Each year, many students from Turkey 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.


  • Prepare your application for admission: check the information for international applicants and watch the video, which is specifically designed to help you apply.
  • Application period opens. Submit your application through ouac.on.ca.


  • Submit the required documents listed in your uoZone account.
  • Mid-January: recommended deadline to apply for admission through ouac.on.ca.


  • February 15: Deadline to complete your admission file.


  • Admission interview: applicants who are required to pass an admission interview will receive an invitation.


  • Recommended deadline to request a study permit.


  • Deadline to apply for housing and to pay your fees.


  • Deadline to submit official transcript (final results). Send them by mail to the Admissions Office (75 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada).

Late July to mid-August

  • Apply to participate in the Work-Study program
  • Deadline to pay tuition, ancillary and housing fees.

Late August to early September

  • Mandatory orientation workshop for international students (on campus).
  • Move into housing residence.


  • Classes begin.


In Turkey, you say… At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…
Lise Diplomasi (general) High school diploma
Lisans Derecesi/Diplomasi or Mühendislik Diplomasi Bachelor’s
Yüksek Lisans Diplomasi Master’s
Doktora Diplomasi Doctorate or PhD
  • Have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, your Lise Diplomasi
  • Have achieved a minimum average of 80/100 (requirements can be higher depending on your chosen program)
  • Meet our language requirements
    • If you are applying for a program offered in English: submit your official score in a uOttawa-recognized English proficiency test.
    • If you are applying for a program offered in French: submit your official score in both uOttawa-recognized French and English proficiency tests.
      • For the French language test, you must achieve a minimum overall score of 65% with a minimum score of 16/25 on the Production écrite component.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 senior year, submit the following documents:

  • Transcript covering your past three years of secondary studies
  • English proficiency test results and/or French proficiency test
  • Transcript of results from the first term of your final year

If you have already graduated, submit the following documents:

  • Transcript covering your past three years of secondary studies
  • English proficiency test results and/or French proficiency test

If you meet the minimum admission requirements, you may be invited to an admission interview. This interview is mandatory and part of the admission process. The interview will take place in Turkey (Istanbul). The University of Ottawa will contact you by email if you are invited to an interview.

If you have completed some postsecondary studies, you will be evaluated on this basis, 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 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 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:





Philippe Sabourin

Contact information


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

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.