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International Undergraduate Applicants

International Visits

Check out where our recruitment team will stop on their global tour.

The Ryerson Experience

Education and experience go hand in hand at Ryerson. Learn more about the Ryerson experience.

RU Live

These online information sessions involve professors, faculty, students and admissions representatives.

Ryerson ESL Foundation Program

Are you academically qualified for an undergraduate program but lack the minimum English requirements? Our foundation program can help.

Virtual Tour

Explore our campus from the comfort of your own home. Available in English, Arabic and Mandarin.

Internationally Educated Students Admission Requirements

Have you been educated outside of Canada? Learn about your country-specific admissions requirements on the Internationally Educated Students page.

Information for Student Permit/Visa Students

International students who are attending an out-of-country (or equivalent) secondary school may apply for one of twelve President’s Entrance Scholarships. These are valued at $40,000 each! Winners will receive $10,000 during each year of study, subject to terms and conditions. You can download the application from the Entrance Scholarships page.

International students who are attending an out-of-country (or equivalent) secondary school may apply for one of seven (7) International Secondary School Merit Scholarships. These scholarships are valued at $5,000 each. You can download the application from the Entrance Scholarships page.

International students studying at a secondary school with a recognized Canadian curriculum are automatically considered for Guaranteed and Renewable Entrance Scholarships when they apply for admission.

The following is an estimate of the minimum costs, calculated in Canadian funds, for attending Ryerson. This is based on current information, is subject to change, and is based on an 8-month period from September 2016 to April 2017. 

Expense Canadian Dollars
Tuition and Incidental Fees* $23,600 - $25,595
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)***
Books and Supplies***
$1,100 - $9,900
Accommodation $5,900 - $9,900 (on campus)
$11,400 - $16,800 (off campus)
Food $2,800 - $4,300 (flex to large meal plan)
Local Transporation (subway/buses)**** $896
Personal Expenses $3,200 - $5,000
Total $38,108 - $63,103

Exact fees vary by student and program. Tuition fees for 2016-2017 will be confirmed in June 2016. Fee statements are mailed between June and September. Fees are subject to change without notice.

** Subject to change without notice.

*** Costs of books, supplies, course materials, lab fees, equipment, kits and academic field trips can vary from $1,100 to $9,900 each year for students in some programs (e.g., Architectural Science, Fashion, Image Arts, Interior Design, Performance, Urban and Regional Planning).

**** Costs for traveling within the city of Toronto may vary from traveling outside of the city.

International students coming to Ryerson from high schools outside of Canada are given top priority in the residence application process. Visit Housing & Residence Life for more information about living on campus.

  • Unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will require a study permit in order to study in Canada. Citizens of some countries may also need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
  • Visit external,Citizenship and Immigration Canada for complete details on application procedures and required documentation. You should apply for your study permit/TRV as soon as you are admitted to Ryerson University
  • Visit Ryerson's International Student Support to get additional support before you arrive in Canada and during your time as a Ryerson student

Meet Our Students

Ryerson is a rich multicultural community that hosts students from over 146 countries. We invite you to learn more about their academic experiences in Canada.

Paurali Rahevar

"Ryerson helped me envision the endless heights I could achieve."

Student from India

Ramsha Naeem

"Ryerson University really invests in the students that are on campus."

Student from the Middle East

David Kwok

"It's a totally different campus."

Student from the U.S.

Daniel Duke

"Ryerson is more than a school. It's a big community."

Student from Africa

Alejandros Flores

"There’s a lot of opportunity, a lot of technology and a lot of people to meet."

Student from Latin America

Alisha Darayam

"They take a lot of pride in... giving students this hands-on experience."

Student from Asia

Evgeniya Zhuravleva

"Ryerson is a great university. It’s just so multicultural and diverse."

Student from Europe

Ashleigh Bryde-Hennessy

"[Ryerson's] academic resources helped me succeed."

Student from the Caribbean

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