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University of Guelph

Address: 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

Description University of Guelph

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Number of students: 26,000
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: state university.

In 1874, the Guelph School of Agriculture was established by decree of the government of Ontario, which in 1964 grew into a higher educational institution. Over 50 years of work in this capacity, the university has graduated more than 120,000 qualified specialists living in 150 countries of the world. Nowadays, the university has 26,000 students, more than 2,000 teachers, 6 faculties, and many short-term courses.

The University of Guelph has an impeccable reputation, annually it occupies high positions in Canadian and world rankings:

  • In 2016, ranked fourth in the ranking of the best universities in Canada according to Maclean's
  • In student voting - second place in the country
  • Guelph University entered the top three universities in the country according to Globe and Mail
  • He took a position in the range from 351 to 400 in the Shanghai ranking of the best universities in the world and in the Times ranking.

An English language certificate (English Language Certificate Program) is available at the university. ELCP is:

  • 25 language lessons per week - 5 per day
  • Small study groups - up to 15 people
  • Duration of classes - 50 minutes
  • Communication with native speakers every week
  • Free city bus ticket
  • Minimum language level for admission - Elementary
  • Duration of courses - 7 or 14 weeks.

Before starting the courses, students are tested, according to the results of which they are divided into groups. After completing the course and passing the final exam, students receive a certificate allowing them to enter Canadian universities.

In addition to bachelor's and master's degree programs, short-term programs work at the University of Guelfa:

  • Family therapy
  • Business
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Theory and practice of communication
  • Environmental protection
  • Equestrian Management
  • Property Management
  • Hospitality
  • Personnel Management
  • Information, privacy and access management
  • Information and Communications Technology Management
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Writing
  • Horse breeding
  • School administrator.

According to analysts, the most powerful specialties of the university are economics and agriculture.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Guelph

Program name


  • Age: 17+
  • Duration of study: 6-7 semesters
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Form of study: full-time.


  • Mathematical sciences
  • Economy
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Commerce.
from 7 561 $CAD / semester

Accommodation, housing and food

Two options for accommodation are available for students at Guelf University: on campus dorms or in the family.

The institution collaborates with different Canadian families. Each student can choose a temporary house according to criteria such as the presence or absence of children, the area of the house, the presence or absence of a private bathroom, the number of people living at the same time. All students living in families are guaranteed three meals a day and a separate room.

Another accommodation option is a hostel:

  • Students are housed in modern townhouses.
  • Each townhouse has 2-4 bedrooms, in each of which one person
  • In use - kitchen, bathroom, parking, laundry, shared lounge, dressing room
  • The residence is guarded around the clock
  • Free Internet access is available.

Events University of Guelph

Education at the University of Guelph is famous for its rich student life, an abundance of clubs and circles. Each student can choose a company of interest. Each semester, the efforts of students and management are organized:

  • Bus tours to Niagara Falls
  • Trips to Toronto Zoo and Amusement Parks
  • Skating and skiing at a local ski resort
  • River canoeing
  • Toronto Sightseeing Tours
  • Visiting parks, museums.


  • The University ranks first in Canada in the amount of funds invested in the development of research activities: annually this amount is about $ 80 million
  • Qualified teaching staff, 12 members of which are members of the Royal Society
  • Internships in leading companies in the world
  • The authority of the educational institution on the world stage
  • More than 90% of graduates are employed within 6 months after graduation
  • Large selection of long-term and short-term study programs
  • Opportunity to improve the level of English
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Full student life.

Equipment University of Guelph

Guelph University has three campus in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown. The main campus is Guelph, which main attraction is a 134 hectare arboretum with more than 40 plant collections.

The most active scientific work in the country is carried out on the basis of the educational institution. About $ 200,000 per year is allocated for each member of the research society. Research centers, laboratories, institutes work: all structures are equipped with the latest equipment, part of which was developed and introduced for the first time at the university itself.

For students there are libraries, cafes, restaurants, shops, a medical center, sports complexes and a gym, a post office and a bank branch.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can start short-term courses all year round, undergraduate programs traditionally begin in September, and English courses start every 7 weeks. Additional costs include payment of accommodation, meals, travel to the educational building.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student at the University of Guelf, an applicant must provide:

  • Certificate of general secondary education and a copy with a certified translation
  • A copy of an identity document with a certified translation
  • Motivation letter
  • Certificate of English Proficiency at IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 80
  • Application addressed to the principal.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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