University of Waterloo

In 1957, the University of Waterloo opened its doors to 74 engineering students with co-operative education as its cornerstone. Today, with more than 42,000+ students attending annually, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections.With a global network spanning more than 220,000 alumni in 151 countries, Waterloo attracts world-class scholars including a Nobel Laureate, leads in providing work-integrated learning opportunities with 7,100+ active co-op employers and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that’s created 5,000+ jobs through Velocity alone, Canada’s most productive startup incubator by private investment. The best and brightest are drawn to the University of Waterloo for renowned academic programs, world-leading co-operative education and teaching/research excellence. We embrace the opportunity to collaborate with, and be elevated by, a world-class peer group. The University of Waterloo has 42,000 full and part-time students cumulatively between undergraduate and graduate programs (Fall 2020). More than 9,000 degrees granted in 2020 .52,000+ enrolments in 2019/20

At the forefront of innovation, Waterloo champions a culture of curiosity, exploration, risk-taking, entrepreneurship, global stewardship and leadership. Waterloo bring bold ideas and brilliant minds together inspiring innovations with global impact today and in the future.



The main University of Waterloo campus is in the city of Waterloo, located in southwestern Ontario with easy access to Hamilton, London, and Toronto. Our street address is 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, Ontario. 1000-acre main campus, 100+ buildings with six faculties


Why Waterloo?

Waterloo is a school that helps you gain relevant experience for whatever you want to do in the future. More often than not, there are opportunities to specialize and enhance your classroom learning. Whether it's through a minor, an option, a specialization, or a certificate, a bit of advanced planning and research will ensure that you’re getting the most out of your education.

You may hear rumors that there are some programs that don't let you customize your degree and it's just not true. It's not always easy and you may feel overwhelmed at all the information, but know that it's possible. We have academic advisors to help you once you get here. You don't need to know your exact path right now though.

Spending four or five years focusing on just your studies is not going to be a fun time .So make sure there are exciting clubs and activities for you to participate in. There are over 250 student clubs and 30 athletic leagues on campus – plus residence council and student associations. You’re bound to find something that interests you! If you somehow don’t find one you like, you can create your own!

Waterloo has been named Canada’s most innovative university for 28 years in a row. We're #1 in Canada for hands-on, experiential learning. After all, Waterloo has ranked as a top university among corporate recruiters since 2014. Any school can give you a degree in computer science, but the opportunities, the networking, and just the feeling of your parents being proud of how far you’ve reached, it goes to show you that Waterloo can be a dream come true.



  • Waterloo ranks among the world’s top 175 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Top 250 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
  • Also home to Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • #1 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) 
  • #2 most innovative (Maclean’s 2021)
  • #2 in Canada for social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020)

University Rankings

  • #151-200 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #166 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #201-250 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #210 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

Course Rankings

  • Business Courses #101-150 Accounting & Finance - QS 2020
  • #176-200 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • Engineering Courses #41 Engineering and Technology - QS 2020
  • #82 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • Computers Courses #45 PG Computers - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

Courses and Faculty

Many of our programs incorporate multiple subjects so that you learn to approach ideas and challenges from different perspectives. The same program may be listed under several themes as a result. The program is the same regardless of which themes. As of January 2021, Applied Health Sciences is the Faculty of Health. This new name more clearly reflects the faculty's teaching, research, and commitment to creating a healthier world. Because of the timing of this change, you might see both faculty names over the next several months. The majors and programs are still the same, and the change won’t have any impact on your application. Waterloo offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees along with 190 graduate programs. In addition, the University has 6 faculties and 12 faculty-based schools to administer its academic programs.



University of Waterloo Scholarship 2021 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD studies. Waterloo University scholarship is valued up to $10,000.


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): University of Waterloo
  • Study in: Canada
  • Courses Offered: The scholarships are open to study the undergraduate and Research-based Masters degree in any subject offered by University of Waterloo.
  • Program Period: Depends on the selected program.
  • Deadline: March 15 / July 15 / November 15 (annually)


University of Waterloo Scholarships provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  1. The David Johnston–Lebovic Foundation International Experience Awards will be awarded worth up to $2,500 for a one-term study experience, $2,500 to $5,000 for a one-term work or volunteer experience, up to $10,000 for a two-term work or volunteer experience.
  2. International Master’s Award of Excellence is valued at $2,500 per term for a maximum of 6 terms.

Please follow below steps to avail David Johnston–Lebovic Foundation International Experience Award scholarship:

Candidates need to take admission at the university in undergraduate and graduate degree program. After taking admission, candidates can access the application on their forms pages.

Applicants need to attach a personal statement which will refer to the application form. All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability to meets the minimum requirements for admission.

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for International Master’s Award of Excellence scholarship:

Students will be automatically considered for this award based on their application for admission; hence no separate scholarship application is required.

Departments and/or Faculties will select the students and nominate for the scholarship.

See the official website (link found below) for the application deadlines specific to each Masters degree program.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Academic performance
  2. Admission Information Form (AIF) may be also be considered
  3. Euclid Math Contest results (Mathematics students only)
  4. Required Languages: English
  5. Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  6. Candidates who have the good academic standing (normally a minimum 70% average at the undergraduate level; normally a minimum 75% average at the graduate level) are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  7. The applicants must be full-time undergraduate and graduate students in any faculty who wish to participate in an international experience in Israel, including a minimally-paid or volunteer international co-op work placement, a volunteer placement, an academic exchange or a study term related to academic requirements.
  8. International students with a valid Canadian study permit who are registered full time and assessed international tuition fees.
  9. Normally given to students in research-based programs (thesis or major research paper).
  10. Will normally only be given to students entering the first term of their program (term 1.0).
  11. Students must demonstrate academic excellence through criteria established by the Faculty.
  12. Students must meet the academic progress requirements of their program and not have outstanding probationary admission requirements.
  13. This award could be in addition to other internal or external scholarships (e.g., UW Graduate Scholarship, OGS,  etc). Note: scholarships are different than sponsorship – see next bullet.
  14. Normally, students should not be concurrently receiving foreign government or agency sponsorship (e.g., China Scholarship Council, Libyan sponsorship, etc) or be fully or partially self-funded in excess of the Faculty minimum levels of support.
  15. Students grand-parented under the existing IMSA program cannot be nominated for an IMAE; however, a student previously awarded an IMSA for a previously completed master’s degree can be nominated for an IMAE.
  16. Students will be automatically considered for this award based on their application for admission. Departments and/or Faculty will define their own internal process by which they select recipients based on the eligibility criteria and allocation.
  17. Faculties may impose stricter eligibility criteria as appropriate.



Rigorous and deep inquiry is a fundamental pillar and a distinguishing endeavour at Waterloo. We celebrate the importance of curiosity-driven research and discovery. Waterloo do not shy away from unconventional or emerging disciplines or subjects. In fact, that is where  thrive and lead.The University of Waterloo is shaping the future by tackling global challenges that will impact our world for generations.

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