Ryerson University


Ryerson University’s history is rooted in innovative, career-driven education with the goal of addressing contemporary societal needs. Named after Ontario’s first Superintendent of Education and leading public school advocate, Egerton Ryerson, it began as a postsecondary institute designed to combine technical education with academic theory for the first time.

The Ryerson Institute of Technology was established in 1948 in response to the need for skilled tradespeople following the Second World War. Built on the historical site of Ontario’s first teacher training college — known as the Toronto Normal School — approximately 250 students enrolled in Ryerson’s first year. The new institute offered theoretical and practical training in various skilled trades such as architecture, costume design and photography. The student newspaper, The Ryersonian, external link, was founded in 1948. Following several years of institutional growth, “polytechnic” was added to Ryerson’s title in 1963 to adequately represent its growing range of programs. Ryerson Polytechnic Institute gained degree-granting authority in 1971, and the campus continued to expand with the construction of Lake Devo in 1979. During this time, yearly enrollment at Ryerson exceeded 10,000 students, and the school launched various innovative projects including the Energy Centre and the option to take courses delivered over the radio. Proving a commitment to build on its research capacity and academic reach, Ryerson gained official university status in 1993. In the following years, the university began offering graduate and doctoral degree programs and opened the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. In 2002, Ryerson Polytechnic University shortened its title to Ryerson University, reflecting the school’s rising profile as a full-fledged university with strong academic programming. Ryerson University is currently recognized as a leading institution for research and innovation, being ranked the top institution for undergraduate research in Canada in 2014. Within the past decade, the university has launched various research centres and institutes, as well as the Zone Learning option for students and business professionals interested in entrepreneurship. Ryerson’s location at the heart of downtown Toronto has motivated numerous strategic partnerships with surrounding businesses and spaces. The most significant recent development is the construction of four new Ryerson buildings: the Mattamy Athletic Centre at Toronto’s historic Maple Leaf Gardens, the award-winning Student Learning Centre on Yonge Street, the Ryerson Image Centre on campus and the upcoming Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.


Ryerson University is Canadas premier leader in innovative, career focused education.  Located in Downtown Toronto, they are invested in building the cities and communities of tomorrow.  They thrive on tackling real-world challenges and believe in students abilities to create a better future.  When your equipped with both knowledge and experience, so much is possible.

At Ryerson University we’re dedicated to creating a culture of action. We believe that education and experience go hand-in-hand. What our students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge through internships and co-ops, or amplified through zone learning, specialized minors and graduate programs.

Ryerson has pioneered a unique experiential program called zone learning—a great complement to your courses with the opportunity to earn an additional credential on your transcript. You’ll work with like-minded students from diverse disciplines and community groups.

Ryerson’s campus community includes international students from over 146 countries. The university is rich with diversity of perspectives, cultures and opportunities. In the classroom, that means you’ll be surrounded by different opinions and backgrounds to help shape your world view. You’ll also find opportunities to engage in international learning experiences.


Key Facts:

  • 62 Bachelors Degree
  • 55 Ph.D and Masters Programs
  • Ryerson MBA ranked among the top business programs in Canada based on value for money (Canadian Business, 2016)
  • 20+ clubs from cheerleading to dragon boat
  • 70+students groups
  • 36,000 Undergraduate students
  • 198,000 Alumni
  • 146 Countries our student call home
  • 1 hour and 35 minute flight from Boston and New York



Toronto, Canada



  • Aerospace Engineering (BEng)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BEng)
  • Child and Youth Care (BA)
  • Disabilities Studies (BA)
  • Environment and Urban Sustainability (BA (Hons))
  • Financial Mathematics (BSc (Hons))
  • Graphic Communications Management (BTech)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (BComm (Hons))
  • International Economics and Finance (BA)
  • Journalism (BJourn)
  • Law (Juris Doctor)
  • Mathematics and its Applications (BSc)
  • Nursing (BScN)>Four-Year Collaborative Program (Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (BASc)
  • Performance, Acting (BFA), Dance (BFA), Production (BFA),
  • RTA School of Media: Sport Media (BA)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (BURPI)
  • and many many more!


 Requirements: (General Application-Check Specific Majors for additional Requirements)

  • Submit your application online via the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) at ouanc.on.ca
  • Transcripts
  • Non Academic Requirements
  • Supplementary Form
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Study Permits visit cic.gc.ca


Tuition and Fees:

$20,476 to $27,541 USD (based on 2019-2020 international tuition rates with exchange rate as of 8/23/19)


Scholarships: (as of the 2019-2020 AY)

Presidents Entrance Scholarships valued at $40,000 CAD each

International Secondary School Merit Scholarships values at $5,000 each


For more info on this program or any others please contact Scott S. Garbini at www.garbinied.com


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