Each year, many students from China 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: you can live and study in English or in French, with the opportunity to become fully bilingual.

If you are an applicant originally from China currently studying in Canadian institution, please select your current or last school system for information specific to your profile.
  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate. (Please note that we do not consider the Huikao or Gaokao results during the admission process.)
  • Have a minimum average of 75% and have passed a minimum of five subjects (including the program prerequisites) during your final year (requirements might be higher depending on the program of study you choose).
  • Submit an English proficiency test. If you are applying to a program offered in English, the completion of the English prerequisite in your Senior year is mandatory to be considered for admission.

Space is limited and admission is competitive and not guaranteed. We reserve the right to deny admission even if an applicant meets all 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.

Once you have submitted your application and received your acknowledgment of receipt, you can submit your documents in uoZone. If you are currently in your Senior 3 or Grade 12, submit the following documents:

  • Transcripts for the past three years of secondary studies
  • English proficiency test results
  • Transcript for the first term of your final year (Senior 3 or Grade 12)

If you have already graduated, submit the following documents:

  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies
  • Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate
  • English proficiency test results

Some international students can receive their study permits sooner by applying through the SDS, since Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will process most eligible SDS applications within 20 calendar days. Learn more about the Student Direct Stream.

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

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

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International admission events

Meet us during an admission event

Don’t miss an opportunity to get your questions answered! Whether you need help choosing your program, finalizing your admission application, or have already applied and have questions, we’ve got plenty of virtual opportunities for you to get the information you need, including recorded presentations on admissions from our different open house events. 

Admission and Programs viewbook

International Programs and Admissions Viewbooks

Interested in learning more about the University of Ottawa, its programs, admissions requirements and dynamic student life?

Download the viewbook in Chinese

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Continue your application process

Review the steps and watch our videos.
Continue reading the application steps for international students

Contact information


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

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Helpful links

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.