Admission Information

All applications are submitted through the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal. Please note that we do not accept any hard copies of your application or hard copies of supporting documents.

For questions regarding the online application process, please visit the School of Graduate Studies Admissions FAQs.


Graduate Program

Application Period Opens

Application Deadline

Supporting Documentation Deadline

PhD (including MDoc)

September 22nd

November 22nd


MSc (Full & Part-time)

September 22nd

January 22nd

February 10th

Masters in Financial Insurance (MFI)

October 1st

January 15th

January 29th

Master in Applied Computing (MScAC), Data Science Concentration

November 1st

December 1st

December 3rd


Minimum Admission Requirements by Program


MSc Admission Requirements

PhD (including direct entry & MDoc) Admission Requirements

MFI Admission Requirements

MScAC Admission Requirements


Your Application Package

All applications to our programs require the minimum following supporting documentation:

Please send a summary of your experiences in education, work, travel, volunteering, and other relevant areas. The maximum length is two pages, single-spaced.

As part of your application, please submit a letter of intent or personal statement outlining your goals for your graduate studies. The letter can be uploaded in the applicant status portal after the application form has been submitted.

Electronic copies of transcripts are required at the time you apply online. Only if you are successful at gaining admissions will we require official copies to be submitted to the department.

Due to COVID we are currently only accepting official e-transcripts. We will notify admitted candidates once the receipt of mail-in paper transcripts will be accepted.
International transcripts: Please use International Degree Equivalencies Tool to ensure that you meet the minimum admissions requirements.

We do not require a credential evaluation assessment by a third-party, such as WES.

You will need three letters of recommendation, to be submitted online by your referees through the online application system prior to the supporting documentation deadline.

Note: The online application system will automatically email an electronic reference request to each referee when the application form is submitted. Referees will have until the deadline to upload supporting documentation to submit their reference letter. It is highly recommended that applicants contact their referees ahead of time to inform them of the supporting documents deadline and confirm both their availability and their preferred institutional email address.

As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. It is important that these students follow SGS policies on ELP testing requirements and take one of the required tests for admission to a graduate program.

Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of their application.

Please submit official copies of your English proficiency scores (Institution Code: 0982). You can include unofficial copies with your application while waiting for the official ones to arrive.

Learn more about ELP Testing here.

Please do not send the results to our department. Students must arrange for their score to be reported electronically to the University of Toronto (Enrolment Services) by the testing agency. Please check SGS ELP Testing website above for more detail.

The non-refundable application fee is currently CAD $125 per application.

Note: You may apply to more than one program. Each program will require a separate application and application fee. Applicants will not be considered for a program that they did not apply for.

We will not review applications that are paid after the Application Submission & Payment Deadline


A Note on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Submission of the GRE is not a requirement for admission to our programs.

If you wish, you may submit an official copy of any Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, including the Advanced Mathematics Examination, directly from the testing service to the department (Institution Code: 0982). An unofficial copy may be included with your application while waiting for the official one to arrive.  

This is suggested, but not required for international students.


More Information on admission to our programs


How to Apply 



Not sure which program is right for you?

If you have additional questions that have not been answered by the above information, please book an appointment during Prospective Student Office Hours to speak with a member of the Graduate Team or send us an email.