Programs that suit you

At uOttawa, you’ll have the freedom to test your limits by combining programs from various fields of study.

Customized degrees

Many of our programs are among the top 10 in Canada. Whether you’re a computer whiz with an interest in entrepreneurship, or an aspiring sports therapist who wants to gain some business savvy, we’ll help you find the winning combination.


The University of Ottawa is among the 10 best universities in Canada.

Based on Times Higher Education world university rankings

Best university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education 2024 World University Rankings.

Based on Times Higher Education world university rankings
Top 1%

Among the top 1% of the universities in the world

Based on Times Higher Education and QS World University rankings

Push the boundaries of knowledge

An amazing array of programs

We have 550 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, of which more than 350 are open to direct entry by undergraduates. Ready to start window-shopping through our program descriptions and course options?

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Get further faster with dual fast-track degrees

If you strive for excellence, thrive on added challenge and want to stand out when you hit the job market, this unique selection of integrated programs is for you. These prestigious and competitive paths reduce the number of overall courses you need to take to get the same high-quality qualifications in less time. Save one or two terms of study and apply once for admission to two degrees.

Learn more about Dual-Fast Track degrees

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Boost your future earnings and stand out as a bilingual professional. Study in English, in French, or both. Over 75 programs offer a French Immersion stream, in which you can take courses in French but write exams and assignments in English – or vice versa. Although more than two-thirds of uOttawa students are enrolled in programs taught entirely in English, others take advantage of our ideal environment to become fluent in French.

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Study at uOttawa and work as a professional in Quebec

Yes, you can work as a professional in Quebec if you study at the University of Ottawa! There’s no reason to worry that studying in Ontario will put you at a disadvantage when you enter the Quebec job market. Au contraire! Professional associations in Quebec acknowledge the high standards of our well-rounded and well-respected undergraduate and graduate programs in health, education, science, engineering, law, management and social services.

Study at uOttawa, work in Quebec

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What can I do with my studies?

We supplement our excellent academic programs with an early focus on aligning what you learn with the career you want. Take advantage of the support provided by our Career Development Centre and start planning now. You can learn more about academic programs and the job opportunities they lead to.

Find the program for the career you want

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Apply for admission

Find out how to apply for admission by following a few simple steps.  Learn about our admission requirements and check the minimum averages and prerequisite courses you need for your chosen program. To guide you through the process, select whether you are applying from OntarioQuebecCEGEPother Canadian province or territoryinternationally, or if you are applying through other pathways.


Saint Paul’s University

The close alliance between the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul’s University in Ottawa gives you even more options to combine programs. You can take courses at both institutions. Born out of Bytown College in 1848, the sister universities offer their students the opportunity to tap into each university’s fields of specialization and expertise.

Visit Saint Paul’s University

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Contact information

Liaison Office

Tabaret Hall (map)
550 Cumberland Street, Room 088
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 1000
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292

Canadian applicants: [email protected]

International applicants: [email protected]

Office hours

September 1 to May 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31: 
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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