Canadian University Announces Special Scholarships for Nigerians, Other Africans
The University of Ottawa has announced millions of scholarships for African students. The Admission and Excellence Scholarship provides incoming students with a four-year scholarship to cover the partial cost of their university tuition.
Entrance & Excellence Scholarship for African Students Studying in English
The University of Ottawa prides itself on the diversity of its international student body. This renewable scholarship is offered to international students who are citizens of African countries, who will be admitted in the fall of 2022 (September start date) or later with an admission average of 80% or above, who study in English and enroll in one of the the specified undergraduate programs in the faculties of Engineering, Science or Social Sciences.
This significant financial contribution to their education reduces their tuition by $17,500 to $25,000 for the excellence scholarships and by $12,000 to $20,000 for the admissions scholarships, depending on the program each year. All students eligible for this scholarship will receive it automatically upon enrollment. It will be applied directly to their tuition fees.
The Entrance scholarship cannot be combined with the Excellence Scholarship for African students studying in English. Our scholarship program is one of the most generous in Canada.
It rewards not only your pre-university academic achievement, but also your achievements in any period of full-time study at the university. The new scholarship gives African students studying in English access to numerous pilot programs in three faculties at significantly reduced tuition costs.
In 2020, more than $42 million in scholarships were allocated to undergraduate students and $35 million to graduate students.
In an effort to assist students during the application process, the University of Ottawa will host a number of virtual sessions to answer questions and guide prospective students through the application process.
Canadian University Eligibility Criteria Announces Special Scholarships for Nigerians
All eligible students are eligible for this award and will be notified at the time of admission. While no application is required for this scholarship, the recipients are required to submit proof of citizenship of a country of territory in Africa before receiving their first installments.
The applicant must: 1. be an international student with a valid study permit; 2. have the citizenship of one of the countries in Africa; 3. newly admitted to one of the following undergraduate programs offered in English or with the French immersion option:
• Engineering: Civil Engineering; Chemical technology
• Social sciences: sociology; Anthropology; International development and globalization; conflict studies; Public Administration
• Sciences: all programs except the Honors BSc Biochemistry / BASc Chemical Engineering;
Honors BSc in Physics / BASc in Electrical Engineering; and Honors BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology 4. be enrolled full-time; and 5. For the Admission Scholarship: Having an admission average of 89.99% or lower once converted to our grading scale 6.
For the Excellence scholarship: Have an admission average of at least 90% once converted to our grading scale.
Application Guide: Canadian University Announces Special Scholarships for Nigerians
– First the student must register here: https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/
– Then the university would receive the application and generate a student number that the prospective student would use to log into the school portal, UOZone, and then submit their results and documents for review.
– After a successful assessment, they will be presented with a conditional admission offer which includes the scholarship depending on their average.
The submission deadline for all 2022 nominations is by 5:00 PM Central Time on or before March 31, 2022.