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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. You should include, among your senior level courses, specific subjects that are required for admission to the program of your choice. Particular attention is paid to performance in program prerequisites. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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.

Applicants should ensure that they apply prior to March 1st and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than April 1st for admission consideration.

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.

Applicants required to meet the English proficiency requirement must do so by submitting the required scores for testing in IELTS, CAEL, TOEFL, MELAB, PTE or ELCP – scores can be found on our website at admission.uoguelph.ca/EnglProf. Test results dated more than two years prior to application for admission will not be considered.

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) is considered an acceptable form of testing for English Proficiency. For more information visit www.eslguelph.ca or contact esl@uoguelph.ca

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 $12,734 $2,450 $2,744 $3,000 $20,982
Associate Diploma in Environmental Managment $13,079 $2,450 $2,744 $3,000 $21,273
Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management $14,700 no residence
Yr. 1
no meal plan
Yr. 1
varies by
$14,700 Tution
and fees only
Associate Diploma in Horticulture $12,872 $2,450 $2,744 $3,000 $21,066
Associate Diploma in Vet Tech Conventional $15,568 $2,450 $2,744 $3,000 $23,762
Associate Diploma in Vet. Tech Alternative $15,234 n/a n/a n/a $15,234 Tution
and fees only
Performance Horse Handler Certificate $22,330 n/a n/a n/a $23,330 Tution
and fees only
Veterinary Office Administration Certificate $23,382 $2,450 $2,744 $3,000 $31,576


All estimates based on 2016/2017 fees. Actual costs may be higher.
International Students must also purchase Health Insurance for an additional fee.

Page reviewed 12/08/2016