12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Italian Studies program at the University of Toronto offers advanced education in all areas of Italian literature and provides training in research techniques.


About this Degree

The Italian Studies program at the University of Toronto is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the discipline, specialized knowledge of a single field, and training in all aspects of scholarly research in the discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodologies for the Teaching and Study of Italian
  • 3.5 graduate FCEs including a mandatory extra-departmental course (0.5 FCE) and up to two other extra-departmental courses (1.0 FCE) chosen in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.
  • A student's program of study must be approved by the department.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Successful completion of 7.0 undergraduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) in Italian, including the following: 3.0 FCEs in Italian literature (students must have at least 0.5 FCE in each of three out of four different periods: medieval, Renaissance, seventeenth to eighteenth centuries, nineteenth to twenty-first centuries) and an appropriate upper-year 1.0 FCE in language.

  • Minimum B+ standing in their University of Toronto 300- and 400-series courses (or in equivalent courses).

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from instructors most familiar with the applicant's work.

  • A personal statement of intent.

  • The department will determine whether applicants need to complete prerequisite work in order to qualify for admission. Applicants will be advised accordingly.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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