Plan a visit

Let us help you make a decision about graduate studies

There are many ways to get in touch with us throughout the year. As you advance in your decision-making about graduate studies, consider the following:

Explore our campus: apply for a travel grant!

The Explore uOttawa program offers travel grants to future master’s and PhD candidates who would like to meet potential thesis supervisors and program directors, as well as to visit the University.

Would you like to visit the University of Ottawa campus while keeping costs down? Apply for a travel grant!

Grant eligibility criteria

To receive a grant, you must:

  • Travel at least 150 km to reach the campus
  • Have an appointment with a potential thesis supervisor or a program director
  • Never have received a travel grant from the Explore uOttawa program

Travel should be by the most practical and economical means, taking the most direct route possible. We encourage you to buy your plane (or other transportation) tickets online and well in advance, to benefit as much as possible from special prices or seat sales.

Making an application

To apply, email your academic unit with the following:

  • Subject line: Explore uOttawa pre-approval request
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Student number
  • Email
  • Full address
  • Program of interest
  • Name of potential thesis supervisor or of program director
  • Area of specialization
  • Proposed visit date
  • Leaving from
  • Mode of transportation

Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days before the proposed travel date.

Register for a guided campus tour

The best way to get a good overview of the University’s main campus is to take a campus tour led by a student ambassador. During this 60-minute walking tour, you will have the opportunity to visit your faculty of interest and our main facilities on campus. You will also learn more about student services.


Graduate studies campus tours are offered every week at the following times:

  • Monday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Note: If the time slot you would like to register for does not appear in the registration form, please contact


Registration form

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