The University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
- Language of instruction: English
- Number of students: 9,000+
- Students from 160+ different countries
- Academic year: September - May
- Autumn Semester Equivalent: September – December
- Spring Semester Equivalent: January - May
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is widely acknowledged as one of the best universities in Canada and the world. The campus is a 300-acre site located in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough in the Highland Creek Valley, one of Toronto’s most spectacular natural settings.
Areas of study include arts, culture and media, Sciences, computer science, mathematics, english, management, political science, psychology, sociology and human geography.
- 45min drive to UT's St George Campus in downtown Toronto
- 1 hour flight to Ottawa and Montreal
- 1 ½ hours flight to New York and Chicago
The campus is next to popular natural landmarks in Toronto’s greenest area, and is situated in one of Toronto’s most diverse and multicultural
The city of Toronto is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. The city is home to more than 2.7 million people and is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.
It is said that more than half of the people living in Toronto were not born in Canada. This has helped to make it one of North America's most culturally diverse and exciting cities, which is reflected in its internationally renowned restaurants and social and cultural resources.
Things to do
Toronto gives you the opportunity to visit world-famous landmarks including the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding tower in the world, and Niagara Falls. Excellent sports and recreation facilities are available on campus and many students take advantage of Toronto's relatively long winters to enjoy one or more winter sports such as skating, skiing, etc.
Toronto Zoo, the largest in Canada is a 10min drive from Scarborough campus.
Scarborough is also home to two swimmable beaches, Bluffers Park Beach and Rough Beach and also has world class swimming facilities that were built for the PanAm games in 2015.
There are several parks in and close to Scarborough with beautiful scenary and many miles of nature and walking trails.
Top attractions: CN Tower (World’s Tallest Building), Canada’s Wonderland (themepark), Harbourfront Centre, St Lawrence Market & Hall and 401 Richmond.
From Toronto you can travel to Montreal and Quebec City by bus or train. Toronto also enjoys excellent rail and bus connections with all major North American cities, bringing New York within easy reach. It is an excellent base for travelling around Canada and the USA.
Toronto's climate ranges from near tropical in the summer (up to 35° C), to occasional lows of -20° C in the winter, with an average winter temperature of -4.6ºC. The first snowfall in Toronto usually happens toward the end of November, but it is very light and usually melts away the same day. Heavier snowfalls usually happen between December and February, although it does not snow every day. Snow season usually finishes by the end of March
Bursaries from the University of Nottingham available for those accepted to study abroad at Toronto:
- Means tested Global Travel Bursary of £750 dependent on household income for students starting their studies in 2016 or after. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the finance webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)
Approximate living costs per semester:
- Return flight from UK (av. 10 hours): £450-700
- Visa costs: $CAN* 7- 150 (depending on nationality)
- Health insurance (compulsory): $CAN 54 per month
- Accommodation: $CAN2,853-4,812
- Estimated costs of living per month: approx. $CAN 1,500 - 2,500
- Travel insurance: approx. 94p. per day, depending on personal circumstances (taken from STA insurance estimate)
* Canadian Dollar
Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website.
Cost of living
University accommodation is guaranteed.
Exchange students who apply for registration at the Scarborough campus are guaranteed on-campus accommodation and will receive a residence offer at the time of admission.
Students have the option of on campus or off campus accommodation. There are two types of accommodation on campus; Townhouses or Apartments.
Townhouses are within a 5 minute walk to any U of T Scarborough class or facility. Each unit consists of 4-6 students and is self-contained and fully furnished with bedrooms, bathroom(s), a kitchen, storage area and a living room/dining room.
The Residence fees include all utilities (water, heat and electricity), ResNet (University wireless internet) and the Student Residence Council fee. A fully equipped kitchen gives students the ability to cook their own meals or an optional meal plan is available for purchase on campus.
Apartments consists of four and three bedroom units - all come equipped with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living/dining room, and a storage room. One three-bedroom unit is available as accessible accommodation for any students with accessibility needs.
The Residence fees include all utilities (water, heat and electricity), ResNet (University wireless internet) and the Student Residence Council fee. Additional costs may include: meals (optional meal plan available), telephone, cable and laundry.
Further accommodation information
Application success rate
Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total application received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).
2017/18 = 25%
2018/19 = 40%
Module information and links
University of Toronto exchange information
University of Toronto disability support