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International Student Experience

International Student Experience is a hub for supporting the development and learning needs of undergraduate and graduate international students by allowing you to seek support and advice during your studies here at the University of Guelph, supporting your individual transition needs, and connecting you to resources on- and off-campus.

Although you may be looking forward to studying at Guelph and living in Canada, it can be challenging to leave your home, family, and friends for a new community, and enter a foreign climate and culture. We are here to help you find your place on campus, manage the transition in a healthy way, and make being away from home easier.

Quick Links:

  • Information for New International Students Arriving in Canada
    Due to COVID-19 all arriving students must ensure they are eligible to travel and are required to register with the University of Guelph's Mandatory Quarantine Program.
  • Immigration Information 
    As an international student you are required valid immigration documents to live and study in Canada. Click here for more information and resources.
  • Living in Canada 
    Find out more about living in Canada, such as our health insurance plans, health care services, income tax, living off campus, and more.

International Student Advisors

The International Student Advisors (ISAs) are available to meet one-on-one with full degree undergraduate and graduate international students, new immigrants, and refugees.

Programs, Events & Opportunities

There are many great programs and services available to both undergraduate and graduate international students at U of G including i-Chat, the LINK Program, the Conversation Partners Program, and more! Stay up-to-date with our International Student events happening throughout the academic year on GryphLife. You can also contact us at intl.student@uoguelph.ca to find out which program(s) and/or service(s) are best for you!


Financial Resources for International Students

There are many programs available to assist with funding your education. Here you will find some financial resources and opportunities for International students at the University of Guelph.

International Student Handbooks

Welcome to your new community! These handbooks are a pre-arrival guide for international students at the University of Guelph.