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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 completing the pre-application workshop is mandatory prior to submitting your application. Sign up to this online workshop by filling out the registration form 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.

Telfer International Exchange Programs Pre-Application Workshop

Every student thinking of going on exchange needs to complete the pre-application workshop before applying for an exchange. Sign-up to the workshop:

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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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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    Course selection
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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)
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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 double diplôme
Structure du programme

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
Double Degree Program
Program structure
Links
Website    Course selection
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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 double diplôme
Structure du programme
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)

Double Degree Program
Program structure

Links
Website
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2     Testimonial #3

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 double diplôme
Structure du programme
Programme in English:
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Spring (January to May).

Double Degree Program
Program Structure

Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com
Period
One semester (Spring: March to August).
Links
Website    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    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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

* 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

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Nanyang Technological University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Fall (August to December) Spring (January to May)
Links
Website
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Université de Genève - HEC

Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2
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'hiver (février à juin)
Liens
Site web   Programme des cours   Sélection de cours disponibles   Information supplémentaire

Université de Lausanne - HEC

Programme en français :

Exigences
2e année du B.Com
Période
Semestre d'hiver (février à juillet)
Liens
Site web   Information supplémentaire

Programme in English:

REQUIREMENTS
3rd year of B.Com
PERIOD
Winter semester (February to July)
LINKs
Website   Additional information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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)
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

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
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Glasgow

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

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

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

Please note the testimonials are written by students and reflect their own personal experiences on exchange. The accuracy of all information, including immigration requirements, must be verified.

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 (CGPA) of 5.0. Certain institutions require a CGPA of 6.0. Students are recommended to submit up to eight (8) choices on their application.

Upon evaluation of your application for admission, we will take into consideration your CGPA 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.

For students who are required a special permission from the CO-OP office, please fill out the following form.

The application deadline is January 31 for each admission cycle.

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 testimonials that list the cost of accommodations of the international institutions.

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.

Course selection

The International Office will be preparing a form for all BCom 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.

During their studies abroad, B.Com students may take business and third language (not French or English as a second language) courses. You will need to request approval for your international exchange course selection prior to your enrolment with your host institution. To submit your request, complete this form, and send it by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enrolment

In June, the International Office will enrol you in the TRF 1000 code for your exchange. 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 by the deadline. All International Exchange students are enrolled 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 enroll 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 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,  do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Centre at This email 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 finalize your course enrolment and timetable, if required. Most institutions will ask you to complete a preliminary course enrolment before your arrival. If your residence has not been confirmed before your arrival, they can also help you find appropriate off-campus housing.

If you would like to modify your course selection, you must send a new approval request form by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

After being abroad for approximately two months, please complete the International Exchange Program questionnaire and send it to 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.

We would also greatly appreciate your feedback on your experience. Get in touch with us when you return!

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to let us know. 

Most importantly, have fun!

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 approximately 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. 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.

Information for Incoming Students

The University of Ottawa is a cosmopolitan campus where more than 40,000 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:
https://www.uottawa.ca/course-timetable/

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 Fall and Winter tems, 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:

https://www.uottawa.ca/course-timetable/

Search for available courses by entering entering the subject code (ADM) and course number (ex. 1300).

There is always a 10-minute pause between two different classes. 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) which you must choose according to your schedule. However, most discussion groups are not compulsory to complete your course during your exchange at Telfer.

*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 following by two zeros, such as A00, B00, C00, etc.

For example:
ADM 2343 A00 is offered Monday for 11:30 to 13:00 and Thursday from13:00 to 14:20.
ADM 2343 E00 is offered Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:50.

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.

On-campus student residence is available at the University of Ottawa. Exchange students are usually allocated a room in the Marchand residence. Available facilities include:

  • Main reception desk, mailboxes, Rez Café, Residents’
  • Association Office, laundry room, bicycle and winter storage;
  • Activity lounge on even-numbered floors;
  • Shared, non-coed bathrooms on all floors.

Please note that Marchand Residences are not opened 24 hours. Therefore, if you arrive in Ottawa after office hours, please go to 90U Residence for your keys.

Please check here for the List of What to bring. Rooms are equipped with electrical outlets (110-120 Volts) for radios and televisions, and there is enough room for a small rental refrigerator. The number for renting a small fridge is 1-800-268-2652. Public areas are cleaned weekly.

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 washers and dryers. You can pay by your uOttawa Card loaded with Flex dollars to use them.

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

90U 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 rate
Accomodation Catgory Ottawa Gatineau
Furnished single room in a private house or apartment * $660 $565
Bachelor $965 $689
1-bedroom apartment $1,140 $755
2-bedroom apartment $1,480 $1,073
3-bedroom apartment $1,880 $1,128
4-bedroom house $2,753 $1,708

Rates

The rates are approximately $ 4,300 for a single room, and $3,600 for a double room in Marchand residence, for a term of 4 months.

Availability

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

Academic Year

Typically, we welcome our international exchange students and hold the orientation session in the end of August for Fall terms, and the beginning of January for Winter terms. Fall term courses run from early-September to December and Winter term courses from early-January to April. We strongly encourage you to check our Important Academic Dates and Deadlines page for more information.

The final exam schedule will only be released 1-2 months after the courses start. When booking your returning flights, you must respect the dates indicated on your schedule. 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 term. Please note that the term officially ends at 10pm on the final date of the final exam period (usually in the end of December for fall terms and end of April for winter terms).

 

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:
 

HI – Ottawa Hostel

75 Nicholas Street

Tel: 613-235-2595

This hostel is a five-minute walk from the University  and  offers  temporary accommodation for students and families.
 

YMCA - Shenkman Residence

180 Argyle Street

Tel: 613-237-1320

The YMCA offers short-term accommodation, and has daily, weekly and monthly rates.
 

Novotel Ottawa

33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa

Tel: 613-230-3033

This  hotel  is  a  five-minute  walk  from  the

University of Ottawa.

Approximately $150 CDN per night.


Les Suites Hotel Ottawa

130 Besserer Street, Ottawa

Tel: 1-800-267-1989

This hotel is a five-minute walk from the

University of Ottawa

Approximately $150 CDN per night
 

Prices subject to Ontario HST (13%)

 

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.

The application deadline is normally in mid-April for the Fall term exchange and mid-October for Winter term exchange. You are required to fill out an online questionnaire and submit it with your official transcript, ID photo and language proficiency test result (if applicable) within the respective deadlines.

Once we proceed your application, you will receive the letter of acceptance with your uOttawa Access ID by email to set up your student account on uoZone

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 first two weeks of classes.

All course modifications (add, delete, change of sections, withdrawal) must be done officially on the Modification/Cancellation of Registration form or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and before the deadlines (check the Important academic dates and deadlines).

You can check your course selection and weekly schedule anytime on your uoZone. Your uoZone access ID and the instructions will be sent upon your admission to Telfer International Exchange Programs.

2. Social activities are organized by the Telfer School of Management in collaboration of Telfer International student club during orientation week.

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

3. A copy of your transcript will be mailed directly to your University at the end of the semester. However, you can verify your marks online through application “Unofficial Transcription” application on uoZone.

Transcripts

Two copies of your official transcripts are mailed directly to your University. Should you require an extra copy, please make sure to order it on uoZone or with InfoService.

  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 meet you in person and give you the orientation schedule and useful welcome kit.
  2. If you arrive after regular business hours, please go to the90U Residence Complex (90 University street) to obtain a key for your room in residence. The 90U Residence Complex is open 24 hours.
  3. Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to complete or change your course selection. Exchange students can only take business courses (ADM) or second language courses (ESL or FLS, online placement test is required before enrollment). If you would like to discuss your course selection in person, we have the walk-in appointments available during your first week of classes. The date and time will be communicated during the orientation.

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