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International Student Admissions

The official secondary school graduation certificate that would admit you to an internationally recognized university in your home country is normally acceptable. 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

Application & Supporting Documents Deadlines:

  • Apply at ontariocolleges.ca by March 1 (Feb 1 for Vet Tech Diploma Program)
  • Supporting Documents (Transcripts, English Proficiency etc.) by April 1 (Feb 28 for Vet Tech Diploma Program)
  • Post-secondary transcripts must be assessed by World Education Services (WES). Both credential and course-by-course assessments are required.

Official documents should come directly from the issuing institution or accreditation body in their official sealed envelope. Where English translations are needed, please have them verified and sent by the issuing academic institution.

English proficiency

Deadline: April 1

Applicants will be required to present evidence of English proficiency if:

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

English as a Second Language Assessment Testing

Acceptable English Proficiency Tests

IELTS International English Language Testing System ielts.org Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment cael.ca Minimum overall band score of 70
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language toefl.org Internet based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score of less than 21. Computer based: minimum score of 250. Paper-based: minimum score of 600. Test of written English: with a score of 5
MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery isa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab Minimum overall score of 85 including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3
PTE Pearson Test of English pearsonpte.com Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components
ELCP Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program eslguelph.ca esl@uoguelph.ca Successful completion of the University of Guelph’s Open Learning Advanced level ELCP (levels 9 and 10) is also considered an acceptable form of testing

International Tuition and Fees – Canadian Dollars ($CAD)

Costs estimate for Year 1 of program Tuition and Fees (including textbooks) Residence (double room) Meal Plan Personal Living Expenses Total Cost
Associate Diploma in Agriculture $13,251 $2,494 $2,800 $3,000 $21,545
Associate Diploma in Environmental Managment $13,397 $2,494 $2,800 $3,000 $21,691
Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management $12,901 no residence
Yr. 1
no meal plan
Yr. 1
varies by
$12,901 Tution
and fees only
Associate Diploma in Horticulture $13,669 $2,484 $2,800 $3,000 $21,963
Associate Diploma in Vet Tech Conventional $15,874 $2,494 $2,800 $3,000 $24,141
Associate Diploma in Vet. Tech Alternative $18,968 n/a n/a n/a $18,968 Tution
and fees only
Performance Horse Handler Certificate $23,391 n/a n/a n/a $23,391 Tution
and fees only
Veterinary Office Administration Certificate $21,632 $2,494 $2,800 $3,000 $29,926


All estimates based on 2017/2018 fees. Actual costs may be higher.
International Students must also purchase Health Insurance for an additional fee.

Page reviewed 02/06/2018