside outside of Canada, are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) and are not currently attending an Ontario high school day program (in Ontario or abroad).

In addition to the OUAC application service fee, a non-refundable University of Toronto supplementary fee of $90 will be required.

After applying, you will receive an email acknowledgement from us. This email will outline your next steps, instructions to review the status of your application and a complete list of required documents to complete your application. All of this is done on the Join U of T website.

University of Toronto-only International Application

International students have the option to apply directly to the University of Toronto if they do not wish to apply to any other post-secondary institution in Ontario. You can only use this application if you meet the following requirements:

  • you are only applying to the University of Toronto, AND
  • you currently reside outside of Canada, AND
  • you are not currently studying, or have not previously studied, in Canada, AND
  • you have not already applied to the University of Toronto using a 105 Application form on OUAC

Please complete the University of Toronto International Application if you are interested and contact us if you have any questions about this procedure.

Admission Requirements

For a comprehensive list of the minimum international school requirements, please visit the International Admission Requirements section on the University of Toronto Future Students website.

Keep in mind that possession of these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University.

Every program requires a different set of prerequisite courses. Admission consideration is often based on your most recent annual average, although we will review your entire academic record. For Commerce or Management applicants, you must first complete 4.0 credits at the University of Toronto prior to being considered for the following programs: Accounting, Finance, Economics (BCom), Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing.

Official and complete transcripts for your secondary school studies and notarized English translations of all documents issued in a language other than English or French are required as part of your application.

Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, or are required to submit English language proficiency documentation based on your educational background, you can learn more about this requirement as well as steps to fulfilling it on our English Language Requirements page.

Transfer Credit

If you receive an offer of admission, we will assess your previous studies for transfer credit(s). In most cases, this will be an additional step to complete after applying. To learn more about the transfer credit process, please visit the Transfer Credits page on our site.

A Few Notes

  • We grant a maximum of 10.0 transfer credits (towards a 20.0 credit U of T degree) to students who have previous undergraduate studies at another accredited university.
  • Students who have completed the equivalent of approximately three years or more of an undergraduate degree at another university are eligible for a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits and are considered to be entering a second degree (these students may not continue in the same program area as their previous degrees studies).
  • UTM's Department of Management does not award credit for management and/or commerce courses taken outside of Canada. Economics will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Marks & Document Submission

Depending on the educational system, the transcript of grades may be submitted electronically or by standard mail. Please refer to instructions on the Join U of T website for the specific documents required and method for sending the information. 

Please be aware that items such as resumes, recommendation letters, and personal achievement awards will not be taken into consideration to the admissions process and we discourage you from submitting these types of documents.


The Academic Culture and English (ACE@UTM) program is designed for students who have been admitted to UTM but require additional English language development. The successful completion of ACE@UTM is sometimes a condition of an offer of admission to the university – please refer to your original offer of admission if you are unsure.