About the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships:
The University of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships were established in memory of Dr. C. John Small, OAC BSA ’42, Hon D. Law ’75, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to international service. Applicants can apply to the Centre for International Programs by May 1 for a visit during the upcoming Fall or Winter semesters, along with the required supporting documentation listed below.
About the University of Guelph:
The University of Guelph, abbreviated as U of G, is a large public research institution located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1964 through the amalgamation of the Ontario Agricultural College (1874), the MacDonald Institute (1903), and the Ontario Veterinary College (1922). Since then, it has evolved into an institution with nearly 30,000 students (including those at the Humber campus, Ridgetown campus, off-campus degree enrollments, diploma enrollments, and part-time students) and 830 full-time faculty members (academic staff) as of fall 2019 (including those at the Humber campus and Ridgetown campus). The university offers a wide range of academic programs, including 94 undergraduate degrees, 48 graduate programs, and 6 associate degrees across various fields of study.
In 2021, the University of Guelph’s veterinary medical program was ranked as the fifth-best globally and the top program in Canada. In Maclean’s “University Rankings 2021” in the Comprehensive category, the University of Guelph was ranked fourth in Canada, first in research spending, and first in student satisfaction. The institution is known for its undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree offerings, as well as its substantial research contributions.
The university’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program holds the top research index in Canada, according to the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. Additionally, the University of Guelph is ranked 50th globally by Times Higher Education among the best 100 institutions of higher learning under 50 years old, and it has a strong focus on biological sciences. The main university campus spans 1,017 acres (412 hectares) and includes notable architectural structures like the President’s House and Raithby House, constructed with local limestone. The campus features several mid-century modernist buildings, primarily in the Brutalist style, dating back to the 1960s. Prominent gathering spots on campus include complexes designed by architect Josep Lluis Sert, such as the McLaughlin Library and the MacKinnon arts complex. The campus is known for its tree-lined walkways, often bordered by red clay brick paving, and features an arboretum.
Eligibility for the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships:
To be eligible for the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be full-time registered exchange students from a Commonwealth developing nation.
- Be pursuing academic studies or conducting research in the fields of agricultural and rural development.
Interview Date, Process, and Venue for the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships:
The selection process for the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships will be based on the evaluation of:
- A one-page essay outlining the value of the program of study at the partner exchange university for the student visiting Guelph.
- Consistently good performance in completed coursework, as evidenced by a transcript of program grades to date.
- Two faculty references, each of no more than one page.
Procedure for Application:
No separate application is required for the University Of Guelph Commonwealth Scholarships. Scholars will be auto-selected based on the provided criteria. The home university must send a transcript of program grades to date, which will serve as evidence of the applicant’s excellent performance in the completed curriculum.
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