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

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: 1st week of September to 3rd week of December
Winter Semester: 1st week of January to 3rd week of April


There are no specific requirements for this programme

Areas of study open to exchange students

More information

All areas of study are available to exchange students, EXCEPT for Management, Medicine and first cycle education / Faculty of Education.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and French

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month
Credits and grading

Normal study load per term (undergraduate / graduate students)
in credits: 12-15 for undergraduate students / 6-9 for graduate students
in courses: 4-5 (with a maximum of 5 per semester) for undergraduate students / 2-3 (with a maximum of 3 per semester) for graduate students

1 course = 3 credits

Undergraduate students
A credit is defined as 12 to 15 hours of formal lectures or the equivalent. Thus, a course comprising of three hours of lectures per week extending over one semester of 13 weeks normally carries three credits.

In the case of laboratory instruction, one credit involves two or three hours of laboratory work per week per semester.

Graduate students
It is important to note that in addition to the course hours, students are asked to complete additional readings, projects, and written assignments throughout the semester. We therefore recommend that a student registered to 2 to 3 courses at the master’s or doctorate level at the University of Ottawa is recognized as a full time student by their home institution.

It is possible for the graduate students to register to undergraduate courses but not in addition to their 3 master’s or doctorate courses.  Here is the possible combination of graduate and undergraduate courses:

  1. Three master’s courses or 
  2. Two master’s courses + one undergraduate course


Number of places available

4 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


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