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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 www.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 Ridegtown Campus Registrarial Services office or to www.ontariocolleges.ca, to be posted to the applicant’s application profile.

English Proficiency

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 (with results dated no more than 2 years prior to application)

Test Competence Level
IELTS International English Language Testing System ielts.org A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language ets.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
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment cael.ca A minimum overall band score of 70
MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery isa.umich.edu/eli/ A minimum overall score of 85 including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3
PTE Pearson Test of English pearsonpte.com A minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components
ELCP Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/guelph-elp 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

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