Apply to Graduate School

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) oversees all graduate programs at the University of Toronto; however, admissions into graduate programs are the responsibility of the individual graduate units (departments, institute). 

If you are interested in applying to graduate school at the University of Toronto: 

1. Explore the School of Graduate Studies offerings 

Discover everything you need to know about applying to graduate studies at U of T. 

Applicants to any graduate program at the University of Toronto must satisfy all requirements for entry at this university within a competitive selection process. 

Use the international credentials equivalencies tool to see which international credentials are required for masters and doctoral admissions at U of T. 

Please note that many graduate units (departments and institutes) have higher minimum requirements than the minimum SGS requirements. Meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not necessarily guarantee admission. 

2. Check your program’s website for specific eligibility requirements, instructions on how to apply and application deadlines 

Confirm your program's admission requirements by consulting the SGS Calendar

For UTSC-based graduate programs, please consult the departmental application pages: 

3. Prepare your application 

Some of the items you'll need to include are - a statement of intent; transcripts (academic records); curriculum vitae; any program-specific requirements; official GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS, or equivalent test scores if required. 

Information and tip-sheets on applying to graduate school are available through contacting the Academic Advising & Career Centre and the SGS's Admissions Office.

4. Submit your application on the SGS online application system 

*Please note that there is an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Some programs do charge a supplementary application fee which is normally listed on the program's website or at the payment step of the online application. 

Consult SGS - Admission Application Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the general graduate program application process.