We are delighted that you are considering graduate studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). We offer over 40 full-time and part-time graduate programs in studies in education. Before you begin your application, we encourage you to review our programs, explore our faculty and their research, and talk to those working in your desired field.
One fee, up to three applications
Our one application fee allows you to apply for one, two, or three OISE programs within the same academic year using our online application system, GradApp. However, be sure to consider your programs carefully because once you submit your application, you will not be permitted to make any changes.
Before You Begin Your Application
Discover our graduate programs and determine how OISE can help you meet your academic and professional goals. These resources will help you on your journey:
Be sure to attend our information events where you can meet faculty, students and staff. Our student ambassadors are also available to answer your questions. Follow OISE Voices on Instagram or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore our faculty and their research to determine which areas best align with your goals.
Application How-to Guide
We encourage you to listen/watch this step-by-step guide to our online admission application.
Applying to OISE with International Credentials?
Applicants who have completed part or all of their post-secondary studies abroad, including international exchange, are considered to have international credentials. Review the International Credentials Equivalencies website.
Elements of the Online Application
The online application is made up of the following components. Be careful when selecting the various elements because your application will be processed based on this information. Changes to your application are not possible after you click "Continue" on the Review page.
Once your application has been submitted, we will not be able to modify your application, and there are no exceptions to this policy.
After Submitting Your Application
After you start an application on GradApp, Application Management shows all applications on your record and their status (for example, "In Progress" or "Submitted"). After you have submitted your application, the Application Status displays information about the following:
You can edit/change your mailing and permanent address.
The applicant checklist displays all required supporting documents specific to the program of study to which you’re applying as "Awaiting" or "Received".
Uploading Materials/ Supporting Documents
Only upload the supporting documents listed on the Application Checklist; do not upload extra or supplemental documents.
You can make changes to your email address and your password.
After payment of the total application fee for your first OISE application, there is no additional fee for a second and third OISE application within the same academic year.
Important: An application is officially submitted only after payment of both application fees (total 235.00 CAD) and you pay each separately:
- SGS Application Fee (125.00 CAD)
- Supplemental Application Fee (110.00 CAD)
Reference Letter Reminder
If you need to re-send an email notification to a recommender/referee to remind them to upload a reference letter, you can navigate to the Recommendations section.
If you have entered incorrect details, or your recommender can no longer provide a reference, you must first add the new referee and then exclude the old referee.
We welcome you to Toronto, one of the world's safest and most diverse cities. The Centre for International Experience (CIE) has created a resource library to help you navigate studying and living in Toronto. These additional resources may also help you when considering the cost of studying at OISE:
- Tuition fees - International PhD degree students pay the domestic tuition fee, while non-PhD degree international students pay the international student tuition fee.
- University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for international students
- Working in Canada during your studies
- Financial Planning Calculator Tool
Evaluating Your Application
Your application is first reviewed by the OISE Registrar's Office & Student Experience (ROSE). We conduct an academic assessment of your post-secondary credentials which involves verifying the accreditation of an academic institution, considering appropriate University of Toronto degree equivalency, and calculating academic standing. If your application does not meet the minimum academic requirements, your application will be designated as non-standard.
Your application is then reviewed by a program admissions committee comprised primarily of OISE Faculty. All aspects of your application are thoroughly considered, including the academic assessment, reference letters, your resume, other supporting documents (if required) and your responses to faculty questions. Specific evaluation methods of each committee vary.
Once a recommendation is made by the program admissions committee, the Registrar's Office & Student Experience reviews the recommendations and prepares the correspondence to applicants.
Notification of Results
You will be provided with official written notification of results for each application, typically "Offer of Admission", "Notification of Waitlist Status", or "Notification of Refusal”. Official results are final and not subject to appeal.
Official results from the Registrar's Office & Student Experience are uploaded to you via the online admissions application. Any decisions you receive from a program or department are not official.
When applicable, information regarding the OISE Graduate Funding Package is included with an offer of admission.
A student cannot undertake more than one program in the same session. If you receive more than one offer of admission, you must tell us which program you wish to pursue.