101 – University of Ottawa

Last updated: October 1, 2020

University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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About the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa – ranked the 176th best university in the world and 7th best in Canada by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 – offers limitless possibilities.

Design a degree as unique as you are. Get a head start on a stellar career by joining the fifth largest co-op program in Canada. Boost your future earnings by learning or perfecting French at the largest French-English bilingual university and one of the top 10 universities in the world that teaches many disciplines in the French language. Benefit from one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country, with $42 million awarded to undergraduate students each year.

The University is located in the heart of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. You are within walking distance of the Parliament buildings, national museums, the Supreme Court of Canada and the National Arts Centre.

You will enjoy a safe and friendly campus and have easy access to the resources of the capital.

Ottawa is one of the most beautiful cities in North America, only a few hours away from Montréal and Toronto.

Over the years, numerous links have been established between the University, research institutes, teaching hospitals, government agencies and employers from the private sector. As a result, University of Ottawa students receive cutting-edge scientific and intellectual training.

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Deadlines for Submitting Applications

March 1, 2021:

  • Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Software Engineering

April 1, 2021:

  • Acting (BFA)
  • Music (BMus)
  • Music and Science (Integrated Program)
  • Social Work (offered in French and French Immersion only)
  • Visual Arts (BFA & Major)

June 1, 2021:

  • All other programs

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Language of Instruction

All our programs, with a few exceptions, are offered in English and French. This provides the possibility to study in English, French or a mixture of both.

If you wish to apply to programs where the language of instruction is French, you must refer to the French section of the 101 application and use the appropriate program codes.

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Second-language Proficiency

Proficiency in French does not affect admission. With the exception of language courses, you write your work and answer exam questions in the official language of your choice. Second-language courses are optional.

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French Immersion

The French Immersion Stream is designed for students who have attended high school in a language other than French, but who, while in high school, have followed a French-as-a-second-language program.

If you studied French as a second language in an English high school, you have an opportunity to obtain your bachelor’s degree with the “French immersion” designation for many programs.

This option is tailored to the personal linguistic objectives of all students aspiring to improve or perfect their French-language skills. This option is not available to students who have completed their studies in a French-language high school.

Read more about the French Immersion Stream.

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Language Requirements for International Applicants

If you are applying for an English-language program and have not completed at least 3 years of full-time study in an institution where English is the only language of instruction (aside from in language courses) in a country where English is an official language, you must submit your official score in 1 of the language tests noted on our website. The official results must be sent directly to us online from the test centre.

Read more about our language requirements.

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Study Permits for International Applicants

We strongly recommended that you contact your local Canadian Embassy or High Commission before applying for details about the international application procedures and the length of time required to process a study permit application. A study permit is required before you arrive to study here.

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Contact Information

InfoAdmission – University of Ottawa
Tabaret Hall
75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

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