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Save the Date: Teacher and Guidance Counsellor Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

You're invited! Join us on campus for Ryerson's bi-annual Teacher and Guidance Counsellor Days. Visit campus, enjoy a hot breakfast, speak with faculty and admissions staff, and network with fellow education professionals.

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Ryerson Undergraduate Student Recruitment is here to help! Let us know if you or your students need assistance at any point during the admission process.

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Address Undergraduate Student Recruitment, Ryerson University
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
Office Hours Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
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Any member of our team would be pleased to assist with your inquiries.
Marisa Modeski, Assistant Director, Student Recruitment
416-979-5030 |

Soeun Outh, Manager, Student Recruitment
416-979-5000 Ext. 4131 |

Sadaf Taqvi, Manager, Student Recruitment
416-979-5000 Ext. 6011 |

Cheryl Ramage, Manager, Student Recruitment
416-979-5000 Ext. 3318 |

Salisha Mohammed-Randel, Admissions / Liaison Officer
416-979-5000 Ext. 6523 |

Sommer Johnson, National Recruitment Assistant
416-979-5000 Ex5. 7904 |

Carly Smith, International Recruitment Assistant
416-979-5000 Ext. 3316 |

To book a school visit to Ryerson, please contact:
Jessica Smith, Recruitment Officer, On-Campus Events
416-979-5065 |

To book a Ryerson visit to your school, please contact:

Gavin Taylor-Black, Coordinator, Student Recruitment
416-979-5027 |

To book a virtual school visit with your school, please contact:
Sadaf Taqvi, Manager, Student Recruitment
416-979-5000 Ext. 6011 |

Ryerson University has proudly partnered with IDP Education to serve as a resource to support international students through the application process. Please contact your local IDP Education office to speak to a study abroad counsellor. Find your nearest office on the external,IDP Office Locations page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an international student?

An international student is any student who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must therefore obtain a study permit (student visa) in order to attend Ryerson. These students are charged international tuition fees ($23,600 to $25,595).

Canadian citizens living abroad, Canadian Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants) and approved refugee claimants are not considered international students. These students are charged domestic tuition fees ($7,000 to $11,150).

If students are confused as to their immigration status, they should contact external,Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

How many international students attend Ryerson?

There are 140 different countries represented at Ryerson, and our campus is one of the most diverse in Canada. Currently, there are approximately 1,000 students studying at Ryerson on study permits or student visas. We have a much larger population of students who have come to Ryerson and Toronto from around the globe to study that are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status.

The Admissions Process

When do students apply to Ryerson?

Students may apply to Ryerson as early as October and are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to expedite the admission process. All completed applications and amendments received by February 1 will receive equal consideration for admission. This deadline applies to both Grades-Only Programs (programs that select students solely on the basis of academic achievement) as well as Grades-Plus Programs (programs that require additional non-academic criteria, such as auditions or portfolios).

How do students apply to Ryerson?

All students apply for full-time admission to an undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University through the external,Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Visit Application Forms for details on which application to use.

Once Ryerson receives an application from the OUAC, the student will receive an email from Ryerson with their Choose>Ryerson portal login information. The external,Choose>Ryerson portal is Ryerson’s primary way of communicating with applicants. Be sure to check the portal often!

What happens next?

Students are required to submit all required documentation to Ryerson in a timely manner. This includes their full name, OUAC student I.D. and/or Ryerson student number and the program to which they've applied, as well as the following:

Applicants are encouraged to log in to their applicant portals on a regular basis to monitor their admission status, read time-sensitive communications from the admission office and view documents that have been received in support of their application.

Under what circumstances would Ryerson require a student to write a test of proficiency in the English language?

Ryerson's English language proficiency policy requires applicants from a country where English is not the first language or where English is an official language but not the first language to present proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level. This includes applicants who have resided in Canada for less than four calendar years.

Are Canadian citizens/ permanent residents attending secondary schools outside of Canada considered for admission as international students?

Ryerson University assesses applicants for admission on the basis of the curriculum that they are completing, not their citizenship. Canadian citizens and permanent residents, however, are assessed using domestic tuition fees.

Does Ryerson award transfer credits for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (Higher Level) and General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) subjects/ courses?

Ryerson awards transfer credit on an individual basis for select programs for AP courses with an exam grade of 4 or higher; Advanced Levels with grades of 'C' or better; Higher Level IB courses with final grades of 5 or better; and CAPE subjects with grades of III or higher. Engineering students are not eligible for these transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses.

When will students receive an offer of admission?

Ryerson makes offers of admission on an ongoing basis once applications are complete. Applicants should visit the external,Choose>Ryerson portal regularly to track their application.

Financial Matters

Are there any entrance scholarships for international students?

Ryerson offers seven (7) International Secondary School Student Merit Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each. For eligibility criteria and application instructions, visit the Awards and Scholarships page.

Can international students hold student loans?

International students may hold student loans that have been secured through their home country. Students are advised to contact the appropriate student loan processing agency in their country for further information. Ryerson participates in the US government Title IV program (the Federal Family Education Loan Program). The federal school code for Ryerson is G10720.

How much does one year of study at Ryerson cost?

The current, annual total cost of attending Ryerson including international tuition, living expenses and incidentals for most programs is approximately $35,000 CDN.

Student Life

What services does Ryerson offer for international students?

The International Student Services (ISS) office at Ryerson supports international students throughout their university careers. ISS provides student orientation, Peer Supporter programming and social activities.

What residence accommodation is available to international students?

Ryerson has three residences on its campus. All international students admitted to Ryerson will receive special consideration for a space in residence. International students are charged the same residence fees as domestic students. Housing & Residence Life also provides an off-campus housing registry.

What cultural clubs are available at Ryerson?

Ryerson's external,student groups and organizations reflect the cultural diversity that sets the university apart. Ryerson's cultural groups - from the Afghan Students' Association to the Yugoslavian Students' Association - are active throughout the academic year.