University of Ottawa


University of Ottawa is a universitywide partner in Ottawa, Canada.

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General information for exchange students

Course restrictions & guidelines

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September to 3rd week of December
Semester II: 1st week of January to 3rd week of April

Orientation generally commences the 1st week of September for Semester I and the 1st week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place in the 2nd and 3rd week of December for Semester I and the 2nd and 3rd week of April for Semester II.


There are no specific requirements for this programme

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas of study are available to exchange students, except:

Telfer School of Management (business), Medicine and Education (Undergrad), Nursing and Nutrition program of the Faculty of Health Sciences, First cycle education / Faculty of Education.

NOTA: Very limited spots for the Faculty of Law, Common Law section

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and French

Housing assistance

There is no on-campus housing guarantee for exchange students. Places are limited. There is assistance available when looking at off-campus housing.

You can find more information about on-campus housing here.

You can find more information about off-campus housing here.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs per month for a student living on-campus are around 1400 CAD. 

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 places per year.

Please mention in your motivation letter what Faculty and study programme at University of Ottawa you would like to apply for.

After the 1 December deadline it is not possible anymore to apply for an exchange to this partner university, even for semester 2 (start January next academic year), due to early application deadlines. This means you have to apply before December 1st.


Selection was necessary last year. 



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.