Attestation letter for international students

As of January 22, 2024, most international students who want to study in Ontario must provide a provincial attestation letter (PAL) with their study permit application. Students should contact the Ontario postsecondary institution where they have accepted their offer of admission and intend to enrol to get a PAL. Learn more

Programs offered

Ontario’s public universities offer:

  • undergraduate degrees
  • graduate degrees
  • co-op programs
  • professional programs

You can check with a specific university for a full catalogue of their courses and programs.

Admission standards

Each university sets its own admission standards. These vary depending on the type of degree, program and your personal situation (e.g., enrolling in a program for the first time versus applying as a mature student).

Please contact a school directly to see what you need to apply.

How to apply

All applicants to undergraduate programs at Ontario universities

You can apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

Part-time students

You can apply directly through the school.

Find a university

Here’s a list of Ontario’s public universities:
Algoma University College logoAlgoma University
1520 Queen St E
Sault Ste Marie ON  P6A 2G4
Tel: 705-949-2301
Admissions: 1-888-254-6628
Fax: 705-949-6583
Brock University logoBrock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1
Tel: 905-688-5550
Admissions: 905-688-5550 ext 3431
Fax: 905-988-5488
Carleton University logoCarleton University
1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa ON  K1S 5B6
Tel: 613-520-7400
Admissions: 613-520-3663
Fax: 613-520-4455
Lakehead UniversityLakehead University
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay ON  P7B 5E1
Tel: 807-343-8110
Admissions: 807-343-8500
Fax: 807-343-8023
Laurentian University logoLaurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
Tel: 705-675-1151
Admissions: 705-675-4843
Fax: 705-675-4891
McMaster University logoMcMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton ON  L8S 4L8
Tel: 905-525-9140
Admissions: 905-525-9140 ext 24796
Fax: 905-527-1105
Nipissing University logoNipissing University
100 College Dr
PO Box 5002
North Bay ON  P1B 8L7
Tel: 705-474-3450
Fax: 705-474-1947
Northern School of Medicine

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) University

NOSM at Lakehead University:

955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Tel: 807-766-7300
Admissions 1-800-461-8777 ext.7454
Fax: 807-766-7370


NOSM at Laurentian University:

935 Ramsey Lake Rd.
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Tel: 705-675-4883
Admissions 1-800-461-8777 ext. 7454
Fax: 705-675-4858

Ontario College of Art logoOCAD University
100 McCaul St
Toronto ON  M5T 1W1
Tel: 416-977-6000
Admissions: 416-977-6000 ext 4869
Fax: 416-977-6006
Ontario Tech University logoOntario Tech University
2000 Simcoe St N
Oshawa ON  L1H 7K4
Tel: 905-721-8668
Fax: 905-721-3178
Queen’s University logoQueen’s University
99 University Ave
Kingston ON  K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-2000
Admissions: 613-533-2218
Fax: 613-533-6810
Royal Military College logoRoyal Military College
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON  K7K 7B4
Tel: 613-541-6000
Admissions: 613-541-6000 ext 6984 or 6652
Fax: 613-542-3565
Toronto Metropolitan University logo
Toronto Metropolitan University
350 Victoria St
Toronto ON  M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000
Admissions: 416-979-5036
Fax: 416-979-5221
Trent University logoTrent University
1600 West Bank Dr
Peterborough ON  K9J 7B8
Tel: 705-748-1011
Admissions: 705-748-1215
Fax: 705-748-1629
University of Guelph logoUniversity of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E
Guelph ON  N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-824-4120
Admissions: 519-821-2130
Fax: 519-766-9481
University of Hearst logoUniversité de Hearst
60 Ninth Street
Hearst ON P0L 1N0
Tel: 705-372-1781
Toll-free: 1-800-887-1781
Admissions: 705-372-1781 ext. 234
Fax: 705-362-7518
Logo Universite de Ontario francaisUniversité de l’Ontario français
9 Lower Jarvis St
Toronto ON  M5E 1Z2
Tel: 437-291-7280
University of Ottawa logoUniversity of Ottawa
75 Laurier Ave E
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5700 or Tel: 1-877-868-8292
Admissions: 613-562-5700 ext 5315
Fax: 613-562-5323
University of TorontoUniversity of Toronto
27 King’s College Circle
Toronto ON  M5S 1A1
Tel: 416-978-2011
Admissions: 416-978-2190
Fax: 416-978-6089
University of Toronto Mississauga:
Tel: 905-569-4455
University of Toronto Scarborough:
Tel: 416-287-8872
University of Waterloo logoUniversity of Waterloo
200 University Ave W
Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1
Tel: 519-885-1211
Admissions: 519-888-4567 ext 33106
Fax: 519-746-2882
University of Windsor logoUniversity of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4
Tel: 519-253-3000
Admissions: 519-253-3000 ext 3315
Fax: 519-971-3653
Western University LogoWestern University
1151 Richmond St
London ON  N6A 3K7
Tel: 519-661-2111
Admissions: 519-661-2100
Fax: 519-661-3388
Wilfrid Laurier University logoWilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo ON  N2L 3C5
Tel: 519-884-1970
Admissions: 519-884-1970 ext 3351
Fax: 519-884-8826
York University logoYork University
4700 Keele St
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3
Tel: 416-736-2100
Admissions: 416-736-5000
Fax: 416-736-5536