International applicants — France

Each year, many French students come to the University of Ottawa for a Canadian degree. They come because of the reputation the Canadian education system enjoys, and in particular, because of the University of Ottawa’s unique multicultural and bilingual (English and French) environment.

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.

Understanding terms used at the University of Ottawa and in Canada

Terms

In France, you say… At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…
Baccalauréat High school diploma
Brevet de technicien supérieur College or CEGEP diploma
Licence / bac + 3 Bachelor’s (university degree)
Master 1 / bac + 4 Honours bachelor’s
Master 2 / bac + 5 Master’s
Doctorat Doctorate or PhD
Grande école University (in Canada, there are no grandes écoles)
Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles Does not exist in Canada
Concours Does not exist in Canada

Budgeting for your studies

Tuition fees

Tuition fees can vary depending on your program. The figures below are based on costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Estimated tuition fees for an international student doing a bachelor’s (two terms)
Program In Canadian dollars In euros
All bachelor’s (some exceptions apply) 37,000 to 54,000 CAD 25,160 to 36,720 EUR

Differential tuition fee exemption

The University of Ottawa's differential tuition fee exemption for international students lets those who wish to complete a bachelor's or master's in French pay the same tuition fees as Canadian students and permanent residents.

Estimated tuition fees (with exemption) for an international student doing a bachelor’s (two terms)
Program In Canadian dollars In euros
All bachelor’s (some exceptions apply) 7,300 to 11,100 CAD 4,964 to 7,548  EUR
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Bank of Canada exchange rate at time of publication: 1.00 CAD = 0.68 EUR.

Determining whether you're eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs

FRENCH LEVEL OF STUDIES COMPLETED PROGRAMS YOU CAN BE ACCEPTED INTO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS

Baccalauréat (général or technologique)

Honours bachelor’s

Honours bachelor’s with major

Joint honours bachelor’s

Integrated honours bachelor’s

  • 4 years
  • Direct entry after secondary school
  • Option to study more than one discipline in certain programs by adding a major or minor
  • Allows access to the co-operative education program
  • Allows admission into law or education programs
  • Allows admission to graduate diploma or master’s programs
Bachelor’s
  • 3 years
  • Direct entry after secondary school
  • General education giving grounding in a field of study in arts or social sciences
  • Does not allow access to the co-operative education program
  • Allows admission into honours bachelor’s programs
  • Allows admission into law or education programs

Licence

Civil Law
  • 3 years
  • Must have completed some university studies (Civil Law: 1 year | Common Law: 3 years)
  • Option to study in Civil Law, in Common Law (JD) or both
  • Allows admission to graduate diploma or master’s program
Common Law
Bachelor of Education
  • 2 years
  • Can lead to teaching in Ontario primary or secondary schools or accreditation in other Canadian provinces.
  • Allows admission to graduate diploma or master’s programs

Events in France

Bordeaux

Salon du lycéen et de l'étudiant

  • January 11 to 12, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Parc des Expositions Bordeaux Lac, Hall 1 - 33030 Bordeaux
  • Visit the Salon website for more details (in French only)

 

Your uOttawa representative

Hi! We are François and Martin and we are the University of Ottawa’s international representatives for your region.  Come meet us at one of our admission events. Send an email to François to find out about our next visits to France.

Contact InfoAdmission if you have any questions about admission to uOttawa!

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