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A Pathway to the University of Toronto for International Students

The International Foundation Program (IFP) is a unique offering that combines conditional acceptance to the University of Toronto with intensive English language instruction and skills development instruction, combined with for-credit courses. The IFP is available to academically qualified international students whose English proficiency score do not meet the University of Toronto’s direct entrance requirements.

Successful completion of the IFP guarantees admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, or the Faculty of Music.

The IFP Advantage:

1. Earn a degree from one of the world’s top-ranked universities.
The University of Toronto is Canada’s most prestigious institute of higher learning and is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world.*

2. Gain admission to the University of Toronto.
By successfully completing the IFP, students whose English language scores fall below the University’s direct admission requirements can gain admission into the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design, or the Faculty of Music.

3. Receive credit towards a University of Toronto degree.
During the IFP, students earn credit towards their undergraduate degree.

4. Acquire insight into your admission discipline.
IFP students gain valuable insight into their field of interest through lectures, labs and projects in discipline-specific courses taught by Faculty instructors.

5. Benefit from small class sizes and individual attention.
Professionally trained language instructors guide students through the academic & discipline-specific courses, tutoring them in all aspects of study.

6. Join the proud community of successful IFP students.
IFP students perform exceptionally well in their undergraduate studies after completion of the program.

*Source: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings.

Students who meet all direct admission requirements, are offered admission to the university, and would like a preparatory advantage before starting their full-time studies can apply for our University Transition and Preparation Program (UT Prep).