Middle East 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!

"It’s been fantastic studying engineering and focusing on an important topic like the environment. I’ve loved being able to apply the skills I learn in class in each of my co-op work terms. I can take this experience and apply it to career opportunities to come. I also love the balance that U of G has when it comes to academics and athletics. I was able to maintain my place on the dean’s honour list while medaling at the Ontario University Athletics swimming championships!"

- Ahmed El Maghawry - Bachelor of Engineering, environmental engineering, co-op
Alexandria, Egypt


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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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Middle Eastern Curricula

Applicants from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen must present the National Secondary School Education/Leaving Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with high very good/excellent results overall and in appropriate subjects.

Students from Kuwait should present the Shahad-al-thanawia-al-a-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with excellent results and those from UAE, the Secondary School Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma).

Documents must be official and come from the school, Ministry, or Cultural Bureau.

Iranian Curriculum: Diplom-Motevaseteh (certificate of completion of secondary school studies) and passing the Konkûr with a minimum of 16.

Egyptian Curriculum: Thaanawiya’aama - General Secondary Education Certificate with excellent results

American Curriculum

Indian Curriculam

International Baccalaureate

British Curriculum

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 admission.uoguelph.ca/intl/howtoapply. 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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Dr. Mariam Shaikh
Middle East Strategist

WhatsApp: +971 50 927 4901

Web: admissions.uoguelph.ca

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