University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Waterloo , Canada
  • 53
    Acceptance Rate
  • 335
    Available Programs
  • 36500
  • 25860
    Average Cost
  • 99
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The institution was established on 1 July 1957 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a semi-autonomous entity of Waterloo College  then an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario.  This entity formally separated from Waterloo College and was incorporated as a university with the passage of the University of Waterloo Act by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario n 1959.  It was established to fill the need to train engineers and technicians for Canada's growing postwar economy.

The university conferred 5,041 bachelor's degrees, 267 doctoral degrees, 1,275 master's degrees, and 192 first professional degrees in 2012–2013. The university is organized into six faculties, which operate a combined total of thirteen schools and over fifty academic departments.

There are six faculties:

Arts, Engineering, Applied Health Sciences, Environment, Science, Mathematics

Entry requirements

High school diploma

Specific programm requirements

Specific requirements depend on country of origin

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Scholarship & funding

Entrance scholarships are available if you're starting full-time first-year degree studies and, in September 2020, are beginning post-secondary studies for the first time.

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded starting in early May once we receive updated grades from Ontario high schools.

Most scholarships do not require an application, but there are some exceptions.

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Student life

Waterloo 60th anniversary
Waterloo 60th anniversary