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Ryerson University Canada


Founded in 1948, Ryerson University (Ryerson) is Canada's leader in providing professionally relevant education that combines the traditional university focus on theory with a career-oriented emphasis on professional practice and application.
Ryerson offers over 45 undergraduate degree programs in Arts, Engineering and Applied Science, Community Services, Commerce & Management, and Communications and Design.
A vibrant and energetic campus community is characterized by on-campus residences, state-of-the-art athletic facilities and numerous cultural, political and recreational clubs.  Our location enables students to pursue their education in the financial, industrial and cultural centre of Canada - the nation's largest city, Toronto.
We're known for attracting people with motivation, direction, and drive.  If that describes you, we can help you build a strategy for your future one tied to your interests and ambition.

Ryerson offers a wide range of undergraduate programs through its five faculties:
  • Arts: Arts and contemporary Studies, Criminal Justice, Geographic Analysis, International Economics, Politics and Governance, Sociology
  • Business: Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology Management, Retail Management
  • Communication & Design: Fashion (Design, Communications), Graphic Communications management, Images Arts (Film, New Media, Photography), Journalism, Radio and Television, Theatre (Acting, Dance, Technical Production)
  • Community Services: Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Nutrition and Food, Occupational and Public Health, Social Work, Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Engineering and Applied Science: Architectural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Contemporary Science and 7 Engineering programs (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical).

Ryerson also offers 13 graduate programs through its School of Graduate Studies .
Ryerson's curriculum is characterized by a mix of professional, professionally related and liberal studies coursework. In the university's professional and professionally-related courses, theory and practice are combined in the learning process. Classroom concepts are continually applied through regular, formal contact with business and industry, laboratory work, field trips, off-campus project work and experience in the professional community.

Liberal studies courses, which are an integral part of all Ryerson programs, are designed to enhance students' capacity to understand the social and cultural environment in which they will function as professionals and educated citizens.

Small class sizes enhance the learning process by enabling close contact between students and faculty members. The scope and the rigour of a Ryerson education produce graduates with the ability to adapt to challenges and opportunities within their professional fields.
To be eligible for admission to a Ryerson program, students must meet Ryerson's admission requirements from the jurisdiction or country from which the student is applying as well as hold the prerequisites for the specific program applied for. For more information on country equivalencies and program prerequisites, please check out Admission Overview for International Students .

Ryerson programs begin in September of each year only.  Ryerson generally does not grant admission in the Winter (January) or Spring (May) terms. Students interested in applying to Ryerson should submit their applications via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) before March 1st.  For more information on how to apply, please check out Apply Guide .

Proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level is required from all except those whose first language is English or who have four years of full-time study in an English language school in a country where the main language is English. To find out more details about English proficiency requirement, please check our English Language Proficiency page.

Ryerson scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Students generally do not have to apply for scholarships, as they are awarded to recipients on the basis of their academic performance in the previous year. Entrance-level scholarships range in value from C$1, 000 to C$5, 000. Ryerson has also established a large number of endowment funds in support of students with established financial need. For more information, please check our Student Financial Assistance page.
The Ryerson campus is located one block from Yonge Street, close to the main shopping district in downtown Toronto. The campus features peaceful green spaces within the city core, and a central reflecting pond that becomes an ice-skating rink in the winter. Student Housing Services operates three on-campus residences at Ryerson. Pitman Hall houses 555 students and the historic O'Keefe House is home to 33 students. The third residence is the International Living/Learning Centre, a former hotel that provides rooms for 252 students. Ryerson's location enables students to pursue their education in the financial, industrial and cultural centre of Canada. The nation's largest city, Toronto is known for its ethnic diversity, which lends the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto's skyline is dominated by the famous CN Tower, the tallest free-standing constructed building in the world. The city is also home to professional hockey, baseball, basketball and football teams.

Ryerson's athletic facilities include a fitness centre equipped with treadmills, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, free weights and weight machines; a three-lane banked indoor running track; two sprung hardwood floor dance studios; six international squash courts; a traverse climbing wall and a 22.5-metre swimming pool. Ryerson competes nationally in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) in the sports of hockey, basketball, soccer, volleyball and swimming.
Ryerson students can choose to join one of the university's 30-plus cultural, political and recreational student groups or the Oakham House Societies, which include the literary society, the debating society, the theatre society, choir, and literary publications.

  • Ryerson's Career Centre offers workshops and seminars on job search and career planning topics, career and employment counselling, a graduate-year recruitment program, and a website with detailed information on programs, services and job openings.
  • The Centre for Student Development and Counselling offers career and educational counselling, personal counselling, and personal and professional development programs. The centre also operates a safe house for students who require short-term emergency shelter.
  • The Health and Wellness Centre offers health care services and health and wellness counselling to all members of the Ryerson community.
  • International Student Services provides pre-arrival information, orientation programs and assistance with immigration and health insurance to international students.



350 Victoria Street,


M5B 2K3


Phone: 416-979-5080




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350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 Canada