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Congratulations to our newly-admitted graduate students!

The Graduate Program team is here to help you prepare for your journey at the Faculty of Law. Please take the time to carefully and thoroughly read the following information, which describes a number of action items you will need to complete in the coming weeks. We are delighted to welcome you to the U of T Faculty of Law Graduate Program. You are joining a stimulating and diverse intellectual environment at a law school considered to be one of the very best in the world. We are confident that you will gain a lot from, and bring a lot to, our program.

We encourage you to join the Graduate Law Students' Association (GLSA) Facebook page and to participate in any upcoming events.

We encourage you to check this page regularly, as we will be regularly updating the content throughout the summer.


If you would like to keep abreast of the University’s position on COVID-19, please refer to the University’s website for the latest COVID-19 updates and FAQs. Please also refer to the COVID-19 updates from The School of Graduate Studies. The Vice-Provost Students website also contains a wealth of information.

Program Key Dates 

Course selection opens

July 2020 (exact date to be announced)

Registration begins

July 20, 2020

Deadline for graduate students to apply to the IHR Clinic.

August 3, 2020

Fee payment deadline for Fall semester (for more information see Registration webpage)

August 28, 2020


To be announced

 Acquisition of TCard and UTMail 

September 8, 2020

Classes start

September 8, 2020

Course selection closes

September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

Directed Research application due

September 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

The second and final instalment of tuition fees dueNovember 30, 2020


SGS Web Chats and Webinars for Newly Accepted Students

Online Chat Sessions:

The chat sessions will be delivered on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (10:00 – 11:00 am EST) - Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Housing, Family Care, Student Life.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 (4:00 - 5:00 pm EST) - Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Housing, Family Care, Student Life.
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST) - Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Housing, Family Car

How to Participate:

In order to participate in these chats, you need your JOINid or UTORid. You can join the chats at http://chat.sgs.utoronto.ca. You will be prompted to log in using one of two means; choose University of Toronto weblogin. After logging in, you will be taken to the welcome room. You will need to click on the link to “rooms” on the upper left-hand side to see a list of themed rooms. It is important to ask questions in the appropriate room, as the moderators in each room are specialists in one area only. You are welcome to join different rooms.

Webinar: Study Permits and Other Immigration Related Questions

You can join the immigration webinar, where representatives from the Centre for International Experience and the School of Graduate Studies Office of Student Academic Services will discuss immigration issues relevant to incoming international graduate students, at one of the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 15 (9:30-11:00 am EST)
  • Monday, July 20 (9:30-11:00 am EST)

How to Participate:

You will need to click on the following link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83300619338  

The University recommends that international students apply for their study permit as soon as they get their acceptance letter (and prepare the other required documents). The goal of this webinar is to help international graduate students with the application process and answer their immigration-related questions. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The options for applying for a study permit.
  • The required documents for a study permit application.
  • Creating an online account at the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).Completing the online Eligibility Questionnaire.
  • Completing and validating the required forms.
  • Uploading the required documents to the online application system.
  • Applying for family members (spouse/partner and/or children) to accompany you.
  • Making an online payment and submitting your application.
  • Advice to improve the chances of a successful study permit application.
  • Communicating with the Canadian visa office/consulate in your country.
  • Replying to immigration officers' requests.
  • What to do if your application is refused.
  • Starting your program remotely.
  • Deferring your program's start date.
  • Next steps.

After the main portion of the webinar is over, SGS staff will remain online to answer non-immigration questions.


University Orientation Events

Transitioning to Grad School: Strategies for Success in a Research Program

To be determined

School of Graduate Studies OrientationTo be determined