101 – University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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Last updated: October 3, 2017

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About UOIT


The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market‑driven requirements of employers. Upon graduation, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.

Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering; business and information technology; computational science; alternative and sustainable energy; nuclear engineering; law enforcement; manufacturing; and community/public health, to name a few.

UOIT’s unique and technology‑rich teaching and learning environment challenges you to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery, and prepares you to excel in the global, knowledge‑driven economy of the 21st century. At UOIT, the possibilities are endless.

Special Characteristics

  • Designed by award‑winning architects, UOIT’s 2 beautiful, student‑centred campus locations include brand-new facilities and academic buildings; a residence village; and welcoming outdoor spaces.
  • UOIT students have many opportunities to apply their knowledge in real‑world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, including but not limited to, Durham Region Police Service (DRPS), General Motors (GM), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and SickKids, there are a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available, such as Capstone projects, practicums, co‑ops, internships and undergraduate research opportunities.

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Admission Requirements

Regardless of educational background, all applicants to undergraduate programs must have specific prerequisite subject knowledge for their intended program of study. Review the prerequisite subjects for each program and other program‑specific requirements.

The specific grade average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. UOIT  selects students by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and relevance to the academic program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

You must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of six 4U/M credits or equivalent, including credits and courses that satisfy the academic prerequisites of specific programs. You must also present a competitive admissions average.

UOIT will use the highest grade obtained in a course to calculate your admissions average.

Faculties may also require additional assessment of the suitability of a student for admission. This may include, but is not limited to: personal and professional characteristic assessments, supplemental application documents, and admission interviews.

If your grades were affected by exceptional circumstances that you can document, you are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s office with the appropriate information. View information about exceptional circumstance.

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English‑Language Requirements

You must provide proof of English‑language proficiency.

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UOIT works to ensure equal access to all academically qualified students and encourages applications from members of visible minorities and/or individuals with disabilities.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers a number of valuable services to students with all types of disabilities, including students who are blind or have low vision, who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those with a physical, mental health, medical or learning disability as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides financial assistance to supplement your financial contributions to your education. You may apply online.

By completing an OSAP application, you are automatically assessed for loan assistance from both the federal and provincial governments.

If you are a Canadian student applying from provinces outside of Ontario, you should contact the financial assistance agencies in your home province.

There is also a substantial bursary program to aid students facing financial hardships. From emergency funds to long term assistance, the university works with you to find solutions through bursaries and/or on‑campus employment opportunities suited to your individual circumstances.

 Find more information about financial assistance online or call 905‑721‑3190.

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Scholarships and Awards

UOIT acknowledges the accomplishments of many students admitted to the university through the presentation of awards of recognition for outstanding academic achievement. These awards are given to students entering directly from a Canadian high school. An application is not required.

In addition, we recognize students’ academic achievements during their undergraduate program. If you achieved a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during the previous year and are returning to full‑time study, you are automatically awarded a scholarship.

UOIT also offers scholarships that require completion of an application. The Founder’s, President’s and Chancellor’s scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. These scholarships are renewable and are valued from $24,000 to $36,000. Applications must be submitted by March 3, 2018.

In support of the FIRST mission, UOIT is offering the FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Scholarship, a $12,000 merit‑based scholarship. Applications for this scholarship must be submitted by March 15, 2018.

The Joyce Foundation Success Award supports first-year students from Durham Region and Northumberland County who have demonstrated financial need. Each year, two bursaries of $4,000 each will be awarded to students from a high school in Durham Region or Northumberland County who are entering full-time undergraduate studies in any UOIT faculty. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2018.

View detailed information about UOIT scholarships and awards.

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Deferral Policy

If you are offered admission, you may apply to defer your application for 1 year, provided you accept your offer and meet all of the conditions of your offer of admission.

When an application is deferred, it is reassessed for admissibility on a competitive basis in the relevant admission period. A request for deferral must be made before the end of the regular registration period, for the specific application term. Competitive programs may have earlier deadlines. View the deferral application form.

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Residence Accommodation

UOIT guarantees first‑year students a place in residence provided that you accept UOIT’s offer of admission and apply to residence by the June 1, 2018 deadline.

Residence offers three styles of suites for accommodation. Every suite has cable television, high‑speed internet access, a work area and telephone. Modern on‑site laundry facilities and light housekeeping services are also available. Visit the Residence website for more information.

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Visiting UOIT

The best way to experience UOIT is to participate in one of our campus tours. Register for your tour online.

Twice a year we host Open House events and invite you to meet current students, staff and faculty, and learn more about our market‑oriented academic programs and dynamic student life at UOIT.

Open Houses will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Visit the Open House website to register and view the event schedule.

Virtual Tour

If you cannot make it to campus, you can join UOIT for a virtual tour of either campus location.

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Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa ON L1H 7K4

Telephone: 905‑721‑3190
Fax: 905‑721‑3178
Email: futurestudent@uoit.ca
Website: www.uoit.ca

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