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Applying

Eligibility

Graduate House serves graduate and second-entry students at the University of Toronto.

6th Floor Lounge

Department Recruitment Spaces

Apply Through Your Department

Approximately 40% of Graduate House is available each year to be awarded to students at the discretion of the various graduate departments, centres, institutes, and faculties. 20% of Graduate House is allocated at the discretion of the six second-entry professional faculties: law, medicine, dentistry, education, pharmacy, and nursing.

Find Out If You Are Eligible

Sometimes understanding if you are eligible to live at Graduate House can be difficult. Below is a comprehensive chart outlining our eligibility policy.

Registration StatusFALL TERM
September – December
WINTER TERM
January – April
SUMMER TERM
May – August
Registered full time in SGS or Grad Professional Faculty

✅ Eligible

✅ Eligible

✅ Eligible

Defending and submitting correct thesis by Sept 15th

❌ Not Eligible

❌ Not Eligible

❌ Not Eligible

Defending in fall and submitting correct thesis by Jan 15th

✅ Eligible

❌ Not Eligible

❌ Not Eligible

Defending in fall and submitting correct thesis after Jan 15th

✅ Eligible

✅ Eligible

✅ Eligible

International Visiting Graduate Students

⚠ Requires host department to designate one recruitment space to the applicant

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

✅ Eligible

Special non-degree UofT students (grads)

❌ Not Eligible

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

✅ Eligible

Part time UofT graduate students

❌ Not Eligible

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

✅ Eligible

Graduate students from other institutions (not visiting scholars)

❌ Not Eligible

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

✅ Eligible

UofT Alumni

❌ Not Eligible

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

⚠ Requires special petition to Dean to be considered in second round of offers

September to December

Fall Term

For Fall Term residency, Graduate House only accepts UofT students enrolled in a full-time UofT degree program in either the School of Graduate Studies or one of the second-entry professional faculties. Residents defending and submitting their corrected thesis by September 15th are not eligible to live in Graduate House during the Fall Term. International visiting graduate students require their host academic department to designate a recruitment space for them to be eligible.

Because many academic departments do not upload their registration data to ACORN until late summer, Graduate House confirms resident eligibility in mid-August. At that time, applicants found to be ineligible will be advised that their Fall term residence space is revoked. In the event that an ineligible Fall applicant is a summer resident, that applicant will be required to vacate their suite by the summer term move-out date. In both cases, application and confirmation deposits remain non-refundable in accordance with Graduate House’s refund policy.

Apply for the upcoming fall term below!

January to April

Winter Term Eligibility

For Winter Term residency, Graduate House only accepts UofT students enrolled in a full-time UofT degree program in either The School of Graduate Studies or one of the second-entry professional faculties. Residents defending and submitting their corrected thesis by January 15th are not eligible to live in Graduate House during the Winter Term. International visiting graduate students, non-degree UofT students, part-time students, students from other institutions, and UofT alumni require special permission from the Dean in order to be eligible.

Because many academic departments do not upload their registration data to ACORN until late summer, Graduate House confirms resident eligibility in mid-August. At that time, applicants found to be ineligible will be advised that their Fall term residence space is revoked. In the event that an ineligible Fall applicant is a summer resident, that applicant will be required to vacate their suite by the summer term move-out date. In both cases, application and confirmation deposits remain non-refundable in accordance with Graduate House’s refund policy.

Apply for the upcoming winter term below!

May to August

Summer Term Eligibility

During the summer term Graduate House expands its eligibility policy to admit current students of other post-secondary institutions (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as alumni of the University of Toronto. All non-UofT summer applicants who are given an offer of residence will be asked to prove their affiliation with a post-secondary institution. The following is a list of acceptable form of proof which can be submitted electronically (via e-mail) after an offer of residence is made to the applicant.

  • A copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript from the post-secondary institution
  •  A letter from the post-secondary institution on letter head

Summer applicants who meet Graduate House’s eligibility requirements and submit the required application and deposit will be contacted with a residence offer when a space becomes available. At the time of residence offer, successful applicants will be asked to log back into the Application Portal to complete the remaining steps in the Application and pay the Confirmation Deposit. To minimize high summer turnover which would be disruptive to Graduate House’s academically-focused community environment, summer residents must commit to a 6 week period minimum stay at Graduate House.

Apply for the upcoming summer term below!

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Living in Graduate House is conveniently located, safe and fun too! Graduate and second-entry students from many faculties at UofT call this place home.