Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship

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The University of Waterloo awards its undergraduate first-year admitted students with an entrance scholarship- Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to international students who want to study in Canada.

  • Up to twenty Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarships are awarded annually
  • Each scholarship has an award amount of CAD 10,000.
  • The scholarship is open for all international students applying for entry to any UG program.
  • International students with a minimum of 90% are considered for this award.
  • Academic excellence is the core parameter for awarding the International Student Entrance Scholarship
  • The scholarship is awarded only for the first year of the degree
  • No separate application is required for the scholarship

The International Student Entrance Scholarships are awarded by the University of Waterloo on merit-basis. Hence the student needs to showcase academic excellence.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of Waterloo
Application DeadlineN/A
No. of Scholarships20
Amount$7,496
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://uwaterloo.ca/undergraduate-entrance-awards/awards/university-waterloo-international-student-entrance

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the International Student Entrance Scholarships, an applicant must fulfill the criteria set by the University of Waterloo. Applicant should:

  • be an international student with a study permit to Canada
  • be applying to a full-time undergraduate degree program at the University of Waterloo
  • showcase academic excellence with an average of 90% or above.

NOTE- Applicants applying for mathematics or computer degree should have Euclid Math Contest results. Also, applicants applying for accounting and financial management degree should have their accounting and financial management admissions assignment results.


Application Process

There is no different application needed for the Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship consideration. Applicants who successfully apply for admissions to the University of Waterloo and also meet the eligibility for scholarships are eligible.

Applicants would need to submit:

  • Admission Information Form (AIF). The form will ask for short essays
  • Euclid Math Contest Results (for mathematics students)

Since only 20 awards are available, applicants must complete their admission applications on time to be eligible.


Selection Process

Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship, hence the admission committee’s main criteria is to select an applicant is academic excellence.

  • Students with an average of 90% or above will be considered for the scholarship
  • The AIF might also be considered while awarding the scholarship
  • Euclid Math Contest Results

Awards are awarded starting early May for students starting their studies in September 2020


Grant Details

Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship is only for the international students applying for an undergraduate full-time degree program at the University of Waterloo. The award only provides grants for the first two semesters (Year 1) of the degree.

  • Additional application materials may be demanded if a particular faculty program demands it.
  • The applicants are expected to submit their final exam scores to the university to be considered for the scholarship
Basis of granting the awardAcademic-merit
Number of Scholarships20
Duration of Scholarship1 year
Result DateMay 2020
Separate Application NeededNo
Award Value10,000 CAD
Citizenship EligibilityInternational Students
QualificationUndergraduate

The awards will be declared in May after the university has received the final mark sheets from the previous institution. Applicants starting their post-secondary studies for the first time, who can fulfill the eligibility criteria might be considered for the Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship. Once the applicant has applied for admissions to the university, they will be automatically considered for the scholarship.

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