From future career prospects and academic prestige to student success and becoming part of a community, there are many factors to consider when deciding which university to attend. This is truly an exciting time for your student, and your entire family.
We created this page to support you — as parents and guardians — as you support your student during the application process.
Introduction to U of T Engineering
We are the top-ranked engineering school in Canada and among the world’s best. Our diverse community includes approximately 5,200 undergraduates, 2,500 graduate students and 260+ professors. The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is located on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
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Overview of the U of T Engineering Application Process
In general, there are four main aspects to applying for studies at U of T Engineering. Please note that deadlines and required documents, including English language requirements, vary by applicant type; please visit the Apply section where detailed information and requirements are organized by applicant type. We also have a page dedicated to important deadlines for your reference.
- Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC): The OUAC facilitates applications for all universities in Ontario. Students are able to apply to multiple Ontario university programs through the OUAC. International students applying only to U of T and no other Ontario universities should use the U of T International Application instead.
- Engineering Applicant Portal: Upon submitting their application through the OUAC, your student will receive details from U of T Engineering on how to access the Engineering Applicant Portal. This portal serves as a hub for all things concerning your student’s application to U of T Engineering — from documents we have received or are waiting to receive, to decisions made by our Admissions Committee. This is also where students can upload required documents as needed. Students are advised to log into the Portal regularly to see their current application status.
- Online Student Profile: Through the Engineering Applicant Portal, your student will need to access and complete the Online Student Profile. The Online Student Profile is a mandatory part of the U of T Engineering admissions process. It is your student’s opportunity to rank their engineering programs of interest, indicate their interest in our PEY Co-op Program, share their academic history and tell us about their activities outside of class. The Online Student Profile includes written and video components; full instructions and deadlines are sent directly to applicants.
- Scholarships & Financial Planning: Students applying from high school will automatically be considered for several U of T admissions scholarships. If your student would like to be considered for others, they should check the Scholarships section for requirements and deadlines. Those eligible for government-sponsored loans (e.g., Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students (UTAPS) program should review the Finances page.
- Residence: If your student is interested in on-campus residence, they must complete the University of Toronto’s common residence application called StarRez. Read more about the process and U of T’s residence guarantee.
Is your high school student eager to get a taste of life as a university student? U of T Engineering offers a number of year-round opportunities for students in Grades 9 through 12, including:
- DEEP Summer Academy brings together high school students from across the world to explore advanced topics in engineering including robotics, nanotechnology, product design and biomedical engineering at U of T Engineering. DEEP takes place in July each year with an optional on-campus residence experience.
- Engineering High School Saturdays encourages students to begin exploring science, engineering, math and technology in a community-oriented, confidence-building environment.
- Blueprint is designed for highly motivated Black students currently in Grades 9, 10 and 11 who are interested in careers in Science, Technology Engineering and Math with a strong interest in engineering.
- U of T Engineering Shadow Experience pairs current Grade 12 students with a U of T Engineering student for a day.
Tours and Applicant Events
While we have temporarily paused in-person campus tour and events until further notice due to COVID-19, we will continue to host online events for prospective students throughout the year. Applicants will receive invitations to events via email. In the meantime, do sign up for a virtual tour.