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Estd 1957Established Year

Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (English)

 4 years
 full time
 honours, co op & on campus

Field of Study

$ 30,675 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Waterloo is offered as a 4-years program.
  • It is an honours, on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • At the end of the 1st year, students can choose one of three majors within the English program.
    • Literature
    • Literature and Rhetoric
    • Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication
  • At Waterloo, students will learn from the Department of English various features of internationally recognized by scholars.
  • The class consists of 40 students, creating an environment where they can connect with their classmates and professors.
  • In their classes, students will develop all-important skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and persuasion.
  • The English program is available as a both co-op and a regular program.
  • After completion of the 1st Year, 40% of the students will take English courses and remaining students can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo and even spend a semester abroad earning credits toward their degree.
  • In this program, students get the opportunity to apply for Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business programs.
  • By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout the degree, students can explore new career areas. 
  • Through Waterloo's co-op program, students make an average of 11,025 USD per four-month work term.
  • The University of Waterloo is ranks No.1 in Canada for career preparation according to Maclean's survey of 24,000 university students.
  • The average salary for this program goes up to 42,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 129,568 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 27)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students need to submit the marks to take admission in the bachelor’s degree:
      • Standard 12th English with a grade of 70%.
    • Ontario students: six Grade 12 U(University) or M(University/College) courses including:
      • any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of at least 70% is required).
    • The students must hold the 80s (co-op and regular) to get admission in this program.

    Indian Students Eligibility:

    • Students will be evaluated for admission based on 10th board examination results, final 11th school grades, and predicted Grade 12 board results from their school.
    • Students have all India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE.
    • Students have Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE.
    • Students have other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies.

    Required Document List

    Followings are the required documents:

    • Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.
    • Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.
    • Reference Letter:  Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
    • CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest, and other relevant application material.

    Application Deadline

    Mar 27

    Scores Required

    90 / 120

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition fees$30675$30675$30675$30675
    Total fee$32392$32392$32392$32392

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 7,200
    Food$ 2,115

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Arthur F. Church Mechanical Engineering Scholarships $10,000 Yes N/A
    Brian Le Lievre Scholarship $1,779 Yes N/A
    Sandford Fleming Foundation Award for Academic Excellence Variable Yes N/A
    A.B. McKie Memorial Scholarship $712 Yes N/A
    University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship $710 Yes N/A
    Accenture Award-University of Waterloo $2,000 Yes 15 Mar, 2020
    Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship $7,496 Yes N/A
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • official Letter of Acceptance from the University of Waterloo.
      • Financial Evidence. 
      • Photos meeting Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) specifications.
      • Proof of medical examination
      • Police certificate
      • Biometrics 
      • Country-specific documents
      • Documents requested by the visa office based on individual circumstances

    Work Study

    • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
    • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to 15,000 USD per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Digital copywriter
    • Editorial assistant
    • English as a foreign language teacher
    • Magazine journalist
    • Newspaper journalist
    • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
    • Secondary school teacher

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