International Student Support

The University of Guelph offers a range of financial aid programs for international students, including scholarships, bursaries and Work Study. Through these programs, the University awarded $1.2 million to undergraduate international students and $2.4 million to graduate international students in 2018/19. We are thrilled to enhance our ongoing commitment to international students and are pleased to offer three new initiatives for 2020/21.

New Funding Initiatives for Fall 2020

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic we have been taking steps to support international students in need. We are pleased to announce three new initiatives for our international students:

  1. Provost Incentive Offer: a one-time credit of $750 provided to all full-time international students registered for the Fall 2020 semester. It will automatically be applied to the student's account. Read more about the Provost Incentive Offer.
  2. International Tuition Assistance Bursary: a needs-based program that helps international students who may be having difficulty paying their tuition. This bursary of up to $2,500 ($1,250 per semester) is in addition to the support available through the regular bursary programs. An application is required, which will be available in August. Read more about the Tuition Assistance Bursary for undergraduate international students and graduate international students.
  3. Enhanced International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships: starting in Fall 2020, new international students who have been awarded an International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship will also receive a renewal amount of $4,000 for each of their second, third and fourth years of study as long as they meet all renewal criteria. Read more about International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships.