Enjoy a unique experience studying one or two terms at uOttawa.

Every year, we welcome hundreds of foreign students through exchange programs. We’d be pleased to have you join us for one or two terms while you remain enrolled at your home university. To be eligible, your institution must have signed an agreement with uOttawa.

Important note


uOttawa must receive the complete application file (nomination must have been completed by home institution firstly).
For a full academic year or the Fall term or Winter term: March 31.

Steps to follow

International scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians

The Government of Canada provides opportunities for students to conduct short-term study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions:


uOttawa must complete the online scholarship application on the student’s behalf. Only complete applications received by March 5, 2024, will be considered.

Scholarships for study

Students must also apply to the uOttawa Incoming Exchange program by March 31. Both the exchange and scholarship applications must be submitted separately by their respective deadlines.  Scholarship application documents must be submitted to [email protected].

Scholarships for research

Students must obtain a letter of invitation from a uOttawa supervisor and send all application supporting documents to the supervisor’s designated Faculty representative. The following resources are available to help prospective scholars identify potential supervisors:

Faculty contacts

Contact us


Tabaret Hall, Room M386
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.