The University of Ottawa or Université d'Ottawa in French is a public research university in Ontario, Canada. Our school’s history dates back to 1848, with the establishment of the College of Bytown by Joseph-Bruno Guigues, the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa’s first bishop. We rank in the country’s 10 most research-intensive universities and in the world’s top 200 universities. The University has close ties with other higher education institutions in the country through our membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
As the largest bilingual university in the world, students at the University of Ottawa study in French, English, or both languages. We have 10 faculties offering over 450 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs to around 40,000 students from Canada and 150 countries worldwide. A big percentage of our enrollment comes from undergraduate programs, serving more than 35,000 part-time and full-time students. We also offer exchange programs to international students, allowing them to study at a partner university in 45 countries across the globe.