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  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your Higher Secondary School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC).
  • Have earned a minimum average of 75% (requirements could be higher, depending on the program of study you select)
  • Have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites for the program of your choice. Unless otherwise indicated, all prerequisites must be completed in your senior year.

Space is limited and admission is competitive and not guaranteed. The University of Ottawa reserves the right to deny admission, even if an applicant meets all requirements.

If you are currently studying in a French LyceeIB curriculum, GCE curriculum or an American High School, please consult the pages specific to your situation.

If you have started or completed post-secondary studies and you meet the following conditions, your file may be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. You must:

  • have earned a minimum average of 70% (the requirements could be higher depending on the program of study you select)
  • have completed, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisites required for the program of your choice. Unless otherwise indicated, all prerequisites must be completed in your senior year or at the post-secondary level.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the minimum admission requirements before submitting an application. You can contact InfoAdmission if you have any questions regarding the above conditions.

 

If you are currently in the process of obtaining your Higher Secondary School Certificate or AISSC, submit the following documents through uoZone:

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

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

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

If you are applying with postsecondary education completed or started, submit the following documents through uoZone:

  • All postsecondary transcripts
  • Transcript of the last three years of secondary studies
  • Proof of diploma
 

Courses at the University of Ottawa are given in English, French, or both languages. Therefore, you must master one of the two languages to be admitted.

If you’re applying for an English-language program and have not completed at least three years of full-time study in an institution where English is the only language of instruction (except for language courses), in a country where English is an official language, you must submit your official score after taking one of the language tests recognized by the University.

However, students from India can receive an exemption if they have completed the CBSE or CISCE senior English subject with a final grade of 75% (Indian grading scale). If you are currently attending secondary school, you can submit interim grades (for example, pre-board exam results).

Learn more about our language requirements.

Some international students can receive their study permits sooner by applying through the SDS, since Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will process most eligible SDS applications within 20 calendar days. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website.

Your uOttawa representatives

Hi! My name is Marc-André, 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. 

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Contact information

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75 Laurier Avenue East, Room 109
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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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.