Each year, many students from Ghana 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.

Did you know that as a Kenyan citizen, by choosing the University of Ottawa, you may be eligible for an Entrance Scholarship for African Students Studying in English?

 

Minimum admission requirements

If you’re applying from a secondary school, you must meet the following conditions to be considered for admission to an undergraduate program:

  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your West African Senior School certificate of Education (WASSCE)
  • Have a minimum average of 75% (B3) (requirements may be higher depending on the program you select).
  • Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites (scroll to “Prepare to apply”) for the program you select. Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites at the secondary school senior level.

Space is limited. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. We reserve the right to deny admission even if you meet all requirements.

If applicable, see the page specific to your study situation: 

If you have started or completed postsecondary studies and meet the following conditions, you can be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:

  • Have a minimum average of 70% (requirements may be higher depending on the program you select).
  • Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites (scroll to “Prepare to apply”) required for the program you select. Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites at the secondary school senior or the postsecondary level.

Make sure you meet the minimum admission requirements before applying. If you have any questions, contact InfoAdmission. 

Required documents

If you’re currently studying for your West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE), submit the following documents through our uoZone portal:

  • Transcript of the past three years of secondary studies
  • Transcript of results from the first term of your final year 

If you’ve already graduated, submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • Transcript of the past three years of secondary studies
  • Proof of diploma

If you’re applying with your postsecondary education started or completed, submit the following documents through our uoZone portal:

  • All postsecondary transcripts
  • Your WASSCE results
  • Proof of diploma

Eligibility

Determine whether you're eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.

Advanced standing (credit transfer)

If you’ve completed some postsecondary studies, you’ll be evaluated on them, even if you’re applying for an undergraduate program.

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 Thierno and I’m the University of Ottawa international representative for your region. Come meet me at one of our admission events.

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

Learn more about uOttawa — or connect with other future uOttawa students:

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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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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.