UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA - [UOTTAWA], OTTAWA

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year

University of Ottawa or uOttawa is the largest bilingual university in the world. Located in the heart of Canada the university offers 400 programs in 10 faculties. The university has made notable advances in the field of social science, health, engineering, science and humanities.

Reasons to Join uOttawa

  • World’s largest bilingual university (English-French)
  • World’s first French immersion undergraduate program
  • Invest nearly $60 million every year in student scholarship and bursaries
  • The co-operative education program of the university is among top five in the country
  • Largest Law School in Canada
  • It is one of Canada’s top 10 research universities

Ranking and Standings

  • On the webometrics, University of Ottawa is placed at 178th position as per World Ranking
  • It is in the range on 151-200 on the Shanghai Ranking scale
  • QS Global World Ranking places uOttawa at 289th spot.
  • According to Times Higher Education, the university falls in the range of 201-250.

Why University of Ottawa stands out?

  • Numero uno among Canadian cities for quality of life.
  • Conveyance- walk, bike or take public transport, everything is easy.
  • Up to $4000 dollars for working part time, $7000 during summer.
  • Campus placements with 1700 jobs annually.

Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Undergraduate Programs290
Graduate Programs160
Faculty Members1250
Number of Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment8400
Number of Full-time Postgraduate Enrollment2000
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students$26300-$35400
Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International Students$21500-$25500
Annual Acceptance Rate84.7%

Course-wise Enrollment At University of Ottawa

As of 2015-16 data, the number of intake in undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate courses is mentioned below. Total student enrollment in the undergraduate program is 8400 and in the graduate program is 2000.

CoursesNative StudentsInternational Students
Undergraduate354903909
Graduate42441238
Doctorate1932436
Other Graduate234 -

Campus and Residential Details

The university is located within close reach of Sandy Hills covering 42.5 hectares with 37 main buildings, 837 research laboratories, 268 teaching laboratories and 271 classrooms and seminar halls. In the year 2007, the university purchased Lees Campus adjacent to Sandy Hills campus.

Accommodation is mandatory for first-year undergraduate students. The on-campus and off-campus accommodation expenses are different.

  • On-Campus: $5,791-$16,815 CAD
  • Off-Campus: $7,800-$11,100 CAD

Students could choose from three different accommodation patterns available on-campus:

On-Campus Accommodation

  • Traditional Residence (8 months): $5791-$8507 CAD
  • Studio (8 months): $6243-$9223 CAD
  • Apartment Style (12 months): $9762-$16815 CAD

Off-campus Accommodation

Graduate and senior students prefer to live off-campus. The adjacent areas of the university like Sandy Hills and the Byward Market, combined with the U-Pass, makes living off-campus convenient and safe. There are furnished apartments, bachelor apartments, and one-bedroom apartments available for the students.

Academic Programs Offered

The University of Ottawa offers more than 450 undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and professional degree programs through the 10 faculties.

  • Students may join any undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and professional degree program.
  • The university offers Combined MD and PhD program, Joint Honors program, and single online Certificate program in English-French Translation.
  • The placement rate for the fall 2016 co-op undergraduate program was 94.3% and for graduate program was 100%.
  • The university offers 86 French immersion programs with 1947 enrollments in fall 2016.

Choose your schedule

uOttawa offers various schedules for all courses student can choose any of their choices

  • Full time
  • Full-time with co-op
  • Online

Facing Application Hurdles? Get Simplified Solutions

  • During the admission candidates TOEFL, and IELTS, CAEL, DELF, CanTest, etc. are considered or
  • Candidates are exempted from the language test requirement if they have a proof of a postsecondary degree from an English-French language University.

How To Apply at uOttawa

The application process varies for each course. International students are advised to apply 10 months prior to the application deadline as it takes almost six months to get the study permit.

Steps to apply are:

  • Visit the website of the university, http://www.uottawa.ca
  • Choose the program
  • Read all the instructions carefully and check the application deadline of your program
  • Then click on “Apply Now”
  • Register yourself and then log in to your account and fill the form
  • Upload all the supporting documents
  • Pay the application fee $100 CAD and submit the form

Admission Expenses at the University of Ottawa

For international students, the estimated monthly cost of living in the university is $1400 CAD:

  • Tuition and Incidental Fee: $7305-$11,160
  • Medical Insurance: $408 CAD
  • Meal Plan: $2600-$4450 CAD
  • Transit Pass (U-Pass): $405
  • Internet Plan (monthly): $40 - $80 CAD

Scholarships and Bursaries

The university offers several scholarships and bursaries to the students. Some of the scholarships and bursaries are listed below:

Scholarships and Bursaries
BursariesFrench Studies Bursary
Education Bursary
Admission ScholarshipBased on pre-university grades for the first-year at the university
Merit ScholarshipBased on university grades for each full-time term
Professional Training ScholarshipAwarded to students who are enrolled in the full-time course with an excellent academic record

International students are facilitated with the following scholarships:

  • President Scholarship
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • Faculty Excellence Scholarship
  • Student Mobility Scholarship
  • University of Ottawa Financial Aid Bursary
  • Private Donor Bursaries

Work while you study

The Work-Study Program (WSP) of the university is designed to give a chance to the students to work part-time on-campus during the academic year. It gives work experience to the students that make them more employable post the degree program:

  1. Study permit – To get admission to any program at the university, international students need to have work-study permit from the IRCC.
  2. Social Insurance Number (SIN) – Students require SIN to work in Canada, both on-campus and off-campus. They need to apply in person for it at the Service Canada office.

The various work options available at Wilfrid Laurier University are as follows:

Work OptionsDetails
Co-op ProgramTo work part-time during their study program
Work on campusStudents can work on-campus both part-time and full-time related to their field of study

Alumni Network

The alumni network of the university is adorned with some notable names:

  • Philemon Yang- 8th Prime Minister of Cameroon
  • Paul Martin- 21st Prime Minister of Canada
  • Sir Edward Morris- Prime Minister, Dominion of Newfoundland
  • Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed: 17th Prime Minister of Somalia
  • Alex Trebek: Television Personality
  • Gabriela Michetti: Vice President of Argentina
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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 32,190
Bachelors Tuition Fees$32190
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 11,303
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
42,587
International Students
1,929
Male : Female Ratio
40:60
Student : Faculty Ratio
13:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
December 01, 2019
Start of Application process August 01, 2018
End of Application process December 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website www.ouac.on.ca
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
54 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
72,445
Min. 86
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