There are many ways to finance your studies at the University of Ottawa. Find out which awards, scholarships, and bursaries you may be eligible for.

Navigating the uOttawa Online Scholarships and Bursaries Directory

The uOttawa online scholarship tool contains hundreds of scholarships and bursaries available to uOttawa students. 

How to apply to these scholarships:

  1. Log into your uoZone account.
  2. Click on the “Applications” tab.
  3. Search and click on “Online Scholarships and Bursaries.”
  4. Using this portal, you can update your CV, search for scholarships by name, and apply to scholarships! After you apply, you can revisit this portal to manage your scholarship applications.

Students in Indigenous Studies

A list of all internal uOttawa scholarships that students in the Indigenous Studies programs are eligible for can be found at: Finance your studies → Indigenous Research and Studies. 

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SAFA Scholarships

Every year, the Student Association of the Faculty of Arts (SAFA) offers scholarships to students who have a major, minor, or specialization in a program in the Faculty of Arts (except communications). The scholarships are based on academic achievement and community involvement/volunteer experience, or other criteria defined later in the year. One scholarship is specifically for students in the Indigenous Studies program (Indigenous Studies Student Association Scholarship).
Learn more about SAFA scholarships

Indigenous students

More information on financial aid available to Indigenous students at uOttawa can be found on the Office of Indigenous Affairs' financial aid website

Below is a non-exhaustive list of scholarships specifically for Indigenous students, all of which can be found by searching on the uOttawa online scholarship tool. 

Other scholarships

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.