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University of Guelph-Humber



In 2002, the University of Guelph-Humber was established as a partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Students earn both a four-year honour's degree from the University of Guelph and a diploma from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning concurrently, after four years of full-time study.

The university offers seven focused four-year undergraduate programs: Business, Early Childhood Studies, Family and Community Social Services, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Media and Communication Studies, and Psychology. All programs offer placements or internships ranging from a minimum of 100 hours to over 850 hours throughout the four years. The University of Guelph-Humber is located in Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities, providing students with many opportunities for unique and interesting placements.

With a close-knit community of approximately 5,000 students, the average class size is only 49 students. This allows for students and faculty to interact, contributing to a supportive and collaborative setting. A unique research assistantship program sees undergraduate students working as paid research assistants along with faculty on research projects, giving students a rare opportunity to hone their research skills and boost their employability.

With a day-long orientation and other new student events, international students are supported in their transition. International students may receive an International Student Entrance Scholarship, worth between CAD 2,000 and CAD 8,500. Students have an academic advisor to assist with program-related questions and study guidance a field placement coordinator to support them through placement and a career services coordinator to help with employment and career guidance. Getting involved on campus is easy with the help of Student Life staff.

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What's new

What's new

The University of Guelph-Humber Business team won first prize at the CFO Case Study Competition in South Africa. Over 1,950 students from 550 teams competed representing 85 universities from 46 countries around the world.

This was the first time in the competition's history that a North American team had won, receiving a unanimous decision from all of the judges. Team members Daniel Bielak, Shirin Monga, Emma Lal and Michael Persaud competed against teams from Nigeria, South Africa, Germany, Finland and the UK in to win the final round.

Dr. George Bragues, Assistant Vice-Provost and Business Program Head emphasized the success saying, ''Alongside our victory at the Network of International Business Schools Case Competition in February 2019, this achievement further solidifies the status of the University of Guelph-Humber as a global force in the business case competition arena. It is a testament to the excellence of our instructors in providing the educational foundations for our team's victory in South Africa.''

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

As a result of the unique partnership of the two institutions, professors and instructors at the University of Guelph-Humber come from either the University of Guelph or Humber College. Teaching staff are industry experts, many of whom have completed extensive research. They remain active within their profession to ensure their knowledge is as current and relevant as possible to avoid sharing outdated theories or practices.

Professors actively encourage critical thinking, informed discussion and knowledge sharing among students in the learning environment. With small class sizes students have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty, encouraging deeper learning. Faculty expertise is of great benefit to students who receive the highest quality instruction and access to the latest research, all of which equips them for employment in their chosen profession or for further study.

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Students earn an Honor's Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Business Administration in four years. Students can generalize or focus their studies in one of six topics: accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, or small business management and entrepreneurship.

Early Childhood Studies

Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education in four years. The program focuses on the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children from birth to 12 years.

Community Social Services

Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Social Services and a Social Service Worker Diploma in four years. Students explore current social issues to learn how to deliver impactful services. Student can choose to select an area of emphasis in: youth and family counselling, mental health and addictions or gerontology.

Justice Studies

Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Justice Studies and a diploma in either Community and Justice Services or a diploma in Police Foundations. Students learn about all aspects of the Canadian justice system, law, and criminology.


Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology and a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in four years. Students explore how the body works and how to improve its functioning.

Media and Communication Studies

Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media and Communication Studies and a Diploma in Media Communications. Students learn how to communicate and can specialize in one of the following areas: digital marketing and social media, media management and analytics, multimedia journalism, public relations or visual communication.


Students earn an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, a General Arts and Science Diploma, and an optional certificate in either Intercultural Relations, Organizational Behaviour or Research Skills and Analysis. Students study topics such as development and aging, learning difficulties, ethics, culture, neuroscience and abnormal psychology.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The University of Guelph-Humber lists specific entry requirements for international students dependent on a student's nationality. In order to apply, students would need to have achieved a similar standard required for admission to universities in their country. For example, students applying from Ethiopia are required to have taken the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination with a minimum result of 78 to 80 percent.

International applicants should refer to the university's International Applicant web page to view all admission requirements. Each program has subject-specific requirements for which international students are asked to submit senior level courses at the advanced level. If English is not a student's first language, or a student has studied the English language for less than four years, proof of English proficiency is required.

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The university has a wide range of excellent facilities for students to use across campus.


Students have access to the Humber Athletics Centre that offers varsity sports for the Humber Hawks and recreational facilities for team leagues and individual interests. Facilities include three gyms, a weight and cardio room, and multi-purpose sports fields. Students have the opportunity to play varsity sports for either the University of Guelph Gryphons or the Humber College Hawks.

Medical and Dental Care

The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre hosts the Health Centre, Counselling Services and Accessible Learning Services. There is also a Dental Clinic on campus.

Clubs and Societies

There are many clubs and societies for students to get involved with. These vary from the Architectural Design Student Association and Korean Drama Club, to the Psych Society and Women in Business Society.


Students can live on campus in residence which is made up of three buildings overlooking the picturesque Humber Arboretum. Residence facilities include a laundry room, communal spaces and kitchens, a dining hall, and an exercise room. All rooms are single rooms, and there are also suite style rooms.

Rooms and Study Space

The University of Guelph-Humber offers a variety of study spaces including: the Learning Commons area with individual and group spaces, quiet study rooms, and practice presentation rooms.


The University of Guelph-Humber has specific library staff to assist students with library resources. Through the University of Guelph and Humber College, students have access to extensive online and in-print collections.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

International Student Entrance Scholarship

The International Student Entrance Scholarship can award students scholarships for tuition funding of CAD 2,000 to CAD 8,500. Student's grades are converted to Canadian equivalencies for scholarship consideration. All international students applying to the University of Guelph-Humber for full-time study with a final admission average of 75 percent or higher will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

If awarded this scholarship, the funds are automatically transferred into the student's university account in two payments. The first payment is made at the beginning of the academic year in autumn and the second payment is made in the beginning of the winter semester. Students will only receive the payments if registered as a full-time student in each semester. For more information on the scholarship and funding opportunities available, as well as the criteria, students are encouraged to visit the university website.

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Fun with Extracurriculars
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Media Broadcast Room
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Central Staircase in Atrium
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Justice Studies in CSI Room
Learn Counselling Skills
Modern Classroom Tools
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Guelph-Humber Building
Toronto Ontario 207 Humber College Blvd.
The University of Guelph-Humber was the first in Ontario to offer an opportunity to earn both a university honours degree and diploma in four years of full-time study in one location when UofGH opened its doors in 2002. Years later, what continues to make UofGH unique is the integration of theory and workplace experience in all of its programs. A collaboration between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, UofGH was founded on the principle of integrating experiential learning opportunities into the traditional academic curriculum.

The university offers various programs in the disciplines such as business, health, education, media studies, psychology etc. With only 4,900 students at the University, students will be a part of a close-knit group of students, staff and professors. The average class size is 49 students. They will be recognized on campus and welcomed. Because the University is located on Humber?s North Campus in Toronto and it share facilities with Humber, students are part of a larger community of 20,000 Humber students.

The University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College are located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the ?Place of the Black Alders? in the Mississauga language, the region is uniquely situated along the Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions.
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