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    UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH - [UofG], GUELPH, ONTARIO - ADMISSION

    Guelph, OntarioLocation
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    EStd 1964established year
    29500enrollment
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    University of Guelph 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    The University of Guelph offers undergraduate, graduate programs along with diploma and associate degree programs in many different subjects. There are seven colleges within which the courses are offered. During the Fall intake of 2015, there was a total enrollment of 20,771 full-time students. Out of this, 18,697 students were enrolled in Undergraduate courses and 2,074 students were enrolled in graduate courses. U of G is among the best options for international students willing to study in Canada with a high acceptance rate at around 66% every year.

    • 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 an application form available on the official website of the university.
    • Students are required to fill OUAC 105F International Application for applying to any course in more than one university in Ontario.
    • The students who have received the receipt of their application for admission from the university are required to complete the Education Declaration Form.

    Covid-19 Related Information

    • International students who are considered for admission by the university and not able to send their official transcript(s) due to the complication surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic are provided with an option to submit the same by August 14th, 2020. 
    • The admission applications of International students applying for graduate admissions are still being accepted by the university for Fall Semester 2020. Also, the university is accepting electronic transcripts for students facing difficulties in producing official transcripts. 
    • For early admission decisions, international Indian students may submit official 10th standard board results accompanied by predicted class 12 grades listed by subject from the school. 
    • For students affected by the pandemic and not being able to take their English Proficiency Exam, the university has added the Duolingo English Test to the list of acceptable tests as a temporary option for incoming Summer 2020 students and Fall 2020 applicants/incoming students impacted by COVID-19.

    Highlights

    Application Portal International student’s online application form
    Application Fee Undergraduate Studies: 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;
    Graduate Studies: The application fee for most programs is CAD 110 (The MBA , MA (Leadership) application fee is CAD 150) This fee is non refundable and is payable to the OUAC.
    Acceptance Rate 75%
    Mode of Payment Internet Banking, Global Pay for Students, Money Orders, Certified Cheque, Bank Drafts and Telephone Banking
    Intake Sessions Spring and Fall
    Financial Aid Available in the form of Scholarships

    University of Guelph Admission Deadlines

    International students applying to Fall 2020 may apply on a rolling basis keeping in mind that seats at the university are now limited for all degrees and majors and you may be granted an alternative if your first choice is no longer available. 

    Students are advised to apply before the deadlines in order to secure their seat in the preferred course. Spaces are limited for all degrees and majors and students who apply late may be granted an alternative if their first choice is no longer available. Some of the important application deadlines are: 

    Deadline Application
    January 15 Application deadline for early consideration
    February 1 Early Consideration deadline for students studying outside of Canada to submit their application and academic documents (including English Proficiency).
    May 15 Deadline for students studying outside of Canada to submit their academic documents.
    June 1 The document deadline date for college and university transfer applicants for most programs for Fall 2020 entry

    University of Guelph International Admissions

    The University of guelph accepts applications from international students. Students applying from high school/secondary school may apply for the Fall entry point, which begins in September. The international applicant who has previously attended College or University and will receive more than 2.00 credits upon admission can apply as International Transfer Student. 

    Application Portal: The applications are accepted online. Students can apply through Common Application or at International students online application form 

    Application fee

    • For undergraduate programs 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.
    • The application fee for most graduate programs is CAD 110 (The MBA , MA (Leadership) application fee is CAD 150) This fee is non refundable and is payable to the OUAC.

    Application Requirements: Students are required to submit the following documents while applying for University of Guelph Admissions: 

    • Completion of a Class 12 State Board Certificate in the required academic stream with strong First Division standing.
    • official 10th standard board results accompanied by predicted class 12
    • Official test scores 

    Students are also required to submit supplementary documentation for specific programs:

    • Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management ( Applicants of Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program)
    • DVM Background Information Form (applicants to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program)
    • BLA Background Information Form (applicants to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program)
    • Applied Science Personal Letter (Applicants of Bachelor of Applied Science)
    • Personal Support Letter (Transfer applicants)

    In case of any queries related to International admissions, students can contact at: 

    Email: india@uoguelph.ca

    Phone: +91-8810-5959-36

    Direct Line: (+1) 519-767 5024

    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 the test required for admission (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.)

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    The students whose primary or first language is not English and have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study are required to demonstrate evidence of English Proficiency to the University. The test scores accepted by the university are: 

    Test Minimum Score
    IELTS The minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
    TOEFL The minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score of less than 21
    Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) A minimum overall band score of 70
    Duolingo English Test A minimum overall score of 110
    Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency A minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169

    Visa Process for International Students

    Students can start their visa application process immediately upon receipt of the original copy of the acceptance letter that would have been mailed to the international or study abroad office at the home university of the student. Acceptance letters from University will be scanned and emailed by mid-May for students who have applied for a fall semester or full-year exchange, and by mid-November for students who have applied for a winter semester exchange. The following documents are required to apply for a study permit: 

    • proof of acceptance
    • proof of identity
    • proof of financial support

    Additional documents:

    • a letter of explanation
    • a certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ)
    • a custodian declaration (minors only)
    • other documents

    University of Guelph Undergraduate Admissions

    The University provides undergraduate degrees in around 94 courses. Some of the major courses offered by the university are Arts, Biological Science, Food, Agriculture, & Environment; Business & Economics; Physical & Engineering Science; and Social & Applied Human Sciences.

    Where to Apply: Students can apply through Common Application or at International online application

    Application Fee: CAD 90 

    Admission Requirements: Students must submit the following documents at the time of admission: 

    • Completion of a Class 12 State Board Certificate in the required academic stream with strong First Division standing.
    • official 10th standard board results accompanied by predicted class 12
    • Official test scores 

    University of Guelph Graduate Admissions

    There are more than 100 graduate study programs offered by the University. All these programs are provided under the seven colleges that are affiliated to the University of Guelph. The specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the University are:

    Requirements Business Administration (MBA) Clinical Studies: MSc, DVSc, GDip Master of Arts (MA) in Economics Neuroscience MSc, MBS, Ph.D. MASc, PhD, MEngg Engineering
    Application Fee CAD 150 CAD 110 CAD 110 CAD 110 CAD 110
    Important Dates Application Deadline: November 20, 2020 Entry: May 2021 Application Deadline:
    Rolling for the MSc Program Entry: Fall
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
    Entry: Fall
    Application Deadline:
    Rolling Entry: Fall, Winter, Spring
    Application Deadline: Fall: May 1 Winter: August 1 Summer: January 1
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GRE/GMAT a minimum score of 550-600 Not Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    Work experience Required Not Required Not Required Required Required
    Professional CV/Resume Required Required Required Required Required
    Academic references Required Required Required Required Required

    The University of Guelph accepts international applications of students in various undergraduate and graduate programs and courses. The applications are accepted for fall, spring, summer, and winter semesters depending upon the course requirements. For some courses (especially graduate) application deadlines vary by program. All international applicants are required to apply a minimum of 9-12 months in advance of their start date. 

    For more admission related information, students can contact at the admission helpdesk of the university:

    Email: internat@uoguelph.ca

    Direct Line: (+1) 519-767-5024

    FAQs

    Ques. What is the application procedure for residence?

    Ans. Almost all of the new semester-one students are accepted to residence if they apply by the deadline. Secondary school students applying for semester one (Fall Entry), will be sent along with their offer of admission, instructions on how to complete an application for residence. The application process is completed online. The application must be completed by the published deadline, to guarantee a space in one of the residence living environments. Students are also required to submit a residence deposit by the same deadline to remain eligible for the housing guarantee.

    Ques. How to find out if the application has been accepted?

    Ans. If the university has received the student's mid-term grade data and estimated final results by March 1, they will receive an admission decision prior to May. For applications completed after March 1, offers of admission will be made on an ongoing basis.

    Ques. Is it necessary to purchase travel insurance?

    Ans. Students are required to purchase comprehensive travel health insurance through Guard Me Insurance portal if they are traveling as part of an official study abroad program. They are also recommended to buy this insurance if they are traveling for other activities.

    Ques. What financial services are available to students?

    Ans. In addition to scholarships and bursaries, the University also provides assistance through the Work-Study Program and Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program. The University also provides employment opportunities for nearly 3,000 of its students. Student Financial Services offers a comprehensive program of services designed to assist students with the financial considerations associated with post-secondary education. 

    Ques. Are admission accepted for semesters other than the fall?

    Ans. Admission to Semester One of a degree program is available in the Fall semester only. External transfer applicants who are coming from other institutions are eligible to apply to some programs for Winter and Spring entry. Consideration of available programs is subject to space availability. Only those students who have completed post-secondary studies (college/university) as of the Document Deadline are considered by the university.

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