Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship - Undergraduate Degree (202039)

TERMS OF REFERENCE
 
Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship – Undergraduate Degree
 
PURPOSE OF FUND
The objective of this fund is to provide financial assistance to newly admitted francophone international students who began their first term of studies as of Fall 2021 or later, and are undertaking their university studies in French or French Immersion in an approved undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa.
 
SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, you must:
  1. be an international student with a valid study permit;
  2. be newly admitted in the Fall term of 2021 or later in an approved French or French Immersion undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa;
  3. be enrolled full time(1); and
  4. each term, take at least 9 units(2) (i.e., 3 courses) taught in French(3).
 
RENEWAL CRITERIA 
This scholarship can be renewed up to a maximum of 12 installments provided that you meet certain renewal criteria:
• remain registered full-time(1) in an approved French or French Immersion undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa; and
• each term, take at least 9 units(2) (i.e., 3 courses) taught in French (3).
 
SPRING-SUMMER TERM CRITERIA
  1. Students enrolled full-time in the Spring-Summer term will receive their full scholarship installment, conditional on meeting all renewal criteria.
  2. This scholarship can also be renewed at 50% of its original value during part-time Spring-Summer terms provided that you meet the following criteria:
• register part-time during the Spring-Summer term to at least 6 units (i.e., 2 courses); and
• take at least 6 units(2) (i.e., 2 courses) taught in French (3).

A 50% part-time renewal will count as a full installment towards the total of 12 possible installments.
 
(1) Temporary interruption of your studies or registering part time or as a special student will lead to your scholarship being revoked for the term.
 
(2) Some exceptions may apply to students participating in an international exchange or in a program where they cannot take the required number of units in French.
 
(3) Only the course codes whose second digit is 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 0 (e.g. ADM1700) are used in calculating the number of units taught in French.

NOTE
  • Students enrolled in ESL (English-as-a-second-language) or FSL (French-as-a-second-language) during their first study terms are only eligible for this scholarship once they enroll in their program
  • Students are not eligible for the scholarship during a CO-OP work term
  • Special students are not eligible for this scholarship
  • uOttawa’s academic regulations for undergraduate students define “full time registration” as being registered for 12 or more units during a term. Students who are registered part-time in their last study term, because they have less than 12 units left to complete their program of study, are not eligible to receive this scholarship
  • The following two programs of study are ineligible for this scholarship:
    • Integrated Food Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences
    • MD Program at the Faculty of Medicine
Value of the award:             
Faculty Program of study Value of the award
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Health Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Medicine
All programs $13,500 per eligible term
Faculty of Engineering All programs $19,000 per eligible term
Faculty of Sciences Biotechnology, Physics/Electrical Engineering $19,000 per eligible term
Other $13,500 per eligible term
Telfer School of Management All programs $17,000 per eligible term
Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section National Program (Civil Law) $11,000 per eligible term
Other $13,500 per eligible term
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section All programs $21,000 per eligible term
 
Number of awards:                Unlimited
Frequency of the award:       Annual, up to a maximum of twelve installments
Level or program of study:    Undergraduate
Renewable:                             Yes, if you meet the renewal criteria
Application contact:              Financial Aid and Awards Service
Application deadline:            Automatic Offer
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
There is no application for this award. This scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible students who enroll in a French program or in French Immersion Studies at the University of Ottawa.