• Students must be at least 18 years of age to apply and have at least an academic beginner level of English. Students under the age of 18 need to show proof of high school (or equivalent) graduation.
  • The University accepts sponsorships from within Canada only. Students sponsored by their governments must have their sponsorship transferred to the embassy in Ottawa. An official letter of financial guarantee from the sponsor is required before sponsored students' applications can be processed.
  • A certificate of eligibility for visa purposes is issued to students admitted to our program only after their deposit of sponsorship is received.

Initial Assessment and Placement

Before they start their first session, new students who do not have a university program offer with the University of Ottawa will be evaluated to determine their level and class placement. Returning students who have missed more than 3 sessions will be evaluated again.

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