You are now in the main content area

How to Apply (for January 2024 Start)

Congratulations! You’re about to take the first step toward building your future in Toronto. Please follow the steps below to join us for the Winter term beginning in January.

The application process is different for those enrolling in the Fall term beginning in September. Learn about the available programs and application process for a September start.

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

Now is the time to apply! Applicants who complete the TMU International Application by August 31, 2023, will have a reduced application fee of $50 CAD. This offer is only valid for international applicants applying through the TMU International Application.

Happy student looking at a laptop screen

In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Learn more about our next chapter.

Choose your program

Please review the application dates to ensure the program you're interested in is accepting applications before you apply.  

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 with a January intake 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.

A photo of Toronto Metropolitan University's Student Learning Centre, and some students walking by it

Submit your application

Use the TMU International Application to apply for admission in January.

Reduced Application Fee: $50 CAD (previously $150 CAD, offer valid until August 31, 2023)

Guaranteed consideration date: October 16, 2023. 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 supporting documents.

Have you been educated outside of Canada? Review your transcript submission instructions.

If you applied to Toronto Metropolitan University on the TMU International Application, you are personally responsible for the submission of both secondary and all post-secondary school academic transcripts, regardless of the date of completion and the country of origin. You should make all the necessary arrangements for submission of required transcripts at the time of application to ensure documents are received by applicable deadlines. Academic studies required for admission must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Transcripts must show the individual marks or grades achieved in each course or subject taken, as well as the diploma/degree awarded (if applicable).

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

TMU will request official transcripts if/when required in an Offer of Admission. Transcripts are considered official when sent directly by the issuing school and/or agency in a sealed envelope. They generally bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. The official documents must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline date(s) indicated in an official Offer of Admission.

If you are a current/previous TMU student you must indicate this on your application for admission, however your academic transcript from TMU is not required. Undergraduate Admissions will obtain grades for courses completed at TMU from Enrolment Services and Student Records.

Secondary School Transcript

This is the entire transcript/report issued by your secondary school/Ministry of Education. This should be on school/Ministry letterhead with a school stamp and contact information of a school official, such as the Guidance Counsellor, Principal or Director. Please upload grade reports/interim results via the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal if this is all that is available at the time of application. Grades obtained from a self-serve high school web system (where available) may also be uploaded.

If you have attended multiple secondary schools, you are not required to submit/upload transcripts from each school as long as all of your results (interim/final) are indicated on one transcript.

University/College Transcript

This is a document obtained from your academic institution. It will be a complete academic record with the institution’s name, your name, names and numbers of courses, credits, grading scheme, the grades you have received, as well as the graduation credential (if awarded). This document may be:

  1. A copy or student copy of an official transcript issued by the university or college, OR
  2. A transcript obtained from a self-serve university/college web system

Previously admitted and enrolled TMU undergraduate degree students may choose to indicate on the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal that TMU has transcripts on file. New/updated transcripts and supporting documents must be submitted and must reflect any/all changes since the previous submission. Review your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account to ensure that Undergraduate Admissions has received all required transcripts and supporting documents. If we find that any/all required documents are not on file, your application may be deemed incomplete.

All other applicants must resubmit documents in support of their current application.

Completion of the TMU Supplementary form is optional. The Supplementary Form gives us some more information about your academic background and co-curricular activities.  If you choose to complete the form, you will need to submit a Supplementary Form for EACH program you applied to. 

Here’s how to access and submit your Supplementary Form:

  1. Get your TMU Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application.
  2. Activate your TMU Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit TMU Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.
  3. 24 hours after activating your TMU Online Identity, visit the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal.

Personal/Confidential Information

Applicants with circumstances that warrant special consideration may submit a Special Consideration Form, describing the situation and the nature of the exception requested. TMU is committed to reviewing each situation on a case-by-case basis, subject to overall competition and in keeping with the principles of fairness and equity for all applicants.

Study Permit Applicants

If you have indicated on your application that you intend to obtain a study permit [and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)] this may be acquired from a Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country or region as soon as you receive an Offer of Admission. Visit (external link)  for details. We encourage you to begin preparations at the time of application, where possible.

With an offer of admission, you may begin receiving support from International Student Advisors at International Student Support.

Some TMU programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic components such as auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit the Grades-Plus Programs page for a complete list of grades-plus programs, non-academic requirements, submission dates and procedures. Applications will not be considered complete if these items are not received by noted deadlines.

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

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

The International Student Winter Merit Scholarship is awarded to international students who are entering their first year of full-time, four-year undergraduate degree program at Toronto Metropolitan University in January 2024. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 1, 2023.

Accept your Offer 

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

Connect with us

Choosing a university is a big decision, and choosing to study abroad is an even bigger one. If you're considering Toronto Metropolitan University, we encourage you to connect with us virtually to learn more about the world of opportunities that await you. 

Complete this form to receive updates and information that matter to you. We’ll send you tips and tools to start planning your future in Toronto and support you along your journey.

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,