How To Apply

The following steps will assist you through the application process to graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

(1) Choose from research and course-work programs:

  • Master of Applied Science (research, supervisor required)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (research, supervisor required)
  • Master of Engineering (course-work, no supervisor required, self-funded) 

(2) Review admission requirements

  • Note: Exceptional MASc applicants may be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program from a bachelor’s program. Applicants interested in being considered for a direct-entry PhD should include a statement to that effect in their Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Applicants who will be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program will be contacted by a representative from the Department within two months of the application deadline.

(3) Apply online

(4) Upload your documents

(5) ​Monitor your status

Note: For research-based programs, you can apply without a supervisor.  A supervisor is required to be accepted into our research based program.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for part-time and full-time studies. Part-time arrangements are negotiated between a student and their prospective supervisor.

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Important Information

(1) Only one application is required for either our MASc or MEng program. Alternative consideration is automatically made, but may be restricted due to enrolment numbers.

(2) For MASc & PhD programs, you may apply without a supervisor. A supervisor is only necessary to be accepted. To contact a faculty member to serve as your potential supervisor, use our official contact form.