The University of Ottawa, together with the federal and Ontario governments and external agencies, awards graduate students more than $33 million every year in scholarships and bursaries.
We recognize the high cost of a superior education and are dedicated to helping our students benefit from all awards, grants and other sources of funding offered by our institution and external agencies. In the following sections, you’ll find all the information you need to build a personalized scholarship portfolio of potential sources of funding to help offset the cost of your education.
- The applicant must:
- 1. obtain a study permit;
- 2. be admitted to an undergraduate program;
- 3. be registered full-time in a direct-entry faculty or integrated program offered with a direct-entry faculty;
- 4. have a minimum admission average of 92%; and
- 5. demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to academic and extracurricular activities.
- This scholarship may be renewed for three years following your first year of study provided that you:
- 1. maintain full-time registration in a direct-entry faculty; and
- 2. have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.5 or higher at the end of each academic year.
- Note: This scholarship can be renewed at 50% of its annual value if the recipient has a CGPA between 8.0 and 8.4 at the end of their academic year. Furthermore, the scholarship can be renewed for the full amount in a subsequent year if their CGPA goes back to 8.5 or higher.
Temporary interruption of your studies or registration part-time or as a special student will lead to your scholarship being revoked for the rest of your studies.
- Value of the award: $26,000 ($6,500 per year)
- Frequency of the award: Annual
- Level or program of study: Undergraduate
- Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service
- Application deadline: April 30
Note: In order to encourage the best students to apply, the University of Ottawa offers a one-time award of $1,500 to the 3 finalists finishing in the second, third and fourth place. This award may be combined with other admission scholarships.
This scholarship cannot be combined with a President’s Scholarship for International Students, Faculty of Arts Dean’s Merit Scholarship or the Merit Scholarship.
Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries accessible through https://scholarships.uottawa.ca.