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University of Ottawa Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

University of Ottawa offers around 400 programs at UG and PG level as well as Doctorates, Certificates, and Associate levels. The university has a total enrollment of 41,479 including undergraduates and graduates out of this 5,583 students are international, which makes the international ratio 13%.

  • The university invites application for Fall & Winter Sessions
  • The undergraduates and graduate applicants are requested to apply at the University’s Application Portal
  • International Applicants must provide proof of English Language & French Language Proficiency depending on the language they are opting for.
  • Most sought after disciples offered are Social Science, Law, Education, Arts & Health Sciences.
  • For programs like Music, applicants are required to submit audition.
  • Most of the graduate programs require letters of recommendation.


Application PortalUG -
PG -
Application FeeUG - $25
PG - $100
Acceptance Rate22% (Highly Competitive)
Mode of PaymentCredit & Debit Cards, Paypal
Academic CalendarSemester Wise
Intake SessionsFall & Winter
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Language Proficiency requirementsEnglish and French

University of Ottawa Admission Deadlines

International student are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, because it can take six months or more to obtain a study permit, depending on the country.

Undergraduate Admissions
TermApplication DeadlineSubmission of Documents
FallApril 1April 30
WinterNovember 1November 30

Note - The deadlines for Graduate courses vary applicant can check the deadlines of the intended program here.

University of Ottawa Undergraduate Admission

The university offers UG degrees in the field of Biology, Art History, Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Law and Communication.

Each program has there specific prerequisites. Applicants are required to fulfil these requirements in order to secure admission. The requirements of some popular UG programs are given below -

Where to Apply: University of Ottawa Undergraduate Application Portal / University’s online application system

Application Fee: $25

Admission Requirements -

  • Official transcripts of prerequisite knowledge required (Country Specific). Translated in English or French and officially verified.
  • SAT Score is recommended
  • Once your application is accepted students can track their applications here.
CourseSpecific Admission Requirement
AccountingHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary
ActingLetter of Motivation Admission
Bsc or Chemical Engg.Having Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary Two of the following: Physics, Chemistry or Maths Combined avg: 70%(At least)
Biochemistry or BiologyHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary Two of the following: Physics, Chemistry or Maths Combined avg: 70%(At least)
Chemical EnggHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary Two of the following: Physics, Chemistry or Maths Combined avg: 70%(At least)
BcomHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary
Computer EnggHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary Two of the following: Physics, Chemistry or Maths Combined avg: 70%(At least)
EconomicsCalculus is strongly recommended
Electrical EnggHaving Maths & Calculus in Senior Secondary Physics, Chemistry Combined avg: 70%(At least)
Health SciencesBiology and Chemistry
Integrated Food ScienceBiology, Chemistry, & Maths Letter of Motivation Combined avg: 65%(At least)
Mathematics & EconomicsMaths & Preferably Calculus Combined avg: 70%(At least)
NursingMinimum 65% in Chemistry and Biology

English & French Proficiency Test Scores

The minimum score requirements for the French and English language is given below -

English Language Proficiency -

TestMinimum Score Required
TOEFL(Paper Based)22

Students who have scored more than 550 on SAT, are exempted from.

French Language Proficiency

TestMinimum Score Required
TEF EtudesB2

University of Ottawa Graduate Admission

Application Portal:

Application fee: $100

University of Ottawa offers a diverse range of courses in the field of communication, Physics, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Health Administration, Law, Mathematics, Music, Microbiology and Philosophy. The requirements and deadlines of every graduate program vary. Some popular PG courses offered by the university are given below -

CourseApplication deadlineAcademic RequirementEnglish Language Proficiency
MBA Professional(24 Months )February 1Undergraduate degree(70%), Statement of interest, CV,
Three years work experience, Interview, GMAT/GRE,
Two LORs, Official Transcripts, Interview
TOEFL - 100
PTE - 68
Master of Chemical EngineeringFall - January 31
Winter - April 30
Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field, Two LORs, Official Transcripts CV,TOEFL: 550
MA in CommunicationFall - January 15Official transcripts, Two LORs, Resume, Telephonic interview, Letter of intentTOEFL: 600
IELTS: 7.0
Master of Computer ScienceFall - January 31
Winter - April 30
Official transcripts, Two LORs, CV,
Preference Form Applicants are required to submit an additional form.
TOEFL: 570
Master of NeuroscienceFall - March 1
Spring - August 1
Winter - January 1
Official Transcripts, Two LORs, CV, Selecting a thesis supervisorTOEFL: 600
IELTS: 7.0

Be sure to submit all required documents before or by the date required. The university does not guarantee that any applications submitted after the specified deadline will be accepted.

Some of the graduate programs are highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The applicant has to exceed the minimum requirements to gain admission. Letter of recommendations are an important part of the application file, so be sure to think carefully about the individuals who would be best placed to provide with a letter of recommendation.

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