Admission Requirements and Administrative Procedures for Field Research Courses

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for these courses, you must meet certain requirements:

Undergraduate level:

When applying and during the semester preceding the Field Research Course:

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be registered full time, in an Honours Bachelor offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and have the Faculty of Social Sciences as your home faculty.
  • Must have completed 54 university credits (by May - preceding the date of departure).
  • You must submit your application to the courses by completing the online form by the prescribed date.
  • Sign the Code of Conduct, commit to attending the pre-departure trainings
  • You must meet the specific language requirements for the course (written and oral ability in French or English depending on the language of the course).
  • If you are registered in the coop program, you must advise them of your interest of participating in the Field Research Course before handing in your admission request.

Graduate Students

  • Must be registered in a M.A. program at the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Must inform their department and seek approval from the thesis/MRP supervisor to register for the field research course
  • You must submit your application to the courses by completing the online form by the prescribed date
  • Sign the Code of Conduct,
  • Attend ALL the pre-departure trainings
  • Purchase the travel insurance according to the Faculty of Social Sciences criteria.
  • You must meet the specific language requirements for the course (written and oral ability in French or English depending on the language of the course). 
  • If you are registered in the coop program, you must advise them of your interest of participating in the Field Research Course before handing in your admission request.
Application Process

You must complete the online registration form for the Field Research Course before March 1 2021. Please read the form carefully before completing it. You can choose up to two Field Research Courses. When you have submitted your online application you will received a confirmation of admission request e-mail. Please keep this e-mail as it is proof that you have submitted the online application before the deadline.  Please note there is a maximum of fifteen (15) students per course.  Priority is given to students for which the course can count in their program of study.

If you are accepted into the course, you will receive an e-mail by March 19 2021 informing you of the next steps. You will need to confirm your participation no later than March 22, 2021.

Documents to be Completed Before Departure

In addition to your course registration form, you will have to prepare certain documents before your departure. Please submit the following by the stipulated dates see Important dates section:

Course Registration at the University of Ottawa

Undergraduate Students:

If selected, you must register to one of the following six (6) credits course code:

FSS3210 (if you have completed 54 credits by April)

FSS4210 (if you have completed 81 credits by April)

ECH4210 (only for student in the Conflict Studies and Human Rights program)

The course could count as optional or electives depending on your program.  The Field Placement Coordinator will inform you of the application of these credits in your program of study. 

Registration will take place by email with fssinternational@uottawa.ca. We will write to you once it is time to register.

Graduate Students

If selected, you will register for a three credits course with your department.  Your department will register you for the course.

ALL STUDENTS:

The course will count for the summer semester. Undergraduate and Graduate students will not be able to participate in the June convocation because they must maintain their registration throughout the summer semester (even if the course count as additional credits in your program of study).  If you have completed all your requirements, you will then graduate in October.

Please note that if you have unpaid late tuition fees listed in your student account, we will not be able to register you. If you are not registered, you cannot leave to participate in the course.  You will then be financially responsible for any costs resulting from this situation.

Costs Associated with Field Research Courses

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are separate from the costs listed below.  These fees vary according to your status and your program. For more information on tuition fees, please consult the Office of the Registrar.  Tuition fees are to be paid according to the dates set by the registrar.

Important Dates

Some dates may change.

Information Meeting February 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., via Zoom
Application for Field Research Course Deadline March 1, 2021  BEFORE 4:00 p.m.
Selection e-mail Will be sent before March 18, 2021
Confirmation e-mail If selected students will need to confirm their participation by e-mail BEFORE March 22, 2021 (include student number in e-mail)
Mandatory Preparation meetings 
See course outline
Course registration April 2021, by email

Documents to be completed before departure (to send by email)

Code of conduct With course registration, April 2021
Informed consent form
With course registration, April 2021

Payment Dates 

Tuition Fees According to University of Ottawa Calendar
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