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International Tuition Deposit

Your next step to the University of Guelph

Show your commitment with a $1,000 CAD tuition deposit.

This deposit is not an additional fee – it will be applied to your tuition balance in your first semester. This deposit is only required for your first semester, whether that be the fall, winter or summer semester.

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Who needs to pay this deposit?

All new undergraduate and diploma international fee-paying students attending the University of Guelph for the first time must pay the deposit. Students must first apply and accept their offer of admission before submitting the deposit.  

Canadian citizens and permanent residents 

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not required to pay the international tuition deposit and will instead pay a $200 registration deposit which is due on August 9, 2024. Students who pay the $1,000 deposit are not required to also pay the $200 registration deposit. More information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.  

Residence deposit

The $750 CAD residence deposit is separate for students who wish to receive on-campus accommodation and is due on June 3, 2024. More information can be found on the Student Housing website

How to pay your deposit

Deposits can be paid using a variety of methods, including internet banking and PayMyTuition. A complete list with detailed instructions can be found on the Student Financial Services website

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Deposit deadlines

  • June 3, 2024 – International students who have applied from outside of Canada (extended from May 15, 2024)
  • June 15, 2024 – International students who have applied from within Canada 

Late offers

Students who apply from outside of Canada and receive an offer after May 1 will have two weeks from the point of offer to pay their deposit. The student’s deadline can be found in their offer of admission.  

Transfer Applicants

International fee-paying transfer students must pay the deposit within two weeks of accepting their offer of admission. 

Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) impact

Students required to obtain a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) to apply for a study permit must submit their deposit before the letter will be issued. More information will be sent by email to applicants who accept their offer and can also be found on the PAL information page

Refund policy

International applicants at the University of Guelph whose study permit is denied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may be eligible for a refund of their international tuition deposit.

Applicants must request a refund, drop any registered courses and forward a copy (PDF) of their IRCC denial letter to Student Financial Services via

This request must be received within fourteen days of the denial letter date, otherwise, a refund will be denied. Please allow a minimum of three weeks for the refund to be processed.

Additional refund information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.  

Please note: the University of Guelph will not be responsible for losses due to bank fees or currency fluctuations.


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