Waterloo goes beyond the classroom, to a place where experience is the teacher. Beyond problems to solutions that address social, technical and economic needs. Beyond the laboratory, to the research that propels industries, organizations and society.
Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, we are growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions and communities.
Our incredible people and partners take us beyond the lives we're living today, to find solutions to the global challenges that lie ahead. Creating change that goes beyond the status quo and is felt around the world.
Waterloo goes beyond—to challenge, connect and propel our world.
60% students have an entrance average 90+ per cent
No. 2 in Canada for Computer Science and No. 2 for Engineering (US News and World Report 2020)
28 years as Canada's most innovative university (Maclean's 2020)
No. 13 globally for social/economic impact based on UN SDGs (The University Impact Rankings 2019)
21% undergraduate and 40% graduate students are international (2018/19)
96% of co-op grads employed six months after graduation worked in positions related to skills they acquired at Waterloo compared to 79% of Ontario graduates
No. 1 in Canada for career prepration (Maclean's 2018)
No. 1 in Canada for student-employer connections (QS Rankings 2019)
On October 2, 2018, Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, making her the third woman in history to receive the prestigious honour.
English Language Requirements
Tests that do not appear on this chart are not accepted for admission consideration. Choose one of the test options and register for a test date at least two months before Waterloo's document deadlines.
MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
The MELAB is no longer being offered, however, you can still submit results this year. After July 2020, we will no longer accept MELAB results to meet our English language requirements.
80 per section
if you're applying to a co-op program: 3 speaking
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
You can also apply to English for Academic Success (EFAS), an intensive full-term English language program offered by Waterloo's English Language Institute. EFAS is designed to help students meet Waterloo's English language requirements or prepare for university where English is the language of instruction.
Twenty scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, are awarded annually to outstanding international students admitted to Year One of an undergraduate degree program. International students admitted with an admission average of 90% or above will be considered. Selection will be based on academic achievement combined with any other Faculty-specific entrance scholarship criteria. An application is not required.
Eligibility & selection criteria:
Admission Information Form (AIF) may be also be considered
Euclid Math Contest results (Mathematics students only)
Open to any program
International/study permit student
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