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).
*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.
Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents:
Tuition for the 2014/2015 academic year was approximately $32,436 Cdn, plus incidental fees.
Tuition was approximately $39,120 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.
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|
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|
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|
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.
|Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship|
|Description||A number of scholarships are provided by the Faculty of Engineering. Each year the amounts vary.|
|Kevin Kimsa MBET Graduate Scholarship|
|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.|
|Ross and Doris Dixon Scholarship|
|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.|