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Undergraduate – Saint Paul University


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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.

If you have previously studied at Saint Paul University, you must use the Saint Paul University online application form.




Key Dates

Admission Points


  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents: Application deadline for fall admission (September) is June 1, 2024
  • International students: Application deadline for fall admission (September) is April 1, 2024


Admission Requirements

Current Ontario High School Students

You must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with at least six 4U/M or DU courses,  including one 4U course in English or French.

Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario

You must have a secondary school diploma, including 1 course in English or French at the Grade 12 level.

Home-schooled Applicants

We evaluate home-schooled applicants on an individual basis. If you are a home-schooler applying without a high school diploma, you must present alternative credentials for admission.

International Applicants

You must have a diploma attesting to 12 years of education equivalent to the OSSD. If you have completed a secondary diploma attesting to 13 years of education, such as the Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire français, you can receive up to 30 units of advanced standing.

You must also meet the language requirements.

Transfer Students

We will assess applications from other Canadian or international universities based on your previous secondary and postsecondary studies. We may grant university equivalency units depending on the studies you completed and the program you are applying to.

Mature and Other Students

If your academic record does not meet normal conditions for admission, you may be able to apply as a mature applicant, provided that you have not been enrolled in full-time studies for at least 2 consecutive years.

For us to consider you for admission, you must have experience that we consider sufficient preparation for pursuing undergraduate studies.

Special Circumstances and Pathways

From Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT)

  • After 1 year of studies:
    • You are eligible if you completed 1 year of a college program and have obtained the OSSD with 1 language course (English or French) at the college or 4U level.
  • After a 2- or 3-year program:
    • You can obtain up to 30 units of advanced standing (transfer units).
  • Our transfer agreements:
    • We have developed a number of transfer agreements with colleges, allowing you to receive up to 60 equivalency units.


Supporting Documents


You must submit transcripts from each institution you attended. If the transcript is in a language other than French or English, you must arrange for a certified translation (signed and sealed) to be submitted.

During the admission process, it is not necessary to provide official transcripts. If you are submitting transcripts electronically, you must scan them in colour in PDF format. We will not accept photos taken with a cell phone. 

Language Requirements

You may have to submit a language test result. 

Supplemental Documents

Some programs may require additional documents.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

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.

An application is not required for this scholarship; we assess all eligible applicants and notify recipients.


Offers of Admission

We asses admission files on a continuous basis. We send out offers daily.


Accessibility Services

As a Saint Paul University student, you will have full access to the University of Ottawa Accommodation Office.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in all programs and activities.



The Saint Paul University Residence and Congress Centre can accommodate up to 180 students in 90 shared 2-bedroom suites throughout the school year. The residence is located on campus. 


Campus Tours and Events

Campus tours are available from Monday to Friday. To book a personal visit with one of our liaison officers, email the Recruitment Office.



Saint Paul University
Guigues Hall, Room 148
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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