University of Guelph

University of Guelph

  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 23
    Available Programs
  • 29507
  • 25,000 CAD
    Average Cost
  • 88.0
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The University of Guelph offers Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, PhD (Doctorate) degrees, diplomas and certificates, post-graduate diplomas, distance education, and co-op programs.

The University of Guelph main campus covers 330 hectares (817 acres) in the city of Guelph (an hour’s drive West of Toronto), with a mix of classic and modern architecture. It has one of the largest and best residence systems in Canada, with a variety of living options for students and 16 different dining venues. There is excellent public transportation around Guelph; the city also has many bike lanes and bike trails and cycling is supported on campus as well.

Students enjoy many support services, including a large Athletics Centre, a Health Centre, Co-operative Education and Career Services, and services for international students. The large, modern library has programs for those needing assistance with writing and study skills in all courses and provides space for people to study alone or with groups.

In partnership with Humber College, the University of Guelph-Humber offers additional courses through the Humber College campus in Toronto. The Ontario Agriculture College has a satellite campus, Ridgetown in southwestern Ontario offering diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs.

The University of Guelph is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, offering undergraduate, and graduate degrees through seven colleges (College of Arts, College of Biological Science, College of Management and Economics, College of Physical and Engineering Science, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, Ontario Agricultural College and Ontario Veterinary College).

Entry requirements

The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph. Please Note: possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission or scholarships.

English Proficiency:
IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
CAEL - Minimum overall band score of 70
Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
PTE - 
Minimum overall score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10)
Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency - Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.

Duolingo Test: Minimum overall score of 110

Scholarship & funding

The University of Guelph has an extremely generous scholarship program that recognizes academic achievements and supports students in their continuation of study. In 2018, more than $32 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students.

Scholarships are given on the basis of meritorious achievement and can include things like extra-curricular activities, demonstrated leadership ability and volunteerism. Recipients are acknowledged for their past achievements, and the reward is given to encourage further study and accomplishment. This means that students must be registered to receive their scholarship. Many scholarships at the University of Guelph do not require students to apply, but some require an application.

It is understood that merit award winners' names will be released to donors and may be published as a condition of the award.

International students entering post-secondary studies for the first time and registering in the first semester of a degree program in the fall semester can apply for scholarship.


Student life

University of Guelph Celebrates Food Day Canada 2019