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How to Apply

Congratulations! You’re choosing to start building your path to a successful future. Please follow the steps below to join us for the Fall term beginning in September.

The application process is different for those enrolling in the Winter term. Learn about the available programs and application process for a January start.

Note: Admission for a January start is only open to international students.

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Many programs are still accepting applications for September 2024.

Choose your program

Before you apply, make sure your program is still accepting applications.

Review admission requirements

Admission requirements depend on various factors, such as the country where you completed your secondary schooling and the program you wish to enrol in. Please take time to review them carefully before you apply.

If you cannot meet our minimum English score, we offer direct pathways to admission into undergraduate programs through the ESL Foundation Program and English Boost. Unlock your potential in Toronto with our English Language Pathway Programs offered by the Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute.

Submit your application

There are several ways to submit your application to Toronto Metropolitan University. 

TMU International Application

You may use this option if you are:

  • applying for admission in September or January
  • applying to Toronto Metropolitan University only

Note: International students studying at an Ontario secondary school must use the OUAC Application when applying for the September intake.

Application Fee: $150 CAD

OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Applications Centre) Application

You may use this option if you are:

  • applying for admission in September
  • applying to multiple universities in Ontario

Application Fee: Consult the OUAC website (external link)  for details.

Note: You must create an OUAC Account (external link)  if you don't already have one.

TMU Application for Current and Previous TMU Students

You may use this option if you are:

  • a current or previous TMU student


Consult Applications and related forms - TMU Application for further details.

Application Fee: $90 CAD

Guaranteed consideration date: February 1, 2024. Complete applications and amendments received by this date will receive equal consideration. Due to space availability, programs may close applications prior to the deadline. Applications, amendments and supporting documents received after the deadline are reviewed subject to space availability.

Admission decision release date: Decisions will be posted to your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal on an ongoing basis.

Upload required documents

Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and other supporting documents.

Secondary and post-secondary transcripts are required for the assessment of your application. Plan to collect these at the time of application. A copy of an official transcript issued by your school or your student record obtained from a self-serve system is sufficient.

You can upload unofficial transcripts in the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. TMU will request official transcripts if you're admitted

  • Transcripts are considered official when sent to us directly by the issuing institution or via the OUAC. 
  • Official transcripts generally bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. They also show the names of the courses you’ve completed and are enrolled in, the marks you’ve received, credit values, grading scheme, as well as the graduation credential (if awarded).

If you’ve attended a school outside of Canada, visit the official transcript submission page for more information about required transcripts and how to submit them.

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide them in the original language, as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.

Are you a current/previous TMU applicant or undergraduate student? Be sure to indicate this on your application. You don't need to submit transcripts again if they’re already on file and complete (and you haven’t enrolled in courses since). TMU grades will be obtained internally.

Note: your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal may not reflect documents submitted in a previous year.

If you’re not a current Ontario secondary school student, we encourage you to tell us about yourself and submit a supplementary form. You can access it in your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal.

Special consideration: Submit a special consideration form if you want to tell us about a barrier or hardship you have faced that may have negatively affected your grades. This form is confidential. 

Proof of name change: If your transcripts and/or other supporting documents show a name that differs from your application, submit proof of name change such as marriage certificate, notarized statement, or another applicable legal document.

Convention refugees/protected persons: Please submit your government-issued papers to avoid being charged higher tuition fees.

International students: If you plan to enrol at TMU on a study permit, we encourage you to begin preparations at the time of application, where possible. You can apply for your study permit at a Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country or region as soon as you receive an Offer of Admission. Visit (external link, opens in new window)  for details.

Some TMU programs specify non-academic requirements for admission. These can include auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Check out video recordings of program-specific information sessions on non-academic requirements and visit the program pages below for further details on non-academic requirements, submission dates, and procedures.

For English language requirements, policies and procedures visit our English Language Requirements page.

Ready to submit your documents? Watch our video or visit our How to Upload Your Documents web page for everything you need to know about document uploads. 

Check your application status

Log in to your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal to view letters/documents issued to you by Undergraduate Admissions and to track your application.

Please add to your email contact list and check your spam folder to ensure you do not miss critical communications from us.

Apply for a Scholarship

Once you have applied, we encourage you to explore the scholarships and awards available to incoming international students. 

Accept your Offer 

Received an Offer of Admission? Reserve your spot in 3 steps, outlined on our Approved Students page.

Updates to study permit requirements for certain international students

The Government of Canada recently introduced new requirements for study permit applications. Please visit International Student Support - Study Permit (opens in new window)  for details.

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Notice of Collection

Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the  (PDF file) University Act and in accordance with the University Notice of Collection. The University will collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (external link) . If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Toronto Metropolitan University, please contact the International Enrolment Office, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3,