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Financial aid and bursaries

Information in this section is designed to assist you in navigating the various scholarships and bursaries available to Common Law students.
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Important dates

Deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year:
Admission bursary JD English: April 30, 2024
Admission bursary JD French: April 30, 2024

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section has approximately 70 financial aid bursaries as well as 90 scholarships/awards and prizes that are offered annually to Common Law students.

All scholarships and bursaries for first, second and third year students as well as scholarships and bursaries for students enrolled in the National Program require an application. Some are awarded on a needs only basis; others also contain merit criteria such as academic excellence or community involvement. Only students already enrolled in the academic year can submit an application for a scholarship reserved for students in that same academic year.

Admissions scholarships - JD Program

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section has many admission scholarships that are exclusively offered to prospective Common Law students.

The deadline to apply for Admission Scholarships and Bursaries is May 1st of each year.

Admission scholarships are awarded based on a financial need, academic merit or other criteria. All eligible prospective Common Law students will be considered. 

Students who wish to apply for application based admission scholarships must do so through the Bursary Navigator, accessible through uozone. 

If you are offered an admission scholarship you will be notified by the Faculty. To view a list of all available scholarships, please consult the Bursary Navigator.

Prizes and awards

See the list of prizes and recipients.

External scholarships and bursaries

This page is dedicated to all external awards sent to the Faculty of Law. For any additional information regarding the awards posted here, please communicate with the individuals associated to each award.

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For up-to-date information regarding Financial Aid and Bursaries please refer to Financial Aid and Bursaries management tools which can be accessed in uoZone under the Applications tab.

Contact us

Common Law Section

Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur St
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5794

Kevin Nielsen

Advisor, Financial Aid
Email: c[email protected]
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 8930