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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. Our new name better reflects our values and promises a future filled with possibilities, and will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

On February 28, 2022, the Government of Canada lowered their COVID-19 Global Travel Advisory, (external link)  from a “level 3: avoid all non-essential travel advisory” to a “level 2: practise special precautions advisory”. The Government of Canada is advising travelers to practise enhanced health precautions when traveling internationally. Our International Risk Management requirements have been updated to reflect this change.

Exchange Partnerships

Toronto Metropolitan University hopes to facilitate a smooth process of sending and receiving exchange students with exchange partner institutions. We take pride in providing an engaging experience for all exchange students choosing to come to Toronto to study at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Exchange Contact Information

Type of Inquiry  Contact Details
General Inquiries
Global Learning
Partnership Management Emma Wright
Manager, Global Learning and Engagement
416-979-5000 ext. 2611
International Agreements Coordinator, International Partnerships
416-979-5000 ext. 6679

Faculty Exchange Coordinators

Faculty Contact Details
Faculty of Community Services / Faculty of Architecture & Engineering 416-979-5000 x553645
Faculty of Arts Jill Careless
416-979-5000 x554798
The Creative School Sandra Chung
416-979-5000 x544365
Faculty of Science Salwa Saeed
416-979-5000 x553248
Ted Rogers School of Management  Kristy Holzworth
416-979-5000 x6725

University Mailing Address

Toronto Metropolitan University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2K3 Canada

TMU Global Courier Address

TMU Global, 11th Floor
1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1Z3 Canada

About Toronto Metropolitan University

  • Located in downtown Toronto
  • Over 45,000 students from 150 countries
  • 11 varsity teams and 34 competitive club sports
  • The DMZ is ranked the #1 university-based tech incubator in the world by UBI Global (2018)
  • More than 100 undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs offered in eight faculties, including:
    • The Ted Rogers School of Management, home to over 12,000 students and more than 200 industry-connected faculty, is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centred in an urban learning environment.
    • The Creative School offers research, education and innovation in media and communication, design and the creative industries spanning across nine schools and 26 programs that have been identified as the top in their field both nationally and internationally.
    • The Faculty of Community Services offers professional programs addressing health and social issues and has the largest undergraduate Social Work program in Canada.
    • The Faculty of Arts holds 13 career-focused undergraduate programs with internship, enriched experiential learning, and innovative co-op options .
    • The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science is home to English Canada’s first and only stand-alone accredited program in biomedical engineering, as well as seven other fully accredited engineering programs, and a fully accredited program in architecture.
    • The Lincoln Alexander School of Law program trains career-ready legal professionals who possess the diversity of skills required to expand the reach of justice for all Canadians.
    • The Faculty of Science offers eight programs that are a careful blend of scientific theory and hands-on practice. Each program leads to an Honours Bachelor of Science degree.
    • Yeates School of Graduate Studies houses exclusive graduate programs: Aerospace Design Management, Documentary Media, Fashion, Film & Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Media & Design Innovation, Master of Health Administration (Community Care), Urban Health.

Application Process

  1. Partner universities must nominate their students for exchange by filling out the nomination form that will be sent to all partners during the nomination period (see below).
  2. Nominated students will be asked to complete an online application that will be sent to them via email.

Applications will be processed once all supporting documents have been received and will be reviewed by the relevant academic departments for approval.

Semester Dates and Deadlines

Exchange students can study at Toronto Metropolitan University during the fall and/or the winter semester. See the Academic Calendar for more significant dates (calendar for the following year is typically released in the summer).

FALL 2022:

  • Nomination Period: February 7th -  March 15
  • Application Period: March 15 - April 15
  • Semester Dates (Including Exams): September 6th - December 18th, 2022
  • Orientation: First Week of September 

WINTER 2023:

  • Nomination Period: July 15th - August 31st
  • Application Period:  August 15th - September 15th
  • Semester Dates (Including Exams): January 13th - April 29th, 2023
  • Orientation: TBD

FALL 2023:

  • Nomination Period: February 13th to March 31st, 2023
  • Application Period: March 13th to April 14th, 2023
  • Semester Dates (including Exams): September to December, 2023 (exact dates TBC)
  • Orientation: First Week of September

WINTER 2024:

  • Nomination Period: July 17th to August 31st, 2023
  • Application Period: August 14th to September 15th, 2023
  • Semester Dates (including Exams): January to April, 2024 (exact dates TBC)
  • Orientation: TBC


Minimum English proficiency guidelines are the same as the requirements for our Undergraduate Admissions. Please see the English Language Requirements page for specific scores for TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, CAEL and PTE. We use these results as guidelines, while responsibility remains with the home university to ensure that the students who are nominated for exchange at Toronto Metropolitan University have a sufficient level of English proficiency.

Exchange students are required to take a minimum of four courses and a maximum of six (depending on the academic program). Students must select a Toronto Metropolitan University undergraduate program and choose courses offered through that program when completing the Study Plan.

When preparing a study plan, students should choose eight-10 courses per semester to allow for flexibility during the enrolment process, as course conflicts may arise, others may fill up quickly or some may not be offered every semester.

The appropriate exchange coordinator at Toronto Metropolitan University will guide the student through the enrolment process; students do not enrol in courses on their own. For a course list, see the Academic Calendar.

All courses are conducted in English.