Located in the heart of Toronto, Canada, Ryerson’s campus is woven into the fabric of the city. As the economic capital of the country, students encounter countless internship options and access to a booming job market to help kick-start their careers. Toronto has been ranked the best city in the world to live and also a top city for young people – thanks to its openness and diversity. When students step out of the classroom, opportunity and excitement surround them.
Learning at Ryerson is pioneering and impactful. From biomedical sciences, to creative industries, to entrepreneurship and strategy, the programs are unique and relevant. Many of the 62 bachelor’s programs offered are available only at Ryerson, and students can pair them with more than 50 specialized minors to tailor their education to their interests and future career paths.
At Ryerson, education and experience go hand in hand. The co-operative education opportunities and internships featured throughout Ryerson’s degree programs present students the opportunity to make industry connections early, giving them an edge when they ultimately seek employment. Co-op programs in certain business, science and engineering programs allow students to acquire distinct work experience in their field. All co-op jobs are paid, and co-op terms are integrated into the student’s curriculum.
Innovation is part of everything Ryerson University does, from research labs and co-working spaces to experiential Zone Learning, which provides opportunities for students to work on real projects, causes or companies. Zone Learning is unique to Ryerson, and the model has seen immense success – Ryerson’s DMZ is ranked as the number one university-based business incubator in the world by UBI Global.
Ryerson also excels in supporting international students. The intensive ESL Foundation Program at the Real Institute, as well as the International University Foundation Program, help to ensure a smooth transition to university life. International Student Support advisors assist international students with immigration, health insurance and community development, while ensuring students feel at home and are finding academic and personal success at the institution.
Ryerson offers a variety of entrance scholarships, including several awards specifically created for international students. Students can capitalize on their community involvement and academic achievement to earn one of Ryerson University’s most distinguished awards after they have been accepted to the institution.
There are many ways for students to get involved on and off campus: they can join one or more of 70+ student groups, participate in recreation programs, cheer on Ryerson Rams sports teams, take advantage of health and wellbeing services, visit the career centre, and contribute to a number of campus media outlets.
Students and faculty at Ryerson speak more than 80 languages and come from more than 146 countries. The University not only takes great pride in supporting students through every step of their undergraduate journeys, but also prioritizes building and maintaining a community that’s welcoming, vibrant and inclusive.