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University of Guelph Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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With campuses in Guelph, Toronto, and Ridgetown, the University of Guelph offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs and courses.

U of G has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying in it. This includes 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries.

  • U of G has multiple undergraduate programs in different fields such as Applied Science, Arts, Arts & Science, Bio-Resource management, Commerce, Computing, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Science, Science in Agriculture, Science in Environmental Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Diplomas.
  • The University of Guelph believes in granting admission on the basis of academic background, regardless of the candidate’s age.
  • Aspiring students need to visit the official website to check in detail about the appropriate level of education and program of interest to fulfill university’s admission requirements.
  • International Students can apply online through application form available on the official website of the university.
  • The application process for Fall session ends in May 2018. 
  • Students are required to fill OUAC 105F International Application for applying to any course in more than one university in Ontario.

University of Guelph Admission Schedule

The application process for almost all the courses is ongoing. The application process for admission to the University of Guelph starts during Fall of the year (from November) and is summed by rising of January 2018.

Start of Application processNovember 2017
End of Application ProcessJanuary – May 2018 
Application FeesCAD 160
Exam RequiredTOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and 4 others

University of Guelph Admission Schedule for Undergraduate Program

Application Deadlines for all International Students to Full-Time Under- Graduate Programs at University of Guelph are as follows:

Program & MajorEntry SemesterApplication Deadline
Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Human Nutrition Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences Bachelor of Bio-Resource ManagementFallMay 1
Bachelor of Landscape ArchitectureFallMay 1
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Canadian Students)FallDecember 1
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (for International students)FallDecember 1
All other program and/or majorsWinterNovember 15
SummerMarch 15
FallMay 1

University of Guelph Admission for Non-Degree Program

Application deadline for non-degree program at University of Guelph are given below:

Program & Major Fall SemesterApplication Deadline
B.L.A.May 1
D.V.M. - 2018 (Domestic)December 1
International D.V.M. (VMCAS applicants)September 15
International D.V.M., direct application to the University of GuelphDecember 1
All other programs and major areas of studyMay 1

University of Guelph Eligibility

For international students:

There are various requirements set by the University to meet their eligibility criteria for admission into various Graduate and Under-Graduate courses:

  1. English Language Requirement International Students applying for various Graduate and Under-Graduate courses in University of Guelph have to appear for exams tabulated below:
TestMinimum Overall Score
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL)60
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS)6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A)
Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT))
Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
University of Guelph English Language CertificateAdvanced Level

For domestic students:

Applicants from Ontario must present the following, in order to be eligible for admission in the university:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six 4U and/or 4M courses
  • The Specific Subject Requirements of the degree program of interest.
  • ENG4U (for all degree programs).

For United States of America students:

Students must have a minimum average of 3.0-grade points from an accredited high school. They must also have a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 based upon the critical reading and Math sections or ACT score of 24. Students should include the subjects required for admission to the degree program of their choice among their senior-level courses.

University of Guelph Admission Process

 International Students interested in applying to University of Guelph have to apply using  University of Guelph International application

  • After Applying for the admission to the University of Guelph, you will receive a confirmation mail within a week of applying.
  • The mail will include information about your OINid/UTORid, your University of Guelph applicant number, and full information about the next steps in the application process.
  • Students must have entered their correct/active e-mail or mailing address so that university authority can contact you for the admission process.
  • Students should make sure that they have submitted the required documents before the mentioned deadlines.
  • The eligibility for admission will be considered only when the candidate has submitted all the documents related to academic records and other additional information requested by the division to which you have applied.

Study Permit

Students need to apply for a study permit and entry visa (depending on citizenship) as soon as they receive their letter of admission from the University.

  • You can obtain applications for these documents from a Canadian embassy or consulate before departing.
  • You can also seek help from the Centre for International Experience to have relief while facing unexpected challenges during their stay in Canada. While applying for the undergraduate program, if a student is under 18, he or she might be asked by Immigration Canada to find a Canadian citizen to act as a guardian. Your family is responsible for satisfying this requirement.

International Online Application Form

Application Instructions:

  • Provide complete personal information (name, address, date of birth). List the e-mail address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers where you can be contacted throughout the application process.
  • Fees: A CAD 90 non-refundable application processing fee is required of all high school (semester one) applicants. Advanced Standing/Transfer applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of CAD 160 (includes CAD 80 application and CAD 80 evaluation fee).

105F International Application for International Applicants:

International Students aspiring for admission to the University of Guelph needs to fill OUAC 105 International Application form.

Fill in OUAC 105 application if the following points apply to you:

  • You are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and/or
  • You currently reside outside Canada
  • You are not currently attending Ontario High School day program (either in Ontario or Abroad)

How is an application considered at the University of Guelph?

The students must verify if they meet general admission requirements of the university or not.

  • Subsequent to this, authority verifies if the students meet program-specific requirements.
  • The third assessment is based on academic records of the students. University looks into the last 2 years of study.
  • Admission authority might also consider various factors for admission like consistency; where and when courses were completed – regular day school, night school, summer school; and the number of times any courses have been attempted.
  • University then considers the score of test required for admission (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)

University of Guelph Admission Requirement

  • The name of the candidate must be clearly visible on the documents provided
  • Documents have to be submitted only once even when applying to more than one program at the University of Guelph.
  • International applicants applying from high school/secondary school may apply for the Fall entry point, which begins in September.
  • For admission in academic programs, entrance scholarships, and guaranteed residence, applicants must submit their application by February 15 and supporting documents by March 1.
  • Submit applications by January 15 and documents by February 1 so they may be considered for early admission.
  • The university will accept applications and documents until May 1, however, the availability of all degrees is not guaranteed.
  • IELTS, CAEL, TOEFL, MELAB, PTE test scores have to be submitted.
  • The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.

University of Guelph Contact Details

Mailing Address:

Admission Services
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

General Information:

Phone: (+1) 519-821-2130
Fax: (+1) 519-766-9481

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