University of Guelph

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International Development Studies

University of Guelph

Faculty:College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,612
International: $32,594

The total tuition and fees for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters.


The program in International Development Studies (IDS) explores the nature and impacts of economic and social development, in Canada and across the globe, from an interdisciplinary perspective. It equips students with the theoretical understanding and analytical and practical skills needed to bring about positive and inclusive change in the world. Students completing a degree in IDS have the skills to tackle complex global problems as needed to promote social justice as citizens and in careers across the public and private sectors and in civil society organizations.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 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 English (ENG4U), and 5 additional 4U or 4M courses.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit:

* 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.

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