A Pathway to the University of Toronto for International Students

The International Foundation Program (IFP) is a unique offering that combines conditional acceptance to the University of Toronto with intensive English language instruction and academic skills development instruction, combined with for-credit courses. The IFP is available to academically qualified international students whose English proficiency score do not meet the University of Toronto’s direct entrance requirements.

Successful completion of the IFP guarantees admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, or the Faculty of Music.

The IFP Advantage

1.

Earn a degree from one of the world’s top-ranked universities.

The University of Toronto is Canada’s most prestigious institute of higher learning and is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world.*

2.

Gain admission to the University of Toronto.

By successfully completing the IFP, students whose English language scores fall below the University’s direct admission requirements can gain admission into the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, or the Faculty of Music.

3.

Receive credit towards a University of Toronto degree.

During the IFP, students earn credit towards their undergraduate degree.

4.

Acquire insight into the admission discipline.

Professionally trained language instructors guide students through the academic & discipline-specific courses, tutoring them in all aspects of study.

5.

Benefit from small class sizes and individual attention.

The University of Toronto is Canada’s most prestigious institute of higher learning and is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world.*

6.

Join the proud community of successful IFP students.

IFP students perform exceptionally well in their undergraduate studies after completion of the program.

*Source: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings.

The IFP’s innovative format merges undergraduate university courses with intensive English language training and support. Designed for international students who need to improve their English fluency before undertaking the rigour of a full-time undergraduate degree, the IFP develops skills in genuine academic contexts. The integration of English language learning with a first-year university course allows participants to work on the specific skills that they will need as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto.

In accordance with the University academic calendar, the Fall/Winter IFP runs from September to April

Faculty of Arts & Science

The Faculty of Arts & Science is a vibrant intellectual community of students and scholars who are deeply committed to excellence, discovery and diversity. With over 30,000 students from over 140 different countries, the Faculty is the largest in Canada and represents over half of the student population on the University’s main downtown campus. Offering an unparalleled breadth of programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in arts, sciences and commerce, the Faculty of Arts & Science is recognized as one of the most comprehensive faculties in North America.

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is a centre of immense inspiration, remarkable innovation and endless possibilities. Ranked 1st in Canada across all major international rankings, the Faculty is recognized for its excellence in engineering education and research and providing unparalleled experiential learning opportunities. Through the Faculty’s innovative curriculum that focuses on interactive and collaborative research and design, students become well-rounded, outstanding graduates, and join a global community of innovators and creators.

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design is a leading authority in the ever-changing fields fueled by globalization and economic, technical and aesthetic formations. The Daniels Faculty offers unique undergraduate programs in architectural studies and visual studies to foster critical and creative thinking and prepare students for professional environments that require complex technical, and historical acumen and design-based solutions. By harnessing the potential of Toronto’s distinctive multicultural networks and international connections, the Daniels Faculty is a powerful place to start a career.

Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music offers Canada’s largest and most renowned university-based program for professional music training, creation, performance, education, and research. Home to a diverse and dynamic community of performers, scholars, composers, and educators in every area of music study, the Faculty lends itself to creating a highly collaborative and creative environment. Students have abundant opportunities to perform and receive guidance from musicians of international renown in small classes and individual lessons. Located in one of the world’s most vibrant, multicultural, and arts-oriented cities, the Faculty of Music provides an exciting and inspiring environment for students to grow as musicians and musical thinkers.

The Summer IFP is only available for students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have already graduated from high school, with no post-secondary education
    (Students must have a complete and final transcript, including proof of high school graduation)
  • Meet the English proficiency requirements for Summer IFP
  • Meet the academic requirements for admission

Students cannot apply directly for the Summer IFP – students will be considered for both the Fall/Winter IFP and the Summer IFP based on their complete academic history, English Proficiency test scores and on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Faculty.

In accordance with the University academic calendar, the Summer IFP runs for 8 weeks in July and August. For any questions regarding the Summer IFP, please contact us.

Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design

The Summer IFP is an 8-week intensive program designed for first-year students whose language proficiency scores are insufficient for direct entry to the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, and require additional academic support in transitioning from high school to their first year studies at the University of Toronto.

Faculty of Arts & Science (excluding Rotman Commerce)

The Summer IFP is an 8-week intensive program designed for first-year students whose language proficiency scores are insufficient for direct entry to the Faculty of Arts & Science (excluding Rotman Commerce), and require additional academic support in transitioning from high school to their first year studies at the University of Toronto.

Faculty of Music

The Summer IFP is an 8-week intensive program designed for first-year students whose language proficiency scores are insufficient for direct entry to the Faculty of Music, and require additional academic support in transitioning from high school to their first year studies at the University of Toronto.