University of Guelph

International Development Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Description:Bring about positive change in the world. Explore the nature and impacts of economic and social development in Canada and around the world and gain experience engaging with development organizations. Tackle the big issues like poverty, social justice, food insecurity, gender, inequality and climate change. You can choose from five areas of emphasis: Agriculture and Food Security; Development in the Canadian Context; Development in Fragile Contexts; Environment and Sustainable Development; and Gender and Inclusive Development.
URL:International Development Studies at University of Guelph
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,299

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, and 5 additional courses.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit:
Additional Admission Requirements:
    High school students must have a minimum average of 80% to apply to the co-op program. Once accepted to the University of Guelph, the student must maintain a 70% cumulative average in the first 2 semesters of full-time study in order to continue in the co-op program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 25, 2020

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