Each year, many students from Rwanda 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. 

  • Have received or be in the process of receiving your Rwandan Education Board Certificate of Education
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of 50% required).

Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites in the final year

  • Have a minimum average of 80% and have passed five subjects (including the prerequisites) in the senior year (requirements may be higher depending on the program of study you choose).
  • Meet the language requirements of the University of Ottawa

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 the francophone education system in Rwanda, please consult this webpage in French to get the information pertinent to your situation.

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 50% required). Unless otherwise indicated, you must complete all prerequisites in your final year or at the postsecondary level.

Please note that a minimum of two prerequisites for the program for which you are applying must be successfully completed at the Rwandan Education Board level in order to be considered for admission.

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 your final year of secondary studies, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies
  • Transcripts for your first term of the final year(S6)

If you have already received your Rwandan Education Board Certificate of Education, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Results for your Rwandan Education Board
  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies

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 Rwandan Education Board
  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies

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

If you have any questions about admission to uOttawa, contact InfoAdmission (scroll to bottom of page). 

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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.