International Students

International Students

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 and 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.).

As you consider moving to Toronto, this information can help with your next steps. 

Admissions & Language Exams

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)
  • (Offered by the School of Continuing Studies at the U of T)
  • Required Score: B
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Required score 7.0

The Professional Graduate Degree Director may in compelling cases use other evidence 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. View Tuition Fees >>

Wycliffe invites qualified applicants to apply for our generous bursaries and scholarships. Financial Aid>>

Paying for Tuition

Detailed information about making payments is available here: (NOTE: This information does not apply to students in the Certificate in Anglican Studies or Diploma in Christian Studies programs, who will receive an invoice from Wycliffe and submit payment to Wycliffe directly.)


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

Study Permits

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

 In addition to a study permit, some students will also need a visa to come to Canada. Check requirements for your country>>

Apply for your study permit well before your proposed travel date. Also, 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 more information, visit the Immigration Canada website

Immigration Canada provides a general idea of visa processing times. However, this timeframe may be greater or lesser depending on your circumstances and country of origin.   

For your 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.  

Need help?  

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

Attend a CIE webinar for more guidance: Immigration Workshops & Info Sessions>>

Visa Expiry 

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. 

Employment & Housing


Please note that your employment opportunities on a student 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. In some cases, you may require a work permit; learn more about getting a work permit as well as eligibility for working off-campus.

International students who intend to work must register for a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Learn more here>>   

For information about finding a job, click here>>


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

For information about other housing options, click here>>

Health Insurance

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a compulsory health insurance plan for all international students that covers basic and emergency medical needs. 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. 

In addition to UHIP, you will be covered by 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. Enjoy the benefits of being a Wycliffe student at the U of T. 

Learn more on our Health Coverage and Insurance page>> 

Accepted to Wycliffe?

Download our International Student Checklist to help prepare for your transition. [COMING SOON]


More questions? 

Visit our Moving to Toronto page to find answers about housing, food, Toronto neighbourhoods,  transportation, and more.


Need help? 

If you would like help with your transition to living and studying in Canada, visit the University’s Centre for International Experience


Visit Us 

You are welcome to visit the College and experience the city of Toronto before making the decision to study here. Contact our Admissions Department>>