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Owing to the high quality of education imparted at its universities, Canada is one of the top study destinations in the world. The Canadian province of Ontario is home to some of the top-ranked universities in the country, including the University of Waterloo, Queen’s University and more.

As a local or international student planning to attend one of the many universities in Ontario, it is vital that you have a comprehensive understanding of what OUAC is and how it works.

What is OUAC?

OUAC or Ontario Universities Application Centre is a centralised online portal using which students can apply for undergraduate programs at universities in Ontario. With a large number of students applying to these universities, the OUAC portal makes the application process simple and easy.

Types of Applications on OUAC

There are different types of applications on OUAC. Which application you should fill out depends on a number of things, such as your country of residence, where you have attended high school and more. 

The different types of applications for obtaining an undergraduate degree in Canada are: 

Undergrad 101 

Undergrad 105 

OLSAS – Ontario Law School Applications  

OMSAS – Ontario Medical Schools Applications 

ORPAS -Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs 

TEAS – Ontario Faculty of Education 

When you open the OUAC portal, it will direct you towards the type of application you should fill out depending on your answers to some questions asked on the portal.

How to Apply on OUAC?

The OUAC application system consists of many different steps. 

In case you are a prospective international student interested in studying in Canada, you can also book a free consultation with top-of-the-line student counsellors to take the hassle out of the university application procedure.

  • Step 1: Research Universities and Courses

Start out by selecting which courses you would like to apply for at which university from the OUAC university list. Finalize the universities and courses you want to apply to, taking into consideration your interest, the eligibility requirements, and the costs of the university you’re applying to. You’ll need to take note of the OUAC codes of all the programs you want to apply for.

  • Step 2: Create an OUAC Account

After finalizing the courses, create an account on the portal. You will need to provide basic information such as your personal details and your academic information.

  • Step 3: Select Your Programs

Once you’ve created an account, select all the programs you want to apply for. Remember that the portal will charge you a specific fee based on your type of application and the courses you are applying to.

  • Step 4: Fill out the Application:

Fill out all the required details on the OUAC portal. This generally consists of different sections including information related to your academic records and more.

  • Step 5: Submit Your Application

Carefully review your application and then submit it on the OUAC portal. 

It is important for students to remember that every university has different admission requirements. Some will require you to also provide supporting documents like a statement of purpose to judge your suitability for the applied program.

List of Universities on OUAC

Find below the list of universities present on the OUAC portal. 

  • Algoma University
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • King’s University College at Western University
  • Laurier University
  • McMaster University
  • Niagara University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

OUAC Application Costs

The OUAC application costs are different for different types of applications. Every type has a certain base application fee and other additional costs. The base fees of different programs are:

Program 

Base Application Fee 

Undergrad 101 

$150

Undergrad 105

$156

OLSAS

$200

OMSAS 

$220

ORPAS

$190

TEAS

$159

In addition to these base fees, there are also other charges that may or may not apply to your application, depending on if you choose to apply to more than three programs and other criteria.

Deadlines

The OUAC deadlines vary for every application type. They also differ based on the year of the program you’re applying to, thus It is imperative for students to keep in touch with the deadlines of different universities. 

With a large number of universities present on the OUAC portal, keeping track of all the deadlines can be tiresome. That is why we suggest taking the help of expert student counsellors via a free consultation!

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