University of Toronto Updates

Changes to our scholarships

The U of T Scholars Program, for which students are automatically considered, has been increased from $6,000 to $7,500 for students starting in September 2017. We have discontinued the President’s Entrance Scholarship Program which has allowed for the increased U of T Scholars Award. For scholarship consideration, the university does not include repeated marks; the grade achieved from the first attempt in a course will be used.

The U of T National Scholarship Program is open for applications from domestic high school students in Canada. Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. The deadline for the National Book Award and the National Scholarship Program is November 4.

Finally, this year the university has introduced the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes top international students from around the world, including those living in Canada. Please visit for more information about how you can nominate a student to become a Pearson Scholar.

Please visit for more information about fees, financial aid, and our scholarship programs.

Deadlines and supplemental applications

The application deadline for all direct-entry undergraduate programs is January 13, 2017. Find deadlines for all application types and programs here.

We also want to remind you that most programs at U of T do not require supplementary applications, auditions or profiles. Admission categories that do require additional applications or information include:

Applicants will be notified directly by the campus or faculty through their applicant portal about how to complete the application and next steps. Some deadline dates are early in the new year, so applicants are encouraged to check their status early.

New and updated programs

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

  • New specialist streams in Architectural Studies: Comprehensive; Design of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism; Technology of Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism
  • Two new specialist streams in Visual Studies: Studio; Critical Practices

U of T Scarborough

  • The Humanities and Social Sciences admission categories have been combined into one called “Social Sciences & Humanities”
  • French has become its own admission category
  • Visual & Performing Arts, Arts Management has been added as an admission category

Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • Biology and Physics are now recommended, not required

U of T Mississauga

  • Education Studies minor added
  • Forensic Science minor added
  • Combined Degree Program in Environmental Management and MSc in Sustainability Management added
  • Combined Psychology programs with MA in Child Study Education added

Applying to the Faculty of Arts & Science

When students apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science (U of T St. George only), they will be asked to rank their college interest. If your students are uncertain about the college system at the Faculty of Arts & Science, we’ve created this short video to help explain the importance of the colleges.

Connecting with us

We’ve started a new blog to keep you and your students up to date on the application process and what’s going on at U of T. Visit to take a virtual reality tour, find information on our new Career Navigator and see the sights of Orientation Week.

And if you or your students are active Snapchat users, follow us at FutureUofT. We have current students taking over our account on a regular basis to give you a look into their daily lives at U of T.

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