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University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies: International Students Portal

U of T hosts nearly 5,000 international graduate students from 138 countries around the globe. The University’s International students portal will help you prepare, plan, and experience the best that our three campuses have to offer.

Before You Arrive

Arriving and Getting Oriented

On-Campus Supports & Services for International Students

Health care

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

A mandatory health insurance plan for all international and exchange students enrolled in an Ontario university, UHIP helps to cover the cost of hospital and medical services you may need while in Canada. Enrolment is automatic; the coverage charge will be listed on your student account on ACORN.

Student union’s Health and Dental Insurance Plan

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ (UTGSU) Supplementary Health and Dental Plan provides students with unique health benefits. The Plan was designed to provide many important services and cover expenses such as prescription drugs, health practitioners, medical equipment, travel health coverage, which are not covered by a basic health-care plan (i.e., OHIP) or the equivalent (such as UHIP for international students).

U of T Discovery Pharmacy

The Discovery Pharmacy is the University of Toronto’s dedicated campus pharmacy, providing pharmacy and interdisciplinary health services to the U of T community.

Health & Wellness Centre

U of T Student Life’s Health & Wellness centre provides a range of health services for your physical and mental health, wellness programs and information to help support you in achieving your personal and academic goals.

U of T Global

U of T Global’s website is a gateway to the University of Torontos international activities.

Follow U of T Global on twitter at @global_UofT

Additional resources – Quick links

Click the links below for more information on each resource.


Awards & Funding

Finding work, joining clubs, extra-curriculars

Accommodation & Housing