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.
If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create an account in the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal to begin your application.
You will receive a verification code via email as part of the account creation process. After entering your verification code, you will create a password for your account
If you're having difficulties setting up your account, please reach out to the School of Graduate Studies admissions team.
If you have previously applied to graduate programs at the University of Toronto, you will use the same account in the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal to start your new application.
Make sure any updates to personal information and academic history before paying the application fee on the new application.
If you're having difficulties accessing your account, please reach out to the School of Graduate Studies admissions team.
Our application period has several important deadlines:
Application Period Opens Date: This is when our admissions portal opens and applicants can begin to apply for our programs through the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal.
Application Submission & Payment Deadline: This is the last day that you may submit your application form and pay the application fee. We do not provide payment extensions. Application submission and fee payment will allow you to upload your supporting documentation.
We will not review applications that are paid after the Application Submission & Payment Deadline has passed.
Supporting Documentation Deadline: This is the last day that you may upload supporting documents to your application. Please check the relevant program admissions pages for details about deadlines on document submissions. We will not make changes to an application file after this date. In exceptional cases, we will allow the submission of a reference no more than 5 business days after this deadline.
After you have paid the application fee, you will be required to enter information for three referees including an institutional email address. Your referees will automatically receive a notification email that they have been requested to complete a reference for your application, along with instructions to submit their reference letter in the application system.
The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review any reference letters that are in addition to the three required for your application. If you need to change your referees, please get in touch with your program’s graduate team.
Referee Reminders: If you need to send a reminder email to your existing referees, you can do so through your applicant portal after submitting your application (paying the application fee).
You can upload application materials, including unofficial transcripts, statements of intent, writing samples, and more, through your applicant status portal after submitting your application (paying the application fee).
Additional documentation: In some cases, applicants may choose to include additional documentation to their application file. These documents should be attached to your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in a single pdf.
A note on transcripts: Though we do not require official transcripts at the time of application, in order to properly assess your eligibility for the program transcripts provided should be clear and legible. This includes any grades/degrees earned as well as full course titles.
You can view the status of your application by logging into your account through the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal.
If you receive an offer of admission to our programs, you will first receive an email offer prior to the offer being available through the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal.
Refusals to our programs will receive notification directly through the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Portal. Unfortunately, we can not provide personalized feedback for reasons of refusal. Our programs are highly competitive and many of those who meet the minimum admissions requirements will not receive an offer.
If your application status is under review, we cannot make changes to or provide feedback on your file at this time.
Do you have any more questions?
- Read through the School of Graduate Studies Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
- Read through our FAQ page.
- Send an email to our graduate programs team.
- Book an appointment during Prospective Student Office Hours to speak with a member of the graduate team.