Welcome International Students
Our campuses are located in Toronto, one of the most liveable and multicultural cities in the world. An ideal location for those looking to launch themselves in the booming entertainment industry, and ranked among the top 5 places to live and work as a filmmaker in 2023 by MovieMaker magazine.
Over 20,000 students from all corners of the globe have passed through Toronto Film School on their journey towards a creative career. Join this community of connected, confident, savvy peers as you learn directly from industry leaders inside and outside the classroom. Build your own network of creatives. And enjoy being part of a top film school with a global footprint, recognized by QS World University Rankings, Princeton Review, CourseCompare, and other authorities.
What Success Looks like
Our graduates are working in the industry
Their instructors provided core industry insights, hands-on equipment training, and opportunities to meet people who were doing exactly what I wanted to do.
Jigar Thakkar, Film Production ’21
Associate Director, CBC
My experience at Toronto Film School was honestly so much fun. I loved going to school there every day.
Robyn Alomar, Acting for Film, TV and the Theatre ’17
“Aliyah 5” in Utopia Falls
I optioned a feature right out of school.
Mika Rekai, Writing for Film & TV ’16
Writer and Producer, AntiSocial
Toronto Film School has entered into some exciting partnerships with leading creative schools overseas.
International Admission Requirements
In order to apply to Toronto Film School, you must:
Submit a completed application form.
Pay the (non-refundable) application fee of $100 (or $500 for film production)*.
Submit original or notarized post-secondary transcripts (in English or notarized translation required).
Provide a copy of your passport
Provide proof of fluency in English if English is not your native language.
Submit the requirements for your program of choice.
Upon acceptance, you will need to sign an acceptance form and pay a tuition deposit.
*Please note that the application fee will be deducted from your tuition total, once you’ve started the program. Upon receipt of the above, your application will be reviewed.
English Proficiency Requirements
Below are the recognized tests and minimum scores.
TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS) ACADEMIC
CANADIAN TEST OF ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS AND TRAINEES (CANTEST)
MICHIGAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT BATTERY (MELAB)
PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH (PTE) ACADEMIC
CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
CANADIAN ACADEMIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE (CAEL)
CANADIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY INDEX PROGRAM (CELPIP)
Canadian Study Permit and Visa Requirements
Non-residents will need to apply for a study permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
To receive an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) letter for your study permit application, you will need to pay a tuition deposit of $7,000. This deposit may be lower if:
- You show proof of deposit and registration in an ESL school in Canada.
- You have an active study permit currently used for another educational institution in Canada.
You may also be required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). This process could take some time, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they have received their Letter of Acceptance (LOA), and should not book their airline ticket until they have received it.
If you meet the academic requirements of your chosen program, you will be issued a Preliminary Letter of Acceptance (PLOA).
If you are unable to obtain a student visa to enter Canada, you will be entitled to a refund (as long as you give us written notification before half of the program is over).
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] with your questions.
We recommend you copy all your documents before you come to Toronto. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].