Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa is ranked the 137th best university in the world and 7th best in Canada by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.
With our unique bilingual nature, which allows our students to learn, work and live in English, French or both, we are committed to academic excellence and value diversity and inclusion. Each year, thousands of students from more than 145 countries join our community to explore new cultures and ideas.
Last year, more than $116 million dollars in scholarships were allocated to undergraduate students, making our scholarship and bursary program one of the most generous in the country.
We run the fifth-largest co-op program in Canada, our French Immersion program is the best in the country and our students have access to top-notch international exchanges in over 100 countries.
Our picturesque campus in the heart of downtown Ottawa is an ideal setting in which to enjoy an exceptional education. Ottawa consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the world to live in because of its cultural diversity, cost of living and vibrant student life.
We offer 3 admission terms at the undergraduate level:
- Fall, starting in September, for all undergraduate programs.
- Winter, starting in January, for most programs in the faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science and the Telfer School of Management.
- Spring/summer, starting in May or July, for most programs in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences.
Find deadlines and available programs for each term for:
Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
With one of the most generous scholarships and bursary programs in the country, we can help you pay your tuition. Every year, we offer millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries, including to international students.
Offers of Admission
We do not mail offers of admissions. You will receive a PDF of your offer in your uOzone account.
The deadline for accepting the offer will be indicated on your offer letter. Make sure to accept your offer in your OUAC application before the deadline.
We rarely offer extensions for acceptance of an offer. It takes 3-4 weeks to get a decision from the University of Ottawa. Most of our offers are conditional offers, we will not issue a new letter once your admission conditions have been verified.
The Academic Accommodations Service works with the entire university community to provide support to students with temporary or permanent disabilities.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We pride ourselves on being a safe, welcoming university where diversity and inclusion are highly valued. We are firmly committed to working to eliminate all forms of racism, discrimination and harassment. Here are just a few of many groups on campus:
Campus Tours and Events
Our events, activities and campus tours will allow you to meet representatives from the University of Ottawa and learn more about us.