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In today’s world, it is essential for management students to acquire a global orientation. The international exchange programs at the Telfer School of Management provide just such an opportunity. Students can complete their academic and professional endeavours in another international institution while exploring a different country and discovering a new set of customs. In an increasingly competitive job market, this type of experience is also accompanied by a new perspective on culture, increased adaptability, the tools to excel in an international workplace, and the chance to build global contacts.  Furthermore, students will bring back unforgettable memories.

Please note that attending an information session is mandatory prior to submitting your application. Sign up to one of the upcoming sessions using the links below.

Bachelor of Commerce with option in International Management

An international exchange is mandatory for students in the International Management option. Consult the course sequence for this program.

Information Sessions

Every student thinking of going on exchange needs to attend at least one information session before applying for an exchange. Sign-up to one of the upcoming sessions:

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No upcoming information sessions.

International Institutions

Monash University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with an average of at least 6.0.
Period
Spring (July to November) and Fall (February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Queensland University of Technology

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program.
Period
Semester 1 (February to June) Semester 2 (July to November).
Links
Website    Additional Information

University of South Australia

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Spring (July to November) and Fall (February to July)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

University of Sydney

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com., with an average of 6.0.
Period
One or two semesters (Fall: July to December) and (Spring: March to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Living costs    Additional Information

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com., with an average of 6.0.
Period
One or two semesters (Spring: July to November) or (Fall: February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

University of Vienna

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com Program
Period
(Spring: March to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com Program
Period
Summer (February to June)
Links
Website    Summer School    Course selection    Additional Information

*N.B. Students can apply to WU’s short term summer program ISU WU (International Summer University WU). This three week program offered in July or August will include both Bachelor and Masters students worth 3 units.

Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (SBS-EM)

This is a master’s program at the faculty of Business of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the B.Com program.
Period
Spring: January to June
Links
Website    Course selection

University of Chile

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program.
Period
Second Semester (July to November) and First Semester (March to July)
Links
Website

City University Hong Kong

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom Program
Period
One or two semesters, Fall - August to December and Spring - January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Hong Kong Baptist University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program.
Period
Semester 1 (September to December) and Semester 2 (January to May)
Links
Website

The University of Hong Kong

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

N.B. In order to facilitate the Housing placement; we will admit one (1) student in the Fall and one (1) student in the Winter semester.


Tongji University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with an average of at least 6.0.
Period
Spring (February to July).
Links
Website

Number of places available: 2 students

Aarhus School of Business

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to June)
Links
Website    Course selection

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the BCom.
Period
One semester (Spring: January to June).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Audencia Nantes - School of Management

Programme en français :
Exigences
2e année du B.Com
Période
automne (septembre à décembre) et printemps (janvier à mai).
Liens
Sélection de cours   Information supplémentaire
Programme in English:
Requirements
2nd year of the B.Com
Period
Fall semester (September to December) or Winter semester (January to May).
Links
Website   Course selection   Additional Information

Edhec Business School

Programme en français :
Exigences
avoir terminé la deuxième année du B.Com
Période
automne (septembre à décembre) printemps (janvier à mai)
Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (September to December) Spring (January to May)

Veuillez spécifier votre choix de programme (français ou anglais) sur votre formulaire de demande. / Please indicate your choice of program (French or English) on your application form.


Emylon Business School

Programme en français :
Exigences
avoir terminé la deuxième année du B.Com
Période
automne (septembre à décembre) et printemps (janvier à mai)
Campus
Saint-Etienne
Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to April)
Campus
Saint-Etienne
Links
Website    Course selection

Veuillez spécifier votre choix de programme (français ou anglais) sur votre formulaire de demande. / Please indicate your choice of program (French or English) on your application form.


ESSEC Business School

Programme bilingue* :
Exigences
avoir terminé la deuxième année du B.Com avec une MPC d’au moins 6.0.
Période
automne (août à décembre)

*Veuillez noter que la sélection de cours en français est limitée et qu’il est recommandé de suivre des cours à l’automne pour les candidats désirants étudier en français seulement.

Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with an average of at least 6.0.
Period
Fall (August to December) Spring (March to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Grenoble École de management

Programme en français :
Exigences
2e année du B.Com
Période
automne (septembre à décembre) et printemps (janvier à mai).
Programme in English:
Requirements
3rd year with a CGPA of 6.0
PEriod
one academic year (October to June) or one semester (September to December or January to May)
Links
Website

KEDGE Business School

Programme en français :
Exigences
avoir terminé la deuxième année du B.Com
Période
automne (septembre à décembre), printemps (janvier à juin)
Programme à KEDGE BS
Master en Management (Master ESC)
Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
PEriod
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to June)
Program at KEDGE BS
Master in Management (Master ESC)
Links
Website

NEOMA Business School - Campus de Reims

Requirements
2e année du B.Com
Period
une année scolaire (septembre à juin). IMP Program (September to December or January to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

N.B. Since the course selection is limited, students in the English program going to Reims during the Fall semester will have to complete a research project valued at 6 ECTS.


NEOMA Business School - Campus de Rouen

Programme en français :
Exigences
2e année du B.Com
Période
une année scolaire (septembre à avril) ou (trimestre d'automne : septembre à décembre) et (trimestre d'hiver : janvier à juin)
Programme in English:
Requirements
Anglophone students who have a basic knowledge of French can take the Undergraduate Program in European Management that includes business courses in English, some business courses in French, and COMPULSORY French as a second language courses.
Links
Website    Course selection

Toulouse Business School

Programme en français :
Exigences
avoir terminé la deuxième année du B.Com
Période
printemps (janvier à mai).
Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Spring (January to May).

Veuillez spécifier votre choix de programme (français ou anglais) sur votre formulaire de demande. / Please indicate your choice of program (French or English) on your application form.

EBS Business School

Requirements
Must have completed the 3rd year of the B.Com program.
Period
Fall (August to December), Spring (January to May) and/or Summer (June)
Links
Website    Additional Information

EBS Summer School

This is a three week program worth 3 credits towards the B.Com.

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of Bachelor Program.
Links
Website

University of Mannheim

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to May)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

WHU offers undergraduate classes (BSc) and graduate classes (MSc and MBA), according to the academic background of the students. The majority (approx. 80%) of the courses offered in the Bachelor of Science Program are taught in English. All graduate courses are completely taught in English. Free German language courses available during the term.

Corvinus University of Budapest

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
Winter semester (January to June)
Links
Website    Course selection

University College Cork - UCC

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
Fall semester (September to December) or Winter semester (January to May)
Links
Website    Course catalogue    Course selection    Additional Information

Special Note: Exchange students who wish to participate in the Early Start Semester programme or the Certificate in Political Issues in Ireland Today (Spring Semester) will have to pay a supplement of approximately €1000.  Students who apply for the regular Autumn or Spring Semester or full academic year programmes will be on a full tuition exchange basis with no tuition fees.


University College Dublin - UCD

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
Fall (September to December) and Winter (January to May).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

In accordance with UCD's e-learning policy all students who attend this institution must own a laptop.

Bocconi University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with a CGPA of 6.0
Period
Spring (February to May)
Links
Website

Carlo Cattaneo University - LIUC

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
Fall (September to December) and Winter (February to June).
Links
Website    Course catalogue    Course selection    Additional Information

Yonsei University School of Business

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com
Period
One or two semesters (Fall: August to December) and (Spring: February to June).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

ITAM - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Requirements
Must have completed 2 years of the B.Com and have an advanced knowledge of Spanish since ITAM offers Business courses in Spanish only.
Period
Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to June).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

ITESM - Monterrey Campus

Requirements
Must have completed 2 years of the B.Com including the equivalent of two first-year introductory Spanish courses (6 credits). ITESM-MONTERREY offers Business courses in English and Spanish Languages courses.
Period
Fall (July to December) and Spring (January to May).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Fall (July to November) and Spring (March to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Waikato University

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
B Semester (July to October) and A Semester (February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the BCom program
Period
Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to June), and/or Summer*
Links
Website    Additional Information

* N.B. Students can apply to the NHH Graduate Summer School: Natural resource management – The Norwegian model. This is a 2 weeks Master’s Program worth 3 units towards the BCom.  

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Summer (Mid-June to early July)
Number of places
4

Norway is abundantly endowed with natural resources and the utilisation of its resource base has strongly influenced the industrial structure, foreign trade, economic development and welfare of the country. The country has not suffered many of the curses that plague other resource-rich countries, such as corruption or the “Dutch disease”. Norway has consistently been ranked by the UN as the best country in the world to live in, and the World Economic Forum has ranked Norway as one of the top 20 most competitive countries globally.

Kozminski University

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Fall (October to February) and Spring (February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Spring (February to June)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Nanyang Technological University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (August to December) Spring (January to May) and/or Summer*
Links
Website

* N.B. Students can apply to the NTU Summer School Program.

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Summer (Mid-June to early July) or (Mid-June to late July)
Number of places
4
Fees
TBD

Chinese Language & Cultural Studies (6 Academic Units – 3 BCom units) offered by NTU Confucius Institute

This is a 3-week program that aims to equip students with basic Chinese language skills and introduce you to China’s 5,000-year-old history and culture.  (This program has since been implemented for more than three years for our American partners.)

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia (12 Academic Units – 6 BCom units) offered by Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre

This is a 5-week program combining a series of four courses focuses on the fundamentals and challenges of new ventures. Learn about entrepreneurship, creativity, writing business plans, business accounting, intellectual property, marketing strategy, risk evaluation, financial projection, securing finances and managing team members.

Additional information: www.ntu.edu.sg/summerNTU

ESCP Europe - Madrid Campus

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the B.Com program with a CGPA of 6.0 or above.
Period
Spring (January to May)
Links
Website    Course selection

Exchange students may apply to the following academic programs offered at ESCP Europe, Master in Management, 1st or 2nd Master year, and Specialized Master programs in Madrid Campus.

Lund University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com (priority will be given to MIS students)
Period
Fall (August to January) or Spring (January to June).
Links
Website    Course selection    Dates and deadlines    Application

Uppsala University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com
Period
Fall (September to January) and Spring (January to June).
Links
Website    Course catalogue    Course selection    Additional Information

Université de Genève - HEC

Exigences
une deuxième année du B.Com avec une moyenne de 5.0. Veuillez noter que ce programme s'offre uniquement en français.
Période
semestre d'automne (septembre à février) et semestre d'hiver (février à juin)
Liens
Site web   Programme des cours   Sélection de cours disponibles   Information supplémentaire

Nous recommandons que les étudiants participent à ce programme pour un an car les résidences (prix modiques) seront disponibles aux candidats qui arriveront en octobre. Aucune garantie pour une place en résidence aux étudiants qui arriveront en mars.


Université de Lausanne - HEC

Exigences
une deuxième année du B.Com avec une moyenne de 5.0. Veuillez noter que ce programme s’offre uniquement en français.
Période
semestre d’automne (septembre à janvier) ou semestre d’hiver (février à juillet).
Liens
Site web   Information supplémentaire

National Chengchi University - College of Commerce

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program
Period
Spring (late February to late June).
Links
Website    Course selection

Chulalongkorn University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com
Period
Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to May).
Links
Website    Course catalogue    Course selection    Additional Information

Thammasat University

Requirements
must have completed the second year of the BCom.
Period
One year or one semester - Fall term (August to December) or Spring term (January to May)
Links
Website    Additional Information

Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA)

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program
Period
Winter (January to July).
Links
Website    Additional Information

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program
Period
One academic year (August to June) or one semester (August to December or January to June) * Summer Program
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Lancaster University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program.
Period
Michaelmas Term* (October to December - *12 units only) and Lent/Summer (January to June).
Links
Website

Number of places available: 4 students


Newcastle University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to June)
Links
Website

Strathclyde Business School

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
One or two semesters (Term 1: September to December) and (Term 2: January to June).
Links
Website    Course selection

University of Brighton

Requirements
Must have completed the 2nd year of the B.Com
Period
One or two semesters (Fall: September to February) and (Spring: February to June).
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

East Tennessee State University

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Fall (August to December) and Spring (January to May)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

University of Missouri - St-Louis

Requirements
Students must have completed 2 years of the B.Com with a CGPA of 5.0 or above. Please also note that the University of Missouri-St-Louis will only accept Telfer School of Management students if their students apply to one of the Canadian universities of the RAMP Program. Placement in this program is not guaranteed.
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Students applying to the RAMP PROGRAM (USA) must consult the web page: http://www.iie.org/en


University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Requirements
Must have completed at least two years of the B.Com program with an average of at least 5.0.
Period
Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to May)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Information for Outgoing Students

In order to be eligible, students must have completed their second or third year of study (depending on the partner institution) with a cumulative grade point average of 5.0. Certain institutions require a CGPA of 6.0. Students are recommended to submit up to five choices on their application.

Students applying to the RAMP (University of Missouri at St-Louis - USA) must complete a second application. Please note that specific documents such as a letter of recommendation are required for students applying to the RAMP program. The final selection of students for the RAMP program is done by the American institution. As for the other bilateral agreements, the international institution will generally admit the student(s) we recommend.

Upon evaluation of your application for admission, we will take into consideration your C.G.P.A. and your cover letter.

For all exchange programs students will continue to pay full-time tuition fees to the University of Ottawa. Tuition fees will not be paid to the University abroad. Students must cover their travel and living expenses while abroad.

Consult the Embassy of your international institution’s host country for information concerning visas, cost of living, currency, etc.

We also have at the Student Services Centre, DMS 1100, all the student’s questionnaires that list the cost of accommodations of the international institutions. The binders also contains other useful information.

Book your flight and purchase a complete health insurance. A special plan is available for students studying overseas for at least six months (consult OHIP for more details).

Your academic file will be sent to our international partner at the beginning of March, who will then send you a letter of admission (usually in June/October). Upon receipt of this document from your international institution, you must apply IMMEDIATELY for a student visa (consult the Embassy for deadlines and procedures).

With your offer of admission, you will usually receive further information concerning the institution. We ask you to not communicate with the international institution until you have received your letter of admission.

It is extremely important that you submit all address changes and telephone numbers to our office since all documents will be sent to us (to be forwarded to you)

If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following numbers: 613-562-5805.

For students going to France: www.cheznoscousins.com

Course selection

The International Office will be preparing a form for all B.Com students stating the number of courses that must be completed abroad and the exemptions that will be granted upon your return. If certain conditions apply to you, they will be listed on this Course Exemption Form. The course exemptions are based on your course sequence for your BCom Option. Therefore, it is very important that students clearly indicate their B.Com options on their applications.

Enrolment

In March, B.Com students must complete an enrolment form at the Undergraduate Office and indicate the name of the host institution and the course codes TRF 1000. Some institutions will ask you also to complete a Course Enrolment and a Request for Residence form before your departure.

Please pay your tuition fees and incidental fees at the University of Ottawa BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE. All International Exchange students are enroled at the University of Ottawa on a full-time basis to 15 units (one term) or 30 units (two terms) even if they wish to complete less or more than 5 courses abroad.

If you will be graduating upon your return, please complete a Request for Diploma form before your departure. Students who study overseas during the Winter term, will graduate during the next graduation (Fall term) since transcripts from overseas are received in August. Students who will study overseas during the Fall term will graduate in June since transcripts from overseas are received in March.

Complete all necessary forms (enrolment, financial aid, graduation) before your departure.

If you must enrol at the University of Ottawa for the next academic year and you are abroad during the enrolment period, you can check the web for the timetable at www.timetable.uottawa.ca and enrol. You will have access to uoCampus via Internet while you will be abroad. Since places are limited, please do not wait until your return to Ottawa to complete your course enrolment. If you encounter any difficulties, send your enrolment form to the Student Services Centre by fax at (613) 562-5163 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We highly recommend that you contact the University of Ottawa students who will be attending the same international institution or same region. Therefore, a list of all the International Exchange participants' addresses and phone numbers will be given to all International Exchange students. Please contact our office before February 1st, if you do not want your address on this list.

Upon your arrival at your international institution, you must contact the International Exchange Representative of your international institution and complete your course enrolment and timetable. Some institutions will ask you to complete a preliminary course enrolment before your arrival. If your residence has not been confirmed before your arrival, they will also help you find appropriate off-campus housing.

UPON YOUR ARRIVAL, you must send us by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your list of courses for approval, with the number of units per course, as well as your new mailing address (telephone number, if applicable).

B.Com students must complete (or have completed) their option-specific courses either in Ottawa or abroad. If this last requirement is not met, students will graduate with a B.Com without option.

During their studies abroad, B.Com students may take business and third language (not French, not English as a second language) courses. Your course enrolment will have to receive approval from the Academic Specialist, International Exchange Programs.

Please note that international institutions do not offer courses that correspond to our accounting courses and that only Lund University, the University of Sydney and ESSEC offer a good selection of MISA courses.

Students enroled in the Co-op program (other than accounting) must consult the Co-op Office to modify their schedule if changes are required, in order to facilitate their participation in the Exchange Programs. Co-op accounting students can participate in the exchange program, but only for their last study term, after all the work terms are completed.

A maximum of 15 units per semester can be granted for studies completed abroad.

After being abroad for two months, please complete the International Exchange Program questionnaire and send it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the end of your studies abroad, please ask your international institution to send us your official transcript. Advanced standing will be granted for the courses that you have successfully completed. If you fail a course, you will not receive all the course exemptions. Your will have to re-take this course at the University of Ottawa. However, your grades will not be indicated on your University of Ottawa transcript.

We would also greatly appreciate your feedback on your experience. So come see us when you return!

If you have any other questions, please ask them before your departure. Enjoy!

International Exchange and Scholarship Programs
Student Services Centre
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building, room DMS 1100
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5
613-562-5805

After you have completed two months of studies abroad, you are asked to answer a questionnaire and send the resulting report of three pages or more (1,800 words) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must also submit a photo (digital). Please note that we may use your photo and comments to promote the International Exchange Programs to next year’s participants. To receive a copy of this questionnaire, please contact the Student Services Centre.

Upon your return, you will be invited to present your experience during an information session for prospective international exchange students.

Information for Incoming Students

The University of Ottawa is a cosmopolitan campus where nearly 43,000 students from a variety of cultural heritages can live and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding. Many of our students come from different parts of the world and they bring a unique perspective to academic exchanges within the walls of our University.

As an international student, you can truly benefit from our long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, while learning about the multicultural Canadian social mosaic.

Course schedule:
www.timetable.uottawa.ca

About the City of Ottawa:
www.ottawa.ca

About the Canadian Government:
www.canada.gc.ca

About Immigration:
www.cic.gc.ca

About the Canadian Education System:
www.studyincanada.com

About Ottawa Public Transportation
www.octranspo.com

On June 30th, 1994, the Provincial Ontario Government eliminated Health Care protection for non-Ontario Residents. Therefore, all International Students must purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), to provide protection compared to that available from the Ontario Government (OHIP).

All international students must purchase the UHIP in order to register at the University of Ottawa.

UHIP subscription is COMPULSORY. It is not necessary for you to purchase another insurance plan for the academic year. UHIP coverage starts on the 11th day of the month preceding the start of a program of study, for newly enrolled students, or at the beginning of the session, for returning students.

It is preferable that you pay your UHIP coverage with your tuition fees through a bank transfer. For further information on the coverage provided by the University Health Insurance Plan, please visit the UHIP website or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. responsible for UHIP.

Even though you may already have health insurance, you will not be exempted from purchasing the mandatory UHIP.

To view the premiums for the current academic year please see the Review Your Health Insurance page.

The timetable divided into September and January sessions, indicates the courses that will be offered for each semester.
The classroom location, the names of the professors and any modifications will be available in mid-August. It is essential that you verify this timetable before the start of classes. You can find the timetable at:

www.timetable.uOttawa.ca

Search for available courses by entering the course code (ex : ADM1300) or by selecting Advanced search.

Classes always end 10 minutes earlier than the published time. This allows you to arrive on time for your next class. All Business courses are offered three hours per week in one of the following formats:

  • Two "one hour and a half" periods per week; or
  • One "three-hour" period per week.

Many undergraduate courses such as ADM 1300 or ADM 1301 have discussion groups (DGD) or labs which you must choose according to your schedule. The lab or discussion groups are compulsory in your program.

*Please note that business attire is mandatory when professors request students to make formal business presentations as part of their lectures. Therefore, don't forget to pack at least one business suit.

Course Sections

Most courses of the Telfer School of Management are offered in multiple sections. Each section has its own time slot and professor. In the Timetable, the section is represented by the letter next to the course code, such as A, B, C, etc.

For example:
ADM 2343 A is offered Monday for 11:30 to 13:00 and Thursday from13:00 to 14:30.
ADM 2343 E is offered Wednesday from 19:00 to 22:00.

If you select a course with a section, you must clearly indicate it on your registration form in the appropriate space and attend that specific section throughout the semester.

Definition of the Course Codes and Symbols

Each course is composed of alphabetical and numerical codes. The alphabetical codes indicate the topic of the course. (ADM 1300 = Administration or Business).

The first digit of the numerical codes indicates the level of the course.

(ADM 1300 = level 1000 = 1st year) (Undergraduate)
(ADM 2341 = level 2000 = 2nd year)
(ADM 3350 = level 3000 = 3rd year)
(ADM 4312 = level 4000 = 4th year)

(ADM 5320 = level 5000 = 1st year) (Graduate)
(ADM 6320 = level 6000 = 2nd year)

The second digit indicates the languages in which the course is given.

1, 2, 3, 4 courses given in English
5, 6, 7, 8 courses given in French
0, 9 courses given in either French or English.

Please note that Marchand and Stanton Residences are opened 24 hours. Therefore, if you arrive in Ottawa after office hours, please go to the The New Residence for your keys.

Each room in residence is provided with a bed, a closet, a desk and chair, a waste basket, a mirror, a medicine cabinet, a bookcase, a billboard and a study lamp. Housing Services supply basic linen to Telfer international exchange studentsfree of charge otherwise, the cost is 60 dollars for eight months.

However, all students must bring their own towels and blankets. Rooms are equipped with electrical outlets (110-120 Volts) for radios and televisions, and there is enough room for a small rental refrigerator. Ottawa companies usually charge approximately $90 (for 8 months) for the rental of a small fridge. The number for renting a small fridge is 1-800-268-2652. Rooms are cleaned weekly and public areas daily.

Private telephone lines have been installed in each room (local calls are free of charge). Community kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator, a hot plate and a microwave oven. Please note that pots and dishes are not provided and that no cooking whatsoever is permitted outside the kitchen. A colour television set is found in every community lounge. There are two non-co-ed washrooms per floor.

Each residence has laundry rooms with coin-operated washers and dryers, a large basin and an ironing board. Irons, vacuum cleaners and other large objects may be stored free of charge during the academic year.

The residences offer excellent security procedures. Reception desks are open 24 hours a day and only residents and their guests are allowed into the buildings. Reception personnel direct telephone calls and distribute mail daily into individual mailboxes.

Residence Telephone
Residence
Housing Services 
Brooks Complex
100 Thomas More, suite 308
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

613-562-5885

LeBlanc Residence 
45 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa, Ontario

613-564-5400

Thompson Residence
45 University
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9B1

613-564-5400

Marchand Residence 
110 University
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9A8

613-564-5400

Stanton Residence 
100 University
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9A7

613-564-5400

New Residence 
90 University
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 1H3

613-564-5400

Due to limited availability we are unable to guarantee that all students will receive a room in residence. Therefore, it is advised that you schedule your arrival in Ottawa for mid-August (fall semester) and early January (winter semester) to find off-campus housing. The average price for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in Ottawa ranges from CAN $650 to $1,000, per month.

Housing

Housing
Off-Campus Housing costs Approximate cost per month

Single furnished room

$550 - $550

Unfurnished Bachelor apartment (Studio)

$650 and up

Unfurnished One-Bedroom apartment

$750 and up

Unfurnished Two-Bedroom apartments

$900 and up

Residence

Residence
Event Fall Dates Winter Dates

Housing Deposit Due ($700)

June 15

November 10

Full Payment Due

Beginning of September

Early January

Rates

The rates for the rooms in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows (Cdn$)

Rates
Per term (4 months) FALL WINTER

Single room in conventional residence

$ 3707.50

$ 3707.50

Double room in conventional residence

$ 3,079.00

$ 3,079.00

Availability

Students will have access to their rooms as of 12:00 p.m. on the date confirmed on their residence contract.

Academic Year

Academic Year

TERM

 
2016-2017 BCom Students
(Undergraduate Programs)
MBA Students
One Semester
(Graduate Programs)
Students from Reims and Grenoble admitted to the 12-month program
(Graduate Programs)

Fall

 

Orientation
August 31 & September 1 2017

Term
September 6, 2017 to December 21 (10 p.m.), 2017

Students must arrive by:
August 30, 2017 

Orientation
August 29, 2017

Term
September 5, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Students must arrive by: August 28, 2017 

Orientation
August 29, 2017

Term
September 5, 2017 to December 16, 2017

Students must arrive by:
August 28, 2017 

Winter

 

Orientation
January 5, 2018

Term
January 8, 2018 to April 26 (10 p.m.), 2018

Students must arrive by:
January 4, 2018

Orientation
N/A

Term
January 8, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Students must arrive by:
January 7, 2018

Orientation
N/A

Term
January 8, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Students must arrive by:
January 7, 2018

Each 1.5 or MBA course has 3 contact hours per week (for 6 weeks) and a final 3 hour exam. Each 3 unit course has 3 contact hours per week (for 13 weeks) and a final 3 hour exam.

When booking your returning flights, you must respect the dates indicated above. The exam schedule will not be modified if you have an early departure flight. Therefore, you cannot book a flight before the end of the semester. Please note that the semester officially ends at 10pm on the final date mentioned above.

Medical Insurance Plan – UHIP

Medical Insurance Plan
Period of Study Rates

Per semester (4 months)

$204

Full year (12 months)

$612

*UHIP premiums (September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)

If you arrive early, and have not reserved a temporary room at the University of Ottawa or you do not have a room in residence, you can find low cost accommodation at the hotels listed below for temporary accommodation. It is recommended to book your room before arrival by contacting the following numbers:

Hostels

  • International Youth Hostel - $37.00 for non-members (shared room)
    75 Nicholas Street, K1N 7B9
    613-235-2595
  • Ottawa Backpackers Inn – from $26.00 / night
    203 York Street  Ottawa, ON K1N 5T7
    613-241-3402
  • Barefoot Hostel – from $38.00 / night or 32$ for min 3 nights stay
    455 Cumberland St.  Ottawa, ON K1N 7J8
    613-237-0335

Inns

  • Avalon Bed and Breakfast – from 105$ / night
    539 Besserer Street, Ottawa ON,
    613-241-6403
  • Albert House Inn – from 110$ / night
    478 Albert Street Ottawa, ON
    1-800-267-1982 (toll free)
  • Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast – from 105$ / night
    525 av. King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON
    1-800-841-8786 (toll free)
  • Ambiance Bed and Breakfast – from 99$ / night
    330 Nepean Street, Ottawa, ON
    1-888-366-8772 (toll free)
  • Ottawa Centre Bed & Breakfast – from 139$ / night
    62 Stewart Street  Ottawa, ON
    613-237-9494

Hotels

  • Swiss Hotel – from 148$ / night
    89 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON
    1-888-663-0000 (toll free)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa – from 128$ / night
    350 Dalhousie St. Ottawa, ON
    1-800-341-2210 (toll free)
  • Novotel Ottawa – from 196$ / night 
    33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON
    1-855-677-3033 (toll free)
  • Days Inn Downtown Ottawa – from 127$ / night
    319 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
    613-789-5555
Prices subject to Ontario HST (13%)

1. Once your course selection is approved, you may modify your course selection. Enrolment in another course will only be possible if places are still available.

MBA Students (Graduate)
Course changes must be done during the first week of courses.

BCom Students (Undergraduate)
Course changes can only be made during the second week of classes.

All course modifications (add, delete, change of sections, withdrawal) must be done officially on the Modification/Cancellation of Registration form and before the deadlines (check timetable).

For the duration of your studies at the University of Ottawa, it is important to keep the student copy of all transactions made with the University.

2. Social activities are organized by the Telfer School of Management during orientation week.

The schedule of all events will be sent to you before arrival.

3. If you need to communicate with your home institution, feel free to come to the Student Services Centre, DMS 1100. We will be happy to take care of your requests.

4. A copy of your transcript will be mailed directly to your University at the end of the semester. However, you can verify your marks on the web www.infoweb.uOttawa.ca. To access this information, students must obtain a password from University of Ottawa with proper I.D.  Since you will not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, you can replace this number by 0's on the request form.

Transcripts

Official transcripts are mailed directly to your University. Should you require an extra copy, please contact the Student Services Centre, DMS 1100.

FROM THE OTTAWA INTL. AIRPORT

You can take a taxi (about $40.00 CAN) or the OC Transpo bus, # 97 (exact change is required) and get off at the University campus (Campus Station). The #97 bus leaves the airport every 15 minutes until 7:50p.m., and every 30 minutes after that time.

FROM THE DORVAL INTL. AIRPORT (MONTREAL)

Phone: (514) 394-7377 or 1-800-465-1213

You can take an interprovincial bus (a two-hour ride) to Ottawa. Upon your arrival at the airport, go to the information booth called CONNAISSEUR to purchase your ticket. Buses leave every two hours.

  1. Once you’ve dropped off your luggage at your residence or apartment, please come to the Student Services Centre in Desmarais (55 Laurier East, room 1100). If you arrive in the evening, please come to our office at 9:00 a.m. the next morning. We will book your appointment as close as possible to your arrival time and will confirm to you in person the time and date of your appointment for your course selection (if applicable) and give you the orientation schedule. Bring your final marks with you.
  2. If you arrive after regular business hours, please go to the Main Residence Complex (90 University street) to obtain a key for your room in residence. The Main Residence Complex is open 24 hours.
  3. Meet Véronique Brazeau at the Student Services Centre to complete your course selection and registration forms. Exchange students can only take business courses (ADM). They cannot register to courses offered by the other Faculties of the University of Ottawa. However, students may be permitted to take French or English as a Second Language course (FLS-ESL) if places are available.

International Exchange students will only meet with Ms. Véronique Brazeau if their course selection is incomplete. For those students whose course selection is not complete, we will provide you to the date and time of your appointment when you arrive in Ottawa.

Students must be nominated by their home institution before applying to the Telfer School of Management’s International Exchange Programs.

Applicants from certain bilateral partners are required to submit a proof of their English language proficiency (TOEFL scores). Please contact your home institution’s exchange program coordinator for further information on application requirements.

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