Our Vision

The uOttawa French Immersion Stream offers a unique experience. It gives students the opportunity to pursue part of their university studies in French while receiving individualized support in order to develop competencies in their field and in their second language (French). The program produces graduates who are functional in both official languages and are able to hold a bilingual position or pursue graduate studies in French.

Located in the heart of Ottawa, which is the national capital and an officially bilingual city, the University of Ottawa has been a bilingual institution for more than 150 years. Immersion students have multiple opportunities to learn French in a wonderful cultural context and an innovative learning environment whose efficiency and successfulness has been proven.


About Us

Established in 2006, the University of Ottawa French Immersion Stream are designed for Anglophone and Allophone students who wish to pursue part of their university studies in French. Students who have attended high school in a language other than French and have followed a French-as-a-second-language program are eligible. The program is offered in more than 80 programs (in many faculties), and bears a different name depending on the faculty:


French Immersion

Extended French


Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telfer School of Management

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Science

Students who meet the French Immersion requirements, in any of those two options, will receive the designation “French Immersion” on their diploma.

Support Services

French Immersion Stream offer a diversity of support services to students:

Other Resources and Services

The University of Ottawa offers other services and resources to help students:

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