The University of Toronto (UoT) is among the world’s most prestigious universities. Founded in 1827, it offers over 700 undergraduate degree and 200 postgraduate degree programmes to a cohort of almost 60,000 students.
With a longstanding reputation for innovation and research, UoT was the birthplace of such ground-breaking scientific moments as the discovery of insulin and stem cell research, and the invention of the electron microscope.
The university also cites teaching as a strength in disciplines spanning medicine, business, engineering, humanities, education, and more.
With a reputation for producing leaders, UoT counts five Canadian prime ministers among its former students and associations with ten Nobel laureates. Other notable alumni include the actor Donald Sutherland and the writers Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje.
UoT is a multi-campus university, with its St George campus in downtown Toronto likened to Oxford and Cambridge on account of its mix of green space and historical architecture.
The university’s Mississauga campus, on the banks of the Credit River to the west of the city, includes 225 acres of protected green belt, while its Scarborough campus is home to a new aquatics centre.
The university attracts many sports fans and boasts a fearsome reputation in both football and ice-hockey. Other campus attractions include more than 1,000 student organisations in addition to a recreational centre and student facilities that include an art gallery, theatre and concert hall.
Toronto itself is one of the most dynamic, vibrant cities in the world, one which places a high priority on arts and culture, and diversity and tolerance.
The city is also major international centre for business and finance, and is the third largest hub for film and television production after Los Angeles and New York.
With international students enrolled from around 160 countries, UoT prides itself on being as cosmopolitan and multicultural as the city it inhabits.
Laying claim to a global mindset, the university actively partners with other leading higher education institutions and industry partners around the world to provide international op-portunities to its students and faculty.