Information for International Students
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, 2023. 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 email@example.com.
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
START International Orientation
START International is a free orientation program filled with fun social events and information sessions. It was specifically designed for incoming undergraduate and graduate students who are new international students, new permanent residents to Canada, exchange students and out-of-country Canadians at U of G. It will take place from August 29 to September 1, 2023.
International Student Connections
International Student Connections is a fantastic hub for all international students to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, social events and trips. Visit the International Student Connections page on GryphLife and join our community!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Pre-Arrival Support (GPS) Advisor
The GPS Advisor is the central point of contact for new undergraduate international students from the moment you receive an offer of admission through to your first semester. They can guide you in navigating the university system, by explaining and clarifying immigration and institutional policies, describing the overarching expectations of students and facilitating connections with other campus or community supports, resources or services (i.e., housing, health insurance, finances, etc.).
The GPS Advisor is available to connect with new students virtually, by phone or in person. Feel free to book an appointment: Global Pre-Arrival Support Advising | University of Guelph.
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.