Year in, year out, Canada has a place as a choice destination for students from Nigeria. With all the possible financial aid available to you, the University of Ottawa —  known for our multicultural, bilingual character — is one of the most affordable institutions for your graduate studies abroad.

If you hold Nigerian citizenship, you could be eligible for our international scholarship for African students studying in English.

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Beware of fraud

The services of an agency are not mandatory to apply at the University of Ottawa. If you use the services of an agency, we recommend that you choose one from our list of approved partners. Make sure you have access to your account information and the e-mail address used for your application at all times.
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If you are an applicant originally from Nigeria currently studying in a Canadian institution, please select your current or last school system for information specific to your profile.

Language requirements

Courses at the University of Ottawa are given in English, French or both languages. You must master one of the two languages to be admitted.

If you’re applying for an English-language program and haven’t 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 we recognize.

Learn more about our language requirements.

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Prerequisite courses

Before applying, make sure you meet the admission requirements. Check the minimum averages and prerequisite courses you need for your chosen program.
Check minimum averages and prerequisite courses.

Nigeria Student Express study permit program

Depending on what you study, you may be able to get your study permit faster through the Nigeria Student Express program. For more, learn about study in Canada as an international student.

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 transfer credits, depending on the program you apply to. Faculties that grant transfer credits  base their decision on the discipline, the courses you’ve completed, and the length of your studies.

Scholarships for international students

Our scholarship program is one of the most generous in the country. There are many entrance and excellence scholarships available to you. Learn about our scholarships.

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. 

Contact us
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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


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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.