International students

Consistently ranked as the Top Comprehensive Research University in Canada (Research Infosource), our international reputation for excellence and innovation attracts some of the most inspiring and creative graduate students and researchers in the world.

Waterloo is proud to have a large cohort of international graduate students. Today we have over 5,800 graduate students on campus, 40% of whom are international, from 84 countries.

The top 15 source countries for new University of Waterloo international graduate students (2017-18) are China, India, Iran, United States, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, Brazil, Egypt, and Colombia.  


Waterloo graduate students' home countries appear in red

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