International Students

International students are a valuable presence in the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences and are expected to meet the same requirements for admission as domestic students. Applicants admitted as full-time students will be funded for two years in the master’s program and four years in the doctoral program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to our department are required to have:

  • The equivalent of a University of Toronto degree
  • Achieved the equivalent of the minimum grade point average (80% or B+) needed to be considered for admission to our degree programs

The School of Graduate Studies has developed a tool that will help you determine whether or not you have the minimum qualifications needed in order to apply to our graduate programs.

Select your country for the database provided and review the list of degree equivalencies.

School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

English Language Requirements

All incoming graduate students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If you have been educated outside Canada; your primary language is not English and you have graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English; you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by providing results from a recognized test of English as a Second Language. 

Applicants required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency must do so at the time of application. You must demonstrate that you have achieved the minimum requirements for your application to be considered.

Students must arrange for their score to be reported electronically to the University of Toronto (Enrolment Services) by the testing agency. The institution code for U of T is 0982.

The following is a list of recognized tests of English as a Second Language:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Paper‐Based Test and TWE

Overall Score: 580 

TWE: 5

Internet‐Based Test (IBT)

Overall Score: 93

Writing/Speaking: 22

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
Required score: 85
Applicants should arrange with MELAB to have their scores sent to the following address:
University of Toronto, Enrolment Services, 172 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R
0A3. MELAB does not send scores to institutions electronically; therefore you must consider
the time it takes for mail to be sent by post.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum required score: 7.0 (Academic) with at least 6.5 for each component.

Students must arrange for their score to be reported electronically to the University of Toronto (Enrolment Services) by the testing agency.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE) 
Required score: 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component)

After applicants have taken the test, they should arrange with COPE to send their score electronically to the University of Toronto, Enrolment Services.

Academic Preparation Course - School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto
Required score: a final grade of B in Level 60 The Academic English Course is a certified, full‐time intensive program focusing on the development of strategies for academic writing, reading, speaking and listening. Learning involves strategies for writing accurate, organized and well‐developed reports, responses and essays. Students’ reading comprehension, oral communication skills, listening facility and note‐taking skills are developed to be commensurate with the academic standards for which the University of Toronto is known.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for International students for 2019-20 academic year is $35,066.90. For detailed information about fees, please visit

Funding is guaranteed for international students for two years of full-time study at the master's level and four years of full-time study at the doctoral level which will cover the costs of tuition.

  • Current funding guarantee for international students is $28,153.00 for master's students and $34,811.00 for doctoral students (these amounts are to cover the larger cost of tuition for international students)

All applicants to the program are encouraged to apply for any external awards for which they may be eligible in their home countries.