International Students

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Wycliffe College is pleased to welcome students from around the world.

You will join our multicultural and interdenominational community in the heart of Toronto. Our vibrant city enjoys a full roster of festivals, sports games, a wide spectrum of churches, non-profit organizations, and international cuisine.

International students benefit from the excellent services provided by the University of Toronto, including childcare subsidies and comprehensive health care coverage (dental, mental health, birthing, etc.).

Review this simeple step by step guide: Top 5 Steps to study in Canada

As you consider moving to Toronto, the following information can also help with your next steps. 

As an international applicant, you must have the same academic prerequisites as a Canadian applicant.

Learn more here: Applications and Eligibility

If you are an international student or someone who has not completed a previous degree in the English language, you must demonstrate facility in English by taking one of the following tests and achieving the stated minimum result:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Paper format: overall score of 580 and 5 in Test of Written English
  • Internet format: 93 overall and at least 22 in each of the speaking and writing sections
Academic Preparation Level 60 (Advanced)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Required score 7.0

The Professional Graduate Degree Director may in compelling cases use other evidences to determine English fluency.

Please note that we cannot accept test results that are older than two years at the time of application.

Your tuition depends on the year you begin your studies. As an international student you pay different fees than domestic students.


Wycliffe College invites qualified applicants to apply for our generous bursaries and scholarships.


Paying for Tuition

All students are responsible to make arrangments and pay their tuitions on time before the deadlines:


For information on setting up a back account, click here.

If you have been accepted to study at Wycliffe College, you must make your own arrangements for your study permit through a Canadian embassy, high commission, or consulate, before departing for Canada. 

Apply for your study permit well before your proposed travel date. Check with your local visa office as additional documentation may be required, such as evidence that you plan to return to your country of origin, a certificate of medical clearance, etc.

For those who are offered admissions, your study permit and visa, you will require: 

  • A valid passport 
  • A letter of confirmation of admission from Wycliffe College, stating the program, the registration deadline, and the duration of the program 
  • Proof of adequate funds to live and study (e.g., bank statements, student loan documents, scholarship and bursary awards, or pledges of support from other organizations) 

You must provide the Registrar with a copy of your student visa before the end of the first week of classes.  

Got Questions?

For any questions, contact the U of T Centre for International Experience (CIE), which has registered advisers who are permitted to offer immigration advice.

Visit the Resrouce Library on the CIE website for more guidance: 


If your student visa is due to expire before you have finished your program, do the following: 

  1. Three months prior to your visa’s expiration date, you should complete an application form available from the Immigration Canada website
  2. Request a letter from the Registrar that states you are a student at Wycliffe and estimates the time you will need to complete your studies. 
  3. Provide proof that you have sufficient funds available to support yourself for the remainder of your stay in Canada. 


As an international student, you are guaranteed a spot in Wycliffe College’s residence, which has single rooms and a meal plan. 



Please note that your employment opportunities on a study permit and visa are strictly regulated by the government.

You may only be authorized to accept on-campus employment or employment related to your field of study. 


For information on Housing & Employment, click here.

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    Health coverage & insurance

    International students are required to enrol in the University Health Inusrance Plan (UHIP). UHIP is compulsory for all eligible dependents, including a partner, spouse and/or children. UHIP provides coverage for the same services for which OHIP provides coverage, however, depending on the health service, you are not guaranteed to be covered for the entire cost.

    Visit the University Health Insurance Program page to learn: 

    • What is covered by UHIP 
    • How to get your UHIP card online 
    • How to enroll dependent family members 
    • How to request an exemption 

    As an international student, you will be automatically enrolled in UHIP.  However, it is mandatory and your responsibility to enroll any dependent family members who have moved with you to Canada within 30 days of their arrival. 

    International students also have extended health insurance under the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU) undergraduate healthcare and dental program, which provides partial to full coverage of pharmaceutical drugs, dental care, vision care, psychotherapy, massage, and more. 

    Studentcare, the insurance group, also has a very straightforward phone app that you can use to make your insurance claims.   

    Look up for referral to a healthcare provider on the Student Network for further discounts. 

    Family members do not get the insuance automatically, but are able to opt-in to the health insurance if they wish. 


    International students who are studying at a distance may opt out of UHIP.   


    Mental health

    If you are in distress or in need of mental health support, the University of Toronto has a 24/7 permanent crisis line.

    • U of T My Student Support Program (My SSP) | 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.  Culturally competent mental health and counseling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.
    • Good2Talk Student Helpline | 1-866-925-5454.  Professional counseling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and students' well-being.

    Learn more about available help for specific kinds of distress (mental, academic, financial, housing, sexual assault, etc.): Support when you feel distressed>>




    Individuals and families in financial need can seek assistance from University of Toronto, which offers a food bank as well as other services: 

    Ready to come for your studies at Wycliffe College? Here are your next steps leading up to registration:

    International Student Checklist | Wycliffe College

    Got Questions?

    If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our Admissions and Recruitment Office Contact: 


    Phone: 416-946-3535