International Foundation Program

University of Toronto’s IFP is a new pathway to the University of Toronto for International Students. Successful completion of the IFP will guarantee admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering with one full credit. Some of the programs on offer at the undergraduate level under the Faculty of Arts and Science include programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, such as: Architecture
  • Commerce and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Human Biology
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

Some of the programs on offer at the undergraduate level under the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering include:
  • Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Industrial (Systems) Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • TrackOne General First Year

Who is eligible to enroll in IFP?

  • International students who want to attend the University of Toronto.
  • International students who are graduating from an international high school or have studied in the Canadian school system for less than 4 years.
  • International students who have demonstrated superior academic performance at the high school level.
  • International students who meet the University of Toronto’s academic admission standards, except for the English fluency requirements.
  • International students who meet the IFP’s English fluency requirements.

Why Attend the IFP?

Gain admission to the University of Toronto.

Students whose English language scores fall below the University of Toronto’s cut-off can gain admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering by successfully completing the IFP.

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 25 universities in the world.

Learn from the University of Toronto’s best professors.

The academic portion of the IFP is taught by leading professors at the University of Toronto who expose students to a variety of lecture and teaching styles.

Earn credit towards a University of Toronto degree.

During the IFP, students earn one full credit that counts towards their undergraduate degree.

Prepare to be successful at an English language university.
The IFP provides extensive academic English training to ensure that international students reach their full potential.

Benefit from small class sizes and individual attention.
Specially trained language instructors will guide students through the academic course, tutoring them in all aspects of study.

Live in a University of Toronto residence.

Students live side-by-side, in an immersive English language environment, with first and upper-year students at the New College residence located on the University’s downtown campus.

Admission Requirements
Academic Requirements
Have completed Year 12 with top scores

English Requirements



IFP Admission Range

U OF T Direct Admission


69-99 (minimum 16 on writing)

100 (minimum 22 on writing)


193-247 (minimum 4 on essay)

250+ (minimum 5 on essay)


523-597 (minimum 4.0 on TWE)

600 (minimum 5.0 on TWE


Overall 5-6.5 (no band lower than 5.0)

Overall 6.5+ (no band lower than 6)