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How to Apply (for January 2025 Start)

Congratulations! You’re choosing to start building your path to a successful future. 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. Learn about the available programs and application process for a September start.

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

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Applications for January 2025 are now open.

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 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.

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Submit your application

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

Application Fee: $150 CAD

Guaranteed consideration date: October 15, 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 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.

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.

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

Some TMU programs specify non-academic requirements for admission. These can include auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit your program page for 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 $10,000 entrance scholarship

The International Student Winter Merit Scholarship (ISWMS), value of $10,000, is awarded to 20 international students who are entering their first year of full-time, four-year undergraduate degree program at Toronto Metropolitan University in January 2025.

ISWMS applications is open and the deadline to apply is July 15, 2024.

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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