Gatineau, QuebecLOCATION
Estd 1970Established Year

Established in 1981, the University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO) is a subsidiary of the provincially run Canadian Public University of Quebec. It is the only University in Canada to offer degrees in Heritage, Museology, and French Comic Strip Writing. It is also the only Quebec University to conduct a degree program in French Writing and Translation.

Why choose UQO?

UQO contributes in the development of social innovations, like research projects on social economy, cyberpsychology, the psychosocial health of youth and children etc. Some key features that make it a preferred university amongst students are:

Rankings and Standings

  • According to UniRank, UQO is ranked 69 (country) and 2883 (worldwide).
  • According to January 2018 edition of Ranking Web of Universities, UQO’s Country ranking is 54 while World ranking is 2047.

Key Features

  • Most of the programs at UQO integrates on-the-job training sessions.
  • The scope of international exchange/internship/research with about 40 countries
  • A host of certificates, short graduate programs and specialized postgraduate studies for continuing students.
  • In science and technological fields, UQO is active in areas like photonics and computer telecommunications.


Type of UniversityPublic
Medium of InstructionFrench
Undergraduate Programs32
Graduate Programs (including Doctoral)46 (including 9 Doctoral Programs)
Faculty Members846
Number of undergraduate students5,705
Number of undergraduate students1,106
International Students (35 countries)300
Undergraduate International Students Basic Tuition Fee10,000 USD – 12,500 USD
Postgraduate International Students Basic Tuition Fee7,500 USD – 10,000 USD
Language Proficiency Test AcceptedFrench UQO Test. ETS Test of International French (TFI)

Explore the beautiful campus of UQO

The university has two campuses: the main campus at Gatineau and a satellite campus at Saint-Jérôme. Gatineau is located near Ottawa and is part of the National Capital Region and hence also enjoys unique and modern opportunities.

Residence and Accommodation

  • UQO offers on-campus accommodation for students in economical, self-contained and furnished residences.
  • Accommodation charges include essentials like power, heating, internet, and cable television connectivity.
  • Ease of transport is a major plus for on-campus accommodation.

There are two types of residences:

  1. UQO Townhouses- These can accommodate about 126 people in 2-bedroom apartments and studios; and
  2. Tache Residences that can house 92 people in 3 or 4 bedroom apartments.
  • Owing to the limited number of accommodation, seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. Students should request for on-campus accommodation as soon as admission is confirmed.

Choose the right one from different programs offered

UQO offers 3 or 4 years’ undergraduate, 2 years’ postgraduate and doctoral programs, apart from short certificates and diplomas.

  • Programs are conducted in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Administrative, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Industrial Relations, Language Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Social Work.
  • The University also has options of Co-op programs.
  • The medium of instruction at UQO is French.


Undergraduate Studies

Postgraduate Studies


Bachelor of Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Comics

Bachelor of Arts in Museology and Heritage

Bachelor of Psychoeducation

Bachelor of Administration

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Industrial Relations & Human Resource

Bachelor of Ecology & Environment


Master of Education

Master in Project Management

Master of Museology and Arts Practices

Master in Information Science and Technology

Master in Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Master in Nursing

Master in Psychoeducation

St. Jerome

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Psychoeducation

Bachelor of Administration

Bachelor of Accounting


Master of Education

Master of Nursing

Master of Psychoeducation

Master of Social Work

All you need to know about the Application Process

In order to seek admission in University of Quebec in Outaouais, candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

Documents required (common to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs)

  • The UQO Admission Application form (Online/Paper) and the requisite Admission Fee.
  • Original Official transcripts of all academic qualifications.
  • Photocopy of birth certificate or passport or National Identity card.

Documents required (specifically for postgraduate programs)

  • Three letters of recommendation in the specified format.
  • Original official employment certificates.
  • A Statement of Purpose.
  • An updated resume.
  • ETS International French Test (TFI) score of minimum 750 out of 990.

Please note:

  • A curriculum vitae and portfolio of completed works for specific courses like Visual Arts, Comics, Graphic Design etc. have to be submitted.
    1. Applicants for undergraduate studies need to qualify the UQO French Test to fulfill the language proficiency criteria for admissions.

How, when and where to apply?

  • For Fall 2018, international students can start applying from November 2017 onwards. Applications will be accepted until September 2018.
  • Prospective students can apply online through the University website in the following steps:
    1. Choose your program
    2. Review the chosen program’s Entry Requirements and Application Deadlines
    3. Fill the Online Application for Admission
    4. Prepare and Send the Required Documents for Admission
    5. Check on your online application for Response from the University
    6. Accept/Reject the offer of admission

Application Fee

  • International applicants must pay a non-refundable admission fee of $30 CAD or $60 CAD for online and paper application respectively.
  • The fee can be remitted to the university by certified check or money order, drawn on a Canadian Bank and payable to the UQO; or by IMO in Canadian currency.

What after the admission is confirmed?

  • Students need to apply for Study Permit from the IRCC and obtain the CAQ from the MIDI department of the Government of Quebec as soon as confirmation of admission is received from the University.
  • Request for on-campus residence should also be placed in the residence co-ordination office at UQO.

What does it cost to study in University of Quebec in Outaouais?

The following table presents a rough estimate of the range of tuition fees applicable for both domestic as well as international students at UQO, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study.

Type of students



Local students



International students



Residence and food cost

  • As per minimum rate of accommodation at on-campus student residences, it costs $5,040.
  • Food is available at the rate of $85 per week.

Financial Aids offered by University of Quebec in Outaouais

The UQO Foundation has so far disbursed 2 million in financial aid to deserving students at UQO. Students can avail of a wide range of financial aid and assistance at UQO. The most prominent scholarship options are listed here:

Student retention scholarships from the UQO Foundation

Name of ScholarshipAmountCriteriaApplication Deadline
School perseverance scholarships$ 125,000Demonstrated perseverance through University tenureJanuary 25, 2019
Excellence Scholarships$ 91,000Academic excellenceFeb 1 2019

Options to work while study

University of Quebec in Outaouais gives you an option to work while study, co-op programs and paid internships to easily fund education or otherwise.

On Campus

  • Under the Work-Study program, full-time UQO students with a consistent average of 2.2 GPA can work part-time on-campus.

Co-Op Programs and Paid Internships:

  • Several programs at UQO has integrated practical training within the program tenure that allows the students to gain relevant practical exposure and get paid for the experience as well.
  • Students of Masters in Project Management can complete two paid internships, while students of a select few bachelor's degree programs can avail of three, each being of a minimum of 12 weeks’ duration.
  • UQO also has a selection of programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, that integrates paid organizational internships.

Please note:

  • In order to be able to work in Canada while studying, international students need to possess a valid study permit, a social insurance number or SIN and should be registered in a full-time program.
  • Beyond the academic curriculum, students can opt to work on-campus/off-campus jobs, up to 20 hours per week during regular study terms and 40 hours during vacations.

Perks of being an alumnus of University of Quebec in Outaouais

The alumni network of UQO - the Association of Graduates of the Université du Québec en Outaouais (ADD-UQO) was founded in 1988 and has connected and built networks among the 39,573 graduates spread over Canada and beyond.

  • The association offers a platform for graduates to recruit fresh talent from campus as well as seek new opportunities.
  • Several social events, as well as career-enhancing conferences, are also organized by the association for the benefit of students and alumni alike.


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36 monthson-campusFrench
$14,320 - 16,170 PER

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$14,320 - 16,170 PER

Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 14,320
Bachelors Tuition Fees$14320
Total Enrollment
International Students
Application Deadline
September 30, 2019
Start of Application process April 30, 2019
End of Application process September 30, 2019
Application Fee
$ 30
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
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