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Study in Ontario, and find the best universities in Ontario.

Ontario is one of the largest of Canada’s ten provinces, and is home to some of the country’s most famous cities – including its most populous, Toronto, and its capital, Ottawa, both of which have a number of highly regarded universities. For this reason Ontario is a popular destination for students looking to study overseas.

Toronto and Ottawa are the main student hubs of Ontario, and as can be expected from large cities they offer a dynamic student experience. From browsing the many museums of Ottawa to relaxed student living in downtown Toronto, deciding to study a degree in Ontario is a decision you won’t regret.

Study in Ontario?

Canada has some of the most highly regarded universities in the world, and Ontario is home to twenty two public and seventeen private religious universities
Not all universities in Canada offer undergraduate courses, although in Ontario there are a large number that do. The most popular of these include:

Choossing to study a degree in Ontario typically take four years to complete.

Immigration and visas

Most international students will need a study permit to study a degree in Ontario and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Everyone must demonstrate:

  • Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada.
  • Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country.
  • Satisfy health requirements.
From 2013 students from a specified 29 countries and one territory will also need to appear in person to have their fingerprints taken when applying for their temporary residence visa or study permit. The full list can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website.

Accommodation and living costs

If you live on campus you will benefit from being very close to the lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat. Depending on your choices and the amount you want to pay you may share a double room.

If you decide to live off campus in a shared flat or house it is likely you will be responsible for paying utilities and bills yourself. The most popular area for students to live is The Annex, which is downtown and very close to the University of Toronto. The Annex has a number of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues and a lively social scene.

Ontario Student Housing and Ontario Student Rentals will be able to help you find somewhere to live off campus while you are on your undergraduate degree, if this is what you choose.

What to do next

If you would like more information about studying a degree in Ontario, please fill out our Free Application Service and we will get back to you promptly.