Please ensure your passport is valid for your entry into Canada and for the duration of your studies.
You need a visa or study permit to study in Canada. Consult your nearest embassy or consulate for details.
Flights must be booked before term placement testing. If you are arriving after placement dates, please contact the English Language Programs (ELP) office for further arrangement.
LOAs must be up to date and for the correct semester of study.
As an international student, you are required to open a bank account upon your arrival in Canada. To get started, bring money--either in cash or bank draft--to a Canadian bank of your choice.
Tuition balance is to be paid upon arrival in Canada. Cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard, cash and debit are accepted methods of payment.
There are four seasons in Canada and it is important that appropriate clothing be worn for each. Consult pre-arrival emails for more information.
It is important to always have access to notarized copies of academic transcripts, diplomas, degrees and/or entrance exam scores for application into university or college.
Please bring a copy of the results from any language tests you have taken, such as TOEFL, IELTS or CAEL.
Please bring passport size photos to acquire an international student card.
Arrangements must be made for living in Canada. Please bring confirmation of information--including your address and phone number--of your living arrangement.
Medical insurance is important and must be activated upon arrival in Canada. Please contact the ELP office for more information.
Check-in is done with the Student Services team in the ELP office before the start of the school term. Information about the first week's schedule, program orientation, medical insurance, the city of Guelph and the University of Guelph will be provided.
If you require any additional information, please contact the ELP office.