Applying to OCAD U

Explore our requirements, process, and materials pages to learn about submitting a strong application.

Interested in joining our graduate cohort for Fall 2023?

While most programs have closed, head to the Graduate Application Portal to see the list of programs still open for applications.

If the program you are interested in is no longer available, note that applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in mid-October 2023. Sign up for our mailing list and select the anticipated start date of 2024 to be notified when applications open for next year.

Application Information

Still have questions before you're ready to apply? Scroll down to learn more about building and submitting a strong application.
The Process
Learn more about the application process to OCAD U.
Link to The Process
Application Requirements
Learn more about the graduate academic entrance requirements.
Link to Application Requirements
Application Tips
Learn more about how to build a strong application.
Link to Application Tips
Ready to Apply?
Submit your application through the Graduate Admissions Portal.
Link to Ready to Apply?
Visiting Students
Graduate students at other universities who wish to take courses at OCAD University not leading to a degree may be admitted, with the appropriate permissions.
Link to Visiting Students