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International Exchange Programs

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.

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 considering and exchange is required to complete the pre-application workshop before submitting their exchange application.

The next workshop will be available in October 2024, allowing applications for the academic year 2025-2026.

International Institutions

Monash University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program with an CGPA 6.0.
Period
Semester one: from February to June and Semester two: from July to October
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of South Australia

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Study Period 5: from July to November & Study Period 2: from 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 BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Semester 2: from July to November & Semester 1: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Spring: from July to November & Autumn: from February to July
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

University of Vienna

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Summer semester: from 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 second year of the BCom program.
Period
Summer semester: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management

This exchange program is only available at the master’s level. 

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0
Period
Spring: January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

Universidad de Chile

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Second Semester: from July to November and First Semester: from March to July
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

City University of Hong Kong

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Semester A: from September to December & Semester B: from 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 BCom program.
Period
Semester 1: from September to December & Semester 2: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

The University of Hong Kong

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

Tongji University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program with an average of at least 6.0.
Period
Spring: from February to July
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Aarhus University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Copenhagen Business School

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Audencia Business School

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December Spring: from 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 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) Spring (January to May)
Double Degree Program
Program structure
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Emlyon 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
Requirements
English program: Must have completed the second year of the BCom. French program: Must have completed the third year of the BCom.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to April
Links
Website    Additional Information
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)
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to April
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)
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
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 et Rouen

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website

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)
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 second year of the BCom program.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

University College Cork

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University College Dublin

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Bocconi University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
First Semester: from September to December & Second Semester: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Summer: from March to August
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program. Must have a B2 level in Spanish to take courses in Spanish.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Additional Information

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program. Must have a B2 level in Spanish to take courses in Spanish.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

ESCA Ecole de Management

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Fall: from September to December & Spring: from January to March
Links
Website    Additional Information

Auckland University of Technology

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Semester 2: from July to November & Semester 1: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Waikato

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from June to November & Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics

This exchange program is only available at the master’s level. 

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the BCom program
Period
Autumn: from August to December & Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Kozminski University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Nanyang Technological University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Semester 1: from August to December & Semester 2: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Yonsei University School of Business

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

ESCP Europe

This exchange program is only available at the master’s level. 

Requirements
Must have completed the third year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Lund University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Dates and deadlines
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Uppsala University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Université de Genève

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
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   Sélection de cours disponibles

Université de Lausanne

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
Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program, with a CGPA of 6.0.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

National Chengchi University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Spring: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Chulalongkorn University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall : August to December & Spring : January to May.
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Thammasat University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: August to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Spring: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from 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 BCom program.
Period
Michaelmas Term*: from October to December & Lent/Summer: from January to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

* A maximum of 12 units can be completed.


Newcastle University

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the B.Com program
Period
Semester 1: from September to December & Semester 2: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Brighton

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Semester 2: from February to June
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Glasgow

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Semester 1: from September to December & Semester 2: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
Testimonials
Testimonial #1     Testimonial #2

University of Strathclyde

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Semester 1: from September to December & Semester 2: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information
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: from August to December & Spring: from January to May
Links
Website    Course selection    Additional Information

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Requirements
Must have completed the second year of the BCom program.
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from January to May
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 Wilmington

Requirements
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Period
Fall: from August to December & Spring: from 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

To be eligible, students must have successfully completed their second year of study with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0. Some institutions require a CGPA of 6.0, and for certain institutions, completion of the third year of study is necessary. Students are encouraged to include up to eight (8) choices on their application.

Upon the evaluation of a student's application for admission, both the CGPA and cover letter are taken into consideration.

For all exchange programs, students will continue to pay full-time tuition fees to the University of Ottawa. Students must cover their travel and living expenses while abroad.

Students requiring permission from the CO-OP office must complete this form by January 15 of the application year.

The application deadline is January 31 for each admission cycle.

Once admitted into the program, students are required to complete a virtual, self-paced pre-departure workshop. This workshop provides essential guidance to help students prepare for the exciting experiences that lie ahead.

Key components of the preparation include consulting the embassy of the host institution’s country for information on immigration requirements, cost of living, currency, etc. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore student testimonials for tips and personal experience reflections.

Nominations for students are sent to their respective host institutions. The nomination process is typically completed in March for Fall exchanges and in October for Winter exchanges. As the nomination aligns with the host institution's timeline, it varies for each student. It's normal for students to be contacted by their respective host institutions at different times. Until initial contact has been made by the institution, we advise students to refrain from communicating with their future host institution.

Host institutions usually require students to complete an application, after which they provide a letter of admission. Upon receiving this document from the international institution, students must promptly proceed with the required immigration process for their host country.

Comprehensive health insurance is mandatory throughout the duration of students’ travels. Students can inquire with the University of Ottawa Students’ Union for more information on the travel coverage provided by their health insurance plan.

Finalizing travel arrangements, such as booking transportation and securing housing, is the next step in the process.

Course Selection

Upon admission to the Telfer International Exchange Programs, students receive a Results Form that outlines the number of courses to be completed during their time abroad, as well as the course exemptions that will be granted upon their return from the exchange. Any specific conditions applicable to the student will also be listed on this document.

During their studies abroad, B.Com. students can only enroll in business and/or third language courses (excluding French or English as a second language). Students must obtain approval for their course selection before enrolling with the host institution. To initiate this process, students must complete the required form and send it via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All fields on the form are mandatory for the evaluation request. We advise students to consult the institution’s websites for any additional details required for the request, as it is their responsibility to gather this information.

Enrolment

In June, students are registered under the TRF 1000 code for the exchange term. This enrollment signifies full-time status for the Fall or Winter term and part-time enrollment in the Summer term, with tuition fees paid to the University of Ottawa.

Registration at the host institution is managed directly with that institution, following their individual timeline. They will provide information on the process, deadlines, and other relevant details. As stated above, course approval is required before registering with the host institution.

Students who complete studies abroad during the Winter term of their final year are not eligible to participate in the same academic year’s Spring graduation ceremony. This is because international exchange transcripts are typically only available after the graduation registration period. On the other hand, students who study abroad during the Fall term of their final year can usually graduate during the same academic year’s Spring graduation ceremony, as exchange transcripts are available in time for the graduation registration period.

Travel Security

Traveling exposes individuals to new risks. It is crucial to consider these potential challenges and have plans in place in case of any unforeseen events during a trip. Therefore, students are required to complete mandatory travel security activities, including the Travel Risk Awareness course and trip registration.

Completion of pre-departure training and trip registration is mandatory. All students must fulfill these steps to qualify for mobility scholarships and to credit courses completed abroad.

Instructions for the Travel Risk Awareness course are provided to students during the pre-departure workshop. Students must also register their trip on the Travel Safety website before they travel.

For questions about the training or registration, students can contact the International Travel Safety Adviser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their host institution by participating in orientation events and visiting the exchange program office. The beginning of the exchange presents an excellent opportunity to explore their new city.

Upon arrival, students may find that their initial course selection needs adjustments. To modify their course selection, students must submit a new approval request form via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Approximately two months into their studies abroad, students are required to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire includes a report, consisting of three pages or more (1,800 words), along with a submitted photo . The photo and comments may be utilized for promotional purposes related to the International Exchange Programs.

At the end of their studies abroad, students are required to request their official transcript to be sent by the host institution via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Course units will be granted for the successfully completed courses, while failed courses will not be credited.

For students in the International Management option, a minimum of 12 units must be successfully completed as an exchange student with one of the Telfer School of Management’s international partner institutions to fulfill the exchange requirement of their program.

 

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 respect and cooperation. 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.

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 terms, indicates the courses that will be offered for each term.
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 the subject code (ADM) and course number (ex. 1300).

All Business courses are offered three hours per week in one of the following formats:

  • Two one and a half hour 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 2341 A00 is offered Monday for 11:30 to 13:00 and Thursday from13:00 to 14:20.
ADM 2341 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 term.

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 = 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
  • 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 open 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. 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 television 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

Marchand Residence 
110 University
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9A8

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 term) and early January (winter term) 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
Accommodation Category 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 10 p.m. 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.

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 or IELTS scores). Please contact your home institution’s exchange program coordinator for further information on application requirements.

The application deadline is April 15 for the Fall term exchange and October 15 for Winter term exchange. You are required to fill out an online form and submit it with your official transcript, 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, drop, 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.

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 the 90U 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 enrolment). 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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