Other Methods of Payment

Computer with date of June 1


The following options are recommended for international students without a Canadian bank account. 

Credit Card - *Preferred Choice*

Credit card payment is available for international students where applicants do not have a Canadian bank account. To arrange payment, email housing@uoguelph.ca and ask us to set up your Residence Application to allow for a credit card payment.  Once activated, you can log back into the Housing Portal and make a credit card payment for your deposit directly in your Residence Application.


If you are unable to pay by credit card, the following options are available: 


Money Order, Bank Draft, or Certified Cheques

You can pay your residence deposit with a money order, bank draft or certified cheque made payable to University of Guelph. Your bank or credit union will be able to prepare this for you and there is usually a fee.

Write your student ID number on the check, money order or bank draft once you have purchased it. We recommend that you use a courier service (such as Purolator or FedEx) to send the deposit to us as it must reach our office before the deadline.

Please mail the payment to:

Residence Admissions Office
Student Housing Services
Maritime Hall
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph ON N1G 2W1


Wire Transfers

Please make sure your student ID number and your name are included; also note on the form that the payment is for your room deposit. You may have to pay fees both to your bank and to the bank that receives the transferred money, so check with your bank.

If you wish to send money to the University of Guelph by wire transfer, the banking information is:

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
St.George's Square,
Box 578
Guelph,ON, N1H 6K9
phone #: 519-766-6400

Transit# 00052
Account # 8774315
CIBC Institution Number: 010
NOTE: Some financial institutions specifically require information in the format //CC001000052

Beneficiary: University of Guelph
IBAN # (if required): CC0010000528774315

Please ensure that the student's name and I.D. number are included.

Please add a minimum of $30 for bank service charges.