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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, Tara Gingerich Hiebert. 

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 2015/2016 academic year was approximately $32,883 Cdn, plus incidental fees.

International Students:

Tuition was approximately $39,222 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 two scholarships, the submission of a mini business plan is required. 

Conrad Family Scholarships
Amount Scholarships up to $10,000 
Description

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

These scholarships will be awarded to students based on the submission of a mini business plan based on entrepreneurial passion, quality of the business plan, and record of academic achievement. The plan will be reviewed by Conrad faculty members. The successful candidate will receive a scholarship up to $10,000.

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.

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.

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.
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 entrepreneurial attributes required to successfully complete the program, as demonstrated in the admissions interview.

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 scholastic excellence and demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.
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.
EB Ted Cross
Amount $5,000
Description The EB Ted Cross Scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be awarded annually to one MBET student. Selection will be made by the Admission Committee based on academic accomplishments and entrepreneurial attributes.

Class of 2017: business plan submissions

For the scholarships that 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 Tara Gingerich Hiebert by May 1, 2016