The University of Toronto and the UAE
As Canada’s highest-ranked university, the University of Toronto is a leading destination for innovators and trailblazers the world over. Students can choose from 700+ programs in the sciences, the arts, business, engineering, music, architecture, kinesiology, and much more. With three campuses in and around Toronto — one of the world’s most diverse cities, and a hub of culture, finance, and technology — our students enjoy access to professional training in and out of the classroom, international partnerships, research courses, cutting-edge facilities, and warm collegiate communities. And, with a 620,000-strong alumni network spanning the globe, our degrees unlock doors to any industry, anywhere.
Every year, our campuses welcome students from all across the globe. Students from the United Arab Emirates choose the University of Toronto for our strong international rankings, our globalized curriculum and international learning opportunities, our diverse program options and for the chance to live in the City of Toronto. Students and faculty also choose U of T because of our environment of innovation. Our accelerators, courses, programs, and networks help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable ventures. And our community has been successful: in the past five years alone, more than 150 research-based startups have launched from our campuses.
Non-Canadian students studying at U of T are able to work in Canada and gain valuable global experience while studying. After graduation, international students also have the opportunity to stay and work in Canada for up to three years. This means that graduates can choose to bring home what they learned in Toronto or stay in Canada for three more years to continue to grow their global careers. And our students have the valuable skills and qualities for the modern economy — University of Toronto alumni rank among the top in the world for their global employability.
- James Orbinski President (1998-2011), Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
- Margaret MacMillan Warden, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
- Frederick Banting Co-discover of insulin and Nobel Prize recipient
- Lester B. Pearson 14th Prime Minister of Canada and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
- Jeff Skoll Founder & Chair, The Skoll Foundation; first President of eBay Inc.
- David Cronenberg Acclaimed director, screenwriter, and actor
We welcome applications from well-qualified students from the United Arab Emirates. Admission to the University of Toronto is competitive. You will be considered on the basis of your academic history; some programs require supplementary applications, auditions or profiles. We strongly encourage prospective applicants to apply early and submit all necessary documents as early as possible. If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to submit proof of English facility.
If you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protect person, you will need valid documents to live and study in Canada. You can apply for a study permit once you’ve received an offer of admission from the university. We recommend beginning the study permit process as early as possible because it can sometimes take a few months to complete. Our Centre for International Experience is available to help international students navigate the study permit process and answer any questions.