Visiting International Student Programs

Thinking of visiting the University of Toronto for a semester or two? Explore the many study opportunities we offer and find a program that works for you!

  • Visiting International Student Program (VISP): If you want to study at U of T for a semester or two but you’re not currently attending one of our exchange partner institutions, VISP is for you.
  • International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS): For international graduate students who would like to conduct research at the U of T for a semester or full academic year.
  • Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) (Science Without Borders): For students from Brazil studying in a STEM field.
  • English Language Program: In-depth academic courses in English offered by the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
  • Inbound Exchange Program: For students who are attending one of our partner institutions and are interested in earning credits at U of T over a semester or a full academic year.

 

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VISP The visiting international students program (VISP) invites students from abroad to study at the University of Toronto
IVGS Short-term graduate research activities with professors at U of T
CsF Program The Ciência Sem Fronteiras (CsF) Program allows Brazilian university students to study in foreign countries
ELP English Language Program offered by the School of Continuing Studies
Inbound Exchange For international students interested in studying at the University of Toronto

Visiting International Students Program (VISP)

The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) invites students from abroad to study at the University of Toronto for one or two semesters. VISP is an alternative to our popular exchange program. Through VISP, you do not need to be attending one of our exchange partner institutions to enjoy the benefits of studying at U of T.

NOTE: many of the processes and regulations for VISP are similar to those for our inbound exchange program. The exchange program pages concerning course enrolment, final transcripts, health insurance, housing, and programs and services contain information that applies to VISP students as well. Except where noted, “exchange students” and “visiting students” can be considered equivalent.

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International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS)

The International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) Program provides international students the opportunity to participate in short-term graduate research activities with professors at the University of Toronto. This program is administered through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

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Ciência Sem Fronteiras (CsF) Program

The Brazilian Government launched the Ciência Sem Fronteiras (CsF) Program (formerly Science without Borders) in 2012 to encourage Brazilian university students to study in foreign countries. The funding agency hopes to award more than 100,000 scholarships over 4 years to talented undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields. The Program is a joint initiative of Brazil's Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The University of Toronto is proud to host Brazilian students from the CsF program. The Centre for International Experience (CIE) coordinates the program and is the primary contact for all CsF students. CsF students are admitted to one of three campuses at the University: St. George, Mississauga (UTM), or Scarborough (UTSC).

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English Language Program

The English Language Program offers in-depth academic courses in English through the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

Inbound Exchange Program

Are you an international student interested in studying at the University of Toronto? Our exchange program is a great opportunity! You can live in Toronto and study with local students for one semester or a whole year while still paying your regular tuition fees to your home institution.

If you are an administrator at one of our partner institutions, please see our Information for partners.