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How to Apply to Undergraduate Programs (International Students)

University of Guelph's 9 Application Steps For International Students

International students can follow these steps to properly apply to the University of Guelph, as a university in Canada. If you have any questions about the process please contact our team at

Applications for fall 2024 open on September 21, 2023. Please see the list of Important Dates for application deadlines.  

  1. Explore our Programs of Study and check the program-specific admission information and required courses.

  2. Check English Proficiency and Country Specific Requirements.

  3. Check to see if your program is offered at the University of Guelph (main campus), University of Guelph-Humber (Toronto), or if it is an Associate Diploma offered at the Ridgetown campus.

  4. Fill in and submit the appropriate Application Form along with your fee.

  5. After your application is processed, you will receive login information and instructions on how to submit documents to your Admission Portal. Submit the appropriate transcripts and other required documentation.  Some programs have supplemental formsApplicants to the University of Guelph-Humber and Ridgetown Campus will receive separate document submission instructions. 

  6. Submit the appropriate transcripts and other required documentation.  Some programs have supplemental forms

  7. Submit English Proficiency test scores to the Admission Portal. IELTS scores may be scanned and verified on-site. All other test scores must be sent officially.  

  8. You are encouraged to submit the Student Profile Form

  9. Check your Admission Portal for required and outstanding documents. 

International Students may need a Study Permit to study at the University of Guelph. The detailed procedure regarding study permit application can be found on the Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. Our DLI# is O19305391192. For additional support, contact our Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor at