The principal mission of the International Programs at the University of Toronto, New College is to provide effective and high quality enrichment, transition and preparatory programs for international students. It is home to many unique opportunities and programs whose aims are to respond to the complex issues international students face in university transition, language learning and cultural immersion. Ranging from short term summer programs to full year conditional admission programs, the International Programs draws on established strengths from within the University of Toronto and outside industry professionals.

Our community of students in all programs spans across a broad range of disciplines from business, engineering, humanities and life sciences from over 50 different countries. In recognition of the increasingly significant role international students play at the University of Toronto, the International Programs Office was established. Its goal is to foster the strengths of the University and its undergraduate Colleges to help transition and prepare international students to undertake further academic rigors and augment language learning and university studies.


Over the past 191 years, the University of Toronto has established itself as a world-class research institute with 17 schools and faculties, 13 teaching hospitals, 19 graduate institutions, and 75 PhD programs. The University’s accomplished alumni include four Canadian Prime Ministers and six Nobel Prize winners. With an annual enrollment of over 80,000 students, including more than 10,000 international students, the University is Canada’s largest educational institution and has continued to be the nation’s leader in higher learning and research. The University of Toronto is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world. Visit the University of Toronto Website


The city of Toronto is the best of all worlds. Its multicultural population, which consists of over 100 language groups, makes it one of the most exceptionally diverse cities in the world. As the world’s best city to live in*, Toronto attracts the best and brightest who seek world-class business, culture and education. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, downtown Toronto is home to world-class theatres, film and music festivals, distinguished art galleries and museums, North America’s third largest stock exchange, trendy shopping districts, world-class restaurants, major professional sports franchises, and vibrant ethnic neighborhoods. With a population of almost 6 million people, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and has a reputation as the safest and cleanest major city in North America. *2017 Report by the Economist Intelligence Unit [url: http://safecities.economist.com/safe-cities-index-2017]


New College is one of the seven colleges that make up the University of Toronto. Its commitment to the University’s multicultural student population makes it the perfect home for the International English Programs Opened in 1962, New College is one of the youngest and most modern colleges at the University of Toronto. It has developed its own traditions and identity, focusing on personal attention to students, innovative interdisciplinary programs, links with the professional faculties, career mentorship and community outreach initiatives. New College is a friendly and informal community that places a high priority on student support services and diversity.