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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.


News about admission and merit scholarships

Admission and merit scholarships reward students for their achievements both when they enter university and throughout their studies.

Beginning in fall 2016, admissions scholarships will automatically be awarded to students admitted with an average of 80% or higher, and are valid for the student's first year of study. The merit scholarships will be awarded during subsequent years of study to all students with high academic standing (average of 8.5 or higher), regardless of their admission average.

Financial Aid and Awards has more information on our generous scholarships and bursaries.

New programs

  • Physics – Electrical Engineering
  • Formation à l'enseignement en mode alternatif en ligne (an online program offered in French only — begins summer 2016)
  • Formation à l'enseignement en mode alternatif (a hybrid program offered in French only — begins summer 2016)

New admission deadlines

  • Biomedical Science: June 1
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technology: June 1
  • Nursing: April 1
  • Nutrition Sciences: April 1

New program name

  • Management Information Systems and Analytics, BCom (formerly Management Information Systems)

Admission closed for September 2016

  • Environmental Studies and Geography
  • Nursing for Registered Nurses (offered in French only)

Changes to admission requirements

Faculty of Engineering

Biology prerequisite is now required for Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and for Biomedical Mechanical Engineering and Computing Technology programs.

New residences

With two new residences able to accommodate 545 first-year students, we can continue to guarantee a place in residence to students admitted to a bachelor's program.

Centrally located midway between the campus and the historic Byward Market area, Rideau Residence has many choice features. It offers 372 new places.

Located near our sports facilities and science and engineering buildings, Henderson Residence has 173 new places. Its single bedrooms and semi-private washrooms make it a prized living environment for students.

The Housing Service has more information on residences.

New dining hall and meal plans

The new 24/7 Dining Hall offers more food choices than ever. First year students living in the Stanton, Thompson, Marchand, LeBlanc or 90 University residence will now purchase a five or seven-day meal plan (rates apply).


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 programs, 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!

Annual English and French Guidance Counsellor Information Day

Every fall, the Liaison Office welcomes guidance counsellors on campus for a Guidance Counsellor Information Day. This tailor-made event is a perfect opportunity to learn about what's new at the University of Ottawa, connect with other guidance counsellors and voice your opinions, comments or concerns.

We hope to see you in the fall of 2016!

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
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 5779
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 5779