Applicants enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program are eligible for admission if they have completed (or are in the process of completing) the full IB program and meet the following conditions:
- Have passed six subjects (including the prerequisites for your program of choice) with at least three at the Standard Level and three at the Higher Level.
- Have a minimum average of 29 points. The minimum average might be higher depending on the program you have chosen.
Please note that we do not take bonus points and additional points into consideration when calculating your average.
You can complete the prerequisites at either the standard or higher level.
Mathematics, Analysis and Approaches and Mathematics, Applications and Interpretation (SL or HL) are acceptable for all engineering, science or management programs.
International baccalaureate certificate
You cannot be considered for admission to the University of Ottawa if you only hold an International Baccalaureate certificate. You must have obtained or be in the process of obtaining a high school diploma (or equivalent) in your home country.
We will consider granting you transfer credits for higher level courses if you have passed with a minimum score of five. The number of credits you receive depends on the program of study you are admitted to.