Beginning in Spring 2018, the Faculty of Engineering has offered 100 scholarships and fellowships for Canadian and Permanent Resident students entering Engineering graduate research programs.


New MASc scholarships and fellowships

MASc Funding

  • Engineering Excellence Fellowship - Master's (EEF-M)
  • Valued at up to $55,000 over 2 years.

New PhD scholarships and fellowships

PhD Funding

  • Engineering Excellence Fellowships - Doctoral (EEF-D)
  • Valued at up to $160,000 over 4 years

Tri-Agency (Vanier, NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC) award recipients will continue to receive the President’s Graduate Scholarship top-up, valued in the Faculty of Engineering at $10,000-$15,000 annually, for as long as the Tri-Agency award is held.

Your Ideas, Your Intellectual Property

At Waterloo Engineering, we think graduate students should have ownership over what they create. The ideas that PhD and MASc students develop during their studies are their own intellectual property; our policy gives creators 100% ownership over the ideas and technology they produce. This gives our students the control to patent or license their ideas, to commercialize them, or even start their own company.

If unanswered questions motivate you and collaboration with brilliant colleagues inspires you, Waterloo Engineering offers your ideal path forward. Our graduate programs invite exceptional people like you to advance solutions for real-world problems.


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NSERC design chairs and industrial research chairs


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