The University of Ottawa is one of the national capital's largest employers. With approximately 3,000 staff and more than 30,000 full and part-time students, the University generates over $1 billion annually for the local economy.
Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university: a reflection, an observatory and a catalyst of the Canadian experience in all its complexity and diversity. Our university is characterized by its unique history, its commitment to bilingualism, its location both in the heart of the national capital and at the juncture of French and English Canada, its special commitment to the promotion of French culture in Ontario and to multiculturalism. As a result and through the groundbreaking work of our community members, we are uniquely positioned among Canada's research-intensive institutions to give students a remarkable education, to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of Canada and to help the country achieve greater international prominence.
We aspire to be, among universities, the essential reference on what Canada represents: a university that is an integral part of its community, open to the world, and distinguished by its search for excellence in research, its high-quality learning environment, its passion for knowledge and innovation, its leadership on language issues, and its openness to diversity. Every member of our institution will take part in our educational mission.
Academic Programs :
Law (Civil Law)
Law (Common Law)
Admission information :
At the University of Ottawa we treat each application for admission fairly, promptly and in a professional manner. Admission to the University depends on the level of studies you are planning on and the education you have completed so far. The procedures, deadlines and forms will vary accordingly.
Admission is not guaranteed, but a minimum admission average of 70 per cent is normally required. Entrance averages increase based on the popularity of a program. Applicants who do not have the minimum average required for some of our most competitive programs may be considered for a program in related fields of study.
International Students, contact:
University of Ottawa
538 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5 Canada
Financial Aid Information:
Financing your education
The University of Ottawa annually distributes more than $70 million in financial aid to its students and awards annually more than $21 million in scholarships and bursaries ranging from the Chancellor's and Rector's scholarship valued respectively at $26,000 and $30,000 and the 84 Canada's university scholarships valued at $20,000. Every year, more than 2,500 students receive admission scholarships.
Our work-study program is another way for students coming from all across Canada to finance part of their expenses and gain professional experience at the same time. The University of Ottawa work-study program provides jobs for nearly 1,000 students each year.