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, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, India or Bangladesh studying in English.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its internationally diverse student body. As a result, beginning in the fall 2024 term, international students from these countries will benefit from significant reductions in their tuition fees when they study in one of the eligible undergraduate programs offered in English.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships, international students must meet the following criteria:

  • be a citizen of any country in Africa or one of the countries listed 

  • be newly admitted in the fall 2024 term in one of the eligible undergraduate programs offered in English in one of the faculties listed

  • not enrol in the French immersion stream

  • have a valid study permit when classes start

  • be enrolled full time.

Note: Canadian citizens with dual citizenship (Canada and another country) are not eligible since they already qualify for Canadian tuition rates.

Students from Africa, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia or Vietnam will automatically be eligible for an Entrance or Excellence renewable, average-based scholarship when they enrol in an eligible undergraduate program offered in English. Students from China or South Korea will be considered for Excellence scholarships in those same programs.


Eligible programs 

Ineligible programs

Telfer School of Management

  • Accounting

  • Business Technology Management

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • International Management

  • Marketing

  • All other programs not listed or not including one of the eligible disciplines 

Faculty of Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering 

  • Civil Engineering  

  • All other programs not listed or not including one of the eligible disciplines 

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Food and Nutrition Sciences

  • Health Sciences

  • Human Kinetics (BHK & BScHK)

  • All other programs not listed or not including one of the eligible disciplines 

Faculty of Science

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology

  • Biomedical Science

  • Biopharmaceutical Science

  • Chemistry

  • Environmental Geoscience

  • Environmental Science

  • Financial Mathematics and Economics

  • Geology

  • Geology-Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematics and Economics

  • Physics

  • Physics-Mathematics

  • Statistics

  • All other programs not listed or not including one of the eligible disciplines

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Anthropology

  • Anthropology and Sociology

  • Communication and Sociology

  • Conflict Studies and Human Rights

  • Economics

  • Economics and Political Science

  • Economics and Public Policy

  • Environmental Economics and Public Policy

  • International Development and Globalization

  • International Economics and Development

  • Mathematics and Economics

  • Psychology (BA & BSc)

  • Public Administration

  • Public Administration and Political Science

  • Sociology

  • All other programs not listed or not including one of the eligible disciplines 

Scholarship amounts vary, depending on the admission average and the faculty offering the program.

Excellence scholarships are awarded through a competitive process among the top candidates with an admission average of 90% or higher who apply for admission by April 1, 2024, and whose admission has been processed by April 15, 2024. Candidates whose first choice is the University of Ottawa will be favoured. Recipients must start their program in September. Insofar as possible and to maximize diversity, each faculty will award the same number of scholarships.

Conditions for keeping the scholarship

International English Entrance Scholarship

Should the International English Entrance Scholarship amount change, the scholarship will be renewed at the original amount indicated in the student’s offer of admission, as long as the student continues to meet the conditions below.This scholarship can be renewed for up to 12 installments if the student meets these renewal criteria:

  • Maintain full-time enrolment in the undergraduate program in which the student was admitted and enrolled.

  • Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0 or higher at the end of each academic year.

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