Information for International Students

Finances

Paying for Tuition

For important information related to tuition and fees, visit the Student Fees & Payments page.

Important note: New international undergraduate and diploma students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 CAD by June 15, 2022. This will be applied to your tuition balance; it is not an additional fee.

The preferred method of payment for international payments is PayMyTuition. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. Learn more about PayMyTuition and view the step-by-step instructions, which are available in multiple languages. If you have questions about tuition and payments, contact Student Financial Services at accquest@uoguelph.ca.

Immigration Status and Tuition Rates

If you are a dependent of a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, diplomat or visitor with a work permit, you may qualify for the domestic tuition rate. Read more about eligibility, required documentation and deadlines. If your immigration status changes over the course of your degree and you become eligible for a reduced tuition rate, please ensure that you submit the required documents by the deadline so that you are billed the appropriate tuition amount.

Financial Aid Programs for International Students

Visit the International Student Financial Support webpage for details about the financial supports available to international students, which include scholarships, need-based scholarships and bursaries. International students can apply for part-time, on-campus jobs through the Work Study program starting in their second year. Full-time summer research positions are also available for international students through the International Student Undergraduate Research Assistantship (ISURA) program.


Meeting Other Students

International Student Connections

The International Student Connections (ISC) is a fantastic resource for all international students, providing countless programs, events and trips. Visit the ISC page on GryphLife for all of their programs and events, which include:

  • LINK Program: connecting new international students with current U of G students to help ease the transition to Canada.
  • Conversation Café: a program designed to help international students practise their English with other U of G students while gaining new friends.

International Student Organization

The International Student Organization (ISO) is the hub for all international U of G students! The ISO helps students with their move to Canada through social and transitional support. Additionally, the ISO holds many events to help expose international students to Canadian experiences and to the Guelph community. Visit the ISO page on GryphLife for more information or contact them at iso@uoguelph.ca.


Campus Resources

Where to START

As a new international student, STARTonline.ca/international is a phenomenal resource.

START International is a free orientation program for international students. This program introduces students to the campus and its resources. For more information and to register, go to STARTonline.ca/international.

International Student Advisors

The International Student Advisors are available to answer your questions about housing, academics, immigration, health insurance, finances and more. Learn more about the International Student Advisors.

English Language Support

U of G’s Library provides many resources for international students to help them develop their English language skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation. Learn more about English language support from the Library.

Centre for International Programs

The Centre for International Programs (CIP) provides information on international opportunities and resources to students and manages the University's student exchange programs. CIP contributes to university policy on internationalization and serves as a focal point for links with other universities, government agencies and private sector firms wishing to cooperate with the University in international activities.