Europe and the Americas are strategic locations for international engagement: the University of Ottawa will continue to prioritize partnerships and innovation there.

Meet Peter Szyszlo

Hi! My name is Peter and I’m the Senior Partnership Advisor for Europe and the Americas.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in developing a partnership with the University of Ottawa.

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Peter Szyszlo


Europe is a key destination for our students, faculty, and researchers thanks to its long tradition of teaching and research excellence. Europe is also key to advancing our mission of promoting bilingualism and the Francophonie. With the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA), the European Union has made substantial investments in higher education and research. Furthermore, the University of Ottawa will benefit from Canada’s associate membership in Horizon Europe in 2024. By building strong relations with our European partners, the University of Ottawa is well positioned to address the most pressing global challenges.

The Americas

By forging innovative partnerships with institutions across the Americas, we strive to build educational programs and develop collaborative initiatives that build capacity, address sustainable development goals (SDGs), and train the next generation of leaders.

Tailored programs

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Double-degree programs

The University of Ottawa has numerous double-degree graduate programs and seeks to bridge knowledge gaps across borders by partnering with world class universities. Our collaboration with renowned universities provides opportunities for students to learn in new academic environments, make the most of cultural experiences, and gain global competencies. Students earn a degree from both the University of Ottawa and the partner institution.

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U7+ Alliance

The U7+ Alliance is an international consortium of university presidents who engage in both discussion and concrete action by committing their universities to addressing the most pressing global challenges in a multilateral context. It is the very first alliance of university presidents aimed at structuring and advancing their role as global actors across multilateral agendas.

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The University of Ottawa is a founding member of the CALDO consortium. CALDO offers support and guidance to help prospective candidates find graduate programs, navigate the application process, and explore scholarship options. CALDO is currently working with students from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, and Uruguay.

Differential Tuition Fee Exemption ScholarshipIn keeping with our commitment to the French-speaking world, the University of Ottawa offers a Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship to international Francophone and Francophile students enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program given in French, or in the French Immersion Stream. This major assistance in funding their studies reduces their tuition fees considerably.

International Doctoral ScholarshipThis scholarship is intended for international doctoral students. An important contribution to the financing of their studies.

Contact us


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550 Cumberland Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5847
Fax: 613-562-5100
Email: [email protected]

Hours of operation

September 1 to May 31: 
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the University of Ottawa offices are closed during statutory holidays and during the winter break. Visit the Important academic dates and deadlines page for more information.