Ryerson University

Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website

ryerson.ca

Availability

Available university-wide for undergraduate students only.


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    Established in 1948 as The Ryerson Institute of Technology, Ryerson University is focus on innovation and entrepreneurship with a mission to serve societal need and a commitment to engaging its community. 
     
    In May 2012, Ryerson became the first Ontario university to be presented with the Eagle Staff, a traditional spiritual instrument that recognizes the school’s effort to cultivate a strong, holistic support system for Aboriginal students. Designed especially for the university and Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS), the Eagle Staff is present at significant university events such as convocation and remembrance ceremonies. 
     
    Ryerson is currently recognized as a leading institution for research and innovation, being ranked the top institution for undergraduate research in Canada in 2014.   
     
    The campus is located in the heart of downtown Toronto which makes for easy commute around the city to nearby to shops and restaurants. 
     
    By students, for students; RU Student Life is dedicated to sharing stories of what it's really like to be a Ryerson student. We strive to make everything inspiring, informational, amusing, useful, and critical, and we believe every one of us has a story worth sharing.  

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    Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario in eastern Canada. It is the largest and most visited city in Canada, as well as the financial and commercial centre of the country. This is a truly multicultural city - more than 50% of residents belong to a minority population group, there are over 200 distinct ethnic groups and over 160 languages spoken in the city.

    Filled with green spaces and boasting a lively cultural scene, including the famous Toronto Film Festival, you will never be short of things to do and see, even in the cold winter season. Get to the top of the 553 meter CN Tower, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World.

    Visit Kensington Market, a National Historic Site which used to be a Jewish market, but is today a funky neighbourhood for artists, writers and foodies. Or step back in time and explore the elegant Casa Loma, one of the city’s most famous landmarks which has been featured in many films, including X-Men, The Pacifier and Chicago.

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    • St Lawrence Market Complex 
    • Royal Ontario Museum 
    • Evergreen Brick Works 
    • Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre 
    • Harbourfront Centre 
    • Distillery District 
    • Art Gallery of Ontario 
    • McMichael Canadian Art Collection 
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken.

    Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?

    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students.

    Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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Ryerson University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Winter Semester (SP2)
January to April


Ryerson University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -7°c to 19°c 
Spring/Summer: 9°c to 26°c  

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Local language/s
French | English


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    Ryerson does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Pearson International Airport

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    Exchange students staying for the Fall & Winter semesters or the Winter semester only, may apply to the on-campus residences. However, there are often many more applicants than spaces available. 
     
    Visit the Off-Campus Housing website for more information. There are several non-Ryerson affiliated residences near campus. Students should search and apply for these residences well in advance of their arrival in Toronto. Ryerson International will share information regarding sublets/rooms for rent from outgoing exchange students when possible. 
     
    While private accommodation may be found in Toronto upon arrival, appropriate and affordable options can be difficult to come by, particularly during the late August/early September ’Back to School’ period, as standard private residential leases are one year. Those who choose to search for private accommodation upon arrival should arrive in Toronto several weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to have sufficient time to secure convenient and affordable accommodations. For up-to-date accommodation information, please visit the Pre-Arrival Manual: Coming to Ryerson website.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Ryerson University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2000
    Health Insurance $234 per semester
    Accommodation $600 to $1100 per month 
    Meals/Groceries $350 a month
    Transportation $150 a month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $400 to $600 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at Ryerson, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See UHIP for more information. 

Ryerson University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  

Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here. 

Canada High Commissions website can be found here. 

Ryerson student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Ryerson University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Ryerson University is either not an exchange partner for a Summer/Winter School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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