Caribbean Information Page

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Welcome to your home for all the information you need to become an International Student at the University of Guelph! Below you will find facts, links and contact details to ensure you have everything you need to start your Gryphon adventure!

"I have been lucky to make great connections with mentors here who enable me to explore my passion for research in the field of parasitology. Last summer I worked with veterinary parasitologist Dr Andrew Peregrine, and our research was focused on determining the prevalence of the fox tapeworm and other intestinal parasites, in dogs visiting off-leash dog parks in southern Ontario. The hands-on experience of identifying para-sites under the microscope will be helpful to me this summer when I travel to Nepal as part of the Global Vets program to work closely with experienced veterinarians identifying common intestinal parasites endemic to cats and dogs in this region."

-Melanie Moore - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


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We believe that going to university means more than getting an education. It means connecting on campus with your peers, being supported academically, financially, socially and knowing we’ve got your back. At the University of Guelph, it means being part of one of the best university communities in Canada and here's some numbers to prove it: 

As one of Canada's Top Comprehensive Universities, we have a lot of rankings we are very proud of! Check them out:

When we say you’ll learn from experience, we mean it. While we love a good book as much as the next world-class university, we firmly believe that education and experience go hand in hand. We work hard to connect you with co-op programs, further education planning, volunteer and co-curricular opportunities, and access to job fairs and networking events. We take pride in our:

  • More than 450 Work Study student-positions
  • More than 4,000 part-time jobs
  • 250+ Peer Helper positions
  • Past co-op students have earned $475 - $1,000 per week
  • Over 90% of students are employed within 6 months of graduation
  • 3,500+ students enrolled in co-op
  • 1,000 experiential learning opportunities
  • 14 degree programs with 86 majors
  • 1,700 international students from 120+ countries
  • North America’s largest integrated science teaching and research facility
  • Residence guaranteed if you apply and pay your $750 CAD deposit by June 1, 2021
  • 200+ on-campus student clubs
  • Varsity, recreational and intramural sport programs

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American Curriculum

Bahamas Curriculum

12 years schooling, a combination of British GCSE examinations and SAT I and II subject tests. See also: Home Schooled Students for details by degree area/Freshman Year College of the Bahamas.


Bermuda Secondary School Certificate with excellent grades; 12 years schooling, a combination of British (B)GCSE examinations and SAT I and II subject tests upon request. See also IBGCE and American Patterned Education.

British Curriculum

Caribbean Curriculum

CAPE: Completed CAPE Diploma withminimum of 6 individual subjects with at least two 2-Unit courses at CAPE Level. Other subjects may be presented at the CSEC (CXC) Level. Predicted CAPE Level grades of 1 or 2 are required for admission consideration.Students going into Science or Engineering are encouraged to take a minimum of 2 2-Unit CAPE Level Subjects in Science and/or Mathematics.
Note: Caribbean Studies and Communications Studies can not be used for admission.
Transfer Credit for CAPE may be granted for 2-Unit courses at the Advanced Level with grades of 1, 2, or 3

International Baccalaureate

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

English Proficiency

Obtaining a Study Permit

If you are an international post-secondary student and want to transfer to the University of Guelph visit our International Transfer page.

Guelph: the ultimate university town!
With a rich history and small size (133,000 people), Guelph offers the perfect blend of major city vibes and a tightly-knit small town. We’re only an hour’s drive from Toronto and the GTA. GO commuter trains offer easy access. But make no mistake: Guelph is no suburb. It’s a vibrant and diverse city that embraces U of G students.


The University of Guelph has a generous scholarship program to support students in their university education. In 2020, more than $42.7 million in scholarships were awarded to U of G students.

Here are some international scholarships you should pay attention to:

We have many exciting events coming up for you. Here is our general events page and our international events page.

Here are region-specific events:

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Please visit Upon receipt of your application, Admission Services will provide you with a WebAdvisor account. This online account allows you to monitor the status of your application and check if we require any additional documents from you.

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Ernest Damalie
International Recruitment Officer

International Live Chat

Phone: (226)-218-5326



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