International Baccalaureate

If you are currently  enrolled in or have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, here’s what you need to know about our admission requirements and transfer credit you may be eligible for.

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma, including English HL or SL is required for admission.
    Prerequisite courses can be presented at either the Standard or Higher Level.
    For programs with a Math prerequisite, Mathematics SL or HL is required. “Math Studies” is not acceptable.
  • A total score of 27, not including bonus points, is required for admission consideration. Most programs require a significantly higher score.
  • If you are currently enrolled in the IB Diploma program, you must submit your predicted IB results (1-7 scale), confirmation that you are completing the full IB Diploma, a current transcript including any mid-term/mid-year results available, and complete the online self-reported grades form.
  • If you are currently enrolled in the IB Certificate/Course program, you must submit your predicted IB results (1-7 scale), confirmation that you are completing the IB Certificate/Course program, a current transcript including any mid-term/mid-year results available; and importantly, the name of the matriculation certificate/diploma to be awarded upon completion of your studies.
  • Final IB results must be sent to the University electronically by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). 
  • For Engineering programs, Mathematics (recommended at Higher level), Physics and Chemistry (at either level) are required. Visit the Discover Engineering website for more details.
  • Find out which IB courses can be considered for transfer credits.
  • Be sure you also check the additional requirements for your intended area of study.

 

New IB Mathematics courses with first assessment in May 2021
The following IB Math courses will satisfy the Calculus prerequisite for science and business programs:

  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations HL
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches SL
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL or Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL will satisfy the Advanced Functions prerequisite.

 

Refer to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering for admission requirements for Engineering programs.

 


 

International Admission Requirements

Afghanistan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauria

Albania

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificate of Maturity

Algeria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Secondaire

Angola

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Anguilla

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Antigua and Barbuda

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Argentina

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written)

Armenia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education and Certificate of Unified Examination

Australia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • ACT: Year 12 Certificate and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)/Tertiary Entrance Statement/UAI (Universities Admission Index).
  • NSW: Higher School Certificate and ATAR/T.E. rank/UAI.
  • NT: Certificate of Education and ATAR/university aggregate/SACE and TER.
  • QLD: Senior Certificate and QTAC Selection Rank/T.E. Statement showing OP (Overall Position) and FP (Field Position).
  • SA: Certificate of Education and ATAR/TER.
  • TAS: Certificate of Education and ATAR/T.E. score.
  • VIC: Certificate of Education and ATAR/ENTER and study score.
  • WA: Certificate of Secondary Education and ATAR/T.E. scores and rank

Austria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Reifeprufungzeugnis (“Matura”)/Reifezeugnis

Azerbaijan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Bahamas

Minimum Admission Requirements:

High School (Grade 12) Diploma with IGCSE/BGCSE and SAT Reasoning/ACT/AP examinations or First Year completed at the University of the Bahamas.

See British-Patterned, International Baccalaureate

Bahrain

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Secondary school education/leaving certificate

Bangladesh

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Higher Secondary Certificate

Barbados

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Belarus

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Belgium

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur/Diploma Secundair Onderwijs/Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Belize

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Benin

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Secondaire

See French-Patterned

Bermuda

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Freshman Year at Bermuda College; or CSEC/GCSE/IGCSE/O Levels with SAT/AP examinations

See British-Patterned, International Baccalaureate, USA-Patterned

Bhutan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate

Bolivia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller + University Entrance Exam (if written)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Botswana

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university. Individual consideration is also given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications.

See British-Patterned

Brazil

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio and ENEM (Middle Education National Examination)/Vestibular (university entrance exam).

British Virgin Islands

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Brunei

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned

Bulgaria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie

Burkina Faso

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Burundi

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma d’Etat (with Homologation)/Certificat des Humanités Completes (with Homologation)

Cambodia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Upper Secondary School Certificate of Completion (after 12 years of schooling)

Cameroon

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat OR Cameroon GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level (three subjects at Advanced Level)

Cayman Islands

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Central African Republic

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Chad

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Chile

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Licencia de Educacion Media and Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria (PSU)

China

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Senior High School (Upper Middle School) Graduation Diploma and Academic Proficiency Test/Upper Middle School Graduation (Hui Kao) Exam and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations (Gao Kao). Refer to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering for further information about studying Engineering at U of T.

Colombia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university. Individual consideration is also given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications.

Comoros

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diplome d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long

Congo, Republic of

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Costa Rica

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Croatia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Cuba

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Pre-university course and national competitive exam

Cyprus

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Apolytirio Eniaiou of Lykeiou/Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

Czech Republic

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkouska/Maturita

Denmark

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Studentereksamen/Hojere Forberedelseseksamen/Hojere Handelseksamen/Hojere Teknisk Eksamen

Djibouti

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Dominica

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Dominican Republic

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written)

East Timor

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Ensino Secundario Diploma

Ecuador

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written).

Egypt

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanaweya A’ama)

El Salvador

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written)

England

Minimum Admission Requirements:

At least five different GCSE academic subjects and four different Advanced Subsidiary (AS) academic subjects OR three different Advanced Level (A Level) academic subjects.  English GCSE/AS/A Level is required for all programs.  Other prerequisites should be presented at AS or A Level. Some programs may consider excellent GCSE results for fulfilling a prerequisite.  Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs. General Paper, General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Key Skills, and AS Global Perspectives and Research are not acceptable.

Read more about applying from the United Kingdom

Eritrea

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Estonia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Ethiopia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Education Certificate Examination and Ethiopian Higher Education (University) Entrance Examination

European Baccalaureate

Minimum Admission Requirements:

The completed European Baccalaureate Diploma.  Prerequisite courses should be presented in the final year.

Fiji

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Year 13 Certificate (5 subjects)/University of the South Pacific Foundation Year

Finland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg

France

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat/Baccalauréat Genéral/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré/Option Internationale du Baccalauréat. Baccalauréat Technologique from France will also be considered if required subjects are included. Transfer credit may be awarded for your French Baccalaureate subjects.  See:  Transfer Credit Information

French Guiana

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Gabon

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Gambia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Georgia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Sashualo Skolis Atestati

Germany

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur/Reifezeugnis

Ghana

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Gibraltar

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned

Greece

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Apolytirio Geniko Lykeio

Grenada

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Guatemala

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Guinea

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat Unique

Guyana

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Haiti

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat 2e partie/Diplôme d’Enseignement Sécondaire

See French-Patterned

Honduras

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Hong Kong

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): the completed diploma, including at least 2 elective subjects from Categories A and/or C. Subjects should include prerequisites for intended programs. Mathematics Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) or Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) is required for programs with the Calculus prerequisite.  Applicants who are not completing Module 1 or 2 may present Advanced Level Mathematics, AP Calculus, or SAT subject test Mathematics II as an alternative.   For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Hungary

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Matura)

Iceland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Studentsprof from gymnazium

India

Minimum Admission Requirements:

All India Senior School Certificate (awarded by CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (awarded by CISCE).  Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered on an individual basis. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Indonesia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Ijazah Sekolah Menegah Atas (Diploma awarded by Upper Secondary School) including Ujian Nasional (National Exam) results

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum Admission Requirements: See International Baccalaureate

Iran

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificate of Dore Dovom Motavasete.  Prior to 2019:  Pre-university Year Certificate and Diploma Metevaseth. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Iraq

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Sixth Form Baccalaureate

Ireland, Northern

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned

Ireland (Republic of)

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate

Israel

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bagrut/Mechina

Italy

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma di Superamento Dell’Esame di Stato

Ivory Coast/Côte d’Ivoire

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire

See French-Patterned

Jamaica

Minimum Admission Requirements: See CAPE

Japan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Jordan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Secondary school education/leaving certificate

Kazakhstan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Kenya

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificate of Secondary Education

Korea, North

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Korea, South

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate) + College Scholastic Ability Test

Kuwait

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary School Certificate/Leaving Certificate

Kyrgyzstan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Laos

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Latvia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu

Lebanon

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary Education Certificate

Lesotho

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university. Individual consideration is also given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications.

Liberia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Libya

Minimum Admission Requirements:

High School Leaving Certificate

Liechtenstein

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura

Lithuania

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Brandos Atestatas

Luxembourg

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires

Macao

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6/Senior Three)

See USA-Patterned, British-Patterned

Macedonia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Secondary School Leaving Diploma and State Matura

Madagascar

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Malawi

Minimum Admission Requirements:

School Certificate of Education

Malaysia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysa/Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia or MICSS Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Mali

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Malta

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matriculation Certificate

Mauritania

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Mauritius

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned

Mexico

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato

Moldova

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Mongolia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificate of Complete Secondary Education

Montenegro

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Morocco

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Mozambique

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias

Myanmar

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Namibia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Higher Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate from the National Examination Assessment and Certification Board

See British-Patterned

Nepal

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Higher Secondary Certificate at Grade 12 Level

Netherlands

Minimum Admission Requirements:

VWO Certificate

New Zealand

Minimum Admission Requirements:

National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 and University Entrance Standard

Nicaragua

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Niger

Minimum Admission Requirements: See French-Patterned

Nigeria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Norway

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Vitnemal Videregaende Opplaering

Oman

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Education Diploma

Pakistan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate

Panama

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written)

Papua New Guinea

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Higher School Certificate

Paraguay

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller and University Entrance Exam (if written)

Peru

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Philippines

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Senior High School (K-12 system) Diploma.  Before 2017-2018: Second Year completed at a recognized university

Poland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura

Portugal

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao/Diploma de 12 ano de escolaridad (Year 12 school certificate)/Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios

Puerto Rico

Minimum Admission Requirements: See USA-Patterned

Qatar

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary Education Certificate/Senior School Certificate

Romania

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Diploma de Bacalaureat

Russia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Rwanda

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire/Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education

Samoa

Minimum Admission Requirements:

National University of Samoa preparatory year/University of the South Pacific Foundation Year

Saudi Arabia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary Education Certificate

Scotland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Scottish Qualifications Certificate with 4 Highers

See British-Patterned

Senegal

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat/Baccalauréat Genéral/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré/Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

See French-Patterned

Serbia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Sierra Leone

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

Singapore

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Examinations (Advanced Level) with three H2 Level examinations (excluding Knowledge & Inquiry). Transfer credit may be awarded for your Advanced Level/H2 subjects.  See:  Transfer Credit Information

Slovak Republic

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Maturitnej Skuske/Maturita

Slovenia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Solomon Islands

Minimum Admission Requirements:

University of the South Pacific Foundation Year

Somalia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university. Individual consideration is also given to applicants with excellent results in secondary school graduation qualifications.

South Africa

Minimum Admission Requirements:

National Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement

Spain

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Titulo de Bachiller and PAU

Sri Lanka

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Levels in 3 subjects

See British-Patterned

St. Kitts and Nevis

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

St. Lucia

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Sudan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Suriname

Minimum Admission Requirements:

VWO Certificate

Swaziland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Sweden

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg from Gymnasieskolan

Switzerland

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Eidgenossisches Maturitat/Maturité Fedéral Baccalauréat/Maturita Fedérale/Baccalauréat Genéral/Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificates

Syria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Secondary school education/leaving certificate

Taiwan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Senior High School Certificate of Graduation and GSAT (or Designated Subject Examination).

Tajikistan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Tanzania

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education and Certificate of Secondary Education

Thailand

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Mathayom 6 including graduation test (O-NET), and University Entrance Exam (if written)

Togo

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Troisième

See French-Patterned

Tonga

Minimum Admission Requirements:

National Form 7 or University of the South Pacific Foundation Year

Trinidad and Tobago

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Tunisia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire

See French-Patterned

Turkmenistan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First year completed at a recognized university

Turks and Caicos Islands

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned, CAPE

Uganda

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Advanced Certificate of Education and Certificate of Education

Ukraine

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Seredniu Osvitu

United Arab Emirates

Minimum Admission Requirements:

 General Secondary Education Certificate

United Kingdom

Minimum Admission Requirements: See British-Patterned

United States of America

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Senior Year/Grade12 in an accredited high school with a high grade point average and high scores in SAT Reasoning or Redesigned SAT (including Essay) or ACT (including Writing Test) exams and two SAT Subject Tests or AP or IB courses (or a combination of these options covering two different subjects).

Prerequisite subjects, including English, should be presented at Senior Year/Grade 12 level or as SAT Subject Tests or AP/IB.

Read more about applying from the United States

Uruguay

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bachillerato/Bachiller

Uzbekistan

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Vanuatu

Minimum Admission Requirements:

University of the South Pacific Foundation Year; also see Fiji and New Zealand

Venezuela

Minimum Admission Requirements:

First Year completed at a recognized university

Vietnam

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong

West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Minimum Admission Requirements:

West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Examination. For admission requirements to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, refer to Engineering.

West Bank and Gaza

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Tawjihi or First Year completed at a recognized university

Yemen

Minimum Admission Requirements:

General Secondary Education Certificate

Zambia

Minimum Admission Requirements:

School Certificate

Zimbabwe

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Zimbabwe Certificate of Secondary Education Advanced Level

See British-Patterned