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Canadian university announces special scholarships for Nigerians, other Africans


The University of Ottawa said only Africans will benefit from the scholarships that target students in engineering, sciences and social sciences.

The University of Ottawa has announced the availability of millions of scholarships for students in African countries. The entrance and excellence scholarship will make way for new students with a four-year scholarship to cover the partial expenses of schooling. Entrance & Excellence Scholarship for African Students Studying in English.

Ottawa is proud of the diversity of its international student body. The scholarship is opened to foreign students who are citizens of African countries, who are admitted in the Fall 2022 term (September start date) or later with an admission average of 80% or higher, who are currently studying in English, and who are enrolled in one of the specified undergraduate programs in the faculties of Engineering, Science, or Social Sciences.

This significant financial contribution to their education reduces their tuition fees by $17,500 to $25,000 for the excellence scholarships and by $12,000 to $20,000 for the entrance scholarships, depending on the program annually.

Those students who are qualified for this scholarship will receive an automatically enrolment upon registration. It will be added into 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 achievements, but also your achievements every term of full-time study at University.


Our new scholarship will give African students studying in English access to numerous pilot programs in three faculties for a significantly reduced cost of tuition. In 2020, more than $42 million in scholarships were allocated to undergraduate students and $35 million to graduate students.

In a other to assist the students get better understanding about the application process, the University of Ottawa will host a number of virtual sessions to answer questions and guide prospective students on the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

All eligible students are considered for this award and will be notified at the time of their admission. Although no application is required for this scholarship, recipients will be asked 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 citizenship from one of the countries in Africa;

3. be newly admitted in one of the following undergraduate programs offered in English or with the French Immersion option:

• Engineering: Civil Engineering; Chemical Engineering

• Social sciences: Sociology; Anthropology; International Development and Globalization; Conflict Studies; Public Administration

• Sciences: All programs except the Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in Chemical Engineering;Honours BSc in Physics / BASc in Electrical Engineering; and Honours BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology

4. be enrolled full-time; and

5. For the Entrance scholarship: have an admission average of 89.99% or lower once converted in our grading scale

6.For the Excellence scholarship: have an admission average of a minimum of 90% once converted in our grading scale.

Application Guide:–

First the student has to apply here: https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/– Then the University would receive the application and generate a Student Number which the prospective student would use to login to the school’s portal, UOZone, and then submit their results and documents for review.–

After a successful review, they will be offered a conditional admission offer which will include the scholarship depending on their average. The submission deadline for all 2022 nominations is by 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on or before 31st March, 2022. For more information about the Entrance & Excellence Scholarships, contact [email protected] or call +2349071235106.



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