University of Guelph

University of Guelph
University of Guelph Greif

The cooperation

The University of Guelph, Ontario, was founded in 1964 through the merger of an agricultural college and a veterinary college and is thus only a few years older than the University of Bremen. With about 28,000 students, it is of comparable size. The spectrum of subjects ranges from the humanities and social sciences, through economics, natural sciences and engineering, to agriculture and veterinary medicine.

Through the Bremen Institute for Quebec and Canada Studies, the University of Bremen established a partnership with the University of Guelph in 2012 and keeps on strengthening this partnership through various channels. The strategic partnership encompasses student exchange between the institutions, research contacts, the exchange of lecturers and doctoral candidates and joint third-party funded projects in several Faculties as well as current plans for a comparative research project on diversity management issues at German and Canadian universities. Prof. Don Bruce, former Dean of Arts of the University of Guelph, has been appointed Research Ambassador of the University of Bremen.


Dipl.-Geogr. Silke Prangemeier

Room: SFG 0320
Phone: +49 421 218-60364

Student Exchanges

As a student you have the opportunity to apply at the University of Bremen for a semester abroad or even a whole year abroad to study at a partner university. The tuition fees are here either completely or at least partially waived.

Small but cozy and full of life, the city of Guelph and its university offers students an unforgettable experience in Canada. A student exchange at Guelph is also a good opportunity to discover more about North America, since travelling to the USA or to other Canadians cities, such as Toronto or Montréal, is easy from Guelph. If you are interested to know more about which kind of experience the University of Guelph can give you, you can read the testimonials of many students who went the University of Guelph as exchange students. You can find those testimonials and more information on how to apply by visiting the website of the Bremen Institute of Canada and Québec Studies (BICQS)

There are funding opportunities available for students who whish to do an exchange semester in Guelph. Some of them you will find at: Scholarships and funding opportunities

Bremen Guelph Lecture Series

In 2017, the Bremen Guelph Lecture Series was launched. Each semester, a guest lecture takes place alternately in Guelph and Bremen.