105 – Saint Paul University

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Last updated: September 19, 2019

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Saint Paul University

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Saint Paul University (est. 1848) is the founding college of the University of Ottawa. A bilingual institution with a population of approximately 1,000 students, Saint Paul University offers undergraduate and graduate study programs.

Saint Paul University is known for its small class sizes, residence, personalized service, diverse student population, international vision, solid reputation, rich history and Catholic intellectual tradition.

Read more about our programs.

Applicants who have previously studied at Saint Paul University must use the Saint Paul University online application form.

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Entry Points

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Application Deadlines

  • Application deadline for Fall Admission (September): June 1

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Admission Scholarships

The Saint Paul University admission scholarship program automatically provides between $500 and $3,500 to all eligible full-time students with an average of 80% or more who are studying in any of our undergraduate programs. This scholarship is awarded at the time of admission.

This scholarship is awarded automatically to all qualified students. It has the possibility of renewal for the following 3 years at the same amount offered at the time of admission provided the student maintains full-time registration and a minimum CGPA of 8.5. Application is not required for this scholarship; all eligible students are automatically evaluated for this award.

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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 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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Supplementary Administrative Fee

All applicants (except those who are currently attending their final year in a Canadian high school or a CEGEP program in the province of Quebec) are required to pay a $90 non-refundable administrative fee directly to the OUAC.

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University Transfers

Applications for transfer are accepted by all undergraduate programs. The minimum admission average is 70%. You must submit official transcripts for the last 2 years of high school and for all postsecondary institutions attended.

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

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College and CEGEP Transfers

Are you currently enrolled in a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or CEGEP? Once you complete your college program, you can continue your studies through one of Saint Paul University’s undergraduate programs.

Discover our transfer agreements that allow applicants to receive up to 60 equivalency credits.

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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

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Study Permit

For international applicants, it is strongly recommended that you contact your local Canadian Embassy or High Commission before applying for details about student permit application procedures and the length of time required to process the application.

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Mature Applicants

If you do not meet the normal admission requirements, it is possible to apply as a mature applicant, 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) or
  4. meet the specific prerequisites of the program requested.

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Contact Information

Saint Paul University
Guigues Hall, Room 154
223 Main Street
Ottawa ON  K1S 1C4

Telephone: 613‑236‑1393
Toll‑free: 1‑800‑637‑6859
Fax: 613‑782‑3014
Email: admission@ustpaul.ca

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