Students aiming to improve their English skills and learn about Canada at an accelerated pace should consider living with a Canadian family referred to as homestay. For more information or to register for homestay, please contact the University of Ottawa representative by email at or apply online at: .

Click here if you are interested in becoming a host family with the Canada Homestay Network.

Living on Campus

Students who have a valid conditional offer may be eligible for on-campus residence. To find out more, please contact Housing Service.

uOttawa Student Housing Billboard

Although on-campus residences are reserved for regular uOttawa students, the Student Housing Billboard is a great secondary option for finding accommodations both on campus and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Click here to start searching for a suitable room or apartment.

Summer Accomodations

From May to August, Residence & Conference Centre (RCC) Ottawa Downtown offers comfortable and affordable suites with two private bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchenette. This accommodation is located on the campus of Saint Paul University, the founding college of the University of Ottawa, minutes away from the downtown core of Ottawa. Visit for further details or contact RCC by email at or by phone at 613-236-3131.

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