Monday, January 25, 2021

University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption, 2020-2021

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
FUNDING: Partially Funded
OPEN TO: International students
PLACE: Ontario
STATUS: 67 Days left

If your dream is to study in Canada, here is an opportunity to apply for admission and win the University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption. A differential tuition fee exemption will reduce international students’ tuition fees to those paid by Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

A differential tuition fee exemption will be awarded to new international students enrolled full time in a French-language program or who are enrolled in an English-language program with a French immersion option. The program is available for foreign students enrolling in Undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Ottawa for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. It offers a wide range of academic programs to more than 40,000 students. uOttawa has 5,000 employees and more than 210,000 alumni with close to $60 million per year in student scholarships and bursaries. The university has 97% employment rate for graduates.

Program details

  • Host institution: University of Ottawa (uOttawa) in Canada.
  • Fields of study: French-language program or English-language program with a French immersion option.
  • Number of scholarships: Not specified.
  • Duration: Up to 2 years for Master’s degree students and up to 4 years for PhD candidates.
  • Target Group: open to international students.

University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Benefits

Selected candidate will pay tuition fees at the rate of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. For example:

an international student enrolling for fall term (September to December) in a Chemical engineering (Undergraduate level) need to pay around $27,129.44 CDN. However, with the differential tuition fee exemption status, he will only pay around $5,500 CDN. He would have received around $21,600 CDN in tuition reduction.

a foreign student registering for fall term (September to December) in a Chemical engineering (Master of Engineering) need to pay around $12,000 CDN. However, with the differential tuition fee exemption status, he will only pay around $3,960 CDN. He would have received about $8,040 CDN in tuition reduction.

Please click here to use the Fee calculator tool to estimate the benefits for your chosen program.

Graduate programs at the University of Ottawa

The uOttawa offers a wide range of programs in English en French. However, the list below is only for programs offered in French.

  1. Lettres françaises (PhD) (including specializations);
  2. Audiology (MHSc);
  3. Occupational Therapy (MHSc);
  4. Lettres françaises (M.A.) (including specializations);
  5. Speech-Language Pathology (MHSc);
  6. Physiotherapy (MHSc);
  7. Social Work (M.S.S.).

University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Eligibility

To be eligible for the differential tuition fee exemption, you must meet criteria below:

Undergraduate programs

  • be admitted into a program offered in French; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student and take a minimum of 9 units (3 courses) taught in French per term.

OR

  • be admitted into a program offered in English with a French immersion option; and
  • meet the admission requirements of the French Immersion Stream; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student and take a minimum of 9 units (3 courses) taught in French per term.

Note: To maintain your differential tuition fee exemption until the end of your program, you must:

  • be enrolled full-time every term (except for Spring/Summer, when you can study part-time), and
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses taught in French per term (9 units).

Graduate programs

be admitted to a program of studies offered only in French

OR

  • have a secondary or postsecondary diploma in French attesting to a minimum of two years of study, and
  • for programs that offer compulsory courses in both official languages (English and French), enrol for the compulsory courses offered in French.

Note: In order to maintain your differential tuition fee exemption until the end of your program, you must:

  • be enrolled full-time every term, and
  • for programs that offer compulsory courses in both official languages (French and English), enrol in the compulsory courses offered in French.

Please note that the differential tuition fee exemption cannot be combined with the Education Bursary for International undergraduate, Master’s Students or the International Doctoral Scholarship.

Similar opportunities

  1. University of Ottawa International Admission Scholarship;
  2. University of Toronto International Students Scholarship;
  3. Université de Montréal International Student Scholarship;
  4. UC President’s Admission Scholarship in Canada;
  5. University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship;
  6. Pierre Borgeat Fund Scholarship to Study at Laval University;
  7. KAUST Scholarship 2020 for Master and PhD Students;
  8. Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships (Master, PhD, Research).

Why study at the University of Ottawa

Please watch the video below to see if the University of Ottawa is right for you.

Application instructions

Applicants first need to apply and get admission for an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the University of Ottawa. If they meet the program’s criteria, they will be awarded the Differential Tuition Fee Exemption.

Application deadlines for graduate and postgraduate studies vary by program and can be as early as 10 months before the first term begins. Please click here for graduate programs specific deadlines application.

The deadline to apply for undergraduate programs also vary. Please note that the fall 2021 admission for most programs will start on and close on either or . Please click here for undergraduate programs specific deadlines and application.

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