How to apply

Find out what your options are

  • You can apply for scholarship and bursaries as soon as you've applied to the University of Ottawa and have received your student number.
  • Explore all of your opportunities through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, also accessible through uoZone, for students admitted to the University of Ottawa who are not yet registered in their courses and for students already registered in their courses.


  • All scholarships and bursaries applications must be submitted online, using the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool. Application forms are usually available two months before the application deadline.
  • Read all the requirements carefully before applying.
  • Upload all required documents with the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool and submit your application.

Track your application

  • Track all of your scholarship and bursary applications directly from the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool home page.

Receive your funds

  • Your scholarship or bursary will be credited to your student account.
  • If you are a CO-OP student, you'll receive your funds once you're registered in a study term (session).
  • Admission scholarships and renewals are usually credited to your student account in mid-July. You'll receive two equal instalments, one in September and one in January, which are applied towards your tuition fees.
  • If you've already paid your tuition fees, you may have a credit balance in your student account after receiving a scholarship or bursary. Submit a request for reimbursement in uoZone, under My Finances, to have these funds released.
  • Scholarships and bursaries are taxable. The University of Ottawa will send you a T4A slip for all scholarships and bursaries received during the previous calendar year (January to December) before the end of February each year. Information about your T4A is posted in uoZone.
InformationRemember that if you receive a scholarship and subsequently stop your studies temporarily or change to part-time or special student status, your scholarship may be terminated.
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