About Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are monetary awards given to students that demonstrate one or more of the following: academic excellence; leadership abilities; extra-curricular involvement and research proposals. Some entrance scholarships require students to apply, but many are awarded automatically based on the student's admission average.

Undergraduate (Canadian/PR)

The University of Guelph attracts a community of outstanding scholars to its broad range of undergraduate programs. In 2022, the University of Guelph's undergraduate students received $11.3 million in entrance scholarships. Students are encouraged to review our step-by-step entrance award instructions document to maximize awards they can be considered for. Students should not wait for an offer of admission to apply for scholarships as the deadline dates to apply for these are early in the calendar year.

Undergraduate (International/Non-Canadian)

Internationalism is a big part of our Guelph community, and we have an entrance scholarship program to support students paying international fees who have demonstrated academic excellence. A limited number of renewable international scholarships ranging in total values from $18,500 to $21,500 CDN are available to students who have not attended post-secondary studies and are entering the University of Guelph in September. In addition, there is a limited number of $5,500 scholarships offered to students who have not attended post-secondary studies and are entering the University of Guelph in September for their first year of studies only. Students do not need to apply to be considered as offers will be made on the basis of the student's admission file.


Most entrance awards are offered to students upon admission to one of our graduate programs and are based on the student's admission application. You should contact the department for which you are seeking admission as well as utilize our graduate award online search to see a listing University of Guelph approved awards.

In addition, prospective students are encouraged to review the information on the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website regarding graduate funding and external award opportunities.