China Admissions

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Accredited* Senior High School (Upper Middle School) Graduation Diploma;
  • Academic Proficiency Test/Upper Middle School Graduation (Hui Kao) Exam; and
  • Chinese National University Entrance Exam (Gao Kao)

*Graduation Diploma needs to be issued by the provincial Ministry of Education or an official accredited education body

Students who have written SAT or ACT tests, and wish to have these considered in their assessment, may submit their scores.  Please note that applicants to Engineering are required to fully disclose any and all test scores. 

Applicants who have written AP exams are encouraged to submit their results.

Prospective students aiming for admission in Fall 2025 should visit this page in September 2024 for updated information about admission requirements.

Refer to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering for further information about studying Engineering at U of T.

If you are enrolled in a dual-degree high school system (eg. Sino-US, Sino-UK, Sino-Canadian, etc.), please refer to the admissions requirements needed for the accredited high school graduation diploma you will be receiving upon graduation:

Expanded Admission Requirements by Target Faculty

English Proficiency Requirements

If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.

For more information, as well as a list of our accepted tests/qualifications for Proof of English Proficiency, please visit: English Language Requirements

Academically qualified students who do not meet our English language requirements may be interested in one of our English Language Programs below:

Programs that Require a Supplemental Application

If a program requires students to complete a supplemental application, audition, or profile, students will be invited to complete the relevant forms after submitting their application. Learn more about supplemental applications/auditions for first-entry programs that require them:

How to Apply

Applications are completed in a two-step process:

Step 1

The initial application takes about ten minutes and we won’t ask you for any documents or essays at this stage.  There are two different applications you can choose from:

Applying to More Than One Ontario University: Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre

Applying Only to the University of Toronto: Apply using the “University of Toronto International Application” if you reside outside of Canada; and you are not currently studying , nor have previously studied, in Canada.

Step 2

After applying, students must self-report grades through the Join U of T Applicant Website and/or the Engineering Applicant Portal. Once students submit an initial application, they will receive details on how to submit their transcripts, test scores, and other required documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

As each Faculty/campus at U of T varies drastically by size, we do not have a defined acceptance rate. Some specialized programs that are more competitive (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, Business, etc.) will admit less students due to the competitive nature and size of the program. 

  • The faculty to student ratio varies by program area. While it is true that many first-year classes can have several hundred students in each lecture, our total undergraduate population is 71,930 with 14,434 total faculty members
  • The average class size also varies by program area. Some of our more specialized programs will have smaller classes (i.e. 100-150 students), but many of the first-year classes can be an average of 300-500 classes, as students are still exploring courses in their first year. While these lectures are larger, each class will also offer tutorial and/or practical sessions that have more of an intimate learning environment. Furthermore, students also can enroll in seminar classesFirst-Year Learning Communities, and Foundational Year Programs that offer more of a discussion style learning environment. These seminar classes typically have 25 students or less. 

The city of Toronto is recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, offering a safe, tolerant, and welcoming environment (The Economist, 2019). 
It also recognized as one of the world’s best cities, and is globally admired for its health, safety. and reputation (Safe Cities Index, 2019).  In addition, the University of Toronto is dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. U of T provides the following services to help ensure your safety:           

  • TravelSafer on the St. George campus is a reliable and safe alternative to walking alone at night. 
  • At UTSC, please see the U of T Scarborough Patrol web page for more information. 
  • At UTM, please see University of Toronto Mississauga’s WalkSafer webpage for more information. 

Campus police – Each U of T campus has a campus police service. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, you should always call 911 before calling your campus police. On each campus, urgent calls to the campus police can be made free of charge.
Campus emergency telephones – These are located around each of the 3 campuses. By pressing the button on the emergency pole or phone box, you will be immediately connected to the U of T Police, who will know your exact location. 
Community Safety Office – The Community Safety Office is responsible for coordinating the ongoing education and outreach initiatives directed at improving safety and security on all three campuses. For more information, please contact the Community Safety Office website.

The application and admission consideration process is the same for Canadian and International students. Please visit our application page for detailed application information. Canadian Citizens, Landed Immigrants and Permanent Residents qualify for Domestic tuition fees. 

Although some programs require supplemental applications or student profiles, most programs at the University of Toronto do not. If your program requires supplemental materials, it will be noted on your applicant website or Engineering applicant portal.  You can also use the Program Finder to see if the program you’re interested in requires additional materials. Please note, general college essays and reference letters will not be considered unless requested by U of T.  Should supplemental materials be required for your specific program we will let you know once you’ve submitted your application.

The University of Toronto does not interact with third-party recruiters or agencies (“educational agents”) in order to recruit students to direct admissions undergraduate programs. The University of Toronto also does not offer guaranteed admission or guaranteed transfer credit programs through high schools or education service providers of any type. 

For more information, please visit:

We strongly advise against utilize tutoring services (also known as cram schools) for the purposes of preparing for and applying to university. In many cases these services use course material without the university’s permission. U of T takes this very seriously.

For more information on the University of Toronto’s policies surrounding Academic Integrity, please visit: