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University of Guelph

canada flagGuelph, Ontario, Canada

University Overview

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. The University of Guelph has more than 29,507 undergraduate and graduate students at our campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,400 international students from more than 120 countries. More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, we now have more than 173,000 alumni living in 160 countries.

Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.
Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology. Our living and learning environments encourage exploration and the interdisciplinary sharing of new ideas, critical for meeting challenges posed by our more complex and interconnected world.

Our faculty scholars and researchers provide students with groundbreaking research opportunities, in laboratories, art studios, libraries and in the field. Student engagement is fundamental to learning and research at U of G. By focusing on the “whole student,” we give University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world.

CAD 11000

Living Cost

CAD 26730-36900


CAD 15000-30000


University Facts

Established in 1964

Programmes 148 Available

Total Students 29500+

Total Int. Students 1400+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the University of Guelph

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note:- If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

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All Programs(148)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

26730 - 36900 Per year


15000 - 30000 Per year


CAD34342Tuition Fee

CAD11000Living Cost

Comparison with other universities of similar tier


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  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Day Care Centers
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Tax Information (T2202A)
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach Programme
  • Work While Studying
  • Student Learning Centre
  • University Transfer Options
  • Continuing Education
  • Online learning Programs
  • Part Time Programs
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals


University of Guelph has carved a niche for itself owing to the exceptional student services made available to the students. There are a vast number of student services available at University of Guelph, which help the students both old and new in numerous different ways. The following are a few of them:

  • Student Housing
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Mental Health and Wellness Program
  • Guelph Athletics Centre
  • Community Service Programs
  • Cultural Events
  • International Student Centre
  • English Language Programs
  • Open Learning Program
  • Financial Assistance


The University of Guelph offers its students a number of awards, scholarships and bursaries. The main scholarships available are:

International Entrance Scholarship: Students offered an International Entrance Scholarship will now automatically be awarded renewable amounts if all criteria are met. 

Current Value for Fall 2020 (year 1)

Annual Renewal Amount(years 2, 3, and 4)

Overall 4 Year total

$8,500 $4,000 $20,500
$7,500 $4,000 $19,500
$6,500 $4,000 $18,500
$5,500 $4,000 $17,500

Eligibility:- Academically outstanding students entering semester one of any degree program in the fall semester who expect to pay the international student tuition/fees. 

Renewal Criteria:

  1. Recipients remain registered in full-time studies and achieve a minimum 80.0% average in their previous academic year of full-time study (typically fall/winter)
  2. Recipients must continue to pay the International student tuition and fees.

Note:- Entrance scholarships cannot be deferred. Students who defer their offer of admission are reconsidered the following year based on the availability of scholarship for that cohort.

We are proud of the innovative financial aid programs that are specifically designed to ensure an accessible education for all students. In 2018, University of Guelph students received more than $13 million in bursaries and nearly $1 million in need-based scholarships.

Bursaries are given to students who apply and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Academic achievement is not a consideration when awarding bursaries, however students must be registered in an academic term to receive a bursary. For more information Click on

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