The EFASplus program uniquely allows you to experience and benefit from the academic culture of a top-tier university.

In addition to all the benefits of the core EFAS program, EFASplus students have the opportunity to observe a Faculty of Arts course taught by a University of Waterloo instructor and receive targeted language support from certified English language instructors. As an EFAS student, you will also have the opportunity to improve your English language skills beyond the classroom through the Conversation Partner Program, which pairs you with a University of Waterloo student so you can practice your English with a fluent speaker.

EFASplus dates and fees

Dates and fees

EFAS term Dates Program fees Notes

Fall 2022

September 7 – December 9, 2022 

$6497.00 CAD

Registration open

Winter 2023

Jan. 5 - April 6, 2023

$6637.00 CAD Registration open
Spring 2023

April 27 - July 21, 2023

$6574.00 CAD Registration open

NOTE: Fees are accurate as of October 2021. All fees are subject to change. Program fees include registration, tuition, student services and mandatory health insurance coverage. Additional textbook fees may apply. For fee details, please download our full EFASplus program fees breakdown.

Sample class schedule







9:00 – 10:00 AM

Academic Reading and Listening

Academic Reading and Listening




10:00 – 11:00  

Effective Writing and Research

Oral Communication Skills

EFAS Enrichment

11:00 – 12:00

Oral Communication Skills

Effective Writing and Research

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch break

1:00 – 2:00

Effective Writing and Research


Oral Communication Skills

EFAS Enrichment

Academic Reading and Listening


2:00 – 3:00


6:30 – 9:30 PM


Sociology 101