Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1965Established Year

Saint Paul University, a bilingual university established in 1848, located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. It has been affiliated to the University of Ottawa since 1965. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in in various subjects in the humanities stream.

Choose Saint Paul University for a bright future

Saint Paul University ranks 113th in Webometrics ranking of Canadian Universities. Apart from notable rankings, the university has many other reasons which makes it the preferred one:

Key Features

  • Runs an exchange program with nearly 36 partner institutions in 17 countries/regions
  • Bilingual University with courses in both French and English
  • Its location, Ottawa, the national capital, ranked as the best place to live in Canada (MoneySense 2016 and 2017)


Type of universityPublic
Programs47 programs in 9 areas of study
Faculty Members61
Number of Undergraduate Seats1,070
Annual Acceptance Rate65%
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 6,635
Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International StudentsCAD 6,702

Student Intake Stats

A few stats in terms of the student intake in Saint Paul University are mentioned below:

Category of Student (degree-seeking)Full-TimePart-Time
Canadians and Permanent Residents466188
International Students11723

A campus that is buzzing

The University is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Besides 4 faculties, it is equipped with several facilities such as the Jean-Léon Allie Library, a Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, Recruitment and Communications Services, Internship Office and Food and Conference Services among others.

The Jean-Léon Allie Library, opened in 1937, has over 500,000 volumes and 1,000 current periodicals.

Housing Options

The University has its own residence – Saint Paul University Residence and Conference Centre – that can accommodate 180 students. The residence has 90 two-bedroom suites with the following amenities:

KitchenettePrivate bathroom
High-speed internetTelevision with cable in each room
SecurityLaundry room

Off Campus Housing

The University website provides students with off-campus rental listings where they can look for appropriate accommodation.

Choose from a variety of programs offered

At Saint Paul University, the programs are divided in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs. The University has 4 faculties and offers 47 programs in 9 areas of study. The areas of study are listed below:                        

Canon LawConflict Studies
Counselling and PsychotherapyHuman Relations
PhilosophyPublic Ethics
Social CommunicationSocial Innovation
Theology -

Flexibility to choose Your Schedule

Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in, are given below.


Online courses

Distance courses

Hybrid (distance/online+in-class)

Study Plan




All you need to know about the application process


After successfully submitted the application, will be required to submit the following documents;

  • All previous transcripts,
  • Letters of recommendation,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • English-language or French-language test results etc. depending upon the program applying to.

How, when and where to apply?

Different programs at the institute are subject to different application procedures. Here are a few common steps that one has to follow to fill in the application form.

  1. Visit the official website of Saint Paul University 
  2. Select the program you want to pursue depending on your interests, eligibility, study plan et al. And check admission requirement.
  3. You will find the ‘Applications’ tab under InternationalàStudy at Saint Paul University
  4. Fill in the online application.

Application fee

Non-refundable application fee to be paid is CAD125 for undergraduate programs and CAD 100 for graduate and postgraduate programs.

What it costs to study in Saint Paul University

Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student visa. The tuition fee charged by Saint Paul University vary from course to course.

Undergraduate Courses

For undergraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

Category of StudentFull-TimePart-Time (per 3 credits)
Canadians and Permanent ResidentsCAD 2,639.28CAD 718.58
International StudentsCAD 6,635.39CAD 1,654.68

Graduate Courses

For graduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

Category of StudentFull-TimePart-Time (per 3 credits)
Canadians and Permanent ResidentsCAD 2,813.89CAD 960.35
International StudentsCAD 6,702.68CAD 2,583.07

Postgraduate Courses

For postgraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories (all values in CAD)

Category of StudentFull-TimePart-Time (per 3 credits)
Canadians and Permanent ResidentsCAD 2,813.89CAD 960.35
International StudentsCAD 6,383.88CAD 2,296.15

Financial aids to help the students fund their education

Saint Paul University also provides scholarships to its international students. Some of these are mentioned below:

  • Admission scholarships between CAD 2,000 to CAD 16,000 depending upon the previous academic record and program level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate)
  • “Studying in French” Scholarship for International Students between CAD 1,500 to CAD 3,500 depending upon the program level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate)
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships valued at CAD 70,000 per year for 2 years
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Student Awards
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships: CAD 35,000 per year
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: CAD 20,000 per year
  • Mitacs Accelerate Ph.D. fellowship
  • Internal Scholarships from Alumni Association of the University

Work While You Study

On Campus

Students can work on campus while studying at the institute through the work-study program. For the work study program, they will have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Have a valid study permit
  3. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

Off Campus

Students can also work off campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Have a valid study permit/co-op work permit
  3. Have already started studying
  4. Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
  5. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)

How to get a SIN?

SIN is mandatory in order to work on campus or off campus and for tax purposes. It is no way related to a person’s health insurance number. A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years. You can renew the same if necessary.

One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following documents:

  1. Your Passport
  2. Your study-permit
  3. Your off-campus work permit/ co-op/internship program permit.

Work After Graduation

One can work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit. The post-graduation work permit is valid for the same duration as that of the last study program you have completed. Students have to fulfil the following conditions.

  1. Must have been a full-time student in Canada
  2. Completed with a study program with minimum duration of 8 months
  3. Apply for the work permit within 90 days of receiving a document declaring completion of studies.
  4. Must have a valid study permit.

Knowing a few from the wide alumni network

Saint Paul University is home to some notable alumni as mentioned below:

  • Gil Remillard: Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas
  • Sister Helen Prejean: Author/Human Rights Activist
  • The Most Reverend: Donald Bolen: Archbishop of Regina
  • Alain Gourd: Founder, President and CEO of BCE Media

The University has an active alumni association that organizes an annual campaign to support the institution through donations and scholarships.

Find a Program
2 yearson-campusHuman Sciences
$2,160 - 13,404 PER

$13,270 PER

2 yearson-campusEcole d'etudes de conflits
$13,404 PER

Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 13,404
Bachelors Tuition Fees$13270
Post graduate Tuition Fees$13404
Total Enrollment
Application Deadline
April 01, 2019
Start of Application process November 01, 2018
End of Application process April 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 125
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
Range 6.5-7.0
Total Applications
Range 86-100
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