UK Information sheet
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 tough to balance your schedule with practice, workouts, games and classes but for me it was all about finding a routine. I spent a year and a half in the Student Athlete Mentorship Program which helped me get organized. In this program I was paired with a mentor who happened to be an upper year varsity hockey athlete, so it was easy to relate to them. They helped me figure out how to manage my time and prepare for assignments. I highly recommend this program to future gryphon athletes."
-Mikkel Hansen, Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting
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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:
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
Applicants must have: a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 – 3.9/4.0 (varies by program/major) from a regionally accredited high school; SAT/ACT is optional for Fall 2021 admission but will be considered if it benefits the student and makes their application stronger; Prerequisite courses at the senior level; Transcripts from your years 9–12 which include senior year first and second quarter grades submitted before March 1st (or February 1st for early consideration); A school profile with a grading scale; Documents sent through Naviance/Parchment whenever possible; A personal statement (optional): Student Profile Form
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:
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.