Introduction

With more than 80,000 registered students, the University of Toronto is one of the largest public research universities in North America. Nearly 200 years old, it has more than 530,000 living alumni and current students from 150 countries. It is located in Toronto — Canada’s largest city and one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Through the years, the alumni has included two governors general, four prime ministers of Canada and 10 Nobel laureates.

The University has three campuses: St. George campus in downtown Toronto, U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough. It offers 700 undergraduate programs; many second entry professional programs in education, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, law and medicine; and more than 200 master’s and doctoral programs in a wide variety of fields. The University is ranked first in Canada and among the top 20 by various international ranking systems.  

In 2004, U of T Scarborough initiated the Green Path program to attract the best and brightest international students from China, and to better facilitate their application process into our undergraduate programs.

The Green Path program comprises four parts:

  1. A 12-week summer residential experience on the U of T Scarborough campus
  2. A 12-week Academic Preparation program, completed during the residential period
  3. A University of Toronto half-credit course: “Exploring Inter-Cultural Perspectives in Academic Contexts”
  4. For students who successfully complete the Academic Preparation program, admission to a four-year degree program at U of T Scarborough.

Since 2005, more than 2,450 students have applied to the Green Path program through a number of partner schools and other organizations. Many of them have graduated from U of T Scarborough and gone on to graduate schools worldwide or to careers in various fields.