As one of Canada’s top innovation universities, the University of Waterloo offers programs in business, engineering, health, humanities and social sciences, the environment, math, and science. Students will alternate school and paid work terms with the University of Waterloo's network of employers, including many of the world’s top brands. Students will gain up to two years of relevant experience before starting their career. Many graduates also pursue further education such as law, medicine, business, or specialized master’s programs on campus or at other top universities around the world. 

Why University of Waterloo?

At the heart of Canada is the province of Ontario, where the University of Waterloo is located. With 13.6 million people, Ontario is one of Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories and is home to the majority of Canada's population. Waterloo is a vibrant and multicultural community that is perfect for university students; the Uptown area has everything from restaurants and bars to various boutique stores, parks and hiking trails to enjoy.  

The University of Waterloo is a world-leading research institution in a wide-range of fields and disciplines, at all levels of study. Built to answer the challenges of a rapidly advancing society, Waterloo is a place where ideas are innovated, tested and proven.

As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, the University embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization.

At local, regional, provincial and national levels, the University is regarded as an institution with a vast array of expertise and resources that help contribute to a strong and vibrant community.

Available: 4-Year Bachelor Degree & Master's Degree


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  • Employment Rate

    100% employment rate and focus on a great living experience

  • Support

    High acceptance rates, international experience, and comprehensive support.

  • Experience

    With over 25 years of industry experience and nationwide partnerships

Cost and Duratiion

Application fee: $125.00 – $251.00 CAD

Average undergraduate program: 5 years

Cost of living: $13,213.00 CAD / Year*

Gross tuition: $44,710.80 CAD / Year*

Average Time to Receive Letter of Acceptance

September - December: 31+ days

Employment Rate

Data Updated September 2021. Employed within 6 months after graduation.

  • Agriculture/Bio Science: 84.4%
  • Architecture/Landscape: 100%
  • Business & Commerce: 95.8%
  • Computer Science: 94.7%
  • Engineering: 94.3%
  • Fine & Applied Arts: 100%
  • Health Professions: 86.8%
  • Humanities: 93.6%
  • Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Ed: 92.5%
  • Law: 88.2%
  • Mathematics: 90.6%
  • Optometry: 100%
  • Other Arts & Science: 90.2%
  • Pharmacy98.0%100%97.6%99.4%
  • Physical Science86.2%
  • Social Sciences: 95.1%
  • Theology: 92.9%

Overall Average: 93.3%

Top Study Program

Subjects ranked in top 50:
  • Computer Science (25th) 
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (33rd)
  • Mathematics (41st) 
  • Anatomy & Physiology (48th)
  • Mechanical Engineering (49th)
Subjects ranked 51-100:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Hospitality & Leisure Management Studies
  • Statistics & Operational Research
Subjects ranked 101-200:
  • Architecture/Built Environment
  • Philosophy 
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Sports-related subjects

Based on QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Admission Requirement

Undergraduate Level

  1. Academic Transcript Semester 1 - 5
  2. Admission Information Form
  3. IELTS
  4. Passport