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University of Toronto Metro International Secondary Academy Awards, Canada 2024

Application is now open for the Metro International Secondary Academy Awards at the University of Toronto. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Toronto and Scholarship

The University of Toronto, often abbreviated as UToronto or U of T, is a prestigious public research university located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Situated on the picturesque grounds surrounding Queen’s Park, the university has a rich history, tracing its roots back to its founding in 1827 as King’s College. Initially affiliated with the Church of England, the institution adopted its current secular status in 1850. As a collegiate university, U of T comprises 11 distinct colleges, each enjoying substantial autonomy in financial and institutional matters, and characterized by unique histories and attributes. The university maintains three campuses, with St. George, situated in downtown Toronto, being the oldest. The other two satellite campuses are in Scarborough and Mississauga.

The University of Toronto offers an extensive array of academic programs, with over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate offerings. The institution consistently secures the highest annual scientific research funding and endowment among Canadian universities. It has the distinction of being one of the Association of American Universities’ two non-American members, the other being McGill University. Academically, the University of Toronto is well-known for the Toronto School—a term that refers to the university’s significant contributions to literary criticism and communication theory. With almost 97,000 students enrolled, it is the biggest university in Canada in terms of enrollment.


Numerous global university rankings attest to the university’s exceptional academic position. The University of Toronto was placed first in Canada and 22nd overall in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, often known as the Shanghai Ranking. Similarly, the university was ranked first in Canada and 21st globally in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. It was placed 11th in the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings in 2019.

The institution was ranked 18th in the world and first in Canada in the Times Higher Education World Institution Rankings for 2023. The university was ranked 19th in the world in The Times’ 2020 reputational rating. Additionally, the University of Toronto maintained its top ranking in Canada and placed 18th overall in the 2022–2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.

The Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence, which is given to excellent domestic and foreign undergraduate students who are starting their first year of study based on their remarkable academic achievement, is proudly introduced by the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto provides its diverse student body with an unmatched array of academic experiences and possibilities.

Details about Metro International Secondary Academy Awards at the University of Toronto:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Toronto, Canada

Scholarship Worth: $5,000 and two additional awards of $2,500

Number of Awards: 3 Awards per year

Study Level: Undergraduate

Host Institution: University of Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Domestic and international students


  • The scholar with the highest average will get one $5,000 reward.
  • There will be two more $2,500 scholarships given out based on academic excellence.

Eligibility Criteria for Metro International Secondary Academy Awards

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be eligible for the Metro International Secondary Academy Awards at the University of Toronto:

  • The applicant will be classified as an undergraduate student at the domestic or foreign level (starting their first year of study based on academic merit)
  • Graduates of the Metro International Secondary Academy will be given preference.
  • English Language Requirement: Applicants might have to show proof that they fulfill the minimal English language competency criteria set by the University of Toronto.

Application Procedure for Metro International Secondary Academy Awards

Those who meet the requirements must apply to join the University of Toronto for the Metro International Secondary Academy Awards. You may check the status of your application once you apply, as well as directions for submitting academic records and any other necessary papers, on the application website.

The Submission Deadline is: Open (Annually)

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