Welcome to Open Data API


The University of Waterloo Open Data API, powered by the Open Data Initiative, allows anyone to build their own programs and applications using data from the University of Waterloo websites.

The API features more than 40 methods of accessing various datasets across the University of Waterloo network.

Accessing the API

In order to access the API, you will need to register for an API key. Registration of API keys is currently disabled due to the changes in progress to the Open Data API. 

There is a limited set of data in the v3 version of the API, please see the announcements posted and the getting started page.

All planned changes will be communited on the announcements blog, and in a more limited fashion on the GitHub page.

All calls are made to https://api.uwaterloo.ca/v2/ with the required parameters for a given service (read our documentation).


If you have any inquiries or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

To report any bugs, fixes or suggestions, report an issue on our GitHub project.

License Agreement

View the Open Data license agreement for our terms of service and licensing information.