UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UOFWATERLOO], WATERLOO

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  36528Enrollment

The University of Waterloo, located in Waterloo, Ontario, is a public research university. Its main campus is adjacent to Uptown Waterloo and Waterloo Park. It is highly renowned for its research-oriented and co-op programs where 96% of the graduates get employed. 

    Why Study at the University of Waterloo?

    • Academic courses administered by 6 faculties and 11 faculty based schools.
    • Total Number of students counts up to 31917 out of which 16% are international students.
    • More than 40,000 enrolments every year in online undergraduate and graduate credit course through Waterloo’s Centre for extended learning.
    • It is the only university in the world to gain 5+stars for research, teaching, employability, facilities by QS world University 2016.
    • According to Maclean’s Magazine, Waterloo University has been ranked as one of the most innovative universities in Canada for the past 26 years.
    • According to the survey of Graduate employability ranking 2017, it is ranked no. 1 in terms of employer partnership.

    Highlights

    Type of universityPublic
    LocationWaterloo Canada
    Number of students for undergraduate courses31917
    Number of students for graduate courses4611
    Tuition Fee Range for domestic studentsCAD 7700- CAD 11061
    Tuition fee range for international studentsCAD 28241 to CAD 30843
    Test Scores AcceptedIELTS & TOEFL
    Scores required for admission80-90%
    Program TypeFull-time, Part-time

    Programs, Campuses and Accommodation

    The University of Waterloo has been recognized around the world for its three campuses in Cambridge, Kitchener and Stratford.

    • Waterloo Campus- Ontario, Canada
    • School of Architecture- Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
    • University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus and School of Pharmacy. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    • Provides more than 100 undergraduate courses in health and humanities, social science, business science, environment, mathematics and many more.
    • For postgraduate, it offers over 190 doctoral and master degree course in biology, Nanotechnology, civil engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, pharmacy etc.

    The university is like a home for advanced research in information, nanotechnology and environmental studies. Students generally take admission in three main areas:

    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Math Business / Accounting

    Residence

    • 100% On campus residences available for first year students
    • Apply for residence and pay CAD 500 after you have received your offer letter
    • 8 Residences that costs from CAD 2310 to CAD 4236 per term.

    University of Waterloo Admissions

    • Click on the online application through Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC).
    • Select the program of your choice among given choices.
    • Create OUAC account
    • Enter the password and username and fill the form.
    • Make the payment of application fee of CAD 100 per program. (Non-refundable)

    After completing the application form and submitting the fees you will receive the revert within one or two working days.

    Upload Your Documents Using Quest: Once you have created your quest account, you can submit the documents.

    • The accepted file must be in Jpg, pdf, jpeg.
    • File names should be short and not include brackets ( ) or quotations.
    • Log in to Quest and follow the steps Student Center>Admissions>Documents.

    In case you require any help you can contact the support team at gradapp@uwaterloo.ca with your 8-digit Waterloo student ID number.

    Documents Required

    • High school diploma or equivalent 
    • High School Diploma
    • Grade 12 U or M courses should be completed from a school that is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
    • Academic Requirement.
    • English Language Proficiency.
    • GRE and GMAT Score.
    • References.
    • Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

    University of Waterloo Cost of Attendance

    First-year Tuition

    Below mentioned is the overview of first-year tuition fees. You can use the budget calculator to calculate the total cost and resources i.e. including tuition, residence, meal plan etc.

    Co-op students in these courses will pay fees of $709 each term starting from the first year.

    For International students first-year fees for 2 terms/8 months

    Faculty or programApproximate tuition and incidentals
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of EnvironmentCAD 28,241
    Faculty of Engineering, Software EngineeringCAD 42,272
    Faculty of MathematicsCAD 30,511
    Faculty of ScienceCAD 29,549
    Accounting and Financial ManagementCAD 28,999
    ArchitectureCAD 43,356
    Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double DegreeCAD 32,538
    Computing and Financial ManagementCAD 32,658
    Global Business and Digital ArtsCAD 30,843

    University of Waterloo Scholarships and Financial Aid

    A student can apply for the scholarships on admission. No application is required for scholarship. Here is the list of some scholarship provided by the university:

    • Presidents scholarship for Distinction
    • Merit scholarship
    • He/She Impact scholarship
    • International Students Entrance Scholarship

    Work While You Study

    If you have a valid study permit then you can work part-time on the institute.

    • Registered in a full-time program.
    • Have  Social insurance number i.e. SIN
    • Allow working 20hours/week during school.

    On Campus

    Students can work on campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.

    1. Study full time in a program
    2. Have a valid study permit
    3. Have a SIN (Social Insurance Number)
    4. Can work a maximum of 20 hours/ week during the school year
    5. Can work full time during school holidays

    Off-Campus

    • They should have a valid study permit.
    • They need to be full-time students.
    • The program must be at least 6 months in duration and leads to a diploma, degree or certificate.

    How to get a SIN?

    It is very important to complete the formalities of on campus or off campus, before applying for SIN.

    • Have to accept students employment on the campus at which registered in full-time studies.
    • May work 20 hours per week.
    • Off-campus work permit.

    Work After Graduation 

    • To qualify for a post-graduation work permit, you must also submit your application within the 90 days following completion of your degree.
    • Students are allowed to work post their graduation after getting their work permit.
    • Immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers post-graduation work permit application.
    • Should be a full-time student in Canada.

    Placement Records

    The co-op course is very beneficial and many students get the exposure of actual work by the time they graduate. A student can earn about CAD 15000 per semester. According to the university research after 2years of graduation, almost 88% is in the study field which is great.

    LinkedIn ranked the University of Waterloo first in Canada that offers Software jobs just after graduation.

    University of Waterloo Alumni Network

    Some of the notable alumni of the university are:

    • Dr.Vk Astre is the Indian scientist and former head of the Defence Research and Development Organization.
    • Andreq John is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada.
    • William George Ballinger is a former politician in Ontario Canada.
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    AVERAGE COST
    Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
    $ 15,992
    Bachelors Tuition Fees$15992
    Post graduate Tuition Fees$14996
    Accomodation Fees (Annual)
    $ 8,549
    CAMPUS LIFE
    Total Enrollment
    36,528
    International Students
    7,856
    Male : Female Ratio
    54:46
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    26:1
    ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
    Application Deadline
    August 31, 2019
    Start of Application process May 01, 2019
    End of Application process August 31, 2019
    Application Fee
    $ 156
    Application website www.ouac.on.ca
    Accepts common App Yes
    Direct Application Yes
    Admission Details
    ADMISSION STATISTICS
    Acceptance Rate
    53 %
    Min. 7
    Total Applications
    68,610
    Min. 90

    Admission Overview

    Established in 1957, University of Waterloo is amongst the best universities in Canada. The university is keen to admit deserving and talented students, which is evident from the fact that 58% of the students enrolled at the university have an academic average of 90% or above (as per 2015 data).

    • The university offers undergraduate programs for high school, transfer and mature students.
    • It offers 180+ masters and doctoral programs.
    • Admission in UWaterloo is strictly based on the academic performance of the candidate.
    • A general application deadline for International Students (Fall Term) is March 30. Some programs have different deadlines.
    • International candidates can apply to the university through OUAC 105F.
    • They need to prove their proficiency with test scores of IELTS, TOEFL or one out of 4 other tests.
    • International Candidates will need a study permit to start their education at the University of Waterloo.
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