Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo


Requirements for Canadian Students

We take many factors into consideration during the application review process. Most importantly, your previous academic record: courses taken, degree(s) received, overall standing, etc. Other factors include: reference letters, research area, supervisor availability, funding availability and lab space, etc. See more at:

Procedure for Canadian Students

Waterloo's graduate studies application process is entirely electronic. We don't require paper documents to be mailed to us at the time of application. See more at:

Academic Year

Type of SystemTrimester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Notes:Fall term: September to December Winter term: January to April Spring term: May to August The normal start of studies is in the fall term, but many programs also admit students in January and May.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on October 15, 2016