International Students

 

International students who meet the co-op admission requirements for their degree program are welcome to participate in co-operative education at the University of Guelph. Applications to co-op for International students are processed the same way as applications for regular students. Co-op fees are the same for both international and domestic students.

International students are defined as not Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Landed Immigrants and are paying international fees at the University of Guelph.

Admission to co-op for high school International students is based on the following criteria:

 • Click here to be directed to our Admissions Office to learn more.

Admission to co-op for current University of Guelph International students is based on the following criteria:

  • You are in first year of one of the programs that offers co-op.

  • You have a minimum of 70% or higher in your first year courses (meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee your admittance to co-op).

  • You are taking a full-time course load each semester (a minimum of 2.0 credits unless you have an approved accommodation plan due to a disability-related reason).

  • You agree to the schedule of studies for your proposed co-op program as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar, or as approved by your Faculty Advisor and CECS.

  • There is currently space in the co-op program to which you're applying.

Continuation requirements for co-op students include:

  • Maintaining a 70% average across all courses during your first year

  • Taking a full-time course load each semester (a minimum of 2.0 credits unless you have an approved accommodation plan due to a disability-related reason)

  • Following the academic schedule as specified in the Undergraduate Calendar

  • Securing a co-op work permit prior to the beginning of your first co-op employment process.

*Note: In the Undergraduate Calendar, the degree program followed by :C (a colon and the letter C) denotes co-op; for example, MEF:C is co-op.

To Apply:

Depending on the program of interest, applications are accepted in either the Fall or Winter semester and are due by the last class day. You can confirm your application deadline by reviewing the Current University of Guelph Student Co-op Admission Timelines.

As listed above, in-course admission is dependent upon academic achievement, space in the program and agreeing to the schedule of studies as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. If you are not currently in co-op and would like to apply, please follow the application instructions and complete the applicable forms available in the Forms section.

Students applying during or after their second year will not be considered for co-op. Please email recruit@uoguelph.ca if you have any questions.