Over 8,000 international students choose the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) every year. Located in Ottawa, Canada's capital and political epicentre, uOttawa is surrounded by many international resources, including dozens of NGOs, embassies and consulates. Our international students enjoy lower tuition fees and a superior quality of education while living in one of the ten best countries in the world (United Nations).
uOttawa sits in the top 1% of universities in the world and is one of the top ten research-intensive institutions in Canada. It's the world's largest English-French bilingual university, where students can study in English, French or both.
Home to over 550 undergraduate, master's and PhD programs, uOttawa degrees are recognized globally. Programs are reviewed regularly, maintaining the highest standard of education.
More than 42,000 students from 155 different countries study at the University of Ottawa annually. International students can study intensive English or French language courses to prepare for degree-level study.
The university offers a network of free services and programs to help you succeed. Before classes start, international mentors and the International Office will help prepare you for the transition to university and Canada. There are also plenty of free services to support students throughout their studies, including an Academic Writing Help Centre and Career Development Centre.
The University of Ottawa offers study abroad placements for international students with more than 280 partner universities in 50 countries. Guaranteed mobility scholarships are even available to support eligible students going on international exchange.
Canada is an ideal location for international students, offering a reasonable cost of living and cultural diversity. Plus, consumer prices in Ottawa are 25% lower than in Toronto. The country consists of stunning natural scenery and countless opportunities for outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking, and canoeing.