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 $2 million to undergraduate international students and $4.8 million to graduate international students in 2020. We are thrilled to enhance our ongoing commitment to international students and are pleased to offer new initiatives.

Enhanced International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships: new semester one international undergraduate students who are scheduled to begin their studies in the Fall and have been awarded an International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship will 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.

The Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship of $42,500 will be offered to one international undergraduate student who is entering post-secondary education for the first time in the Fall semester. Please note that the Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship requires an application. The deadline to apply is January 25.

Mandatory Quarantine Program International Bursary

The University of Guelph is committed to supporting incoming international students. As part of this commitment, we are offering a one-time bursary to assist international students who are unable to afford all or part of the costs of the provincially mandated Mandatory Quarantine program, up to $2,500.

The bursary is open to new and continuing international students (both undergraduate and graduate) enrolled in full-time studies at the University of Guelph during the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 terms. To be reimbursed, students must have travelled to Canada by air on or after August 12, 2021. They must submit proof that they have enrolled in the University's Mandatory Quarantine Program, and completed the quarantine. The bursary will be applied against the student’s account. The application form is now available.