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International Student Admissions

Ridgetown Campus welcomes international student applications to all of our diploma and certificate programs!

The official secondary school (high school) graduation certificate/diploma that would admit you to an internationally-recognized university in your home country is normally acceptable for applications to our programs.

For further details on out-of-country admission requirements, including the General Certificate of Education (GCE), please refer to our website at admission.uoguelph.ca/international

Applying to Programs & Supporting Documents Required:

  • All program applications go through ontariocolleges.ca, with an application deadline of March 1 (Veterinary Technology Feb 1)
  • Supporting documentation (Assessed/translated transcripts, English Proficiency scores) must be submitted by April 1 (Veterinary Technology Feb 14)
  • Official documents should come directly from the issuing institution or accreditation body. Where English translations are needed, please have the verified documents supplied for consideration.
  • Post-secondary transcripts must be assessed by World Education Services (WES). Both a credentialed assessment and a course-by-course assessment is required. Supporting documentation can be sent directly to Ridgetown Campus Registrar’s office or to www.ontariocolleges.ca, to be posted to the applicant’s application profile.

International Tuition and Fees

International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $14,022
Residence (double room) $2,649
Meal Plan $3,190
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost $22,861
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $14,226
Residence (double room) $2,649
Meal Plan $3,190
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost $23,065
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $13,768
Residence (double room) no residence Yr. 1
Meal Plan no residence Yr. 1
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost Total Varies
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $14,430
Residence (double room) $2,649
Meal Plan $3,190
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost $23,269
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $17,960
Residence (double room) $2,649
Meal Plan $3,190
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost $26,799
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $16,416
Residence (double room) n/a
Meal Plan n/a
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost Total Varies
International Fee Approximate Year 1 Costs In CAD
Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) $24,048
Residence (double room) $2,649
Meal Plan $3,190
Personal Living Expenses $3,000
Estimated Total Cost $33,887

English Proficiency Requirements

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if:

  • your primary or first language is not English, and
  • you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to you if you do not demonstrate satisfactory facility in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma where English was the language of instruction. 

Acceptable English Proficiency Tests

Test Competence Level
International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)

Minimum overall band score of 70

*Please note that the University of Guelph will be accepting the CAEL Online Test for Fall 2021 admission only and will re-evaluate the opportunity for future use

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21

TOEFL iBT®  Special Home Edition

Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21

*Please note that the University of Guelph will be accepting TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition for Fall 2021 admission only and will re-evaluate the opportunity for future use

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Minimum overall score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).
Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169.
Duolingo English Test*

Minimum overall score of 110

If you contact the Educational Testing Services (ETS), ask to have your TOEFL result sent to Admission Services. The Institution Code for the University of Guelph is 0892.