Admission scholarship

As of September 2021, the graduate scholarship model will be modified. Details of the new graduate admission scholarships offered by the University as of September 2021 are displayed under the tab below entitled "As of September 2021".

As of September 2021

Master's

Admission Scholarship

The University of Ottawa is proud to offer a scholarship program that recognizes the excellence of its students by providing an admission scholarship of at least $ 7,500 for a period of one year.

The admission scholarship will be available to Canadian students, permanent residents, protected persons or members of a diplomatic corps admitted to an eligible master's program*. The admission scholarship will be offered to students with an admission average of 9.0 / 10 or higher who register full-time for the duration of the scholarship (3 consecutive terms).

  • The admission scholarship of $ 7,500 paid by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will be paid in the amount of $ 2,500 / term for the first three (3) consecutive terms.
  • A second component may be offered by the academic unit in the form of assistantships or internal scholarships. Please consult your academic unit for more details.

*The following programs are excluded: Business Administration (MBA), Health Administration (MHA), Education (MEd), Engineering (MEng) and MEng, Engineering Management, Communication (MCom), and Conference Interpreting (MCI).

Note
InformationStudents who receive a scholarship from an external source (e.g., CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, OGS, FRG), will continue to receive the first component of the Admission Scholarship. However, if a second component is offered by their academic unit or another internal source, it will be optional for the period of validity of the external scholarship. The total value of the second component can therefore be reduced accordingly.
Doctorate

Admission Scholarship

The University of Ottawa is proud to offer a scholarship program that recognizes the excellence of its students by providing an admission scholarship of a minimum value of $ 72,000 for a period of four (4) years.

The admission scholarship is available to Canadian students, permanent residents, protected persons or members of a diplomatic corps and to international students admitted to a doctoral program. Students must have an admission average of 8.0 / 10 or higher and register full-time without interruption for the duration of the scholarship (12 consecutive terms).

This financial support has two components:

  • A scholarship of $ 9,000 per year, paid by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in payments of $ 3,000 / term for the first 12 consecutive terms.
  • A second component offered by the academic unit in the form of assistantships or internal scholarships of a minimum value of $ 9,000 per year for four years. Please consult your academic unit for more details.
Note
InformationStudents who receive a scholarship from an external source (e.g., CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, OGS, FRG), will receive or  continue to receive the first component of the Admission Scholarship. However, if a second component is offered by their academic unit or another internal source, it will be optional for the period of validity of the external scholarship. The total value of the second component can therefore be reduced accordingly.

May 2021 and before

Admission scholarship

The admission scholarship applies to individuals (Canadian students, permanent residents, protected persons or members of a diplomatic corps) who will study in a Master's or a PhD program. The admission scholarship will be given on the recommendation of the academic unit to any student whose admission average is 8.0/10 or more and who registers full-time for the duration of the scholarship to an eligible graduate program.

Please consult your Potential Scholarship Portfolio in order to determine the eligibility of your program.

Value

At least $15,000 per year

Deadline

No deadline

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

Master’s degree with thesis

The University of Ottawa offers financial assistance of at least $30,000, i.e. at least $15,000/yr over a period of two years.

The admission scholarship will be given on the recommendation of the academic unit to any student whose admission average is 8.0/10 or more and who registers full-time for the duration of the scholarship (6 consecutive terms). Some academic units require an admission average higher than the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies minimum of 8.0/10. Please consult your academic unit about this. 

This financial support includes:

  • $7,500 per year, paid by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • A matching component offered by the Academic Unit in form of Assistantships or soft-funded scholarships worth at least $7,500 per year. Many programs offer more than the minimum in funding

Please consult with your academic unit for more information.

Master’s degree with research paper or research project

The University of Ottawa offers financial assistance of at least $15,000 for one year. 

The admission scholarship will be given on the recommendation of the academic unit to any student whose admission average is 8.0/10 or more and who registers full-time for the duration of the scholarship (3 consecutive terms). Some academic units require an admission average higher than the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, minimum of 8.0/10(please consult your academic unit about this). 

This financial support includes:

  • $7,500 paid by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • A matching component offered by the Academic Unit in form of Assistantships or soft-funded scholarships worth at least $7,500. Many programs offer more than the minimum in funding (please consult with your academic unit for more information).

The following Master’s degrees of a professional nature, comprised for the most part of courses, are specifically excluded: Business Administration (MBA), Education (MEd), Engineering (MEng) and (MEng [Engineering Management]), Health Administration (MHA) and Conference Interpreting (MCI).

PhD

The University of Ottawa will provide financial assistance of at least $72,000, i.e. a minimum of $18,000/yr over a period of four years.

The admission scholarship will be given automatically to any student whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more and who registers full-time without interruption for the duration of the scholarship (12 consecutive terms).

This financial support includes:

  • $9,000 per year, paid by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • A matching component offered by the Academic Unit in form of Assistantships or soft-funded scholarships worth at least $9,000 per year. Many programs offer more than the minimum in funding

Please consult with your academic unit for more information.

The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

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