Introduction

With more than 88,000 students registered, the University of Toronto is one of the largest public, research-intensive universities in North America. The University is over 190 years old and has in excess of 560,000 living alumni, with students coming from 150 different countries.

Located in the City of Toronto, the largest city in Canada, and one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto’s alumni have included two Governors General, four Prime Ministers of Canada and ten Nobel laureates. The University, including St. George Campus in downtown Toronto, UTM in Mississauga and UTSC in Scarborough, offers more than 700 undergraduate programs, many second entry professional programs in education, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, law and medicine as well as 200 Master’s and Doctoral level graduate programs in a wide variety of fields. It ranks 1st in Canada and among top 25 by different international institution ranking systems.

To better facilitate the application process of the best and brightest students into our undergraduate programs, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) initiated this innovative admissions program to attract brilliant international students into the undergraduate programs at UTSC.

FAIR UTSC program comprises two distinct parts:

  1. An 8-week UTSC academic preparation and acculturation program, including an intensive academic English language development and summer residential experience on the UTSC campus
  2. Admission to a four-year degree program at the University of Toronto Scarborough upon successful completion of the program, earning a grade of “B” or better

Students are NOT required to write other English proficiency standard tests for FAIR UTSC application, such as TOEFL or IELTS. The admissions review comprises the "FAIR UTSC" entrance English test and interview, if needed, will be scheduled individually after the required documents have been reviewed by the University.

During the 8-week academic preparation program, FAIR students are well supported by University faculty and staff, become more fluent and confident in English, retain their first language and demonstrate marketable skills and commitment to higher education.