Study Abroad

The University of Ottawa offers graduate students several opportunities to study abroad. Firstly, there is the  cotutelle for doctoral students which provides the chance to spend three  terms at a foreign university, supervised by two thesis supervisors from the University of Ottawa and another from the university outside Canada.

There is also the Marco Polo International Student Mobility Initiative. The Initiative provides the opportunity for a Master student to spend between one term and an entire academic year at a university outside of Ontario or abroad. At the end of the program, students have the chance to complete an internship in a developing county or one that is in the midst of economic transition. 

For a worry-free travel

There are many details to consider when embarking on a trip. Whether it’s a question about passports, visas, health or medical insurance, the International Office’s website offers important information covering all of these areas in order to best prepare you for your travels. 

Mobility

The University of Ottawa's reputation and recognition on the international stage is a strategic area of development upon which the University will be focussing in the coming years. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also shares this vision as is evident through our doctoral cotutelle program, our Marco Polo program for Master Students and the student mobility bursary.

Cotutelles

Firstly, there is the cotutelle for doctoral students which provides the chance to spend three terms at a foreign university, supervised by two thesis supervisors from the University of Ottawa and another from the university outside Canada. 

Student mobility bursary

As a new PhD student, you may also receive a $4,000 Student mobility bursary.

To be eligible, you must have received the University of Ottawa Admission scholarship, and spend at least one term in a foreign institution in either year 3 or year 4 of your program.

Find out more about the student mobility bursary.

List of agreements

The following is a list by country, of the reciprocal agreements available to students who wish to participate in an international exchange. 

Finance your studies

While the University of Ottawa offers many scholarships for Canadian students, many others possibilities to finance your studies are available. 

Programs with an international component

The University of Ottawa is engaged in the establishment of numerous partnerships to benefit our students. Among those, we include the alignments of some of our programs of study with those of quality foreign universities. We include a few examples here of such partnerships.

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