Application Form & Procedures

If you would like to discuss the possibility of taking a course as a Visiting Student in January 2018, please email our office at as soon as possible. 


If you are interested in applying to take courses as a Visiting Student during the winter term (January 4 - April 30, 2018), please note that many courses are already full to capacity and some have a waitlist. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Your first step is to review the Faculty of Arts & Science online timetable to identify winter term courses you are interested in taking that still have space available.

You should also consult the Faculty of Arts & Science Registration Instructions and Calendar when you are choosing courses to list 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 'R' or courses offered by the Rotman School of Management. Returning Visiting Students cannot repeat courses they have already taken at the University of Toronto.


You will then need to request a Letter of Permission from your home institution listing the courses you wish to take.


Once you obtain your Letter of Permission, please email us at to discuss your next steps. 


Please do not submit an Online Application until after you have contacted our office to discuss your Letter of Permission.

Important notes:

  • Our office does not process any applications without an approved Letter of Permission.  
  • Please note that the $90.00 application fee is non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued for cancelling an application.
  • Please be aware that courses could fill up by the time your application is received and processed.  
  • Please ensure the first and last name on your application form matches the first and last name on your Letter of Permission. Mismatches may cause processing delays.

Once you submit your application and fee, you will receive an online status receipt of your payment.  Please contact our office if you do not receive your email confirmation.