Discover Munk One

Challenge Yourself to Innovate

One of the great strengths of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto is the array of opportunities that it offers, allowing you to explore your interests and find your place in the university community. If you’re looking for an exceptional first-year experience, consider Munk One’s Foundational Year Program for arts and science students.

Our program is about connecting big ideas with students who have an urge to tackle global challenges. A Munk One student is someone who wants to have impact – someone who wants to make a difference – in the global community.

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Dr Teresa Kramarz, Director of Munk One

Message from the Director

Munk One is an exceptionally exciting program. You will be part of a select, small group of students who will get to know each other and their professors very well throughout their first year at U of T. You will begin your university experience in a hands-on and intellectually rich environment.


Teresa Kramarz Kneeling with Students

Summer Programs

We’re more than just class seminars. Munk One students have the opportunity to travel abroad with Beyond the Classroom, our summer study program. Students also have opportunities to participate in the exceptional interdisciplinary community of the Munk School and form partnerships with real-world organizations.

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Think Big! – Our student blog

Check in each week for new posts from our Munk One student bloggers, as they explore U of T and the world!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Foundational Year Programs for Arts & Science students are offered by the Munk School, as well as Innis CollegeNew College, St. Michael’s College, Trinity College, University College, Victoria College, Woodsworth College, U of T Scarborough and U of T Mississauga. These dynamic small-group offerings allow you to network with peers, mentors and professors and explore a broad range of compelling issues.


Absolutely not. These courses are part of your regular tuition fees. In the Munk One program, you’ll take two half credit courses (Global Innovation I: Issues and Perspectives and Global Innovation II: Challenges and Solutions) and a full credit course that takes place in labs (research based).


You can apply to as many One programs as you like. Please note that you are only allowed to admission into a single One program. Students are not allowed to take two simultaneously.

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