Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1959Established Year

It comes under one of the affiliated and federated institutions of  the University of Waterloo, located in Ontario, Canada. It is a public university. It was established in 1959.It offers graduate, undergraduate, postgraduate programs and also Community and Professional Education programming.

Why choose Renison University College?

  • Ranked no. 1 university in Canada for computer science and engineering( in U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2017)
  • Titled as the most innovative university in Canada for 26 years
  • Ranked no.1 in the world for employer partnership by QS graduate employability ranking

Key Features

  • Its Lusi Wong Library was voted the best library, by The Imprint.
  • Secured 6th position out of 568 institutions at the Putnam competition
  • Secured 13th position in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
  • Hult Prize Regionals winner in London and England.


Type of UniversityPublic
Faculty Members441
Graduate students702
Undergraduate students195
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate Canadian StudentsCAD
Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International StudentsCAD

Campus and Residential Facilities

It offers various facilities and services to its students. The campus various buildings, Lusi Wong Library, The Luscott Ministry Center, the Great Hall cafeteria and the Chapel of St. Bede.

Lusi Wong Library

Students can access over 7 million items through the TriUniversityGroup of Libraries (TUG) system. The students can access hundreds of millions of online journal articles. The library specializes in Applied Language Studies, Studies in Islam, Social Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Renison’s Social Work and English as a Second Language program.

The Luscott Ministry Centre

Students can relax, enjoy free cookies, tea and coffee and can be a part of various stress relief activity.It has the Renison Institute of Ministry, where students can participate in workshops, retreats and non-credit courses. It also consists of a Chaplin, where students learn to value spiritual lives and learn to connect to people to other resources when necessary.

Chapel of St. Bede

It is the Anglican chapel at Renison University College. It is open 24 hours and is a quiet place for prayer or meditation. Sunday morning worships and midweek prayers are held and officiated by the College’s chaplain.

  • It also has institutes and schools namely, Confucius Institute, English Language Institute, King Sejong Institute, Renison Institute of Ministry, Sakura Japanese Language School and School of Social Work.

Housing Facilities and Residence

It is centrally located on Waterloo campus. It has 4 types of rooms.

Types of rooms

  • Traditional double room
  • Double room with semi-private bathroom (Link) (32 spaces)
  • Single room with semi-private bathroom
  • Single room (reserved for upper year students) (eight spaces)
  • The Renison’s cafeteria offers 19 meal times per week.
  • To apply or the residence, the student needs to fill the application form.

Programs + Faculties and Divisions

It has 7 faculties. It offers courses and degree programs in Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It

also offers language programs in Arabic, Chinese, English Language studies, Japanese and Korean.

FacultiesType of Undergraduate ProgramTypes of Graduate ProgramType of Minor ProgramsTypes of Post-Graduate Program
ArtsSocial Development StudiesMasters in Social WorkApplied Language StudiesBachelor of Social Work
Applied Health SciencesHonors Arts -East Asian StudiesTESOL Certification
EngineeringHonors Arts and Business -Religious Studies -
Environment -Studies in Islam
Mathematics -

All you need to know about the Application Process

Application requirements are different for the levels of study, the applicant is applying for.

Pre-requisites for Post-secondary students

  • Transfer credits (up to 2 units) 4 courses

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

Pre-requisites for Graduate students

  • Minimum B average in an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 6 units in the applied subject
  • Transcripts
  • English language scores

How to apply for Admission?

Student can apply to multiple Waterloo programs (OUAC) or universities with one application.

  • Domestic applicants can apply using the OUAC 101 form
  • International applicants can apply through OUAC 105 form
  • Basic application fee for domestic students is CAD 150
  • Basic application fee for international students is CAD 166
  • Check your mail for selection status post applying

Cost and Expenses

Residence fees is different according to the room types. Also, the residence deposit fee and campaign fee is mandatory.

Room TypeFall Term (60%)Winter Term (40%)Spring Term (40%)Total Price
Traditional double roomCAD 6,480CAD 4,320CAD $,320CAD 10,800
Double room with semi-private bathroomCAD 6,666CAD 4,444CAD 4,444CAD 11,110
Single room with semi-private bathroomCAD 7,278CAD 4,852CAD 4,852CAD 12,130
Single room (reserved for upper year students)CAD 7,092CAD 4,278CAD 4,728CAD 11,820
Residence deposit feeCAD 500
Campaign FeeCAD 25

Tuition Fee

Faculty or programApproximate tuition and incidentalsBooks, Supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of ScienceCAD 7,700CAD 2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software EngineeringCAD 17,446CAD 2,000
Faculty of Mathematics*CAD 7,549CAD 2,000
Accounting and Financial Management, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy**CAD 7,860CAD 2,000
ArchitectureCAD 10,858CAD 4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double DegreeCAD 16,176CAD 2,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double DegreeCAD 11,598CAD 2,000
Computer Science*CAD 14,557CAD 2,000
Computing and Financial Management**CAD 9,288CAD 2,000
Global Business and Digital ArtsCAD 13,155CAD 2,000
Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management*CAD 11,061CAD 2,000

*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.

**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

International student first-year fees for 2 terms/8 months of school

Faculty or programApproximate tuition and incidentalsBooks, Supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of ScienceCAD 28,241CAD 2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software EngineeringCAD 42,272CAD 2,000
Faculty of Mathematics*CAD 30,511CAD 2,000
Faculty of ScienceCAD 29,549CAD 2,000
Accounting and Financial Management**CAD 28,999CAD 2,000
ArchitectureCAD 43,356CAD 4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double DegreeCAD 32,538CAD 2,000
Computing and Financial Management**CAD 658CAD 2,000
Global Business and Digital ArtsCAD 30,843CAD 2,000

*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.

**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Students who are applying for the first time for post-secondary education in Renison are eligible for entrance scholarship. Scholarship will be granted on the basis of student’s admission average.

President’s scholarships : 90% and above

NameValue of scholarshipAdmission average
Renison President’s scholarshipCAD 2,00090% or greater
Renison President’s scholarship or ExcellenceCAD 4,000Top two students achieving 90% or greater will receive an additional CAD 200
Entrance scholarshipCAD 1,500 CAD 1,000 CAD 50087-89.9% 82%-86.9% 80%-81.9%


NameAvailable for
Bishop Morse Robinson BursaryChildren of Anglican clergy, candidates who intend to pursue postgraduate theological studies
Chartwells BursaryResident students registered at Renison or the University of Waterloo
Luke Winterburn Memorial BursaryStudents with a “B” average, experiencing financial difficulties

Alumni Network

It has more than 6000 alumni. The ALUMNI WATCARD offers various affinity program benefits such as great rates on life, critical illness and extended health care insurance from Manulife Financial. It also offers group rates on home and car insurance from TD Insurance to its alumni.

  • Daniel Cressman (first prize in this year’s Ontario University Students Chinese Competition)
  • Peter Ringrose (Honorary Senior Fellow)
  • Rick Green (distinguished Alumnus)
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