Apply for a scholarship or bursary

Did you know that we offer MANY scholarships and bursaries to our graduate students? Here are the opportunities available to you. 


The admission scholarship is awarded to Canadian and permanent residents full-time students, who will be studying in the MA or PhD programs. 

The admission average, calculated according to the University's regulations, must be at least 8.5/10 (MA) or 8.0/10 (PhD). Your file is automatically considered when you apply to the program, so there is no need to apply.

Note: these scholarships are not available to the MEd (course option) nor MEd (MRP option). 

Learn more about scholarship amounts and duration.

Learn more about Teaching and Research Assistantships.


The Faculty also receives a fixed amount of scholarship money from the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to award to its best international candidates. The number of these scholarships is very limited (less than 5 per year) and only candidates applying to the PhD program are considered by the Admissions Committee.

The criteria considered by the committee, are your admission average, calculated according to the University's regulations, which has to be at least 8.5/10, your research abilities and your academic accomplishments.

Your file must then be recommended to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the faculty.

If you are applying to the French program and you have completed your previous studies in French, you will automatically be considered for a Differential tuition fee exemption, you must however enrol to all your compulsory courses in French and satisfy to the other minimum requirements that apply. 

Do not forget that, as an international student, you may also benefit from other funding opportunities in the International Office website.


In addition to student funding and scholarships available through the provincial and federal governments, the Faculty of Education, has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to 51 students (not including OGS and SSHRC) during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Check out the online tool for scholarships and bursaries to learn more about the many scholarships and bursaries offered by the University of Ottawa. Take time to carefully review the financial aid available to you and most importantly, remember to apply!


The Faculty also manages awards and financial support offered through various external agencies. We have all the important information if you wish to build a personalized scholarship portfolio. These awards are updated frequently, so be sure to check this site regularly for the latest information. 

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

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