With programs such as Conflict studies and human rights, economics or feminist and gender studies, the University of Ottawa offers programs who speak directly to the excellent relationship between Canada and Kenya, based and founded on a range of shared interests such as poverty reduction, trade diversification or empowerment of women and girls.

Did you know that as a Kenyan citizen, by choosing the University of Ottawa, you may be eligible for an Entrance Scholarship for African Students Studying in English?

 

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

Minimum admission requirements

If you’re applying from a secondary school, you must meet the following conditions to be considered for admission to an undergraduate program:

  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Have earned a minimum average of 75% (requirements could be higher, depending on the program of study you select)
  • Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites for the program of your choice. Unless otherwise indicated, all prerequisites must be completed in your senior year.

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.

If you are currently studying in a French LyceeIB curriculum, GCE curriculum or an American High School, please consult the pages specific to your situation.

If you have started or completed post-secondary studies and you meet the following conditions, your file may be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:

  • have earned a minimum average of 70% (the requirements could be higher depending on the program of study you select)
  • have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites required for the program of your choice. Unless otherwise indicated, all prerequisites must be completed in your senior year or at the post-secondary level.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before submitting an application. You can contact InfoAdmission if you have any questions regarding the above conditions.

Required documents

If you’re currently studying for your Kenya Certificate of Secondary education, submit the following documents through our uoZone portal:

  • Transcript of the past three years of secondary studies
  • Transcript of results from the first term of your final year 

If you’ve already graduated, submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • Your KCSE results
  • Proof of diploma

If you’re applying with your postsecondary education started or completed, submit the following documents through our uoZone portal:

  • All postsecondary transcripts
  • Your KCSE results 
  • Proof of diploma

Eligibility

Determine whether you're eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.

Advanced standing (credit transfer)

If you’ve completed some postsecondary studies, you’ll be evaluated on them, even if you’re 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 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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75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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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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