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Study abroad at Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University (OTU) is a public research university located in the Canadian city of Oshawa. Despite being one of Canada’s youngest universities, it’s already established itself as a world leader in technology-enriched programs and cutting-edge research.

OTU offers a vast array of technology-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programs, preparing students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they’ll need to excel in today’s workplaces.

The University has created a top-quality learning environment. Students have access to the world’s first automotive research and development center, an award-winning library, a pioneering clean energy research facility, as well as several other high-tech labs and classrooms.

The University’s campus is a hive of activity with several clubs, societies, and activities to get involved in. OTU also has an impressive athletics program. The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks, compete in sports like soccer, basketball, badminton, and rowing.

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Why study at Ontario Tech University

  • Experiential learning

    Programs at OTU combine classroom and practical learning so that graduates are work-place ready

  • Research opportunities

    Students contribute towards exciting developments in technological research as part of their programs

  • Intensive career support

    The University hosts several career events and has a dedicated support center to help students with their career ambitions

  • Industry partnerships

    OTU collaborates with numerous partners to provide students with the best research and employment opportunities


Ontario Tech University

2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

Ontario Tech is located in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, in the Durham Region. Oshawa is the 14th-largest metropolitan area in Canada; the city has a small-community feel with all the conveniences and services of a larger city.

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undegraduate tuition

    from CAD$29,195 to CAD$39,808 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    from CAD$20,124 to CAD$30,408 per year


Global Leadership Award (application-based)

If you are an international secondary-school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you can apply for the university's Global Leadership Award (GLA).

The GLA is one of our most prestigious entrance awards. Valued at $72,000 CAD ($18,000 a year for four years), the GLA recognizes international secondary school applicants with strong academic and leadership abilities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the GLA.

International Leaders Award (ILA)

If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you may be eligible for the ILA.

The ILA is an entrance award that recognizes high-achieving international students entering an undergraduate program at Ontario Tech University for September 2023 intake. Valued at $10,000 CAD, this one-year scholarship will be awarded to eligible students that have applied for the Global Leadership Award. A maximum of five will be awarded.

International Merit Awards

If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you may be eligible for one of the university's Merit Awards.

International Merit Awards—valued at up to $4,000 CAD—are automatically awarded to the top applicants with the highest admission grade-point-average from each of the identified regions. The Merit Awards are non-renewable.

In-course scholarships

If you have achieved a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during the previous year and you are returning to full-time study, you will be automatically awarded a scholarship.

  • 4.0+ GPA


  • 3.7 - 3.99 GPA


These scholarships may be increased to $3,000 and $4,000 through generous contributions from our donors.

  • Please note

    In-course scholarships are available for up to three years of your first undergraduate degree. To be considered, you must have been enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load during your previous academic year.

Visa requirements for Ontario Tech University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at Ontario Tech University

The University recognizes that studying in another country can be a daunting prospect, that’s why they run a new arrival support program. As part of the program, you’ll participate in guided tours of the campus, explore the city, and meet fellow students and staff.

OTU’s international student services department is always on hand to answer any questions you might have, including those related to visa concerns, setting up bank accounts, passport issues, and general cultural adjustment.

With various international celebrations and events held throughout the year, you’ll feel at home in no time.

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