Apply online

Please note that some application deadlines have been extended to March 1, 2017. Please go to the Discover Graduate Studies program webpage for your specific program. 

Step 1: Complete your online application

Our application is processed through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You will create an OUAC account. Once you are logged into your OUAC account, you will:

  • Select your program
  • Enter your personal and application information
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD per program

Note: When you're finished this step, Waterloo will receive your application information within one to two business days.

A few tips:

  • You will enter the names and email addresses of your referees in this step. Be sure to contact your referees in advance to make sure that they are available.
  • Referees are given two weeks to complete the reference form, so be sure to complete this step at least two weeks before your program’s application deadline.

Next step:

Upload your documents.

Apply to the correct program!

Please ensure you apply to the correct program and department.  Once your application has been submitted, you cannot change the program you originally selected. Changes to your program selection require a new application and application fee payment.