Finance your studies

Tuitions Fees

Tuition fees must be paid at the beginning of each term. They can be vary based on the status of the student and are different from program to program. Additionally, depending on the program, other fees may apply such as administrative fees, incidental fees, and ancillary fees.

Tuition fees vary according to your legal status in Canada, as defined in the regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. For more information, see Rules governing university fees.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to change fees and rules governing refunds without prior notice.

Financial Planning

Learn to be resourceful, establish your financial independence and create and stick to a workable budget so you can graduate with as little student debt as possible.

Find out how to prepare for student living.

  • Create a realistic budget.
  • Spend less and save more.
  • Avoid being faced with a financial crisis.
  • Find solutions for resolving a financial crisis.

It is strongly recommended to prepare a budget in order to plan your studies at uOttawa. You will find below a link which give you access to tools that will help you prepare your budget and give you tips to save money while studying.

Awards and financial support

Canadians and permanent residents


International Students


Co-operative education: Alternate between work and study

Take your academic training to the next level by engaging in paid, professional, career-related, employment opportunities specific to your discipline. By taking part in the CO-OP program, you can both work and study. Your work terms, allow you to explore different work environments and career options in your field. They alternate with study terms (sessions).

You have a valuable learning experience while fulfilling your graduate studies requirements. Your impressive resumé will help you secure work after you graduate. CO-OP is an excellent way to finance your studies while developing your professional skills in Canada.

Please consult the CO-OP website to learn more about the available master’s programs offering a CO-OP option.

Work-Study Program at University of Ottawa

Our Work-Study Program (WSP) gives you a chance to work on campus part time during the academic year to earn around $3,000 as well as full time during the summer months to earn close to $6,000. Earn extra money and gain valuable work experience that will make you more employable after you've finished your degree.

Teaching and research assistantships

Most academic units offer research and teaching assistantships. Priority for the attribution of these positions is given to University of Ottawa admission scholarship holders. Some academic units may nevertheless award assistantships to other students based on the availability of funds.

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