The University of Toronto is one of the most respected and influential institutions of higher education and advanced research in the world. A vibrant and diverse academic community with three distinctive campuses and many partner sites, including world-renowned hospitals, the university has strengths across all disciplines. The 2017 Times Higher Education world university ranking places the University first in Canada and among the world’s top ten best public universities.

The university’s mission statement was adopted in 1992: “The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.” Twenty-five years on, the university remains a research pacesetter not only for Canada but also for the world: U of T is second only to Harvard in a volume of publications and ranks with Harvard, Yale, and Columbia for the top university library resources in North America. It is also a continental leader in knowledge-translation and entrepreneurship. Every year, the University of Toronto welcomes students of the highest caliber from across Canada and around the world. It invests tens of millions each year in student bursaries and scholarships to ensure that students can be admitted on the basis of merit, not personal or parental income.

While the U of T is proud of its contributions to research and innovation, its graduates constitute the university’s single biggest contribution to the strengthening of communities and the creation of successful and innovative societies. University of Toronto alumni hold leadership roles on every continent and in every sphere of human activity.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (includes colleges) (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,590 – $12,090

Graduate tuition fees:
$7,030 – $10,440


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$32,550 – $46,820

Graduate tuition fees:

$20,530 – $28,320



Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.