Winter at St. George campus

Future Students

The University of Toronto is a global leader in research and teaching. We provide diverse and extensive areas of study organized around intimate learning communities. That is what creates an exceptional learning environment for our students. Customize your education at U of T and join a network of over 560,000 accomplished alumni around the world.

First Year Foundations

Looking for an exceptional first-year program? Jump in and stimulate your brain with The One programs designed for smaller group learning experiences.

Dynamic student life

At U of T you can choose from 1000+ diverse organizations and student groups, whether you’re interested in athletic teams, arts and culture, academic associations and community involvement.

“Toronto is its own kind of urban laboratory – it’s incredibly diverse – and so using those skills you are learning in school and then applying them in practice was a superbly valuable experience.”

city planner, urban studies alumnus



Children participate in a psychology experiment at Science Rendezvous

U of T transformed into giant, open-air lab for Science Rendezvous

There is ground-breaking reseach being done every day at the University of Toronto, but it's not always on display like it was last weekend. 

U of T became a giant open-access laboratory on Saturday during Science Rendezvous, an annual and free all-day festival meant to encourage interest in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Researchers at 40 sites and across 30 Canadian cities participated in this year’s event.

U of T News visited the fair to document the festivities and young scientists in the making. 

photo of children using a tablet

'Ask questions and try things': U of T hosts grade-school students, innovation minister at STEM-focused event

More than 1,100 inquiring minds visited the University of Toronto on Friday for Go North Youth – the largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event in Canada for pre-university students.

The annual one-day event, hosted by U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering in partnership with Google Canada and Actua, encourages Ontario students from Grades 2-8 to build, explore and learn about the vast possibilities that open by studying and pursuing careers in STEM. 

Photo of Joanna Luo

U of T alumna, influencer is creator of Chinese website that looks at having fun in Toronto and beyond

University students know that if they want to taste the best barbecued pork buns in the Greater Toronto Area, Joanna Luo’s WeChat blog and Instagram page are the places to turn for advice – if you can read Mandarin.


“What I really studied the most and really focused on has been the technology of the human being, and our culture and society, not the digital society. That was instilled in me by my mentors."

Bill Buxton

Master of Science (MSc) 1978, Hon. Doctor of Science (Hon. DSc) 2013


The college system

All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.