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Entrance and Excellence Scholarships: Opportunities for International Students at the University of Ottawa

In the quest for academic excellence and international diversity, the University of Ottawa proudly announces the introduction of Entrance and Excellence scholarships aimed at reducing tuition fees for students hailing from Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, South Korea, India, or Bangladesh. Commencing from the fall term of 2024, these scholarships are a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering global inclusivity and educational accessibility.

Eligibility Criteria

To avail themselves of these scholarships, aspiring candidates must meet specific eligibility criteria:

H4: Citizenship and Admissions

  • Citizenship from any country in Africa or the specified list
  • Admission into eligible undergraduate programs offered in English at the University of Ottawa for the fall term of 2024
  • Exclusion from the French immersion stream
  • Possession of a valid study permit at the commencement of classes
  • Full-time enrollment
Canadian citizens holding dual citizenship (Canada and another country) are ineligible due to their eligibility for Canadian tuition rates.

Eligible Undergraduate Programs

Students from Africa, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, or Vietnam enrolling in eligible undergraduate programs conducted in English are automatically eligible for Entrance or Excellence renewable, average-based scholarships. Conversely, students from China or South Korea will be considered for Excellence scholarships in these programs.

Faculty and Eligible/Ineligible Programs

The scholarships apply to various faculties and their eligible programs:

H2: Telfer School of Management

  • Eligible Programs: Accounting, Business Technology Management, Finance, Human Resources, International Management, Marketing
  • Ineligible Programs: Others not listed or not encompassing the eligible disciplines

Faculty of Engineering

  • Eligible Programs: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Ineligible Programs: Others not listed or not encompassing the eligible disciplines

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Eligible Programs: Food and Nutrition Sciences, Health Sciences, Human Kinetics (BHK & BScHK)
  • Ineligible Programs: Others not listed or not encompassing the eligible disciplines

Faculty of Science

  • Eligible Programs: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Biopharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science, Financial Mathematics and Economics, Geology, Geology-Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Economics, Physics, Physics-Mathematics, Statistics
  • Ineligible Programs: Others not listed or not encompassing the eligible disciplines

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Eligible Programs: Anthropology, Anthropology and Sociology, Communication and Sociology, Conflict Studies and Human Rights, Economics, Economics and Political Science, Economics and Public Policy, Environmental Economics and Public Policy, International Development and Globalization, International Economics and Development, Mathematics and Economics, Psychology (BA & BSc), Public Administration, Public Administration and Political Science, Sociology
  • Ineligible Programs: Others not listed or not encompassing the eligible disciplines

Scholarship Amounts by Place of Origin

The scholarship amounts vary depending on the admission average and the faculty offering the program.
  • Excellence Scholarships: Competitively awarded to top candidates with an admission average of 90% or higher. Candidates who select the University of Ottawa as their first choice will receive preference. Each faculty will strive to maintain diversity by awarding an equal number of scholarships.

 Conditions for Maintaining the Scholarship

The continuation of these scholarships is contingent upon meeting specific criteria:
 International English Entrance Scholarship
  • Maintain full-time enrollment in the admitted undergraduate program.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0 or higher at the end of each academic year.
International English Excellence Scholarship
  • Maintain full-time enrollment in the admitted undergraduate program.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.0 or higher at the end of each academic year.
  • For CGPAs between 5.0 and 7.99, the scholarship will undergo specific renewal terms.

Conclusion

The University of Ottawa’s Entrance and Excellence scholarships signify a proactive step towards fostering international diversity and academic excellence. By facilitating access to quality education, the institution solidifies its commitment to global inclusivity.

FAQs

  1. Can Canadian citizens with dual citizenship apply for these scholarships?
    • No, Canadian citizens holding dual citizenship (Canada and another country) are ineligible.
  2. Are there specific programs ineligible for these scholarships within the faculties mentioned?
    • Yes, each faculty lists programs that are ineligible for the scholarships. Ensure your chosen program is included in the eligible disciplines.
  3. What happens if I don’t maintain the required CGPA to renew my scholarship?
    • Scholarship renewal is contingent upon meeting the specified CGPA criteria. Failure to maintain the required grades may affect scholarship continuation.
  4. Are these scholarships available for graduate programs?
    • No, the scholarships are exclusively for eligible undergraduate programs offered in English at the University of Ottawa.
  5. How can I apply for these scholarships?
    • Eligible candidates are automatically considered upon admission into the specified undergraduate programs for the fall term of 2024.
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