Scholarships at University of Ottawa

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International English Scholarship
Scholarship Name International English Scholarship
Academic Year 2024
Nationality Any

Entrance and Excellence Scholarships: average-based, renewable scholarships for students from Africa studying in English.

Scholarship eligibility

To be eligible for these scholarships, international students must meet these conditions: 

  • be a citizen of a country in Africa 

  • be newly admitted in one of the eligible undergraduate programs offered in English in one of the eligible faculties

  • not enrol in the French immersion stream  

  • have a valid study permit when starting your studies at uOttawa 

  • be enrolled full time

Students from a country in Africa will automatically benefit from an Entrance or Excellence average-based renewable scholarship when they enrol in one of the eligible English-Language undergraduate programs:


Eligible programs

Non-eligible programs


Civil Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 

Other programs


All programs except non-eligible programs

Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in Chemical Engineering;
Honours BSc in Physics / BASc in Electrical Engineering
Honours BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology;

Social Sciences

International Development and Globalization
Conflict Studies
Public Administration

All other programs not listed or not combined with the eligible disciplines

Scholarship amounts will vary, based on your admission average and the faculty offering the program. 

Entrance and Excellence scholarships are based on the average calculated at the time of admission, which could be converted to a percentage on the University of Ottawa grading scale.


Excellence Scholarship
(admission average of 90% or higher)

Entrance Scholarship
(admission average of 89.9% or lower)


$100,000 over 4 years ($25,000 a year)

$80,000 over 4 years ($20,000 a year)


70,000 over 4 years ($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years ($12,500 a year)

Social Sciences

$70,000 over 4 years ($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years ($12,500 a year)


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