Tuition fees

2018-2019 academic year

Non-exempt international students

Master’s and diploma

New for 2018-2019 – International Student Bursary

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that new international students enrolled full time in a master’s program starting in the Fall 2018, Winter 2019 or Spring 2019 term will automatically receive a scholarship of $800 per term for the normal duration of their studies.

This scholarship does not apply to:

Tuition fee calculation

Tuition fees are calculated based on how far you have progressed in your University of Ottawa program.

Fees are based on the total number of terms you will have completed by the end of the term you are being billed for:

  • 2 terms or less
  • 3 to 5 terms
  • 6 to 8 terms
  • 9 terms or more

Example: If you have already completed two full-time terms in a graduate program, and will be enrolling full time for the Fall and Winter terms, the total number of terms used to determine your tuition fees for the Winter terms will be 4, putting you in the 3 to 5 term tuition fee level.


Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

New — This year, the cost of the U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass) has been included in the overall incidental fees. This is not an increase in incidental fees, but rather, a change in how this cost is presented. You can pay for your U-Pass along with your fall tuition, at a cost of $415.04. This U-Pass is valid for both the Fall and Winter terms, from September 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019. Full-time students enrolled for just the Winter term (not the Fall term) must pay $207.52 for a U-Pass, which is valid from January 1 to April 30.

Spring/Summer 2019

Students enrolled full time for the Spring-Summer term must pay $207.52 for a U-Pass, which is valid from May 1 to August 31.

Tuition fee predictability commitment

Tuition-fee are established by the University of Ottawa each spring for the following academic year.  Because we are committed to ensuring that newly admitted international students are able to predict their tuition fees beyond first year, we have put in place the following measures.

  • Limiting tuition fee increases to 5.5% for international students admitted for the Spring-Summer 2019 term or earlier who remain enrolled full time and move normally from one level of tuition fees to the next.
  • This applies until students reach the final tuition fee level indicated for their program, after which students pay final-level tuition fees for subsequent years.
  • This excludes new fees that may be imposed by the Ontario government, incidental fees, ancillary fees and administrative fees.

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