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University of Toronto Scarborough

University of Toronto Scarborough was founded in 1964. The university of Toronto has its three campuses located in Scarborough Toronto, Ontario and Canada.

University History

In 1964 University of Toronto Scarborough was founded. Initially, the university was established as Scarborough College, a constituent college of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The University of Toronto Scarborough is located on a park-like campus at the eastern edge of the city. In1972, the University of Toronto Scarborough became a separate division of the University. University of Toronto Scarborough was the first college in the University to use credit system criteria and offered only formal cooperative programs. In 2000, University was granted the right to offer the programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) and in 2002 it started offering different programs in partnership with Centennial College. In the 2003, Summer session, University of Toronto Scarborough started working on a trimester system, which gave opportunities for year-round study. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

University of Toronto Scarborough has 14 departments. The campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 14 departments of the University of Toronto Scarborough are;

  • The Department of Anthropology
  • The Department of Arts, Culture and Media
  • The Department of Biological Sciences
  • The Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • The Department of English
  • The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • The Department of Human Geography
  • The Department of Language Studies
  • The Department of Management
  • The Department of Philosophy
  • The Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
  • The Department of Political Science
  • The Department of Psychology
  • The Department of Sociology

University Achievements

University of Toronto Scarborough is a well-known university in Canada. According to the QS world ranking for the academic years 2019-20, University of Toronto ranked 29th among all the universities of the world. University of Toronto Scarborough continues to be the highest-ranked Canadian university and one of the world's top-ranked public universities in the international rankings: U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities and Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.

University USP

University of Toronto Scarborough is known as one of the best universities in Canada for international students. The university scored 85.5 out of 100 in Oxford's list. 

University Notable Alumni

University of Toronto Scarborough’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. Some of the alumni members of University of Toronto Scarborough are-

  • Alexandra Gater, interior design vlogger and consultant, host of the shows “Buy or DIY” and “Make My Space Work”, Class of 2020’s Design Change-makers. (BA 2015)
  • Karen K. Ho, global finance and economics reporter for Quartz, most known for her covering of Crazy Rich Asians which made the cover of Time Magazine (BA 2010)
  • Prof. Will Kwan, globally renowned Hong-Kong Canadian interdisciplinary artist Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Toronto Scarborough's Department of Arts, Culture and Media and at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (BA 2002)
  • Cybill Lui, investment banker turned producer and founder of Anova pictures (BBA 2002)
  • Doris McCarthy, Toronto-based artist, famously known for her landscape paintings of Canada (BA 1989)
  • Ruvindu Gunasekera, youngest-ever Canada national cricket team player
  • Kaley McLean, former Canadian paralympic swimmer, silver and gold medalist at the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CP-ISRA) World Championship, and member of the International Paralympic Committee (BA 2007)
  • Cindy Nicholas, marathon swimmer and former MPP of Scarborough Center

University infrastructure & services

Campus-

The University of Toronto Scarborough’s campus was described as a "mid-sized university campus". The campus is the smallest of the three campuses of the University of Toronto by area. It is spread across 300-acres of land, which forms the west side of the Highland Creek neighborhood in Scarborough. It is entirely covered by Morningside Avenue to the west side. The grounds of the campus expand to slightly south of Highway 401 and slightly north of Old Kingston Road. The campus eastern boundary is Military Trail while south of Ellesmere Road. The University of Toronto Scarborough campus is located in a suburban area, which includes residential houses along its eastern side and urban forestry on its southern and western side. The neighborhood's namesake river runs through the southern part of the grounds and its valley includes pedestrian trails that link the campus to nearby parks and neighborhood. Transit bus services by the Toronto Transit Commission, GO Transit, and Durham Region Transit connect the campus easily to nearby transportation areas.

Libraries-

 Library at University of Toronto Scarborough is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broader community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at University of Toronto Scarborough. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                             

  Housing services-

On-campus- University of Toronto Scarborough’s Student housing and Residence Life offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residence halls. The University of Toronto Scarborough’s residential halls offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- University of Toronto Scarborough assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university. 

Medical services-

University of Toronto Scarborough provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

University of Toronto Scarborough offers wide variety of students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at University of Toronto Scarborough are-

  • UTSC Cricket Club
  • UTSC Badminton Club
  • UTSC Dragon Boat
  • UTSC Cheer Team
  • Scarborough Campus Archery Club
  • UTSC Rock Climbing Club
  • UTSC Swim Club
  • UTSC Tennis Club
  • Scarborough College Hockey Players Association

These are just a few clubs and organizations listed above. There are many other options available to choose from and engross yourself in.

University location

1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4, Canada

Top Landmarks-

  • Morningside Park
  • The Fossil & Haggis Pub
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Scarborough Bluffs
  • Colonel Danforth Park
  • Botany Hill Park
  • Rouge National Urban Park
  • The Local Vibe Tours Toronto
  • Guild Park
  • Scarborough Town Center
  • Bluffers Park

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

University of Toronto Scarborough offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Biological Science
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical and Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Management & Accounting
  • Management & Finance
  • Management & Human Resources
  • Management & Information Technology
  • Management & International Business
  • Management & Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Economics for Management Studies

Student Support-

 The International Student Center at University of Toronto Scarborough provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.

  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.

  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Visas and Permits

As an international student, you will need to have specific permits and visas to study in Canada.

Initial Study Permit

All University of Toronto Scarborough students need to have legal status in Canada, and you will need to present your status documents to get your student card. If this is your first time applying for a study permit, you can do it at the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. You can apply for your permit as soon as you receive your Offer of Admission from the University of Toronto and decide to accept. Because the permit legally entitles you to study in Canada, you will need it before you enter the country.

Temporary Resident Visa

Students from certain countries may also require an entry visa, also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), to enter Canada. TRVs are issued by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIC’s requirements may differ depending on your specific geographic region. For instance, some CIC offices require proof of English language proficiency in the form of a standardized test (such as TOEFL or IELTS). A medical examination and proof of funding may also be required. 

International Student Contact-

Office- Highland Hall (HL448)

E-mail-  [email protected]

Phone- 416-287-7087

Student life

Student society-

University of Toronto Scarborough’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Toronto Scarborough put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. University of Toronto Scarborough has various student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

University of Toronto Scarborough provides activities that promotes healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Toronto Scarborough is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the University of Toronto Scarborough can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. 

Food & drink-

University of Toronto Scarborough provides a dining hall in the heart of the campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Dining plan offers different dining options which includes special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provides a huge variety to students.

Short term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Toronto Scarborough to have fun like- 

  • Morningside Park
  • The Fossil & Haggis Pub
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Scarborough Bluffs
  • Colonel Danforth Park
  • Botany Hill Park
  • Rouge National Urban Park
  • The Local Vibe Tours Toronto
  • Guild Park
  • Scarborough Town Center
  • Bluffers Park

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part time jobs

The Career and Employment Services at University of Toronto Scarborough provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

University of Toronto Scarborough keeps safety at priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Toronto Scarborough are-

  • Biological Science
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical and Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Management & Accounting
  • Management & Finance
  • Management & Human Resources
  • Management & Information Technology

Campus recruitment

Process-

The Career and Employability Team at University of Toronto Scarborough has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events and fairs to provide jobs to students. The University has a strong employability record.

Famous companies who recruit directly from University of Toronto Scarborough –

  • Apple 
  • BMW Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Cancer Care Ontario 
  • CaseWare International Inc. 
  • Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • CIBC Technology & Operations Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) Deloitte 
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario
  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  •  Google
  •  Hershey
  •  Hydro One

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

University of Toronto Scarborough Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Toronto Scarborough Application Requirements

3.5
GPA
38
IB
90
Percentage
30%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in Canada. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Toronto Scarborough in Canada students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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University of Toronto Scarborough Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $ 55,950

Masters: Fees vary for each program

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees

 

 

University of Toronto Scarborough Deadlines

Undergraduate: January 10- January 17

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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1265 Military Trail,Canada

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