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The University of Waterloo (commonly referred to as Waterloo, UW or UWaterloo) is a public research university  , founded in 1957. The Canadian university's main campus is in Waterloo, Ontario, not far from several of the Great Lakes and the U.S. border. The university also has satellite campuses in nearby Cambridge, Kitchener and Stratford.

 The University of Waterloo is most famous for its cooperative education (co-op) programs, which allow the students to integrate their education with applicable work experiences.

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that change the world are at the heart of who we are.

Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

Alumni:

•  Robert Mundell: Nobel Laureate in Economics

•  Mike Lazaridis: Founder of Blackberry Limited

•  Heather Moyse: Canadian athlete, Olympic gold medalist

 

IELTS Academic                6.5 overall     6.5 writing, 6.5 speaking, 6.0 reading, 6.0 listening

Request that the test centre forward your test scores directly to the University of Waterloo.

First or Second Division standing in one of the following:

  • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE.
  • Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE.
  • other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies.

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on 10th board examination results, final 11th school grades, and predicted Grade 12 board results from your school.

Master’s and Graduate Diploma Admission

Completion of at minimum a 4-year Bachelor degree or, completion of both a Bachelor degree (less than 4 years in length) and a Master degree in First Class

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

•             Accounting and Financial Management

•             Actuarial Science

•             Anthropology

•             Applied Mathematics

•             Architectural Engineering

•             Architecture

•             Biochemistry

•             Biology

•             Biomedical Engineering

•             Biomedical Sciences

•             Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy

•             Biotechnology/Economics

•             Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree

•             Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree

•             Business at Waterloo

•             Chemical Engineering

•             Chemistry

•             Civil Engineering

•             Classical Studies

•             Co-op programs at Waterloo

•             Combinatorics and Optimization

•             Computational Mathematics

•             Computer Engineering

•             Computer Science

•             Computing and Financial Management

•             Data Science

•             Earth Sciences

•             Economics

•             Electrical Engineering

•             English

•             Environment and Business

•             Environment, Resources and Sustainability

•             Environmental Engineering

•             Environmental Science

•             Fine Arts

•             French

•             Geography and Aviation

•             Geography and Environmental Management

•             Geological Engineering

•             Geomatics

•             German

•             Global Business and Digital Arts

•             Health Studies

•             History

•             Honours Arts

•             Honours Arts and Business

•             Honours Science

•             Information Technology Management

•             International Development

•             Kinesiology

•             Knowledge Integration

•             Law

•             Legal Studies

•             Liberal Studies

•             Life Physics

•             Life Sciences

•             Management Engineering

•             Materials and Nanosciences

•             Mathematical Economics

•             Mathematical Finance

•             Mathematical Optimization

•             Mathematical Physics

•             Mathematics

•             Mathematics/Business Administration

•             Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy

•             Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management

•             Mathematics/Teaching

•             Mechanical Engineering

•             Mechatronics Engineering

•             Medicinal Chemistry

•             Medieval Studies

•             Music

•             Nanotechnology Engineering

•             Nursing

•             Optometry (requires previous university study)

•             Pathways to medical school and other health professions

•             Peace and Conflict Studies

•             Pharmacy (requires previous university study)

•             Philosophy

•             Physical Sciences

•             Physics

•             Physics and Astronomy

•             Planning

•             Political Science

•             Psychology - Arts

•             Psychology - Science

•             Public Health

•             Pure Mathematics

•             Recreation and Leisure Studies

•             Recreation and Sport Business

•             Religious Studies

•             Science and Aviation

•             Science and Business

•             Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies

•             Social Development Studies

•             Social Work (requires previous university study)

•             Sociology

•             Software Engineering

•             Spanish

•             Speech Communication

•             Statistics

•             Statistics for Health

•             Systems Design Engineering

•             Theatre and Performance (Drama)

•             Therapeutic Recreation

•             Tourism Development

•             Women's Studies

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

Master of Accounting (MAcc)     

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics             

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics - Quantum Information             

Master of Science (MSc) in Biology

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)    

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Chemical Engineering           

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Chemical Engineering - Nanotechnology

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Chemical Engineering   

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Nanotechnology 

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Quantum Information     

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Civil Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering            

Master of Arts (MA) in Classical Studies  

Master of Climate Change (MCC)             

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Combinatorics and Optimization - Quantum Information              

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computational Mathematics              

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computer Science

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computer Science - Quantum Information    

Master of Development Practice (MDP)                

Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI)             

Master of Arts (MA) in Economics

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering             

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Nanotechnology              

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Quantum Informatio         

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering     

Master of Arts (MA) in English - Experimental Digital Media         

Master of Arts (MA) in English - Literary Studies                

Master of Arts (MA) in English - Rhetoric and Communication Design       

Master of Arts (MA) in French Studies     

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography           

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Geography

Master of Science (MSc) in Geography

Master of Arts (MA) in German

Master of Arts (MA) in Global Governance           

Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

Master of Arts (MA) in History   

Master of Science (MSc) in Kinesiology

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Management Sciences

Master of Management Sciences (MMSc)             

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering  

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering - Nanotechnolog  y

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering         

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy            

Master of Science (MSc) in Physics          

Master of Science (MSc) in Physics - Nanotechnology      

Master of Science (MSc) in Physics - Quantum Information           

Master of Arts (MA) in Planning 

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Planning          

Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science  

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Applied Psychology

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science              

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology           

Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health and Health Systems       

Master of Arts (MA) in Public Issues Anthropology            

Master of Public Service (MPS)   

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Pure Mathematics   

Master of Arts (MA) in Recreation and Leisure Studies     

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Social and Ecological Sustainability                      

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology              

Master of Actuarial Science (MActSc)      

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Actuarial Science      

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Biostatistics

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Statistics                     

Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF)    

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art  

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management     

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Systems Design Engineering              

Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Systems Design Engineering - Nanotechnology         

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Systems Design Engineering      

Master of Science (MSc) in Vision Science

RESEARCH DEGREES  

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting             

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Mathematics         

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Mathematics - Quantum Information

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering        

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering - Nanotechnology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry - Nanotechnology          

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry - Quantum Information

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Combinatorics and Optimization   

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Combinatorics and Optimization - Quantum Information   

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science - Quantum Information

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Economics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering           

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Nanotechnology      

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Quantum Information              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English     

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in French Studies      

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in German    

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Global Governance

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History     

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology            

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology - Aging, Health and Well-Being              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology - Work and Health       

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management Sciences      

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering - Nanotechnology              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Philosophy             

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy             

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics     

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics - Nanotechnology 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics - Quantum Information     

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Planning   

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology             

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health and Health Systems 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health and Health Systems - Aging, Health and Well-Being              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health and Health Systems - Water 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health and Health Systems - Work and Health           

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pure Mathematics              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Recreation and Leisure Studies      

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Recreation and Leisure Studies - Aging, Health and Well-Being              

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Recreation and Leisure Studies - Work and Health 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Religious Studies  

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social and Ecological Sustainability               

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Actuarial Science  

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Statistics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Statistics - Biostatistics      

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Systems Design Engineering            

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Systems Design Engineering - Nanotechnology       

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Vision Science

              

 

 

Housing

Whether you're a single graduate student or have a family and dependents, the university has  safe and comfortable communities that will be your home away from home throughout the duration of your program. Living in residence puts you in the middle of the action. Be close to your classes, the gym, places to eat, Student Life Centre, and more.

The university houses seven student residencies available guaranteed for first-year undergrad students, and some for upper year students.

100% residence guarantee

First-year and transfer students are guaranteed residence.

On-campus residences (Waterloo campus)

Columbia Lake Village (CLV)

•             Apartment-style residence community

•             Furnished two-bedroom (CLV-North) and four-bedroom (CLV-South) townhouses for single graduate students

•             Unfurnished townhouses with designated family area for graduate students with live-in dependants

St. Paul's University College

•             Apartments available for both single students and families

Off-campus housing

The Off-Campus Housing Office can assist you with finding a place off-campus, free lease reviews and any issues that may arise once you have found housing.

Scholarships

Waterloo offers a number of scholarships, which range from $500 CAD for one year to $40,000 CAD over 4 years. In most cases, these scholarships are based on academic performance and do not require a separate application. The exceptions are some scholarships for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Accounting and Financial Management.     

The UW International Student Scholarship is open to all international students admitted to Year One of a full-time, undergraduate degree programs at Waterloo, Cambridge, or the UAE campus location.  Several are available, valued at $10,000 each. These scholarships are awarded based on grades (minimum of 90%), the Admission Information Form, and in some cases additional admission requirements (i.e., Euclid Math contest, Accounting and Financial Management Admission Assessment).

The Engineering International Scholarship/Grant is open to all students entering first-year Engineering on a study permit. Valued at $5,000 CAD a year, the grant is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement, and higher costs for international students.  It can be renewed in your upper years.

The Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management International Student Award is open to all students entering first-year FARM on a study permit.  Valued at $5,000 CAD a year, the grant is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement and higher costs for international students.  It can be renewed in your upper years.

 


Quick Facts


INSTITUTION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1956

CAMPUSURBAN

FEES

Tuition and other fees varies by program with the most popular programs ranging from 26,098 to 28,386 CAD per year (estimate of yearly fees is available on the website). You will also be required to pay for textbooks and mandatory international student health insurance coverage.

COST OF LIVING

Students can expect to budget approximately $1,000 per month for ALL living costs. In addition to your tuition fees, the cost of living will depend on your personal circumstances.

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.uwaterloo.ca


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


World University Rankings 2018     : 201-250

QS World University Ranking 2018 :  152

World Ranking                     :        90

Country Rank                       :         5

Presence                               :         258

Impact                                   :         75

Openness                              :         174

Excellence                             :          164

 


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