2017 Graduate Photo Competition - submission deadline extended

The Office of Graduate Studies is excited to announce the return of the Graduate Photo Competition. Enter for you chance to win one of three $500 prizes (1st Place) or one of three $200 prizes (2nd place). Winning photos may appear in the future students View Book, or in other print/online publications from OGS.

This year we want to encompass the many aspects of students who are “Proud to be a Guelph Graduate Student”. To do this, we separated the competition into three separate categories:

Programs Accepting Applications for September 2017

Still considering graduate school? It may not be too late to apply for entry for this September.

Many programs are still accepting applications (see list below). If you are interested in a program, or want to learn more about the type of research offered in a graduate program, please visit the program website using the hyperlinks below.

If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 

3MT Winners Announced

Today, 12 graduate students participated in the University of Guelph 3MT competition. All contestants did an amazing job communicating their research in simple (and not too technical) language. We are so very proud of everyone who participated in today's University wide competition but also those who participated in the individual College heats. Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place Winner: Shanthanu Krishna Kumar (MSc Plant Agriculture)

2nd Place Winner: Alicia Dobbs (MSc Animal Biosciences)

GLSI Newsletter - January 25

Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI) newsletter provides information on workshops, events and  services available on campus for graduate students and postdoctoral associates each semester. See the more recent version of the GSLI newsletter.

Applicants may experience a delay in receiving WebAdvisor Login

Applicants who applied during the University's holiday closure will experience a delay in receiving their WebAdvisor login information. Please be patient as we can not expedite this process. If you applied during the holiday break and have not yet received your WebAdvisor login information on January 9th, please contact

*Holiday Closure: Dec 23-Jan 2 inclusive*

The University of Guelph and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) will be closed starting Dec 23 through to January 2, 2017. The University and the OGPS will reopen on January 3rd. Normal office hours will resume at this time 8:30 -4:45 (gates close at 4:30). Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season.

*Notice of Application response delay - due to holiday closure at the University of Guelph*.

If you apply, submit and pay for your application to the University of Guelph after December 20, 2017, you will not receive your WebAdvisor Log in information until after the holiday break (approximately January 5th, 2017) which means you can not upload any required documents for your application. This process cannot be expedited. Please note that many program have strict application and uploading deadlines. We ask that you consider this when considering your application. Wishing you a happy holiday season.  

Application to open on Monday, October 17, 2016


The graduate application remains closed due to a maintenance issue at the OUAC.

The application will open on Monday, October 17, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

New Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies) Named

The University of Guelph has appointed Prof. Ben Bradshaw as assistant vice-president (graduate studies). He begins his five-year term Oct. 17.

The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic).

“I look forward to working with Professor Bradshaw to build and enhance our graduate studies office,” she said.

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