Finance your studies

Finance your studies - Francophonie

We are proud to provide our students with a wide range of scholarships and financial aid options, whether they study in English or French.

Scholarships and bursaries for francophone and francophile students

Our Online Scholarships and Bursaries website presents a complete list of all the scholarships and bursaries, filtered according to a given student profile. However, the following scholarships are offered exclusively for students enrolled in academic programs given in French or for those who are Francophones or Francophiles.

In order to encourage students to pursue their postsecondary education and improve access to our undergraduate and graduate programs, multiple internal and external scholarships are available exclusively to Francophone and Francophile students at the Faculty of Arts.

French Studies Bursary  

The objective of this fund is to provide financial assistance to a newly admitted student who is undertaking the university studies for the first time by encouraging studies in French, in French Immersion or Extended French. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or have protected person or refugee status;
  • fulfill the admission requirements of the Faculty of Arts;
  • be registered full time, and for the first time, in an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Arts;
  • Each term take at least:
    • 9 units (i.e., 3 courses) taught in French, or
    • 6 units (i.e., 2 courses) taught in French, or in French as a second language (FLS) if you are in French immersion or in extended French

There is no application for this award. This bursary is awarded automatically to students who enroll in a French program, in French Immersion Studies or in the Extended French Stream. This bursary can be combined with any admission scholarship or bursary except for the Education Bursary.

Learn more about the French Studies Bursary by visiting Online Scholarships and Bursaries.

The following scholarships are offered exclusively for students enrolled in academic programs given in French or for those who are Francophones or Francophiles.

 

Scholarships for Canadian Students

Please note that each scholarship has additional eligibility criteria.

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Scholarship

Resident of Ontario [1]

Undergraduate

Graduate

Allard-Henry Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required

Eligible  

Anne-Marie Cadieux Scholarship

  Eligible  

Bell Media Scholarship in Journalism

  Eligible  

Bernard-Julien Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible  

Bossé-Andrieu/Mareschal Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible  

Bruno-Kaye Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible  

Concours de français langue seconde Scholarship

Required Eligible  

Concours provincial de français de l'Université d'Ottawa

Required Eligible  

Denise Lavigne Bursary

Required Eligible  

Edgard Demers Commemorative Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible  

Edgard Demers Commemorative Scholarship Fund II

  Eligible Eligible

Émile Lizé Bursary in French

  Eligible Eligible

Faculty Plaque in français

  Eligible Eligible

Franca Draghi-Rolleri Memorial Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible Eligible

Françoise and Jean-Louis Allard Scholarship-Merit

Required Eligible Eligible

Françoise-and-Yvan-Lepage Scholarship (712240300887)

 

 

Eligible

French for the Future Essay Contest Scholarship

  Eligible  

Guy Lafrance Scholarship in Philosophy (OSOTF)

Required Eligible Eligible

Jean Herbiet Fund (OSOTF)

Required Eligible Eligible

Joseph Marie Quirion Scholarship Fund-Merit (722200300012)

 

Eligible

 

Legas Scholarship (OSOTF) (722220101334)

 

Eligible

 

Marie-Nicole Cossette Prize

  Eligible  

Michel Prévost Award of Excellence

  Eligible  

Michel Prévost Bursary in Regional Studies

    Eligible

MIFO Scholarship

Required Eligible  

Music Education Scholarship for Francophone Students

Required Eligible  

Nadine Saumure Bursary in Lettres françaises (OTSS)

Required Eligible  

Patrick Imbert Scholarship (722201305120)

 

Eligible

 

Pierre Savard Memorial Scholarship

  Eligible Eligible

Programme Canadien de bourses de la Francophonie

Required Eligible  

Robert Dubuc Scholarship in Translation

  Eligible  

Société des Amis Canada-France Scholarship (OSOTF)

Required Eligible Eligible

Therese Larocque Memorial Scholarship Fund

Required Eligible  

University of Ottawa Ernest Gagnon Scholarship

  Eligible Eligible

[1] As per OSAP rules.

 

Scholarships for International Students

  • Differential tuition fee exemption
    A differential tuition fee exemption for new international students enrolled full time in a French-language program or who are enrolled in an English-language program with a French immersion option means that their tuition fees can be reduced to those paid by Canadian citizens and permanent residents.