105 – University of Ottawa

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Last updated: September 19, 2017

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About the University of Ottawa

The University is located in the heart of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. You are within walking distance of the Parliament buildings, museums, libraries 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.


Entry Points

  • Fall (September) for all undergraduate programs.
  • Winter (January) for programs from the faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.
  • Summer (May) for the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management. Apply directly through the University.

Deadlines for Submitting Applications and all Required Documentation for Fall entry

March 1:

  • Visual Arts (BFA & Major)
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technology (admission in third year)

April 1:

  • Digital Journalism (joint program with Algonquin College)
  • Music (BMus)
  • Music and Science (integrated program)
  • Public Relations (joint program with Algonquin College)
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • All other programs for international applicants
  • Social Work (offered in French only)

May 1:

  • Civil Law (offered in French only)

June 1:

  • All other programs

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Language of Instruction

If you wish to apply to programs where the language of instruction is French, you must refer to the French section of the 105 Application Guide and use the appropriate program codes.

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French Immersion Studies/Extended French Stream

If you studied French as a second language in an English high school or CEGEP, you have an opportunity to obtain your bachelor’s degree with the “French immersion” designation for many programs, or the “Extended French Stream” designation for programs offered by the Faculty of Science.

This option is tailored to the personal linguistic objectives of all students aspiring to improve or perfect their French-language skills.

Find more information about French immersion studies.

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Supplementary Administrative Fee

All applicants (except those who are currently attending final year of a Canadian high school or a CEGEP program in the province of Quebec) are required to pay an $85 non‑refundable administrative fee directly to the OUAC.

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University Transfers

Applications for transfer are accepted by most undergraduate programs but spaces in second, third and fourth year are limited. The minimum admission average varies according to the program. You must submit official transcripts for the last 3 years of high school and for all postsecondary institutions attended.

Advanced standing may be granted for completed course work pertinent to your program of studies.

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Mature Applicants

If you do not meet the normal requirements you may be admitted as regular degree students provided you:

  1. are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  2.  have not been engaged in full‑time studies for a minimum period of 2 consecutive years;
  3.  are considered, by the Admissions Committee, to hold promise of academic success (part‑time studies or relevant experience);
  4.   meet the specific prerequisites of the program requested.

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Language Requirements for International Applicants

Test Required Overall Score Required Score in Written English Section
TOEFL Internet-based: 86
Computer-based: 237
Paper-based: 580
Internet-based: 22
Computer-based: 4.5
Paper-based: 4.5
University of Ottawa CanTEST Averaged listening and reading: 4.5 4
IELTS 6.5 6.5
EPT (MELAB) 90 85
CAEL 70 60
PTE 60 60

If you fall short of the required scores you may be admitted conditionally, subject to increasing your mastery of English by taking compulsory intensive or semi‑intensive courses offered by the University of Ottawa Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

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Visa Applications

Before applying, it is strongly recommended that you contact your local Canadian Embassy or High Commission for details about student visa application procedures and the length of time required to process a visa application.

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Contact Information

University of Ottawa
InfoAdmissions
Tabaret Hall
75 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

Telephone: 613‑562‑5315
Toll‑free: 1‑877‑868‑8292, ext. 5315
Fax: 613‑562‑5790
Email: admissions@uOttawa

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