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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UW], WATERLOO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Graduate Diploma (Planning)

 1.3 years
 part time
  English
 online
 Course Based

Field of Study

$ 3,081 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Graduate Diploma in Planning at the University of Waterloo is offered as a 1.3 year (4 terms) program.
  • It is an online, course-based program offered on a part-time basis only.
  • This is a post-graduate diploma program offered through the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo which uses an interdisciplinary approach to address a range of environmental and planning issues.
  • The programs focus on planning as a process, which includes policy-making, research, and decision-making.
  • This approach gives equal emphasis to how and why of planning, and integrates several disciplines in the social, pure, and applied sciences.
  • In online study mode, the content is highly interactive including regular communication with instructors and other students.
  • The students to faculty ratio for this program is 24:1.
  • Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.
  • It offers professionals with prior experience in planning the opportunity to expand their knowledge of planning and to keep up-to-date with recent developments.
  • Courses are taught by faculty members from the School who are actively engaged in planning practice and research in Canada and beyond.
  • As one of Canada's leading universities, the University of Waterloo gives students access to award-winning professors and exceptional learning resources.
  • The average salary after this degree is 34,032.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration1.3 years
Fees$ 6,224 for 1.3 years
Delivery TypePart Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs/future-students/programs/planning-gdip...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an acceptable discipline, from a recognized university.
  • Students must hold an undergraduate degree with an overall average of at least 78% or equivalent in the last 20 courses (or last two years).

Work Experience:

Students must have two years of work experience in planning or any related field.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • First or Second Division standing in one of the following:
    • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE.
    • Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE.
    • other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies.
  • Standard XII Mathematics, Standard XII Physics, Standard XII Chemistry, Standard XII English, and one other Standard XII course, a minimum final grade of 70% in each.


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.
  • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • 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

Fall
Feb 01

Winter
Jun 01

Spring
Oct 01


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$3081$3081
Other fees$31$31
Total fees$3112$3112

Living Costs

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

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 400

Environmental Studies [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • 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:

  • Planning policy assistant
  • Student planner
  • Planning assistant
  • Junior project manager
  • Coordinator land development
  • Safety research assistant
  • Innovation operations and outreach assistant


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