Discover Canada's innovation university

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Year after year, the University of Waterloo is ranked among the best universities in the world.

Our game-changing research and entrepreneurial spirit power one of the world’s top innovation hubs. Our students learn from world-class scholars and benefit from North America’s largest co-op (paid internship) program.

If you’re looking for a place to pursue your interests and build the skills for a successful future, we hope you’ll join us at the University of Waterloo.


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High school or transfer student?

From climate change, psychology, and biotechnology to robotics, recreation, and data science, our 100 undergraduate programs will set you up for success.

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Interested in pursuing a master’s or PhD?

Discover our 180+ graduate programs across a variety of formats to suit your needs and make your impact.


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Students from 120 countries choose Waterloo each year because of our reputation as one of North America's top universities. 



Rankings and reputation

Waterloo by the numbers

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Other ways to study

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Part-time and online studies

For high school, transfer, and mature students.

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Earn your graduate degree online

Study from the comfort of your home.

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Professional development

Lifelong learning for professionals and executives.