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.
France and French lycée
Each year, many students from Europe 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.
Please note that the requirements are minimum requirements only and are subject to change. Required minimum averages may also be different for English and French programs. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Good to know
- The technological baccalaureate is only accepted for programs that only require the language prerequisite.
- The STMG series is not acceptable for programs offered by the Telfer School of Management.
Space is limited and admission is competitive and not guaranteed. The University of Ottawa reserves the right to deny admission even if an applicant meets all requirements.
Prepare your required documents
- Upload any required documents to uoDoc in uoZone.
- We may request any other document necessary to evaluate your file. All documents become property of the University and will not be returned to you.
- Submit all required documents on time. Check the
- We process your application as soon as we have received all required documents and your file is complete.
You may be eligible to receive transfer credits for some of your first year courses. To be considered, you must obtain a minimum of 12/20 for the given subject (10/20 for français) on the baccalauréat examinations. A maximum of 18 credits (6 university courses) can be granted. Your credits will be granted after your baccalauréat results are received.
If you have completed some postsecondary studies, you will be evaluated on this basis, 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 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 Philippe 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.