Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations! You have received your offer of admission, you can now commence preparations to become one of our students. Here are the next steps.

Step 1 : Accept your Offer

Congratulations! You Have Received an Offer of Admission.

You will receive an email to let you know a decision has been made. You need to open a session in uoZone to check your admission file and view the details of your offer.

    Log in to your uoZone, under Admission file > Download your Offer. Your admission file contains information on:

    • your offer of admission
    • conditions/requirements you must meet in order to be able to register
    • steps to accept your offer

    Follow the instructions in your admission file to accept your offer, and make sure you really understand all its conditions.

    You must accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated.

    After you accept your offer, check that your personal information is correct, such as your current mailing address, your telephone number, your emergency contacts, etc. by accessing your  uoZone  account under Applications > Student Center > Names > Addresses.

    Make sure to meet all the requirements indicated in your offer of admission.

    Step 2 : Before registering

    To avoid possible enrolment holds on your file, you must meet the conditions stipulated in your admission offer before enrolling in your courses (examples are proof of degree, an official transcript, etc.).

    Step 3 : Understand your Program

    Understanding your program and course requirements is an essential step.

    You will be able to enrol online through your uoZone, but first get to know your program. You are responsible to follow all the program requirements in order to graduate within the time limit.

    • Find out more about your program. It shows you the basic structure of your program, including the compulsory and optional courses needed to graduate.
    • Find out more about the courses schedule.
    • Familiarize yourself with your  course sequence
    • You may also want to check your current academic requirements by accessing your uoZone account under Applications > My Academic Requirements > Click “Expand All”.
    • Once we assign you a supervisor, it is important to schedule a meeting with the professor in order to discuss expectations, and research needs.
    Step 4 : Enrol in your Courses

    Enrol online according to your course requirements.

    In order to be able to access the Enrol application in uoZone as soon as your enrolment period starts, you must have accepted your offer of admission at least three working days before the enrolment date assigned to you.

    • Consult this year’s course sequence available in the student guide before registration.
    • Consult the enrolment guide
    • You must enrol for all your courses online through uoZone.
    • Make sure to register for the Fall and Winter terms at the same time.
    • Fall and Winter terms: Enrolment starts in June. You will be emailed the date when you can first enrol about two weeks before enrolment opens. It is important to enrol on time – regardless of where you are located in the world – to secure a spot in your favourite classes.
    • Spring/ Summer term: Enrolment starts in March and you will be emailed the date when you can first enrol about two weeks before enrolment opens.
    • Consult the important dates and deadlines for more information.
    • Once registered, you will be able to pay your tuition, get your student ID card, get your U-Pass and, new students: You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your uOttawa email account within 48 hours of your enrolment.
    Step 5 : Plan your Finances

    Make sure you pay your tuition fees on time.

    It is important to plan a budget in order to make sure that you can cover all the costs related to your university life. We encourage you to develop a financial plan that includes university costs and living costs.


    Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities

    • You may be eligible to apply for Scholarships or Financial support from the Faculty of Law.
    • You may also be eligible to apply, on line, for scholarships offered by the University of Ottawa.
    • You may also apply to the Work Study Program, to get a chance to gain valuable experience by working on campus part time.


    More questions?


    Step 6 : Orientation Session and other Resources

    Orientation session

    You will be invited, by email, to an orientation session at the beginning of the fall term, in September, to help you familiarize yourself with the Faculty of Law.

    Academic support

    Campus Maps


    Step 7 : International Student

    This step is for International students only

    Unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you need a valid study permit to attend the program.

    As a newly admitted international student, please visit the International Office website.

    The Newly admitted section will guide you through the important steps to follow for a successful student experience at the University of Ottawa. 

    It can take several months to obtain the study permit, so we strongly recommend that you apply early. For all immigration questions we invite you to visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (CIC).

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