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International English Scholarship

Entrance and Excellence Scholarships: average-based, renewable scholarships for students from Africa studying in English.

We’re proud of the diversity of our international student body. That’s why, starting in September 2022, English-speaking international students from Africa will benefit from significant reductions in their tuition fees when they choose to study in one of the eligible English-language undergraduate programs.

Updated: November 7, 2022

Scholarship eligibility

To be eligible for these scholarships, international students must meet these conditions: 

  • be a citizen of a country in Africa 
  • be newly admitted in September 2022 (Fall term) or later in one of the eligible undergraduate programs offered in English in one of the eligible faculties
  • not enrol in the French immersion stream  
  • have a valid study permit when starting your studies at uOttawa 
  • be enrolled full time

Note: Canadian citizens with dual citizenship are not eligible since they already qualify for Canadian tuition rates. 

Students from a country in Africa will automatically benefit from an Entrance or Excellence average-based renewable scholarship when they enrol in one of the eligible English-Language undergraduate programs:


Eligible programs

Non-eligible programs

  • Civil Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Other programs
  • All programs except non-eligible programs
  • Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in Chemical Engineering
  • Honours BSc in Physics / BASc in Electrical Engineering
  • Honours BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology
Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Conflict Studies
  • International Development and Globalization
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • All other programs not listed or not combined with the eligible disciplines

Scholarship amounts will vary, based on your admission average and the faculty offering the program. 

Entrance and Excellence scholarships are based on the average calculated at the time of admission, which could be converted to a percentage on the University of Ottawa grading scale.

All figures in Canadian dollars.


Excellence Scholarship
(admission average of 90% or higher)

Entrance Scholarship
(admission average of 89.9% or lower)


$100,000 over 4 years ($25,000 a year)

$80,000 over 4 years ($20,000 a year)


70,000 over 4 years ($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years ($12,500 a year)

Social Sciences

$70,000 over 4 years ($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years ($12,500 a year)

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Other scholarships available

At the University of Ottawa, we offer multiple scholarship opportunities to our international students. Sign up for an online information session to learn more about our international scholarships.
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About the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is an international hub of over 46,800 bright and engaged individuals, including more than 9,300 students from 145 countries. Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, uOttawa offers the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education. The University of Ottawa ranks among the top 150 universities in the world. Ottawa is consistently ranked one of the world's top 20 cities to live and one of the best cities for quality of life in Canada. 

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