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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Physics, General
Description:Study the universe, the stars, and the subatomic particles of which they are made. Waterloo's Physics program is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Canada, offering you a broad course selection, 20 months of paid co-op experience, and partnerships with some of the biggest research institutes in the world.

Choose to focus your studies in applied physics, astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, mathematical physics, or quantum computing. The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, located within walking distance, are at the forefront of global physics research. Both offer public lectures, some by Nobel prize winners, including Stephen Hawking, who has twice visited the Perimeter Institute as a Distinguished Research Chair.
URL:Physics at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,759
International: $29,549

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of the following are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics. Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics are particularly recommended.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 04, 2017

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