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About the Partnership 

Ryerson University has been attracting international attention from peer institutions, prospective students, governments, and industry for a number of years based on our strong academic programs, impactful applied research, and an innovative and entrepreneurial outlook.

Our partnership network spans the globe, fostering opportunities for students, faculty and staff to collaborate and for Ryerson to build its reputation as a global urban innovation university. Ryerson will continue to draw on the rich partnerships within the City of Toronto, and our alignment with the priorities identified by the federal and provincial governments.

The recently secured, long-term strategic partnership with Navitas, external link links to several priorities/themes in Ryerson’s Internationalization Strategy. The benefits to Canadian and international students alike that stem from expanding international enrolment are also reflected in the Ryerson’s Academic Plan.

The cornerstone of this partnership is the introduction of a pathway program for international students designed to ease the transition to a Canadian university environment and to prepare them for academic success. To be known as Ryerson University International College (RUIC), external link, the program will comprise academic course content, study skills development, and wraparound social and academic support systems.

Ryerson approved a plan in 2018 to increase international enrolment levels over the next five to ten years to the average for Ontario universities. Intensification of international student recruitment since then has increased the international students' share of enrolment at Ryerson to 7.2%.

The Navitas partnership is one of the complementary initiatives set to be implemented as Ryerson works to scale up the international students’ share of enrolment to the target level of 15%.

Internationalization Strategy Priorities: 

  1. International Student Recruitment 
  2. Strategic Partnerships  
  3. Reputation and Profile Building 
  4. Coordination of Institutional Activity