Support all the way
University can feel overwhelming. How will I pay my tuition? What if I get sick? How can I improve my grades? We’re here to help with counselling, scholarships, walk-in clinics and tons of other support.
Scholarships and bursaries
With one of the most generous scholarships and bursary programs in the country, uOttawa can actually help you pay your tuition! I Every year, the University offers millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries, including to international students. The Financial Aid and Awards service can help you see what funding you’re eligible for.
Mentors from your region in Canada
Missing home? Find someone you can relate to at the Regional Mentoring Centre. A team of 14 friendly mentors from different regions in Canada is ready to listen to your concerns and help you transition smoothly into university life.
If you have questions about student life, the Canadian culture or your university path, 14 international mentors from around the world who are studying at the University of Ottawa are there to facilitate your transition to university and improve your student experience.
Mental health and wellness
Taking good care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. The University provides free services for students to help you overcome any challenges you may be facing, whether personal or academic, that are preventing you from reaching your goals and making the most of your time at university. If you’re in distress or feel you need to speak to someone confidentially, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Counselling and Coaching Service.
We care about your health
As a uOttawa student, you will have access to a full range of care on campus to keep you in top shape throughout the year. Our Health Promotion team is dedicated to spreading awareness about various health and wellness topics while the primary care clinic can help you register with a family doctor, and our walk-in clinic is open to everyone.
Welcome to the Indigenous Resource Centre
The University of Ottawa’s main campus is built upon the ancestral lands of the Algonquin Nation. The Mashkawazìwogamig Indigenous Resource Centre works closely with all university faculties and services to build a culturally sensitive and welcoming climate for Indigenous students and provide services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to support their classroom, career and personal goals in a manner consistent with their culture and values.
Celebrate diversity and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community
At the University of Ottawa, we celebrate individual diversity and choice in all areas of life. The University prides itself on being a safe and welcoming space where diversity and inclusivity are highly valued.
The University of Ottawa Student Union runs the Pride Centre, as part of its Sexual Health and Wellness services. This centre strives to represent a culture of affirmation through a sex-positive, gender-diverse, anti-sexist, anti-colonialist, anti-racist, anti-ableist student representative focused on 2SLGBTQ+ topics.
Resources for and from the Black Community
The University of Ottawa is firmly committed to working to eliminate anti-Black racism in any and all forms. It is essential that everyone on our campus feels safe and be treated with respect. Though we number 50,000, we are one community; a welcoming community that unequivocally opposes and denounces racism, harassment, racial slurs and discrimination.
Support for you to succeed in your studies
We’ve got your back. We offer a network of free services and programs to help you succeed with your studies. Dedicated professionals and fellow students who care about your well-being are always ready to provide advice and support.
Kima, Happy, Pablo and Uzi are some of the most popular names on campus. That’s because these specially trained therapy dogs are always ready to lend an ear or let you cuddle your cares away. Everyone has days when depression, stress and anxiety can feel overwhelming, which is why uOttawa students can access this four-legged therapy.