Youth Summer Program

Over the past 180 years, the University of Toronto (U of T) has established itself as a world class research institutions with 17 schools and faculties, 13 teaching hospitals, 19 graduate institutions, and 75 PhD programs. Now U of T prides itself as the top 29th university in the world.

University of Toronto offers various short programs for high school students who want to experience and have a glimpse of what study in a specific faculty is like. The programs combine lectures, workshops, and laboratory works, and/or other activities required in each field of study. O of T’s Summer Academy courses go beyond the traditional secondary school curriculum, allowing students to get a head start on exploring options for university.

U of T’s Summer Academy courses runs for four weeks during the month of July. Classes run daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday under two grade categories:
  • Junior courses (for grade 9 & 10 students)
  • Senior courses (for grade 11 & 12 students)

During the program students are expected to complete a project/assignment. Program duration range from 3-4 weeks, 5 days per week.

U of T’s summer programs are suitable for high school students who are not yet sure of what field of study to take after they finish their secondary study. Rather than choosing the wrong field of study when they enter university they can experience it firsthand in these summer programs and decide whether the choice field of study is really suitable for them or not.

Several programs on offer include Medicine's Youth Summer Program, Faculty of Law's Youth Summer Program, and Youth English Program.