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University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption, 2022-2024
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

University of Ottawa Differential Tuition Fee Exemption, 2022-2024

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

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 2022-2023 and the 2023-2024 academic years.

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 a 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 $26,353.60 CDN. However, with the differential tuition fee exemption status, he will only pay around $7,400 CDN. He would have received around $19,000 CDN in tuition reduction.

FacultyProgramValue of the scholarship per eligible term
Telfer School of ManagementAll programs$17,000
Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Social SciencesAll programs$13,500
Faculty of Law, Common Law SectionAll programs, including droit canadien$21,000
Faculty of Law, Civil Law SectionNational Program (Civil Law)$11,000
Other programs$13,500
Faculty of EngineeringAll programs$19,000
Faculty of MedicineTranslational and Molecular Medicine$13,500
Faculty of ScienceBiotechnology, Physics/Electrical Engineering$19,000
Other programs$13,500
Faculty of Health SciencesAll programs except Integrated Food Sciences$13,500

A foreign student registering for fall term (September to December) in a Chemical engineering (Master of Engineering) need to pay around $11,290.52 CDN. However, with the differential tuition fee exemption status, he will only pay around $4,300 CDN. He would have received about $7,000.00 CDN in tuition reduction.

FacultyProgramValue of the scholarship per eligible term
Telfer School of ManagementBusiness Administration – Intensive MBA (in English)$11,000
Business Administration – Professional MBA (in French)$5,500
Business Administration – Professional MBA (in English)$5,500
Management$7,000
Health Administration – Fast-track program$4,000
Health Administration – Full-time program$7,000
Health Systems$7,000
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Social SciencesAll programs (including Graduate diplomas)$5,500
Faculty of EducationAll programs (including Graduate diplomas)$7,000
Faculty of EngineeringMaster of Engineering programs (MEng)$7,000
Other programs (including Graduate diplomas)$5,500
Faculty of MedicineAll programs (including Graduate diplomas) except Public Health$5,500

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 this university scholarship, 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), enroll 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), enroll 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. Mackenzie King Scholarships to Study in Canada;
  2. Canadian Government Banting Fellowships.
  3. Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University.

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

To apply for this North America scholarship program, you 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 application deadlines or click here for undergraduate programs specific application deadlines.

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