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.
Year after year, Ottawa ranks among the best Canadian cities and among the top cities for students. The University of Ottawa offers you an exciting, safe campus combining new and green spaces.
Minimum admission requirements
If you’re applying for admission into first year at the University of Ottawa, you must meet the following conditions to be considered for admission to an undergraduate program:
- Have completed one year at a recognized university
- Have a minimum average of 75% (requirements may be higher depending on the program you select).
- Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the for the program you select. Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites at the secondary school senior level.
Space is limited. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. We reserve the right to deny admission even if you meet all requirements.
If applicable, see the page specific to your study situation:
If you have started or completed postsecondary studies and meet the following conditions, you can be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:
- Have a minimum average of 70% (requirements may be higher depending on the program you select).
- Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the required for the program you select. Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites at the secondary school senior or the postsecondary level.
If you’re currently studying for your first year at a recognized university, submit the following documents through our uoZone portal:
- Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A
- Transcript of results from the first term of your university year
- All postsecondary transcripts
- Your Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A results
- Proof of diploma
If you’re applying for an English-language program and have not completed at least three years of full-time study in an institution where English is the only language of instruction (except for language courses), in a country where English is an official language, you must submit your official score after taking one of the language tests recognized by the University.
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 Jin 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.