Ontario Tech University


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Say Hello to Ontario Tech University!
We advance the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world.

Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing and community/public health, to name a few.

Our unique and technology‑rich teaching and learning environment challenges you to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery, and prepares you to excel in the global, knowledge‑driven economy of the 21st century; the possibilities are endless.

Your experience with us is about more than attending classes in our blended learning environment. We provide the supports and connections you need to make your student journey right for you.


Ontario Tech University, founded in 2002, is a publicly funded research university based in Canada.

It is situated in the Eastern Greater Toronto Area and has conferred over 16,000 degrees. Students have a wide choice of subjects to choose from, for example Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Law, Health Sciences and pre-Medicine.

The university focuses on science, technology, engineering and the development of regional business and helps with the acceleration of economic growth, inspiring its students to make an impact in today’s world.

Its diverse array of 56 career-oriented undergraduate programs equips graduates with skills and knowledge to lead and succeed in the 21st century workplace.

As one of Canada’s most dynamic and youngest universities, Ontario Tech has new classrooms, labs, study areas and state-of-the-art learning facilities. The university offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help students in need.

Students will benefit from its technology enriched learning environment, hands-on learning internships, research opportunities and vibrant student life. All of this leads to Ontario Tech having one of the highest graduate employment rates.

Requirements and Admissions

All applicants to full-time undergraduate programs should apply in one of two ways; choose only one.

Option One

The OUAC online application system allows you to apply to multiple Ontario universities or programs with one application. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Apply online using the OUAC website (Opens In A New Tab) using the 105 application.
  2. Be sure to apply by the application deadline for the program to which you want to be admitted. You can choose up to three programs.
  3. Once the university receives your application from the OUAC, we will send you information regarding the next steps in the admissions process.

Option Two

If you are only applying to Ontario Tech, apply internally at ontariotechu.ca/internationalapplication (Opens In A New Tab). You can apply to three programs for a $100 application fee.

Note: If you’re a student with a disability and want to be considered for admission on the basis of disability, please visit our special considerations page. (Opens In A New Tab)

Applicants Submitting International Academic Documents

Post-secondary credentials gained outside Canada may be subject to a request to be authenticated by World Education Services (WES).


  • Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  • Biology, general
  • Biomathematics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell/cellular biology and anatomical sciences
  • Computer engineering
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Educational administration and supervision
  • Educational assessment, evaluation and research
  • Educational/instructional media design
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Engineering physics/applied physics
  • Engineering science
  • Environmental/environmental health engineering
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Legal support services
  • Marketing
  • Materials engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Neurobiology and neurosciences
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Physiology, pathology and related sciences
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Systems engineering

Student Experience

Ontario Tech University welcomes and celebrates the diversity of its community which serves to enrich all aspects of university life, academically, socially and culturally. The Office of Student Life (Opens In A New Tab) supports this diversity through programming and activities that acknowledge the talents, interests and cultures of our students, as well as by providing specialized support for students living with disabilities, Indigenous students, international students, online students, and mature, transfer and pathways students.

All students are encouraged to make the most of their university experience and plan for success. Student Life provides services in the following areas to promote students’ academic, personal and professional development:

Scholarships and Bursaries

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—are automatically awarded to the top five applicants with the highest admission grade-point-average from each of the identified regions. The Merit Awards are non-renewable.

  • Africa Merit Award
  • Caribbean Merit Award
  • Latin America Merit Award
  • South Asia Merit Award
  • Southeast Asia Merit Award

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the International Merit Awards.

Global Leadership Award

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 ($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.

Applications are now open (Opens In A New Tab).

International Leader Award

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 International Leader Award (ILA).

The ILA is an entrance award that recognizes high-achieving international students entering an undergraduate program at Ontario Tech University in September 2022. Valued at $10,000, 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.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the ILA. Recipients may be required to complete up to 40 hours per semester in volunteer work with the International Recruitment office.

To be considered for the ILA, please submit your application for the Global Leadership Award (Opens In A New Tab) by the deadline.


Ontario Tech University offers student housing and all the resources you need for an unforgettable university experience. Get ready to make new friends, get involved in exciting activities and discover all that Oshawa has to offer. It’s all possible when you move into an Ontario Tech University residence!

Our student housing is conveniently located minutes away from campus lecture halls, so you never have to worry about being late for any of your classes. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get involved in many of our campus events and activities.

First time living on campus? Our friendly residence staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns about our student housing. Oshawa is not only a beautiful city to live in, but it’s also home to students from all around the world. No matter where you’re from, you’ll have a unique opportunity to discover new cultures and be part of a diverse global community!

When you move in, you’ll enjoy premium amenities in each Ontario Tech U residence. Every suite comes with all the conveniences we know you can’t live without! That means high-speed internet access, TV with HDMI capabilities and a phone with free local calls.

All Ontario Tech University housing units also include a common kitchen area, a movie lounge, a games room for get-togethers and a front desk with 24-hour support. Best of all, you’ll also have access to quiet study rooms where you can prep for classes individually or as a group. These rooms are perfect for studying for exams, doing homework or reviewing what you’ve learned in class.

Security is another feature you won’t have to worry about when you move into our student housing. Our buildings feature trusted security technology, including swipe card access at our Oshawa location and 24-hour video monitoring. In the event of a security incident, we’ll be able to reach you within minutes and make sure you’re safe.

Through our weekly residence events, you’ll also have a chance to get to know other residents and discuss anything that may be on your mind. We encourage all of our students to develop real-life skills and experience everything that campus life has to offer!

Whether your goal is to make more friends, focus on your academics or develop your leadership skills, you’ll enjoy your time in Ontario Tech U housing! We hope to see you soon!

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. Ontario Tech University connected me with industry leaders and ensured I was ready to present myself to future employers. I felt prepared to enter the workforce and my solid foundation allowed me to seamlessly transition into my career, and to quickly make an impact.

    JILLIAN RUTTAN-MORILLO, Nuclear Engineering and Management, class of 2014
  2. Ontario Tech has provided me with an advantage in going above and beyond mere textbook education. I am more than confident in my education and my skills as I prepare myself for a career in Physiotherapy.

    MATTHEW FOLLETT, Kinesiology, class of 2013

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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