Programs for High School Students

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Experience U of T! 

For high school students who are interested in attending university – or who just want to deepen their learning in a specific subject – the Faculty of Arts & Science offers a number of pre-university programs designed to give you a sample of what studying at U of T is all about.

Students will participate in lectures, workshops, discussions and other learning activities to expand your knowledge, learn from U of T faculty and connect with other students who share your interests. Programs are coordinated by U of T staff and are available throughout the year, with most programs hosted in the summer. 

 

Note: pre-university programs are designed for high school students interested in experiencing U of T’s academic programs. If you are an incoming Arts & Science student preparing to start your first year at U of T, learn more about our Arrive Ready for U of T academic prep program. 

For educators looking to introduce their grade 11 and 12 students to learning in the Faculty of Arts & Science, visit our Educator Resources page.

Find programs by area of study: 

 

 

All programs offered are subject to change at the discretion of each department. For the most up-to-date, program-specific information and future dates, please visit each program website. 


Math Programs

 

Math Academy 

Audience: Grade 9-12 students
Program Dates: March and Summer (online only for 2021) 
Cost: $CAD 400.00 + tax 
Contact: outreach@math.toronto.edu 

Math Academy provides a challenging, intensive enrichment experience for high school students for two weeks. Students are accepted into the program based on their solutions to a problem set, which is aimed at highlighting their ability to think mathematically and creatively rather than testing for specific curricular knowledge. Each two-week term is a standalone special topics course that goes in-depth on a single topic. The topic will be creative, fun and somewhat abstract; in other words, what mathematicians consider “real math.” Math Academy includes both lecture-style teaching and significant time devoted to independent and small-group problem-solving. 

Learn more about Math Academy

 

Math Mentorship 

Audience: Grade 9-12 students
Program Dates: January – May (flexible meeting schedules)   
Cost: $CAD 65.00 
Contact: outreach@math.toronto.edu 

Math Mentorship offers a unique opportunity for high school students to collaborate with our current graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members in a mathematical research project. Mentees will meet with mentors regularly about once or twice per month to go over the research project.   

Learn more about Math Mentorship

 

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Science Programs 

 

Science Unlimited 

Audience: Grade 10-11 students
Program Date: August (online only for 2021)   
Cost: $CAD 150.00 
Contact: outreach@physics.utoronto.ca 

Science Unlimited is a one-week day camp offering students a unique opportunity to participate in various half-day workshops organized by different academic departments within the University of Toronto. The departments organizing the workshops include the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Math, Physics and the School of the Environment.    

Learn more about Science Unlimited

 

Perspectives on Global Health 

Audience: Students ages 15-17
Program Date: Fall and Winter 
Cost: $CAD 690.00
Contact: internationalprograms@utoronto.ca

Perspectives on Global Health is a 10-week online course designed for students who want to explore and analyze the complex factors that highlight key global health challenges. Students will meet every Saturday for two hours to explore their role in finding solutions to these challenges. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. 

Learn more about Perspectives on Global Health

 

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Multidisciplinary Programs

 

Global Citizenship Challenge 

Audience: Students ages 14-18  
Program Dates: Summer and Winter
Cost: $CAD 450.00
Contact: internationalprograms@utoronto.ca 

Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week online course that is designed for students to create their own solutions to an unsolved problem affecting the global community. Students will work in teams of 3-5 members to discuss solutions and present them to the program staff, community leaders and family members. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion.      

Learn more about Global Citizenship Challenge

 

Discussions Without Borders 

Audience: Students ages 14-18
Program Date: Summer and Winter  
Cost: $CAD 160.00   
Contact: internationalprograms@utoronto.ca 

Discussions Without Borders is a one-week online course that is designed for students who are interested in engaging in active group discussions. Discussion topics will be chosen based on the general interest of students and student suggestions are welcomed throughout the course duration. Discussion activities will be led by an instructor and students will also be moved to smaller breakout rooms to take the conversation in their own direction. 

Learn more about Discussions Without Borders

 

UC Summer Drama for International Students 

Audience: Students ages 15-20
Program Date: July – August   
Cost: $CAD 5,400.00 (all-inclusive including accommodations)  
Contact: summer.drama@utoronto.ca 

UC Summer Drama for International Students provides participants with the opportunity to receive professional training from a post-secondary theatre program. Participants will select ONE of the two streams embedded in the program: Intensive Acting Workshops OR Intensive Sound Design Workshops. Participants in both streams will participate in ESL program in the afternoon that will use theatrical techniques to improve intonation, vocabulary and articulation. For native English speakers, additional theatrical workshops will be provided in the afternoons. The following program also provides students with an opportunity to explore Toronto’s cultural and artistic scenes through group outings and activities in the evenings and weekends.   

Learn more about UC Summer Drama for International Students

 

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English Language Preparation Programs

 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Online Intensive 1 

Audience: Students ages 14-18
Program Date: Summer  
Cost: $CAD 450.00   
Contact: internationalprograms@utoronto.ca 

IELTS Online Intensive 1 is a one-week online course offering various training for students who are interested in writing the IELTS test (academic). At the end of the course, students will be familiar with all aspects of the IELTS test and identify their areas of improvement. Students will receive a certificate of course completion at the end of the course.   

Learn more about IELTS Online Intensive 1

 

IELTS Online Intensive 2 

Audience: Students ages 14-18
Program Date: Summer  
Cost: $CAD 390.00   
Contact: internationalprograms@utoronto.ca 

IELTS Online Intensive 2 is a one-week online course for students who already completed the IELTS Online Intensive 1 course. The course offers additional online practice for students who are planning to write the IELTS test (academic). At the end of the course, students will be familiar with all aspects of the IELTS test and identify their areas of improvement. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of course completion. 

Learn more about IELTS Online Intensive 2

 

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Faculty of Law Program

 

Youth Summer Program (Law YSP) 

Audience: Grade 10-12 students
Program Date: Summer (online only for 2021)   
Cost: $CAD 800.00 per module, additional $CAD 98.00 registration fee   
Contact: ysp.law@utoronto.ca 

Youth Summer Program (Law YSP) is a program designed for students who are interested in learning different topics in law such as criminal law, law and politics, international law, corporate law and trial advocacy. Students can spend between 1-5 weeks at the Faculty of Law depending on the number of modules they wish to enroll in. Modules will consist of lectures, activities and virtual field trips. A certificate will be provided upon the completion of each module and all its requirements.   

Learn more about Law YSP

 

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Faculty of Medicine Program

 

Youth Summer Program (Med YSP) 

Audience: Grade 10-12 students
Program Date: Summer (online only for 2021)   
Cost: $CAD 958.00 per module, additional $CAD 98.00 registration fee   
Contact: med.ysp@utoronto.ca   

Youth Summer Program (Med YSP) is a program designed for students who are interested in learning different topics in the Faculty of Medicine such as physiology, molecular biology and genetics, pharmacology and toxicology, and microbiology and the world of microbes. Students can spend between 1-4 weeks at the Faculty of Medicine depending on the number of modules they wish to enrol in. Modules will consist of lectures, online labs, small group breakout sessions, daily concepts review and trivia contests. A certificate will be provided upon the completion of each module and all its requirements.   

Learn more about Med YSP

 

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