Each year, many students from Vietnam 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.

In Vietnam, you say… At the University of Ottawa and in Canada, it's…
Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông High school diploma
Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Ðại Học Bachelor’s
Bằng Thạc Sĩ Master’s
Bằng Tiến Sĩ Doctorate or PhD
  • Have received or be in the process of receiving your Senior High School Certificate - Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông
  • Have passed the prerequisites (see “1. Prepare to apply”) for the program of study (minimum of 5/10 required).

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

  • Have a minimum average of 7.5/10 and have passed five subjects (including the prerequisites) in the senior year (requirements may be higher depending on the program of study you choose).

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 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 5/10 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.

 

If you are currently in the senior year, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Transcripts for your last three years of secondary studies
  • Transcripts for your first term of the senior year

If you have already received your Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông, please submit the following documents in uoZone:

  • Results for your last three years of secondary studies
  • Proof of diploma

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 last three years of secondary studies
  • Proof of diploma

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.

To be eligible for the French Immersion Stream, you must submit proof of language proficiency such as having completed a French course in the last three years of your academic career or the results of a French-language proficiency test in French (minimum level of B1 is required).

Please note that you must pass the Immersion Entry Test to confirm your eligibility for this stream.

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

Contact me if you have any questions about admissions at uOttawa!

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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.