I have just been admitted for the Common law program, where can I get information on scholarships and bursaries?
- Click here to view a list of all the scholarships that are offered to common law students.
- You can also view a complete list of all scholarships that are offered to every student at the University of Ottawa, by using the Online Scholarships and Bursaries engine.
How do I apply for scholarships/bursaries/awards?
- All applications are done on line. Please see the "How to Apply" section.
How do I know which scholarships/bursaries/awards I qualify for?
- When you access the Online Scholarships and Bursaries page in InfoWeb, you have to create your profile. By doing so, the computer will create a list of all the scholarships you might be eligible for. Some of the scholarships have specific criteria; therefore you will have to verify each one on your list to see if you have all the required criteria.
I am trying to apply on line for a specific scholarship/bursary/award, but I can’t access the application.
- Make sure you are logged on to InfoWeb. It is not sufficient if you are only browsing the site without being logged on.
- Some scholarships/bursaries/awards are offered automatically; in this case when you click on the details to consult the eligibility criteria, there will be a note at the bottom of the form saying that the scholarship/bursary/award is offered automatically. No application is required.
- If an application is required, the applications usually become available 4 months before the deadline. When consulting the site before that timeline, after you have clicked on the details to consult the eligibility criteria, the note at the bottom will say that the application will become available 4 months prior the application deadline.
What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?
- Scholarships are awarded for scholastic achievement. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need, and may also include additional criteria such as community involvement, academic achievement etc.
How can I apply for the education bursary?
- The education bursary does not require an application; it is offered automatically to Common Law student who are registered full-time and are receiving Government Financial Aid from their home province. The amount of the bursary will be credited to your student account by the Financial Aid and Awards Service once you have received your student loan.
Does the Faculty of Law offer emergency loans?
- The Faculty of Law does not offer emergency loans. However, if you have applied for government financial aid and are waiting for your loan certificate and/or bursary cheque to arrive, you may be eligible to apply to the central Financial Aid Office for an emergency loan of up to $300 to go towards books, food or rent. You must contact the Financial Aid and Awards Service for details.
Does the Faculty of Law offer emergency bursaries?
- If you have an unforeseen circumstance that results in a situation of urgent financial need, the faculty does have emergency funding. For additional information please see our: Emergency Funding Guidelines.
How and where do I submit supporting documentation for a scholarship/bursary/award?
- If you have to provide additional documents with your scholarship/bursary /award application, you must submit them to the Financial Aid and Awards office.
- On each document you should specify your name and student number and the name of the award or the application number assigned by the Online Scholarships and Bursaries system.
- You can submit your documents by mail, in person, by fax or by e-mail to:
Financial Aid and Awards Services
85 University, Room 102
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5