105 – Saint Paul University
University program information changes regularly. Refer to the application and the university’s website for the most up-to-date details.
- About Saint Paul University
- Entry Points
- Application Deadline
- Admission Scholarships
- Language of Instruction
- Second-language Proficiency
- Supplementary Administrative Fee
- University Transfers
- College and CEGEP Transfers
- Language Requirements for International Applicants
- Study Permit
- Mature Applicants
- Contact Information
About 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 1,200 students, we offer undergraduate and graduate study programs.
We are known for our small class sizes, residence, personalized service, diverse student population, international vision, solid reputation, rich history and Catholic intellectual tradition.
Applicants who have previously studied at Saint Paul University must use the Saint Paul University online application form.
- Fall (September) for all undergraduate programs.
- Winter (January) for all undergraduate programs: Apply directly through the University.
- Summer (May) for all undergraduate programs: Apply directly through the University.
- Application deadline for fall admission (September): June 1, 2023
Our admission scholarship program automatically provides between $500 and $3,000 to all eligible full-time students with an average of 80% or more who are studying in any of our Honours Bachelor’s programs. We award this non-renewable scholarship at the time of admission.
We award this scholarship automatically to all qualified students. An application is not required for this scholarship; we assess all eligible applicants and notify recipients.
We also offer a Studying in French scholarship of $1,500 for international students newly registered full-time in an Honours Bachelor’s program offered in French. This scholarship is granted for a maximum of 4 years based on 8 sessions. Students who receive this scholarship are not eligible for the Admission Scholarships.
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.
Proficiency in French does not affect admission. With the exception of language courses, you may write your work and answer exam questions in the official language of your choice. Second-language courses are optional.
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) must pay a $90 non-refundable administrative fee directly to the OUAC.
We accept applications for transfer for 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.
We may grant advanced standing for completed course work pertinent to your program of study.
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 our undergraduate programs.
Discover our transfer agreements that allow applicants to receive up to 60 equivalency credits.
Language Requirements for International Applicants
|Test||Required Overall Score||Required Score in Written English Section|
|Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)||70||60|
|International English Language Test Service (IELTS)||6.5||6.5|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||60||60|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)||Internet-based: 86
|University of Ottawa CanTEST||Averaged listening and reading: 4.5||4|
For international applicants, we strongly recommend 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.
If you do not meet the normal admission requirements, it is possible to apply as a mature applicant, provided you:
- Are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant),
- Have not been engaged in full-time studies for a minimum period of 2 consecutive years,
- Are considered, by the Admissions Committee, to hold promise of academic success (part-time studies or relevant experience) or
- Meet the specific prerequisites of the program requested.
Saint Paul University
Guigues Hall, Room 148
223 Main Street
Ottawa ON K1S 1C4