Study Permits for Academic English
International students must have valid post-secondary (university) study permits to study at the University of Toronto.
If you are an international student already in Canada, you can start your program of study at U of T with your valid secondary school study permit. Students transitioning from high school to a post-secondary institution (university) in Canada do not need to change their secondary school study permit to a post-secondary study permit before starting their study program at the university.
However, you must apply to extend your study permit before your secondary school study permit expires. You must show us proof that you have a valid study permit on the first day of Academic English class. We will check your study permit when you get your U of T student identification card (TCard).
You may apply for this permit yourself or ask for assistance from the International Student Centre. You do not need an agent to apply for you.
- Applying for a Post-Secondary Study Permit while you are still in Canada
- Applying for a Post-Secondary Study Permit while you are in your home country
It may take a long time to receive your study permit if you apply from your home country. If you cannot arrive in Canada in time to start the Academic English Program, you must submit satisfactory English language test scores by the deadline stated in your offer of admission.
- Study in Canada as an international student (Government of Canada)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice (Government of Canada)