International Applicants

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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

We recommend International applicants apply online a minimum of nine months in advance of the semester start date and review the International Credential Guidelines before you apply.

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


English Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized academic English language test or complete the English Language Certificate Program


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.