The following notes will help students coming to the University of Toronto through the Centre for International Experience exchange program navigate the residence application process.
The vast majority of exchange students at the University of Toronto do not live in residence.
St. George and UTM exchange students ARE NOT guaranteed residence, but may apply for the UTM or St. George residences’ waitlists.
UTSC exchange students ARE guaranteed residence, provided your application and deposit are submitted on time. Application details and deadlines will be noted in your admission package.
If you have not done so already, and would like to apply for residence, start by exploring your options. Each campus has their own distinct residential communities and styles of residential living. Each residence also has its own eligibility rules – some are open to all students, and others are open only to those studying in a certain academic program.
- U of T St. George residents live in one of the seven colleges:
- U of T Mississauga has more than 1,500 students living in residence, and offers three different housing options: residence halls, townhouses or apartments.
- U of T Scarborough residents live in townhouses or apartment suites less than a two minute walk from academic buildings.
If you are on a residence wait list, the chance of receiving a residence offer by the start of September is very low. However, space in some residences can become available partway through the fall term or by the start of the winter term in January. If you are planning to start at U of T in the winter term and would like to stay in residence, it would be prudent to add yourself to the wait lists.
StarRez PortalThe StarRez Portal is the place to apply for on-campus residence and student family housing at all three campuses of the University of Toronto. Learn more about StarRez Portal
Residence accommodationStudents requiring residence accommodations are encouraged to register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible. Learn more about Residence accommodation
Residence application supportThe residence application process varies slightly for different students. We can help you navigate your residence application. Learn more about Residence application support