Students from around the world choose to complete their graduate studies at the University of Guelph. More than 550 graduate students from 83 different countries call Guelph home.
Applying to the University of Guelph
If you receive an offer of admission, you will be required to present the University of Guelph's Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for your study permit. Our DLI number is: O19305391192
Do you have questions about study permits, visas, ability to work on campus and many other areas? Just link to the Student Life website for information about immigration advising at https://studentlife.uoguelph.ca/immigration-advising.
International Exchange (Incoming Students)
Information about International Exchange for incoming students can be found on the Centre for International Programs website.
International Student Barometer (ISB)
The University of Guelph ranked No. 1 in Canada for overall learning, living and student support in the 2013 International Student Barometer.
International Funded Students
Applicants who are being funded by an external party/government agency, should review the International Funded Students site for the steps required to apply.
Services for International Students
The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) offers a variety of student services for international students. OIA may assist with arranging transportation to Guelph, health insurance, finances, personal and academic counselling, housing, and a variety of family focused services.
As an international student, not only are you coming to a new learning institution, but you are coming to an entirely new country. The University of Guelph provides orientation specifically for international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. START International is a free orientation program for new international students, and offers an airport pick-up service in the Fall semester.
Fall Semester Airport Pickup:
For Fall 2018, there will be an airport pickup service on Tuesday, August 28th - this service will pick you up from Pearson Airport and bring you to the University of Guelph campus. If you are planning your travels, we recommend booking your flight for this day in order to use this pick-up service. Registration can be found on the GryphLife website. Please expect a 1-2 hour delay at customs - we encourage you to bring copies of all communication from our office, including your offer letter. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.