Confirm your Personal Information
Make sure that the name in your offer of admission and in Document B (the last page of your offer of admission) is your legal name as it appears on your passport.
If there’s an error, contact InfoAdmission immediately to make the necessary corrections and obtain new documents for your visa and study permit applications. Include your student number.
Make sure that the name on your offer of admission (on each page) is your legal name as it appears on your passport. If there are any errors, contact your academic unit.
Accept your Offer of Admission
If you haven't already done so, accept your offer of admission via your Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) account (login required) by the deadline indicated in the offer.
For more details, see our tutorial on responding to an offer of admission.
Accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated. Select the program whose admission offer you want to accept via your uoZone account. Follow the instructions on the “Accept” tab below the link for the offer of admission. If you have any questions, contact your academic unit.
Apply for Immigration Documents
Updated information on COVID-19 and immigration
Given the rapidly changing situation, check our regularly updated immigration FAQ as well as our COVID-19 uOttawa student FAQ.
Visa, study permit and Electronic Travel Authorization
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has said that Visa Application Centres (VACs) won’t accept or process paper applications for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit until further notice. You must apply for your study permit online.
Due to COVID-19, special IRCC measures for international students are in place, subject to change. Please note that IRCC is responsible for evaluating your study permit application. The University of Ottawa doesn’t have any control over the decision or processing times and can’t contact IRCC on your behalf.
To help you with your application, watch our How to Apply for a Study Permit video, part of our Immigration Information Sessions YouTube playlist. If you have any questions about your temporary residence, attend our weekly SOS Immigration virtual sessions presented by our immigration advisers.
Bringing your family to Canada
Your spouse, common-law partner, dependent child, or children might be able to live with you in Canada during your studies. In most cases, they should apply at the same time as you for their own Temporary Resident Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization.
Your spouse may also be eligible to apply for an open work permit while you’re studying. Learn more about open work permit eligibility criteria.
Enrol with the Academic Accommodations Service
We’re committed to providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. This is to give you an equal opportunity to fully access and participate in the learning environment with dignity and autonomy and without impediment, while preserving academic freedom, academic integrity and academic standards.
If you have a disability, contact the Academic Accommodations Service as soon as possible.