Each year, many students from Cameroon 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.

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, the University of Ottawa offers the best of both worlds: you can live and study in English or in French, with the opportunity to become fully bilingual.

In Cameroon, you say… At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…
Baccalauréat (général) High school diploma
Licence Bachelor’s
Maîtrise Master’s
Doctorat Doctorate or PhD
  • Have received or be in the process of receiving your Cameroonian General Certificate of Education.
  • Have a minimum average of B or 75% and have passed at least five classe terminale subjects (might be higher depending on the program you choose)
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of C required). Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites during your advanced level year – except for your English prerequisites that can be completed at the Ordinary level.

Space is limited and admission is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to reject applicants even if they meet all admission requirements.

If you are currently studying in a French lycée or studying another recognized curriculum such as the International Baccalaureate, GCE curriculum or an American-patterned curriculum, see our information specific to your situation.

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 prerequisites (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 last year of your baccalauréat or at the postsecondary level.

You must ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying. If you have any questions about these admission requirements, contact InfoAdmission.

If you are currently in the Advanced Level Year, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your Cameroonian General Certificate of Education – Ordinary level
  • Transcripts for your first term or interim marks of the Advanced year

If you already have your Advanced Level Year Certificate, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Results for your Advanced Level certificates
  • Transcripts for your Ordinary Level certificates

If you have taken postsecondary courses (whether or not you have received a degree), submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your postsecondary studies
  • Results for your Advanced Level Certificates
  • Transcripts for your Ordinary Level Certificates

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.

Your uOttawa representative

Hi! My name is Phil and I’m the University of Ottawa international representative for your region. Come meet me at one of our admission events or book a 15-minute one-on-one meeting with me.

Contact InfoAdmission if you have any question about admission to uOttawa. 

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Contact information

InfoAdmission

Tabaret Hall  (map)
75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

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Send us a request

Tel.: 613-562-5700
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292

Office hours

September 1 to May 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For admission to Common Law or Medicine, contact the faculties offering these programs. For graduate studies, contact the academic unit of the faculty offering the program you are applying to.