The Toronto School of Theology is proud of the scope and diversity of its international students.
If you are admitted to one of the member schools of the Toronto School of Theology, your college registrar will send you a letter which you will then use to apply for a study permit. If you have any questions about the study permit, please contact your home college registrar. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a study permit for the duration of your studies.
Centre for International Experience
Basic degree students who pay incidental fees have access to the Centre for International Experience at the University of Toronto. The CIE provides information on any non-academic matter affecting international students. Students can access an English Conversation Program which provides students the opportunity to practice speaking English and a Buddy Program which links new international students with current U of T students who can answer questions and help adjust to their new environment. A counsellor with special expertise in cross-cultural counselling is on staff. The CIE also provides a wealth of information and advice for students interested in work, study and travel abroad.
Off-Campus Work Permit
Full-time students who have been full-time for at least 6 out of the past 12 months are eligible for an Off-Campus Work Permit, as long as they have maintained satisfactory academic standing. Please see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/work-students.asp for more information. You should, if possible, submit your application electronically (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/index.asp). All TST students should choose "UT - School of Theology" when you are prompted to choose an institution for your Verification of Eligibility Request. Once your eligibility is verified by the TST Registrar, you will receive an email prompting you to continue your application process. If you have questions about the work permit, contact Diane Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UHIP is a compulsory health insurance plan for all international students, exchange students, new permanent residents and returning Canadians who are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan - OHIP (http://www.health.gov.on.ca). Please note that since the plan is compulsory, students are advised not to purchase another health insurance plan to cover them while in Canada. UHIP is also compulsory for all eligible dependents, including a partner, spouse and/or children. For further information on UHIP and changes effective September 01, 2012 please Click Here. UHIP is comparable (not equivalent) to OHIP in that UHIP provides coverage for the same services that OHIP provides coverage for. However, depending upon where you go to obtain health services you are not guaranteed to be fully covered for the entire cost under the UHIP plan. Please refer to the section on "Accessing Health Services" for more information.
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