We are proud of the innovative financial aid programs that are specifically designed to ensure an accessible education for all students. In 2023, University of Guelph students received more than $11.8 million in bursaries and $1 million in need-based scholarships.

Bursaries are given to students who apply and demonstrate a financial shortfall in their study period budget; budgets include all financial resources (i.e. savings, government assistance programs, awards, employment income, etc.) against the cost of attendance for the study period. Academic achievement is not a consideration when awarding bursaries, however students must be registered in an academic term to receive a bursary.