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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

Information for international applicants

OISE welcomes applications from international applicants educated and located around the world.

Together with information available on OISE’s International Applicants page (about Toronto and living here, how we support international students, helpful resources), we highlight four key admission topics: academic requirements and degree equivalency, transcripts, English language proficiency, and financial considerations.

Academic requirements and degree equivalency

The School of Graduate Studies establishes the minimum academic requirements for admission. Some programs have additional requirements, such as higher academic standing. These are detailed in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar by graduate unit: 

Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor's or master's degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. Use the International Degree Equivalencies tool to see which international credentials are required for admission.


Occasionally, international applicants experience difficulty obtaining official transcripts. If an easier pathway for you is World Education Service (WES), we will accept an academic record from WES. It must include a copy of the complete academic record received by WES directly from the educational institution. It must be received in the Office of the Registrar and Student Services in a sealed envelope, signed/stamped by WES. 

English language proficiency

As English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Toronto, applicants must demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin. 

It is important that applicants follow the School of Graduate Studies’ policies on English language proficiency and testing requirements. We require minimum scores for all tests and Academic Division Social Sciences for TOEFL.

Financial considerations

It’s critical for international applicants to carefully consider the financial implications of being an OISE student over both the short and long term. Living in Toronto is often part of being an OISE student – and the cost of living here is very high. 

As part of your financial planning, be mindful that international students: 

Frequently asked questions

Is online learning or distance education available at OISE?

What if I can’t get an official transcript?

I can give OISE an original transcript – is that okay?

How do I know if I require a TOEFL score?

If I need to provide proof of English language proficiency will I get an offer of admission?