Université du Québec en Outaouais

Université du Québec en Outaouais | Gatineau, Que. | Founded 1981


Since opening in 1981 with primarily education and administration programs, the Université du Québec en Outaouais has expanded both undergrad and graduate offerings. There are now 10 Ph.D. programs, including project management and information technology, and 19 master’s programs, including social work and an M.B.A. in accounting.

UQO is the only university in Canada to offer degrees in museology and heritage, and comic strip writing in French. It is also the only university in Quebec to offer a degree in translating and writing in French. For students at the main campus in Gatineau, Que., a short trip over the bridge to downtown Ottawa means access to resources such as the national archives and public administration organizations. The satellite campus in Saint-Jérôme, Que., offers business administration, education, psychoeducation, nursing and social work. Part of the university’s overall mission is to support the development of the region, with research centres in photonics, regional development and family intervention.

The university boasts an international dimension, welcoming about 300 students from abroad every year, as well as offering exchange programs, mostly to Europe.

$4,005 ($9,181 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
If R score is less than 22, admission is granted on condition of passing an appointed course
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,716 · Part-time: 2,160
Graduates: Full-time: 772 · Part-time: 623
International Students: First-year: 2.7% ·
Graduate: 35%
Male-Female Ratio: 30 to 70
Residence Spaces
218 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs
Apartment-style: $3,584 to $5,704

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