In 1964, three founding colleges - the Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinary College and Macdonald Institute - were combined to create the University of Guelph. Situated in southwestern Ontario, our beautiful 330-hectare campus supports a community of over 20,500 undergraduate and 2500 graduate students, including over 1200 international students from around the world. Our students benefit from an innovative curriculum that spans the arts, humanities, commerce, physical and natural sciences, and social sciences. The University has over 800 full-time faculty and students are also supported by more than 2,100 full-time staff. University of Guelph is consistently ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive universities due to our commitment to student success and innovative research. In recent International Student Barometer surveys, UofG ranked No. 1 for overall learning, living and student support, and had the highest overall average among participating universities in Ontario and Canada.
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of 131 ,000 people with a lively downtown, great shopping and a dynamic cultural scene. Surrounded by rolling hills, Guelph is only a one-hour drive or bus ride from Toronto. The city is very student-friendly, with easy public transportation and a welcoming community feeling. Characterized by fine stone architecture, many buildings in Guelph date back to the 19th century. The Speed and Eramosa Rivers which pass through Guelph are surrounded by beautiful parks and are an ideal place for walking, biking, or even canoeing and kayaking. Guelph features a variety of cafés and restaurants with flavours from around the world, as well as a number of well-known music and art festivals throughout the year. A trip to the downtown Farmer’s Market with its array of fresh fruit, vegetables, cooking and crafts is a favourite for many visitors.
Language(s) of Instruction: Courses for incoming exchange students are offered in English.
Semester Dates: Fall Semester: September - December / Winter Semester: January - April
Course Offerings: https://calendar.uoguelph.ca/undergraduate-calendar/course-descriptions/ (Courses with "F" at the end are usually held in Fall Courses with 'W' at the end are usually held in Winter Courses with "U" at the end are offered occasionally)
Exchange Places: 1 Bachelor/1 Master
Double Degree: No
Costs: There are no additional tuition costs. Additional costs that must be considered are accommodations, meals, and cost of living.
Student Housing: Two types of student housing are available:
Student Support: The university provides a range of support services to exchange students, including:
Students with Disabilities: http://www.uoguelph.ca/csd
Estimated CO₂ emissions for round-trip plane travel from Frankfurt Airport
Number of trees that must be planted to cancel out this CO₂ emission
Heilbronn University is committed to the continuous improvement of environmental performance as a component of sustainable development. For the university, protecting the environment means avoiding risks to people and the environment, continuously reducing resource and energy consumption and minimizing emissions and waste, so that the university makes its contribution to sustainable development.
Learn more about how you can lessen the environmental affects of studying abroad here.