Admissions from the United States of America

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Many students from the United States come to the University of Ottawa because of the reputation the Canadian education system enjoys, and to experience our unique multicultural and bilingual (English and French) environment.

Why study at the University of Ottawa

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Generous scholarship program

Students from the USA can receive up to up to $39,000 CAD in scholarships per year by studying in French Immersion.
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Among the top 1% universities in the world

The University of Ottawa is ranked 137th in the world according to Times Higher Ed.
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Ottawa: The Place to be

Ottawa is a great place to live and learn. It ranks among the world's top 20 cities to live and is the #1 tech hub in Canada.

Admissions step-by-step


Meet your uOttawa representative

Hi! I'm Segah and I am the University of Ottawa’s representative for the USA.
If you have any questions about admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, or student services, you can book a one-on-one appointment with me.
Book a virtual appointment with Segah

Contact information


Tabaret Hall  (map)
75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

See wait times and secure a spot in our virtual line for all services or send us a request.

Stay connected

Continue to learn more about uOttawa by joining our mailing list and connect with other future students online.

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.