Graduate students from AU who participate in this one-semester program enroll for a full courseload at AU (9 credits) and take courses alongside the regular degree-seeking student population at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Sample courses include:
History and Theories of International Relations
Canadian Foreign Policy
United States Foreign Policy
Public International Law
The Political Economy of Money and Finance
International Conflict & Co-operation
Global Development and Change
Global Civil Society
All classes are conducted in English.
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - April
Students are registered through the SIS Office of International Programs (OIP) for up to nine (9) AU-U of T exchange credits (SIS-698). These exchange credits cover the Program credits only; research and/or internship credits are registered under normal AU guidelines. Students must carry a full courseload of 9 AU credits while studying at the University of Toronto.
Students are required to meet with their AU academic advisor and obtain formal pre-approval for the courses they choose before enrolling at the University of Toronto. This ensures that credits earned on the Program can be applied toward the student's AU degree.
Once formally admitted to the Munk School of Global Affairs Program, students will be contacted directly by U of T with available courses and the registration process.
Credit articulation: Grades and credits earned at the University of Toronto are articulated through the SIS Office of International Programs upon receipt of an official transcript from the University of Toronto. For conversion purposes, students should expect .5 FCE at U of T to equal 3 AU credits. Therefore, students should plan to register for 1.5 FCE while abroad.
Tuition and Fees
Students pay regular tuition, emergency international health insurance, and technology fees to AU. Students do not pay the student activity fee, sports center fee, or SIS fee while studying at the University of Toronto. Students are billed directly by U of T for their mandatory student health insurance and other student fees as applicable. Students are responsible for any incidental costs, such as library fines and lab fees, incurred during the program. Students are responsible for all personal expenses including housing and transportation.
Students are required to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee at the time of submitting their application to SIS Abroad.
Students are responsible for locating and paying for their own housing for the duration of their stay in Toronto. Residence hall housing is available for graduate students through the University of Toronto on a limited basis. Students who wish to stay in a residence hall should submit the University of Toronto's residence hall application form with their other application materials.
Visas and Immigration
You do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts six months or less. Please view the relevant information on the Government of Canada website for further details.
During the semester prior to the start of the Program, OIP conducts a mandatory pre-departure meeting. Topics covered include administrative, logistical, security, and cross-cultural issues. At the Munk School of Global Affairs, students will be welcomed with the incoming class and provided with orientation materials.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the U of T application to OIP by the specified deadline for the semester in which you intend to study abroad. Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable $50 application fee. Payment details are included in the online application. Students may not apply directly to U of T.
After all applications are received and reviewed, students will then be notified by e-mail from OIP with a decision regarding their nomination for study abroad.
Once nominated you will be instructed to complete the U of T online application which requires that the following information be uploaded:
Résumé or CV
List of courses you are currently enrolled in and expected to complete before attending U of T
Two Reference Letters
Transcripts- from both Bachelor's and Master's programs
The University of Toronto makes the final admissions decision and will correspond directly with Program participants regarding all admissions and enrollment matters.
The Program is competitive, and applying does not guarantee admission.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Varies by program
** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.