First, read all of the application instructions, including all of the identified links.
Use the online Timetable & Calendar to choose courses to include on your Letter of Permission. Be sure you have the appropriate academic background (i.e. course background equivalent to the listed prerequisites) for the courses you intend to take. Remember, visiting students cannot take courses with a course indicator 'E' or courses offered by the Rotman School of Management. Returning visiting students cannot repeat courses they have already taken at the University of Toronto.
Your LOP must include all the required information and it MUST be forwarded directly from the issuing institution* by mail or faxed with a cover letter to the address/fax number below.
Visiting Student Office
University of Toronto
119 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1A9
FAX (416) 978-4088
* Students attending McGill university can send the Visiting Student Program Office their LOPs themselves by fax, mail or email with the subject line 'LOP Attached'. All other students must have the LOP forwarded to our office directly by their home university. Students attending the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University can forward the LOP PDF they receive from their advisor to our office by email with the subject line as 'LOP Attached'.
Students may email our office to confirm receipt of their LOP. Please note that LOPs that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be accepted, resulting in an incomplete application.
Fill out and submit the online Visiting Student application form and pay the CAD $90.00 non-refundable application fee with a valid credit card. Please ensure the first and last name on your application form matches the first and last name on your LOP. Mismatches may cause processing delays.
Please note that the $90.00 application fee is non-refundable and will not be refunded once an application has been received. It is recommended to wait until the LOP has been approved before submitting the application form. If you are applying after the deadline, students are encouraged to contact the Visiting Student Program Office prior to submitting the application to ensure the course is still available.
Once you submit your application and fee, you will receive an online status receipt of your payment which means both your online application form and payment have been received by the Visiting Student Program Office. Please contact our office if you do not receive your email confirmation.
Once we receive your application, CAD $90.00 non-refundable application fee and your LOP, your admission will be processed. It usually takes two weeks to process an application. Once admitted, you will be sent an email with further instructions. You will also be provided with an admission package containing your official offer of admission and student number.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring all documents (LOP, CAD $90.00 application fee, and online application form) are received by our office by the stipulated deadlines.