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University of Guelph

Why University of Guelph?

The University of Guelph (U of G) is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada established in 1964. It currently offers over 94 undergraduate degrees, 48 graduate programs, and 6 associate degrees in many different disciplines. The University of Guelph is consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in Canada by Maclean's magazine, and given top marks for student satisfaction among medium-sized universities in Canada by The Globe and Mail.

Guelph attracts students who rank among Canada's best, enabling us to provide a challenging academic environment and an educational experience that is diverse and emphasizes a collaborative approach to learning. They are seeking students who pursue excellence and who strive to be leaders.

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Conditional admissions offered for

ELCP Level 9 + Undergraduate degrees

Class size
Approx. 29,000 students
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science
Annual Tuition
  • Approx. CAD $19,525


University of Guelph,
50 Stone Road East,
Guelph, Ontario,
N1G 2W1,

Application Information

Application deadlines

Fall semester (September): February 15 (supporting documents by March 01) *UoG encourages you to submit applications by January 15 and documents by February 01 so they may be considered for early admission.

Application 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.

What do I need to apply?

Please ensure that you have the following when submitting your application to University of Guelph: 

1. A completed Online International Application form
2. A non-refundable application processing fee of $70.00 CND.
3. Official secondary School diploma and transcripts translated into English
4. You are encouraged to submit the online student profile form
5. Proof of English Language Proficiency

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 what documents are outstanding.Once you receive you a conditional acceptance letter:

  1. Confirm your acceptance with the International Office as outlined in the Letter of Acceptance
  2. Contact your local Canadian Immigration office and apply for your study permit
  3. Include your letter of acceptance with your study permit application