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Applying to Graduate Studies

Application Information

Applications for admission to Master’s and Ph.D. programs are now closed. Application deadlines for 2021 admissions will be available in August 2020.

The Daniels Faculty offers four rigorous graduate programs for the emerging architect, landscape architect, urban designer, artist, or curator. Prospective students may apply once a year for a September start, with the exception of the post-professional programs in architecture and landscape architecture. To learn more about the Daniels Faculty and what we have to offer visit our Future Students page. For general University of Toronto graduate studies information, please visit the School of Graduate Studies website.

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

All graduate applicants to Daniels apply through the School of Graduate Studies Online Admissions Application. Most application requirements are to be submitted electronically on the online application system with the exception of official electronic English language proficiency results. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Steps to Apply

  1. Read carefully the School of Graduate Studies admissions information and the requirements for the programs listed above


  2. Complete the SGS Online Admissions Application Profile
    • Report academic background
    • Report English proficiency test results (if applicable)
    • Enter referee contact information
    • Pay the application and portfolio review fees
      Once you have paid for your application, you may return to the application as many times as you like to add documents as you complete them.
    • Upload all supporting documents:
      CV, Statement of Interest, Portfolio, Transcript(s), Samples of Writing, etc.
  3. Submit official English language proficiency test results at the time of application (if applicable). See the School of Graduate Studies website for acceptable tests, instructions on how to officially report results, and the required minimum test scores.


Costs of University

Tuition schedules are posted on the Office of the Vice-President & Provost website.

The table below outlines a typical Daniels graduate student's expenses for the 2020-21 academic year and are only approximate values for planning purposes.

Tuition for domestic students: MArch, MLA, MUD $11,400
Tuition for domestic students: MVS $8,370
Tuition for international students: MArch, MLA, MUD $48,440
Tuition for international students: MVS $41,470
Incidental fees for all students ~$1,800
Compulsory health insurance (UHIP) for international students $636
Books ~$175
Studio supplies ~$1,700
Field trips* Varies
Printing/plotting/photocopying Varies
Laptop computer**  $500 - $2,500
Room in campus residence*** $7,000 - $19,500

Please be aware that tuition and fees are subject to change, and may change during the period in which applications are being processed. Before confirming a decision to accept a place in our program, visit the Office of the Vice-President & Provost website for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Additional information is provided by the School of Graduate Studies

*Field trips are additional, not mandatory, and may vary by destination and length.
**The Daniels Faculty highly recommends all students purchase a laptop. Please click here for our recommended specifications.
***The range in price is so large due to variances in meal plans and room options. For residence pricing and more information on alternative housing options, please visit Housing Services. For information about meal plans and eating on campus please see UeaT at

Financial Planning

The Financial Planning Calculator is a publicly-available exploratory financial planning tool available to current students, prospective students and parents. Use it to plan your budget and find out how much it will cost to study at U of T for one academic year.

There are many resources that Daniels graduate students access to fund their education. This includes financial aid, graduate awards (including travel awards), and employment opportunities.

Awards & Scholarships

Daniels Admission Awards

Applicants will be automatically considered for any merit-based admission awards at the Daniels Faculty for which they are eligible. 

For more information on admissions, in-course and graduating awards, please go to the awards section of this website.

External Admission Awards

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external awards for which they may be eligible well in advance of applying for admission. For more information on awards and scholarships at the University of Toronto, visit the School of Graduate Studies.

Plan a Visit

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