Once your cotutelle agreement has been signed, you must register at both universities for each term (session) and each year until you complete your doctoral program. You pay tuition to the University of Ottawa when you’re studying in Ottawa, and when you’re studying at the other partner university you pay tuition to that university. You also pay the cotutelle placement administration fee to the University of Ottawa while you are at the other university.
Students having the University of Ottawa as the home institution and receiving either a University of Ottawa Admission / Excellence scholarships (Canadian or permanent residents students) or International Scholarship (international students) are eligible to a cotutelle scholarship for the period of studies at the partner university. The cotutelle scholarship consists of the original admission/excellence/international scholarship plus a one-year $4,000 mobility scholarship from the University and a one-year $1,000 mobility bursary from the University of Ottawa International Office. No tuition fees are paid to the University of Ottawa for that period, however cotutelle fees are to be paid. When the admission/excellence/international scholarship includes a required matching funding contribution from the academic unit, the required contribution is reduced by 50% for the period of studies outside of the University of Ottawa.
For students having the University of Ottawa as the partner institution, an Admission scholarship or an Excellence scholarship is to be provided for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who qualify during their stay in Ottawa.
All students registered in a cotutelle doctoral agreement for whom the University of Ottawa is the home institution are also eligible to apply for the Conference travel grant and the Research travel grant. Cotutelle students for whom the University of Ottawa is the partner institution are eligible to apply for the Conference travel grant and the Research travel grant, provided that the conference or the research stay entirely takes place during their stay at the University of Ottawa. Travel grants cannot cover travels in between the partner institutions in the cotutelle.
When possible, your thesis supervisor at the University of Ottawa can also offer you research or teaching assistantships, thus providing you with some additional income.