University of Waterloo

International Development

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Environment
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Description:Become a catalyst for change. Help those who are less fortunate. Create new ways to assist other countries and people by learning to solve problems at the local level. During an 8-month overseas field placement, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to create positive change in a developing area of Africa, Latin America, or Asia, where there are issues of economic inequality, social injustice, and environmental degradation.

As an alternative to the international placement, you can choose to stay at Waterloo and complete an in-depth project relating to international development. You'll complete a 3‐week community service experience in Canada or internationally. By taking environmental studies, social sciences, business, and language courses, you'll strengthen your adaptability and thinking skills. These are the skills essential when designing development projects that are ethical, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsible, and scientifically accountable.
URL:International Development at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,720
International: $28,282

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 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 International Languages 

Recommended courses: at least one Grade 12 U Science or Mathematics course; at least one Grade 12 U course in a second language.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* 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 03, 2017

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