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

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 14,115 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Master of Architecture(M.Arch) is a two-year degree program at the University of Waterloo(UWaterloo).
  • The students can select a thesis option in this program.
  • The program in Architecture at the University of Waterloo received accreditation for a 6-year term by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) in 2017.
  • The Master of Architecture curriculum covers six key areas which are Design, History, Theory, Building Technology, Media and Methods, Professional Practice.
  • The School of Architecture at Waterloo is a leader in design education and research.
  • It offers a fully cooperative professional program and has been rated the greenest architecture curriculum in Canada.
  • It is also the only Canadian school of architecture to have a permanent international facility.
  • The student to faculty ratio in this program is 23:1 which makes it easy for students to interact with faculty.
  • The female to male ratio in this program is 47:53 which shows equality. 
  • The careers to follow after graduation are:
    • Art Director.
    • Technical Illustrator.
    • Architectural Historian/Journalist.
    • Building Contractor…, etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 80,202 USD.


Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,344 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/architecture/academic-programs/master-architecture

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • A four-year honors pre-professional undergraduate Architecture degree or professional Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minimum overall average of 75%.

Language Requirments:

  • The students whose, English was the language of instruction may be required to verify English Proficiency which may include a written exercise or interview as instructed by the School of Architecture.
  • The students whose language of instruction is not English are required to write the English Language Proficiency exams like IELTS or TOEFL,.. etc. and clear the cutoff to pursue this program.


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.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$14115$14115
Others$1057$1057
Total fee$15172$15172

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 2,118

Ranking

QS World University 2019

Ranked #101/ 200

Architecture [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
QNX Graduate Scholarship $10,434 Yes N/A
Waterloo Graduate Scholarship $719 Yes N/A
University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship $710 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
UWaterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship $3,500 Yes N/A
Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship $3,775 Yes N/A
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering $6,000 Yes 01 Oct, 2020
Waterloo Women in Mathematics Graduate Scholarship $2,262 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student 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:
    • Application for Study Visa
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

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 $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

The careers to follow after graduation are:

  • Art Director.
  • Technical Illustrator.
  • Architectural Historian/Journalist.
  • Building Contractor.
  • Interior Designer.
  • Architectural Engineer.
  • Building Researcher.
  • Landscape Architect.

The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 80,202 USD.



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