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.
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.
Understanding terms used at the University of Ottawa and in Canada
|In Cameroon, you say…||At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…|
|Baccalauréat (général)||High school diploma|
|Doctorat||Doctorate or PhD|
Check the minimum admission requirements
- 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 (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 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 the last year of your baccalauréat or at the postsecondary level.
Prepare your required documents
- Transcripts for your Cameroonian General Certificate of Education – Ordinary level
- Transcripts for your first term or interim marks of the Advanced year
- Results for your Advanced Level certificates
- Transcripts for your Ordinary Level certificates
- Transcripts for your postsecondary studies
- Results for your Advanced Level Certificates
- Transcripts for your Ordinary Level Certificates
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.