What scholarships and awards do you offer?
The University of Guelph attracts a community of outstanding scholars to its broad range of faculties and programs. For more information regarding scholarships and awards, please see the Student Financial Services Website.
We have a very generous awards program available. Merit (grade) based awards are given automatically to all undergraduate students admitted to a degree program with an "admission average" of 85% or greater - the value depends on the program and actual average achieved.
No applications are required for most U of G scholarships. We automatically consider all entering (semester one) students for awards on the basis of grades. The Registrar's Entrance Bursaries and Accessibility Awards do require an application, and decisions are based on financial need as well as academic merit. Semester one applicants will receive more information regarding the Entrance Bursaries and Accessibility Awards in the package we mail to acknowledge receipt of your application.
You can search for specific undergraduate student awards with our award search tool.
International Students (undergraduate)
An academic year at U of G runs for two semesters (September to April). The cost to attend U of G for an academic year is approximately $40,000 (CDN - Canadian dollars), which includes the following: residence, meal plan, health plan, tuition, books, and personal spending. Tuition is higher for students enrolled in Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Veterinary Medicine. If you intend to take advantage of U of G's trimester system by studying from May to September, please budget for an additional semester.
In order to get a Student Authorization/Visa, Immigration Canada will require that you have sufficient funds to pay for one full year of tuition fees and living expenses, approximately $40,000 CDN. Refer to the Immigration Canada website for more information about the financial commitments required to study in Canada.
International Scholarships (merit-based visa students)
The University does not offer full scholarships.
Awarded on a competitive basis to new students for the Fall entry point. To be considered, students must have a complete admission file and all documents must be received as requested by Admission Services, University of Guelph. No scholarship application is required. Scholarship offers will be sent to successful candidates with the offer of admission to the University. Our international entrance scholarship program is competitive for students entering semester one of our degree programs.
International Registrar's Entrance Bursaries (need-based visa students)
After your admission application is complete and all documents are received by the University of Guelph, submit the application form for the International Registrar's Entrance Bursary. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Canadian citizens and Permanent residents are automatically considered for University of Guelph Entrance Scholarships.
International scholarship offers will be made on the basis of your complete admission file, including high school grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, as well as personal letters of support and reference letters. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Please note that all relevant grade data must be submitted to Admission Services on or before March 1 for international students to be considered for a scholarship.
International students demonstrating financial need may also take part in the University's Work Study program. Students may apply for Work Study in their second year of university. Enrolment is limited.
Academic Scholarships for returning and transferring students
Many scholarships are available for in-course returning international students who attend U of G. These awards are based on high academic standing. Students transferring to the University of Guelph from a university or college are not eligible for entrance awards. Transferring and in-course students must complete two consecutive semesters of full-time study to be eligible for scholarships. Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for a full listing of scholarship opportunities or contact Student Financial Services.
There are a number of funding options for graduate students, which include University of Guelph scholarships and awards, along with external scholarships.
Emails outlining the details of an award are sent to departments approximately one month prior to an award deadline. Please check your email on a regular basis for this information.
We are committed to rewarding academic excellence and outstanding achievements of our current students. It is our goal to see that U of G students are recognized for their hard work and continue on in their studies through to graduation.