The University OF Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world, where it is possible for students to study in English, in French, or in both languages. Located in the capital of Canada, a G8 nation, uOttawa has ready access to the great institutions of Canada. This University’s breakthroughs in health, science, social sciences and the humanities attract global attention, reflecting its ranking among Canada’s top 10 research universities and an ongoing drive to discover.
Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has been Canada’s university: a reflection, an observatory and a catalyst of the Canadian experience in all its complexity and diversity. uOttawa is characterized by its unique history, its commitment to bilingualism, its location both in the heart of the national capitol and at the juncture of French and English Canada, its special commitment to the promotion of French culture in Ontario and to multiculturalism. As a result and through the groundbreaking work of community members, uOttawa is uniquely positioned among Canada’s research-intensive institutions to give students a remarkable education, to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of Canada and to help the country achieve greater international prominence.
Co-op/ Internship Placement
Cooperative education (or co-operative education) and internships are methods of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience ("co-op"), provides academic credit for structured job experience. Co-ops are full-time, paid or unpaid positions. Internships may be full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid positions.
Work While Studying
Even if students do NOT meet the minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), they still can be conditionally accepted in the program of their choice with the condition of completing the University of Ottawa's English program prior to starting their chosen program.
Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own, and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.
There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partner schools do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.