Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future. As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet.

Areas of Expertise

The University of Waterloo offers more than 190 graduate programs. Programs include professional coursework master's, professional online master's, research-based master's, doctoral (PhD) programs and graduate diplomas. See more at:

On Campus Housing

Whether you're a single graduate student or have a family and dependents, we have safe and comfortable communities that will be your home away from home throughout the duration of your program. See more about on-campus housing at:

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. See more at:

Incoming Students

More than 5,300 talented graduate students make up Waterloo's graduate student community. In addition to a rewarding academic experience, complement your degree studies by taking advantage of our social activities and engaging with the support services available to you.

Career Planning

GRADventure is a "one-stop shop," where you'll find relevant resources, special events listings, and details about upcoming workshops that were designed for you. We know that graduate students have unique needs when it comes to professional development; that's why GRADventure events and resources are open exclusively to graduate students (and sometimes postdocs). Through workshops, small-group practice microteaching sessions, classroom observations, and more, the Centre for Teaching Excellence supports graduate students at the University of Waterloo as they prepare for their teaching roles. Graduate students who participate in our programs report that they develop confidence in their roles as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and instructors and feel better prepared for university teaching. The Student Success Office provides success coaching and writing and international experience support


Warrior Recreation seeks to meet the needs and interests of students who want to stay active as part of a healthy lifestyle. Waterloo provides recreational opportunities for all individuals at a variety of levels. There truly is something for everyone to get involved in.


The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student-run not-for-profit organisation whose membership consists of graduate students of the University of Waterloo. The Graduate House is a private club operated by the Graduate Student Association. Located on the grassy hill of south campus, the Graduate House is YOUR graduate student lounge.

Information Technology

Each faculty provides computing facilities to meet the assigned needs of its students. All such computing facilities are connected to the campus network and have full Internet access. Residence rooms have been wired for on-campus network connections. Students in all programs have access to leading edge technology.

Special Services

Career services, chaplains, licenced child care centres, counselling services, health services, International Student Office, Legal Resource Office, mature student services, off-campus dons, office for persons with disabilities, ombudsperson, sexual harassment counsellor, and Women's Centre.

International Involvement

The International Student Experience (ISE) team is your connection to the University of Waterloo. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staff are here to help you every step of the way as you transition into a new life in Canada, and become a part of the University of Waterloo community. With more than 6,600 international students studying at the University of Waterloo each year from more than 120 countries, it is our goal to provide resources and student services that will help you to be successful while studying here in Canada.

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Modified on October 15, 2016