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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.


International at Guelph

Over 2000
International Students
Countries where students are from
Countries where full-time faculty are from
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New International Students

Welcome to Canada! Find our more about how Student Experience is here to support you during your first year, including pre-arrival information, how to get to Guelph from the airport and START International programming.

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International Student Advising

The International Student Advisors (ISAs) provide one-on-one confidential advising to full degree undergraduate and graduate international students, new immigrants, and refugees. 

International Students Outside

Programs, Events & Opportunities

There are many great programs and services available to both undergraduate and graduate international students at U of G! 

Immigration information

Immigration Information

As an international student you are required valid immigration documents to live and study in Canada. Find information and resources on our Immigration Information page.

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Living in Canada

Find out more about living in Canada, such as our health insurance plans, health care services, income tax, how to set up a bank account, living off campus, and more

University of Guelph

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.


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The International Student Experience newsletter provides updates on resources, supports and programs for International students, as well as information on events and resources available to the whole U of G community!