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University of Ottawa

Ottawa, On

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  1. Virtual exchanges only for Fall 2021 term (closed)
  2. Decision for Winter/Spring 2022 term to come (virtual or in person)

About This Campus

Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, uOttawa is a research intensive university that offers over 450 programs in 9 faculties (colleges). It boasts the largest law school in Canada, with both Civil Law and Common Law streams. Students enjoy the flexibility of the University's programs by combining majors and minors across faculties to apply a more global approach to their studies. Due to its proximity to some of Canada's greatest institutions, uOttawa draws experts from various fields to its classrooms to offer world class teaching. It boasts a designated service to help keep students on track to achieving their academic goals. uOttawa is also focused on its students' overall experience, and offers a wide variety of activities, clubs, sports teams and more to ensure personal enrichment. personal enrichment.

Location Information

The beautiful downtown location of the uOttawa main campus appeals to urban adventurers and nature lovers alike. You’ll love Ottawa’s easy-going lifestyle. The Byward Market, Parliament Hill and the world’s largest skating rink are right at our doorstep. Students have easy access to festivals, theatre and art. For sports lovers, catch NHL hockey, CFL football, and Premier League soccer, among other great sports in the capital.

Helpful Information

uOttawa offers a variety of French courses including disciplines courses, French as a Second Language courses, French literature courses designed for anglophones and immersion courses.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Ottawa
Population | 1,000,000
Enrollment | 40,856
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/09-12/22
Spring | 01/11-04/29
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  • Priority: Before seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
You cannot enroll in classes from the Telfer School of Management (course codes ADM or MBA) the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education (Undergrad level)

Music - Bachelor of Music requires audition Visual Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts requires portfolio submission Language courses - courses in languages other than English or French require a placement test (online) prior to enrolment

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Film
  • Fine Art
  • First Nation Studies
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Communications
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Queer, Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 580.00 paper, N/A computer or 86.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/15/20

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $700 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $17.50 Year Plan B Optional
Transportation Fee $240 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/15/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 0% living on campus
  • Double: $2600
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 0.6
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing costs approximately 650$ - 1200$ per month.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
More information about meal plans can be found on the website: https://www.uottawa.ca/uottawacard/meal-plans or meal prices: https://foodservices.uottawa.ca/dininghall


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 11/15/20

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $240 Semester Home Pay Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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