Each year, many students from Burundi come to the University of Ottawa for a Canadian degree. They come because of the reputation the Canadian education system enjoys, and in particular, because of the University of Ottawa’s unique multicultural and bilingual (English and French) environment.

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa offers the best of both worlds: students can live and study in French or English and still have the opportunity to become fully bilingual.

If you are an applicant originally from Burundi currently studying in a Canadian institution, please select your current or last school system for information specific to your profile. 

  • Have received or be in the process of receiving your diplôme d’État.
  • Have a minimum average of 80% (requirements might be higher depending on the program of studies you choose)
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study.

Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites during your final year of secondary studies.

Space is limited and admission is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to reject applicants even if they meet all admission requirements.

If you are currently studying in a French lycée or studying another recognized curriculum such as the International Baccalaureate, GCE curriculum or an American-patterned curriculum, see our information specific to your situation.

If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree) and you meet the following conditions, you can be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:

  • Have a minimum average of 70% (requirements might be higher depending on the program of studies you choose)
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study. Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites during your final year of secondary studies or at the postsecondary level.

You must ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying. If you have any questions about these admission requirements, contact InfoAdmission.

 

If you are in your final year of secondary studies, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies
  • Transcripts for the first term of your current year

If you already have received your diplôme d’État, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Final results from the state exam, or
  • Your attestation provisoire of results from the state exam

Please note that your admission average will be calculated based on your results in the state exams and not your diploma grade point average.

If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree), please submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your postsecondary studies
  • Final results for the state exam

If you are applying for an undergraduate program and you have completed some university studies, you will be evaluated based on them.

We may grant you advanced standing (i.e., transfer your credits), depending on the program to which you apply. Faculties that grant advanced standing will base their decision on the discipline, the courses you have completed and the length of your studies.

Your uOttawa representative

Hi! My name is Thierno and I’m the University of Ottawa international representative for your region.

My team works with world-renowned student recruitment partners in multiple locations around the globe, to guide students from their application through their transition to Canada, Ottawa and the University of Ottawa. 

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Thierno
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Tabaret Hall (map)
75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

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For admission to Common Law or Medicine, contact the faculties offering these programs. For graduate studies, contact the academic unit of the faculty offering the program you are applying to.

 

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