Apply to Graduate School

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


If you are interested in applying to graduate school at the University of Toronto, follow these simple steps:

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.

  • Master's programs - - An appropriate bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with a final-year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university.

  • Doctoral programs - An appropriate master's degree, or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence. Note: Some departments admit directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree for highly qualified candidates (minimum average A- required).

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, centres, and institutes) have higher minimum requirements than the minimum SGS requirements. As we receive many more applications each year from excellent candidates than we have placements available, 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 following web pages:

3. Prepare your application

Some of the items you'll need to include are - 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 the Academic Advising & Career Centre.

4. Submit your application on the SGS online application system

Please note that there is an application fee of $125 Canadian funds. 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.