Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa offers the best of both worlds: students can live and study in French or English and still have the opportunity to become fully bilingual.
Each year, many students from Benin come to the University of Ottawa for a Canadian degree. They come because of the reputation the Canadian education system enjoys, and in particular, because of the University of Ottawa’s unique multicultural and bilingual (English and French) environment.
Understanding terms used at the University of Ottawa and in Canada
|In Benin, you say…||At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…|
|Baccalauréat de l'enseignement secondaire général||High school diploma|
|Diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT)
or Diplôme universitaire d’études littéraires (DUEL)
or Diplôme universitaire d’études scientifiques (DUES)
or Diplôme d’études universitaires générales (DEUG)
|Doctorat||Doctorate or PhD|
Check the minimum admission requirements
- Have received or be in the process of receiving your Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire général
- Have passed the (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of 10/20 required).
Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites in the classe terminale
- Have a minimum average of 13/20 and have passed five subjects (including the prerequisites) in the classe terminale (requirements may be higher depending on the program of study you choose).
Space is limited and admission is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to reject applicants even if they meet all admission requirements.
If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree) and you meet the following conditions, you can be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:
- Have a minimum average of 70% (requirements might be higher depending on the program of study you choose).
- Have passed the (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of 10/20 required). Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites in your final year or at the postsecondary level.
Prepare your required documents
- Transcripts for your classe de première
- Transcripts for your first term of the classe terminale
- Results for your baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire général exams
- Transcripts for your postsecondary studies
- Results for your baccalauréat exams
Determine whether you’re eligible for advanced standing
If you are applying for an undergraduate program and you have completed some university studies, you will be evaluated based on them.
We may grant you advanced standing (i.e., transfer your credits), depending on the program to which you apply. Faculties that grant advanced standing will base their decision on the discipline, the courses you have completed and the length of your studies.