Knowledge without borders
How to apply
As an established and growing presence on the global stage, the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing welcomes students of substance from the international community. As part of our mandate to improve nursing and health care around the globe, the U of T Faculty of Nursing encourages interest from international students.
English Language Requirements
Are you required to present proof of English facility? What tests or qualifications are acceptable as proof of English facility? What test scores or final grades are required to meet admission requirements for English facility? The University of Toronto’s English Language Requirements website will help you answer these questions.
Applicants must submit official transcripts of all post-secondary institutions attended by following the procedures in the Documents Required section.
English Language Requirements
If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English. This requirement should be met at the time you submit your application. Please visit the School of Graduate Studies site for a list of acceptable tests and scores.
Visa applicants and internationally-educated applicants utilize the same application process as all other applicants, which is our School of Graduate Studies online application.
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’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 masters and doctoral admissions at U of T.
Applicants must provide, in officially sealed envelopes, official copies of their complete academic records, including all courses and grades from each university attended, and bearing official seals. Applicants should arrange for their record(s) to be sent directly to the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing from the issuing institution(s). Applicants who submit their records themselves must ensure that the officially sealed envelopes remain unopened. An official English translation must accompany all international non-English documentation.
View our current fee schedule for international students.
University of Toronto, Centre for International Experience
International Student Admission Award: Dean’s Global Award of Excellence
All international students accepted into our graduate programs in the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible for a $20,000 MN Dean’s Global Award of Excellence. Once you are accepted and registered into the program, the $20,000 award payment will go directly to your tuition fees.
Centre for International Experience
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) provides a range of information and services to international students studying at the University of Toronto. Take some time to explore their website and view their podcasts. We have provided a number of links in the sections that follow to specific pages that we think you will find particularly helpful.
Study Permit, Entry VISA
The Centre for International Experience has a website and pre-arrival webcast that provide information on travel documents required for entry to Canada, what you can expect at customs, and what you can bring with you. For a list of countries and territories whose citizens require a VISA, in addition to a study permit, to enter Canada as a visitor please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Health & Health Insurance
The Centre for International Experience has a website and pre-arrival webcast that provides information on health care in Canada, the University Health Insurance Program (UHIP) enrolment and start dates, how you can use your insurance, and where to pick up your UHIP card.
The CIE’s Next-Steps Checklist is a useful guide to help you think about things you will need to do before you leave your home country and things you will need to do shortly after arriving at U of T.
International Student Advisors at U of T provide a range of services, which are available to all international students. Services include information about study permits, entry visas, inviting family to visit you in Canada, working in Canada, obtaining a Social Insurance Number, filing income taxes, and permanent residency. The student advising office is located at Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.
Orientation activities take place in the week or two leading up to the start of classes in early September and will allow you to meet your new classmates and get oriented to the university and its resources. Visit the CIE’s website for more information about orientation activities.
CIE’s iConnect Mentorship Program connects globally-minded University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students. Visit the CIE website to find out more and to register for the program.
Dean’s Scholarship for International Students
Bloomberg Nursing attracts top students from around the globe and the faculty recognizes what international students undertake in moving to another country to study. With that in mind, the faculty has created three new Dean’s Scholarships that honour the achievements of one undergraduate, one MN/NP and one PhD international student.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, all international students accepted into our graduate programs are eligible for a $20,000 MN Dean’s Global Award of Excellence. Once you are accepted and registered into the program, the $20,000 award payment will go directly to your tuition fees.
See details on the application process and the award.
Bluma Appel Community Trust Award
Created to entice top international PhD students to join the faculty, the award places emphasis on their contributions toward further enriching the University of Toronto’s learning environment. Two recipients will be recognized for their ground-breaking research that shapes health care institutions globally, and their key skills in transferring knowledge to future nurses who will manage and lead in health care settings.
See here for details on the application process and the award.
International Student Awards
The following award information is provided by organizations and agencies external to the university. Questions regarding these awards should be directed to the awarding organization or agency. International students who are applying for awards to support graduate study in Canada are advised to investigate the award opportunities at least one year in advance of when their studies begin.
For further information, please refer to SGS website for details.