Estimated amount for 2019 - 2020

The University of Ottawa reserves the right to change the information on this website without notice.

Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

On May 6, 2020, the University announced that tuition fees for international students for the 2020-2021 academic year will remain the same as for 2019-2020.

As directed in 2019 by the Ontario provincial government, tuition fees for Canadian students will also remain the same.

Note that some administrative, ancillary, and incidental fees may change.

University fees for the 2020-2021 academic year will be published at the end of May 2020. In the meantime, please check the 2019-2020 fees.

Changes to fees due to the situation surrounding COVID-19

The University has adjusted ancillary and incidental fees for Spring-Summer 2020 to reflect the fact that courses will be offered online only and the campus is closed until further notice.

Highlights include:

For Spring-Summer term, fees have been waived for Sports Services and the University Centre (UCU) because you won’t be able to use them;

The U-Pass transit pass fee is waived. You do not need to pay this fee;

Fees will continue to apply to support student associations – UOSU and GSAÉD – Health Services, the Telfer Career Centre and Faculty associations as these services remain active;

Please check the Important Academic Dates and Deadlines page to see adjusted payment deadlines for Spring-Summer 2020 tuition fees

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are mandatory fees that are charged by the University for education and instruction. They vary according to the student’s status (full-time or part-time), level of education (undergraduate or graduate), program of study and legal status in Canada.

International students studying in French or in the French Immersion Stream can be eligible for a differential tuition fee exemption.

For Spring-Summer 2019 tuition fees, see archives.

Ancillary fees

Ancillary fees (formerly incidental fees) are related to student activities, services and associations. Examples include student union fees and student services fees (Health Services, Sports Services and University Centre). They vary by level of study (undergraduate or graduate), by faculty and, in some cases, by department. Please note that in certain cases, ancillary fees are not applied.

Incidental fees

Incidental fees (formerly ancillary) are fees which students pay for specific courses in addition to tuition. Examples include field trips, learning materials, and special clothing worn in class, which they keep.

Administrative fees

Administrative fees are charged for specific administration–related services. Examples include admission‑related fees (file evaluation, entrance examinations, audition fees), documentation fees (transcripts, diplomas, student card replacement) and enrolment-related fees (late payment and refund processing). Administrative fees are charged on a per service basis.

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