The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is a bilingual public research institution located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada's capital and political centre. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, with a diverse and inclusive student body which welcomes over 8,000 international students each year.
The university is organized into ten academic faculties, offering over 350 undergraduate courses spanning a wide range of subject areas. It is a member university of the Canadian U15 group of research-intensive institutions and is ranked with the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
uOttawa is the largest English French bilingual university in the world and offers a lot of advantages to international applicants. Not only does Canada rank within the top ten countries in the world for quality of life but uOttawa overseas students benefit from reduced tuition fees. Ottawa itself supports a dynamic ecosystem of embassies, consulates, NGOs and international organizations, and is a major employment hub for graduates.
The university is home to over 40,000 students representing over 150 countries globally. There are excellent student support services available including a dedicated International Office to help new students acclimatize to their new learning environment.
uOttawa qualifications are internationally recognized, and the university's study abroad placements encourage its graduates to be globally minded, with opportunities to study at over 280 partner universities in 50 countries. Programs are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that course content is industry relevant and of the highest standard.