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! Enrolment Management can offer you up to $300 to cover your travel expenses.

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
  • Be eligible for admission over the next academic year
  • 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 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 5 business days before the proposed travel date.

Reimbursement table by zone


Cities and regions

Maximum reimbursement

Zone 1

Ottawa region

Gatineau region

No reimbursement

Zone 2

Kingston, Belleville, Pembroke

Greater Montréal, Saint-Jérôme, Mont-Tremblant, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu


Zone 3

GTA, Peterborough, Oshawa, North Bay

Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières


Zone 4

Sudbury, Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener, Hamilton, St. Catharines, London

Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or


Zone 5

Windsor, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Sarnia

Rimouski, Saguenay

Other Canadian provinces




This table is for information purposes only. Travellers must apply before their trip to know if they are eligible.

Register for a guided campus tour

Campus tours are mostly for undergraduate students but can be useful to learn more about the campus and its surroundings. For more information or to register, please visit the campus tours Webpage.

Writing to us

We regularly check our email at Don’t hesitate to send us your questions. If you have provided us with your contact information, we will also send you updates about events we are planning.

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