Each year, many students from Morocco 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: students can live and study in French or English and still have the opportunity to become fully bilingual.

September
  • Prepare your application for admission: check the information for international applicants and watch the video, which is specifically designed to help you apply
October
  • Application period opens. Submit your application through ouac.on.ca
January
  • Submit the required documents listed in your uoZone account
  • Mid-January: recommended deadline to apply for admission through ouac.on.ca
April
  • April 30 : Deadline to complete your admission file. You must submit all supporting documents for your application via uOdoc.
  • Recommended deadline to request a study permit.
June
  • Deadline to apply for housing and to pay your fees
  • Attend a pre-departure workshop with your parents
July
  • Deadline to submit official transcript (final results). Send them by email to the Admissions Office to [email protected]
Between July and August
  • Apply to participate in the Work-Study program
  • Deadline to pay tuition, ancillary and housing fees
Between August and September
  • Late August and early September: orientation workshop for international students (on campus)
  • Late August and early September: move into housing residences
September
  • Start of classes

  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your baccalauréat.
  • Have earned a minimum average of 16/20 (requirements could be higher depending on the program of study you select)
  • Submit an English proficiency test if you are applying to a program offered in English

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 LycéeIB curriculum, GCE curriculum or an American High School, please consult the pages 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 your final year or at the postsecondary level.
  • Submit an English proficiency test if you are applying to a program offered in English.

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

 

Once you have submitted your application and received your acknowledgment of receipt, you can submit your documents in uoZone. If you are currently in your classe terminale, submit the following documents:

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

If you have already graduated, submit the following documents:

  • Baccalauréat results
  • English proficiency test results

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. Learn more about the Student Direct Stream.

If you have completed some postsecondary studies, you will be evaluated based on them, even if you are 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 base their decision on the discipline, the courses you have completed and the length of your studies.

Upcoming In Person Event

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Mandatory registration
Rabat Maroc
Mandatory registration
Mar 15

Réception à Rabat (Maroc) pour futurs étudiants

Information session on March 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zénith Center Rabat, Avenue Al Eucalypthus, Rabat 10100, Morocco
Mandatory registration
Casablanca Maroc
Mandatory registration
Mar 17

Réception à Casablanca (Maroc) pour futurs étudiants

Information session on March 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hôtel Sofitel Tour Blanche, Rue Sidi Belyout, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

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.

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

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

Phil Sabourin

Contact information

InfoAdmission

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

See wait times and secure a spot in our virtual line for in-person services. 

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.