International Candidates

Are you thinking about applying to one of our programs? Here are some useful things to consider:

During the process of submitting your application, we recommend that you follow these steps:

Once you receive an offer of admission, here is what you need to do:

  • Accept your offer by logging in to your uoZone, under Admission file > Download your Offer > Respond ‘Yes’ to your Offer. It is essential that you review the conditions outlined in your letter of admission and submit your final transcript and/or diploma by the date indicated in your offer. This is required to be able to enrol.
  • Check your personal information, such as your current mailing address, your telephone number, your emergency contacts, etc. by accessing your uoZone account under Applications > Student Center > Names > Addresses.
  • Share your news, once your offer is accepted, take the time to share the news with your parents and friends using the hashtag #UOttawaEdu or @uOttawaEducation.

You may request a deferral for a maximum of one term, if you have exceptional life circumstances by submitting your request by email to, by August 15 (Fall term).

Deferring admission is not possible if:

  • You want to attend another post-secondary institution or another program at the University of Ottawa,
  • You have been admitted to a limited enrolment degree (such as Counselling Psychology or Program Evaluation).

If your request is accepted: you must confirm via email, that you wish your admission to be deferred. A new admission-confirmation letter will be available early in the new term.

If your request is not accepted: it is your responsibility to drop your courses within the deadlines outlined by the University.

Before your arrival to Canada:

  • Get a Canadian study permit to study in Canada before you arrive. Learn about the requirements of the Government of Canada.
  • Learn about the International Office which is responsible of socio-cultural activities, organizes international orientation, and more. The Office and its mentors are an essential resource to help you grow at the University of Ottawa and succeed in your schooling.
  • Subscribe to the uOttawa Education Facebook page to stay up-to-date on our faculty news, and to connect with your professors and peers.
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