Please read the following information to help you prepare for submitting your application for graduate studies. The application process is done entirely online.

In Ontario, instead of applying separately to each university you’re interested in, you only make one application, through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

OUAC is not part of the University of Ottawa. It handles applications to Ontario universities and will transfer your application to us.

1. Make sure that graduate studies is right for you.

2. The second step is to create an OUAC account, this will give you access to the University of Ottawa’s admission form; if you do not already have an account.

3. Once you are connected to your OUAC account, you will have to enter your personal information.

Make sure to enter a valid email to receive future communications from the University. If you already have a uOttawa email address, all communication will be sent directly to this address. To reactivate your email account, make a Service Desk Request.

Enter all required academic information for your admission file

  • Declare all university diploma that you have completed.
    You have to list all the universities that you have attended.
  • Indicate the result of your language test, if necessary.
Student on computer.

Letters of references

The names and e-mail addresses of your referees are not added to your OUAC admissions' application. You will have to add them to your uoZone account (Student Portal).

Find out how to add your referee’s information to your admission file.