British-Patterned

General Admission Requirements

  • At least five different IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level academic subjects.
  • English at IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level or higher level (AS/A Level) is required for admission.
  • Four different Advanced Subsidiary academic subjects or 3 different Advanced Level/International Advanced Level academic subjects. A Levels are preferred for admission to more competitive programs like Computer Science and Rotman Commerce.
  • Prerequisites should be presented at Advanced Level or Advanced Subsidiary Level. For more competitive programs like Computer Science and Rotman Commerce, Advanced Level Math is recommended.
  • Within these admission categories, some programs of study may require additional high school subjects as prerequisites for specific courses in first year or for entry into a specific program in second year.
  • Supplemental applications are required for admission to the Computer Science and Rotman Commerce admission categories.
Admission Category Required Subjects Recommended Minimum Range for Admission Recommended Minimum Range for Required High School Subjects
Computer Science  English IGCSE/GCSE, Math (AS/A Level Math, Cambridge Pre-U: Advanced Level Math or Principle Subject) 

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A*” “A"s and "B"s at A level

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE

Mathematics: "A*" or "A" at A level

Humanities  English IGCSE/GCSE  

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A"s and "B"s at A level

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE
Life Sciences  English IGCSE/GCSE, Math (GCE: AS/A Level Math, Cambridge Pre-U: Advanced Level Math or Principle Subject) 

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A"s and "B"s at A level

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE

Mathematics: "A" or "B" at A level

Mathematical and Physical Sciences  English IGCSE, Math (AS/A Level Math, Cambridge Pre-U: Advanced Level Math or Principle Subject) 

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A"s and "B"s at A level

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE

Mathematics: "A" or "B" at A level

Rotman Commerce  English IGCSE/GCSE, Math (AS/A Level Math, Cambridge Pre-U: Advanced Level Math or Principle Subject) 

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level

Predicted “A*” “A"s and "B"s at A level 

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE  

Mathematics: "A*" or "A" at A level 

Social Sciences  English IGCSE/GCSE 

"A"s and "B"s or 9s to 6s at GCSE level 

Predicted “A*” “A"s and "B"s at A level 

English: "A" or "B" or 9 to 6 at GCSE  

Note: The anticipated admission ranges listed above are minimum requirements and meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission.

Requirements for Cambridge Pre-University Program

  • The Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate (3 Principal Subjects) or the full Cambridge International Pre-U diploma including 3 Principal Subjects (or a combination of Advanced Level academic subjects and Principal Subjects), Global Perspectives and Independent Research Report (GPR). 
  • Mathematics Advanced or Principal Level is required for programs with the Calculus prerequisite. 
  • Other prerequisites should be presented at Advanced Level or as Principal Subjects. Some programs may consider excellent GCSE Level results for fulfilling a prerequisite. 

English Language Proficiency

  • If your first language is not English, you may be required to present proof of English language proficiency.
  • You can satisfy the English language proficiency requirement if you have a minimum final grade of “B” (“6” in reformed qualifications) in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language;  
  • OR a minimum final or predicted grade of “C” in GCE A Level/AS Level/AICE English or English Language. 

Transfer Credits

  • GCE students may receive transfer credit for some courses — more information will be provided at the time of admission. 

Application Details

  • If you will be writing your Advanced Level/Principal Subject examinations in the 2021-22 academic year, you will be considered for a provisional offer of admission based on your A Level result predictions and final GCSE results. 
  • All examinations must be conducted by an examination authority located in the UK or an equivalent authority elsewhere. 
  • Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs.  
  • General Paper, General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, and Key Skills are not acceptable. 
  • Detailed information on completing your application is available on How to Apply
  • If you selected the Computer Science or Rotman Commerce admission categories, you will have the option of selecting a second admission category for consideration on the JOIN U of T portal. Selecting a second  category does not affect eligibility to your first-choice category. Admission is subject to space availability — once all first-choice applicants have been considered. Please note: Choosing an alternate admission category does not guarantee admission.