Universities Information:

University of Waterloo

Name of Institution

University of Waterloo

Type of Agreement

Bi-lateral exchange


Since 1957, the University of Waterloo (uWaterloo) has been producing some of Canada’s most innovative leaders and has created an outstanding educational reputation recognized around the world.
uWaterloo offers a variety of programs within its 6 faculties – Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science – and is home to over 28,000 undergraduate students and more than 4,400 graduate students. Our international student community includes more than 3,800 international students from over 120 countries around the globe. We offer over 140 exchange programs in more than 35 countries. Our campus is a friendly, supportive, and multicultural environment.
The main campus is located in Waterloo. uWaterloo’s other campuses include Cambridge, for the School of Architecture, and downtown Kitchener, home of the School of Pharmacy.
Also located on the main campus and affiliated with uWaterloo are four other institutions – St. Jerome’s University, Conrad Grebel University College, Renison University College, and St. Paul’s United College. These institutions share in the delivery and administration of academic programs at uWaterloo.


The Waterloo region is a student-friendly place with lots of interesting restaurants, music stores, secondhand shops, clothing stores, coffee shops, cinemas, and theatres. There are plenty of things to see and do, such as skating or playing hockey at public outdoor skating rinks, skiing at Chicopee Ski Club, attending local festivals including Oktoberfest, taking the bus to Toronto for the weekend – it is only 1 hour away, canoeing along the Grand River, or taking a day trip to the beach at Grand Bend on Lake Huron

Facts about the Region of Waterloo:

  •  Population over 530,000
  •  45 minute-drive from Toronto’s Pearson Airport
  •  1 hour-flight to New York City
  •  45 minute-drive to Stratford, home of the largest classical theatre in North America
  •  1 hour-drive to Toronto, site of the CN Tower
  •  2 hour-flight to Halifax (east coast)
  •  2 hour-drive to Niagara Falls, a natural wonder
  •  5 hour-flight to Vancouver (west coast)
  •  6 hour-drive to Ottawa, Canada’s national capital
  •  7 hour-drive to Montreal

Academic Offerings

Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics

Courses Taught in English

A list of courses here

Student Life

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International Students

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Expected Monthly Expenditures

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Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

None available

International Office page


University Homepage


University Fact-sheet

Click here for the 2017-2018 fact-sheet.

For a virtual campus tour visit here