Counsellors’ zone

At the University of Ottawa, we recognize that you are an essential part of your students’ journey to postsecondary education. We hope the information you find here is clear and helpful, and that it will help you support your students.

Feel free to give us your feedback or suggestions in order for us to better assist you.

Annual Guidance Counsellor Information Day — October 15, 2014

A variety of activities are planned, including presentations on our admission process and opportunities to meet with other guidance counselors, our professors and faculty representatives during our Faculty Fair! In addition, the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences are being featured this year and will give additional presentations.

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New programs:
  • Anthropology (honours with specialization)
  • BCom and Juris Doctor (in French)
  • Digital journalism
  • Environmental economics and public policy
  • Greek and Roman studies
  • Music studiesWorld cinemas

CO-OP is now mandatory in software engineering.

Programs closed for admission in September 2015
  • Aboriginal teacher education
  • Canadian studies
  • Chemical engineering, biomedical engineering option
  • Classical studies (replaced with Greek and Roman studies)
  • Classics (replaced with Greek and Roman studies)
  • Commerce, without option
  • Communication and philosophy
  • e-Business
  • Film studies (replaced with world cinemas)
  • Geography and sociology
  • Latin and English studies
  • Physics, computational physics option
  • Teacher education – alternative format
  • Technological education
Differential tuition fee exemption

The differential tuition fee exemption reduces tuition fees for new international students to those paid by Canadian citizens and permanent residents as of the 2014-2015 school year (starting May 2014).

The exemption is applicable to international undergraduate students who choose to do most of their studies in French and who:

  • are admitted into a program offered in and
  • are registered as a full-time student and take a minimum of 9 credits (3 courses) taught in French per session.
New residence

The Friel Residence—suites and studios. City living, rez style! Built between 2001 and 2005, the Friel Residence is a newer residence with 405 beds that allows first-year students to experience downtown Ottawa with all the benefits of residence life.

Information evenings in November

We will be holding information evenings in November in Toronto and the Ottawa area. More details to come!

Information for our future students

Preparing to apply to uOttawa

Visit our website for future undergraduate students where you’ll find everything students need to know about applying for undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa. The site includes information on admission requirements, links to our programiks, application deadlines, information on scholarships and financial aid, event dates and details as well as our contact information.

Getting a head start on their studies

Find out about our Head Start program, which gives high achievers in grade 12 the opportunity to enroll in one or two courses at the University of Ottawa.

Be sure to bookmark these important links!

Liaison Office

Our liaison officers are available to answer any questions you may have about the University of Ottawa, and its programs and services. They also make visits to schools as well as attend a number of fairs across the country. You can meet some of our liaison officers at different events, such as Regional Dialogue (English), OSCA and AQISEP (Quebec).

Contact the Liaison Office
613-562-5800, Ext. 5779
1-877-uOttawa (1-877-868-8292), Ext. #5779



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613-562-5800, Ext. 5779
1-877-uOttawa (1-877-868-8292), Ext. #5779