Awards and financial support

Awards - Graduate studies - University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa, together with the federal and Ontario governments and external agencies, awards graduate students more than $41 million every year in scholarships and bursaries.

We recognize the high cost of a superior education and are dedicated to helping our students benefit from all awards, grants and other sources of funding offered by our institution and external agencies. In the following sections, you’ll find all the information you need to build a personalized scholarship portfolio of potential sources of funding to help offset the cost of your education.

Doctorate - Canadians and permanent residents
Doctorate - International students

As of September 1st 2018, International PhD Candidates enrolled at the University of Ottawa will be paying tuition fees equivalent to those paid by Canadian PhD candidates. Tuition fees to be paid will be reduced by the application of the International Doctoral Scholarship.

uOttawa Scholarships

External Scholarships

Financial Support


Grants to support research activities

Most academic units offer financial support to allow students to participate in research activities related to their masters or doctoral program. We invite you to consult your academic unit or to visit their website for further information.

  • Faculty of Education (Website section under construction, please contact academic unit)

Graduate Studies
Lamoureux Hall
145 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private, room 309
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5804
Toll-free: 1-800-860-8577


  • Faculty of Engineering

Conference travel grants
Research travel grants

Notice of collection of personal information

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

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act and is intended to be used for the purposes of and those consistent with the administration and the evaluation of your eligibility for financial aid and/or awards.  By applying and in accepting financial aid and/or awards, you consent to the University of Ottawa disclosing your personal information as set out in this Notice. If you are successful in obtaining financial aid and/or awards, the University may disclose your name, program, faculty, year of study and amount obtained to the donor. The University is also allowed to make this information available publicly by posting it on its website. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact us at

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office by email at

Financial Aid and Awards Office

Desmarais Building (map)
55 Laurier Avenue East, room 3156
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5734
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292

Additional resources

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