How do I apply?
There are two sessions in which you can be admitted as a Visiting Student to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto (St. George)
Applications are currently open for visiting students to take a course at U of T starting in September 2023 AND/OR January 2024. Apply before August 1, 2023.
The sooner your complete application is received, the more likely it is there will still be room in courses for you to enrol in.
Note: There is NOT a separate application for the Winter 2024 semester. You should apply now if you wish to take a course that begins in January 2024.
Applications for Summer 2024 will open in January 2024.
Browse through the Faculty of Arts & Science course timetable to see which courses are available. Open the Additional Course Information dropdown box at the top of each course you’re interested in to see if there are any prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions that apply to that course. You should only list a course on your letter of permission if you’ve met the prerequisites, corequisites and exclusions for that course.
Some courses are not open to visiting students. Learn about which courses you are allowed to take as a visiting student.
When you browse the courses, you will see that each course is offered in one of three sections: F, S, and Y.
During the Fall/Winter session, these sections occur as follows:
F - September to December
S - January to April
Y - September to April
Visiting Students can enrol in a maximum of 5.0 credits during the Fall/Winter session.
During the Summer session, these sections occur as follows:
F - May to June
S - July to August
Y - May to August
Visiting Students can enrol in a maximum of 2.0 credits during the Summer session.
Request a letter of permission
Request a letter of permission from your home university that lists the courses you’d like to take as a visiting student. Some courses are not open to visiting students. Learn about which courses you are allowed to take as a visiting student.
What to include in your letter of permission:
- The letter of permission must be on your home university’s official letterhead.
- It should include your full name and should indicate whether or not you’re in good academic standing at your home university. If it does not state you are in good or satisfactory standing you will need to upload a copy of your academic record as part of your application.
- List the University of Toronto course code and course title for each course you’d like to take here as a visiting student.
- List as many courses as possible, in case you aren’t able to get into your preferred course(s).
- Indicate the academic session during which you’d like to study here.
Note: If your home university requires a course outline for the course you want to take, please contact the academic department that hosts the course to request the course outline. The U of T Visiting Students office does NOT have a copy of course outlines.
Send us your approved letter of permission
Once your letter of permission has been approved and signed by your home university, send it to us as soon as possible (or have your institution send it to us).
There are two options for how to send us your letter of permission:
- Include it in your online application; OR
- Scan it as a PDF and email it to us.
- To apply, click the button near the top of this page that says APPLY HERE
Please note that the $90 application fee is non-refundable
- Although it is possible to submit an online application without a letter of permission, we will not assess your application until we have received your letter of permission
- By August 1st for Fall/Winter 2023-24 session
What happens after I've applied?
- You’ll hear back from our office about the results of your application within two weeks.
- If you are admitted to the Visiting Students program, you'll be given information about;
- how to activate your student account and U ofT email
- how to enrol in courses and pay your fees
- Make sure to follow the Academic Dates & Deadlines