• Join a select community of researchers and work in state-of-the-art labs – uOttawa is ranked among the top 10 research universities in Canada.
  • Study in the heart of the nation’s capital, a bilingual and multicultural setting where networks of senior stakeholders take action on major issues and influence decisions.
  • Receive considerable financial support.

Explore ways to finance your doctoral studies

The University of Ottawa has many scholarships or financial support options available to you. As a doctoral candidate, there is also the option to earn money while gaining valuable experience through teaching and research assistantships.

Funding and financing options
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Why I study at uOttawa

« One of the reasons I chose the University of Ottawa is for its multidisciplinary or multi-university thesis committees available to students in their first year of doctoral studies. In addition to my thesis director’s supervision, two researchers are involved in guiding my work. This cross-disciplinary organization led me to take a course in a different Faculty in which I learned to use research methodologies relevant to my specific topic and apply them to my field of study, which is Law. »
- Valérie Costanzo, LL.B., LL.M., lawyer, PhD candidate
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Why I teach at uOttawa

“Supervising doctoral students is a privilege: it allows for the discovery of new research challenges and for the development of sustainable relationships. It’s a rich scientific and human experience and each one is unique. I chose to join the University of Ottawa for its stimulating and innovative research environment, where my students and I receive the support that is essential to the development of our original and ambitious projects.”
- Emmanuelle Bernheim, LL.D., PhD, Full professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Se…