What are your plans after your undergraduate degree? Are you thinking about being a lawyer, doctor or medical researcher? If you’re interested in learning at one of the world’s great law and medical schools, or just want to have a great summer learning about the subjects you’re passionate about, the YSP is for you!
How do I apply for the YSP?
How much can I expect my commute to cost?
Can I live on residence during the YSP?
The YSP does NOT offer residence accommodation. Students must provide their own accommodation, transport to and from the program each day, and meals. The University of Toronto Student Housing Services Website (www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hs) and individual residences at the UofT St. George Campus (http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hs/st-george-residences), which are great resources that show what options are available around campus. Many UofT residences offer summer housing options. Students have also stayed at hotels, family stays, short-term rentals, or with other students.I’m an international student. Can I register for the YSP?
However, international students must provide their own accommodation, transport to and from the program each day, and meals. We also require international students to provide confirmation of their purchase of health insurance for duration of their stay at registration.
International Students need to be aware that all classes are taught in English. There is no language support in the YSP. Students’ English level should be at a High-Intermediate level. International students looking for a residential program with language support should investigate the University of Toronto’s International English Programs, also offered in the summer.
If you have any questions regarding language requirements or student acceptance, please contact us.
I’m from out of town. Will there be someone to pick me up?
Do I have to attend the entire program?
How many students can register for the YSP?
There is limited space available in both Med and Law YSP. For the Law YSP, there is a maximum enrolment of 50 to 60 students per week (depending on the module). For Med YSP there is a maximum enrolment of 120 students per week. The program tends to fills up quickly, so we recommend registering as early as possible.
When is the application deadline?
Is there a waiting list?
Yes as spots may open up if a student cancels/withdraws from the program.
Once a module is full the waiting list opens up. You can sign up for the module specific waiting list using the same link that you would to register. You need to sign up for the waiting list for all modules you are interested in attending. There is NO FEE associated with joining the waiting list. Only if a spot opens up and you still wish to join would you at that point be directed to pay the fees.
I'm on the waiting list, now what?
Should a spot open up in a specific module we email the parent/guardians of the first student on that module’s waiting list. If you are contacted about an opening, you need to confirm your registration, complete all forms, and pay all fees within the timeline indicated. Failure to do so will mean the spot may be offered to another student on the waiting list.
Please be sure to check your email (sometimes junk and spam folders!) as openings can occur right up until the program start date.
If you are currently on a module waiting list but wish to be removed, please let us know.
I have registered for the program but haven't received my confirmation email. What do I do?
Confirmation emails are sent automatically from ACTIVE, our online registration system. Be sure to check the email that was listed on initial registration, including your junk/spam folders. If you are still having difficulty locating this email, please let us know.
No, the YSP are non-credit courses – however, they’ll look great on your resume and in your university applications!
Can I leave campus on my own?
What will I need in the way of spending money?
I’m a vegetarian, will there be food options for me? What about Halal? Kosher?
Toronto is a great city for all kinds of foods even if you have dietary restrictions! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any concerns about eating on or around campus. We are happy to discuss options.
Is there a dress code?
During class, students enrolled in the Med YSP are REQUIRED to wear closed toed shoes and long pants (jeans are fine) during all labs. In addition, if you have long hair please bring a hair tie or another method to tie hair back.
While there is no dress code for the majority of the time spent at the YSP, Law YSP students will need to wear “business casual” clothing for field trips to law firms and courthouses.
All sales (i.e. new registrations) after June 1, 2020, are final.
*The cancellation deadline was extended from May 12, 2020, to June 1, 2020, given then current COVID-19 pandemic. Read our update here.