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Tuition, scholarships, and financial aid

The Conrad Centre offers a range of scholarships to students who have been accepted into the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program. If you have any questions about the information posted below, please contact our Graduate Studies Coordinator Tanya Yoworski. 

Since 2002 the MBET program at the University of Waterloo has provided aspiring entrepreneurs with the critical business skills, real-world experience, and strong business network to start a new venture and successfully bring new ideas to market. The MBET program offers scholarships to help entrepreneurs obtain the knowledge and skill they need to succeed. Multiple funding opportunities are available to reward students for their entrepreneurial drive, passion, and creativity.

There are also competitive financing options available for Canadian/Permanent Resident students through the Royal Bank of Canada.

You are also encouraged to visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid section of Graduate Studies website.

The MBET program is eligible for funding from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Tuition

*The tuition rates listed on this page are meant as a guide only, tuition rates can and do change according to government funding. For exact amounts, visit the university's Student Accounts page regularly.

Tuition Fees

Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents:

Tuition for the 2013/2014 academic year was approximately $31,098 Cdn, plus incidental fees.

International Students:

Tuition was approximately $36,549 Cdn.

Textbooks, living expenses, laptops, and incidental fees are additional.

Tuition is paid over three academic terms and is due typically in the months of August, December, and April. A complete list of deadlines can be found at the Students Accounts section of Finance department at Waterloo.

Scholarship Opportunities

To qualify for the following three scholarships, the submission of a mini business plan is required. 

Conrad Family Scholarships
Amount Up to 6 scholarships of $20,000 each
Description

The Conrad Family has provided these scholarships to help students achieve their business and entrepreneurial dreams of launching a new venture.

Once you are offered admission into the MBET program, you will be invited to apply for the Conrad Family Scholarships by submitting a mini-business plan. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a panel of faculty members based on entrepreneurial passion, quality of the business plan and record of academic achievement. The Conrad Family Scholarships are available to Canadians and  Permanent Residents of Canada only.

The Bartholomew Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Amount $25,000
Description

This scholarship will be awarded to one student based on the submission of a mini business plan. The plan will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members. The successful candidate will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

This scholarship is available to any admitted student (International or Canadian/Permanent Resident).

The Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Amount Two scholarships of $10,000 each
Description

These scholarships will be awarded to students based on the submission of a  mini business plan. The plan will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members. The successful candidates will each receive a $10,000 scholarship.

These scholarships are available to any admitted student (International or Canadian/Permanent Resident).

For the following scholarships, you will automatically be considered upon acceptance into the MBET program. There is no further application process.

Students are nominated for these scholarships by the MBET Admission Committee based on merit and specific criteria that the donors have requested.

The E.B. (Ted) Cross MBET Scholarship

Amount $5,000
Description Ted Cross – a pioneer in the development of technology transfer activities at the University of Waterloo – will award one scholarship to an outstanding MBET student. Selection will be made by the MBET Admissions Committee, based on previous academic accomplishments and the ability to demonstrate during an interview process, the entrepreneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program. Preference will be given to a candidate that has participated in previous entrepreneurial activities.
Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship
Amount TBD
Description A number of scholarships are provided by the Faculty of Engineering. Each year the amounts vary.
Gamble Family MBET Scholarship
Amount $5,000
Description The Gamble Family Scholarship will be presented to an outstanding MBET student. Selection will be made by the MBET Admissions Committee, based on previous academic accomplishments and the ability to demonstrate during an interview process, the entrepreneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program. Preference will be given to a candidate who has demonstrated exemplary community or volunteer service.
Kevin Kimsa MBET Graduate Scholarship
Amount $10,000
Description The Kevin Kimsa MBET Graduate Scholarship, valued at $10,000 per year, will be awarded to an eligible MBET student. The recipient will be selected by the MBET Admissions Committee based on previous academic accomplishments and the ability to demonstrate during an interview process, the entrepreneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program.
MBET Faculty and Staff Scholarships
Amount 4 x $5,000
Description The Admission Committee reviews all candidates for academic accomplishments and entrepreneurial attributes.
Ross and Doris Dixon Scholarship
Amount $6,000
Description The Ross and Doris Dixon Scholarship, valued at $6,000, will be awarded annually to one MBET student. Selection will be made by the Admission Committee based on academic accomplishments and entrepreneurial attributes.
Wesley M. Nicol MBET Scholarship
Amount Up to $10,000
Description The Wesley M. Nicol Scholarship, valued at $10,000, will be awarded annually to one MBET student (or divided evenly between two MBET students). Selection will be made by the MBET Admissions Committee, based on previous academic accomplishments and the ability to demonstrate during an interview process, the entrepreneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program.
WJ Beynon Memorial Scholarship
Amount Up to $10,000
Description A scholarship valued at up to $10,000 is awarded annually to one MBET student on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to candidates from Lambton County.

Class of 2015: business plan submissions

For the scholarships which require the submission of a mini business plan, please review the Mini Business Plan Requirements (.DOC) for guidance.

The submissions will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members.

Submission deadlines

Completed mini business plans should be e-mailed to Tanya Yoworski by June 1, 2014. The winners will be notified no later than June 30, 2014.

Any scholarships not awarded in this first round will be made available in a second round. Mini business plans for the second round must be e-mailed to Tanya Yoworski by July 1, 2014. The winners will be notified no later than July 15, 2014.