Discover our graduate programs and funding opportunities
Graduate students in the Faculty of Environment can anticipate a stimulating, interdisciplinary research and study environment at the country's leading university for innovation.
You are a domestic student if you meet one of the below criteria.
- You are a Canadian citizen, living in or outside of Canada
- You are a Permanent Resident of Canada
Your university education is one of the most important investments you'll make in your lifetime. A variety of scholarships, assistantships, and other forms of financial aid are available for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.
Waterloo is proud to offer nationally competitive funding packages to the majority of incoming graduate students.
The amount of graduate funding offered to individual students depends on the particular graduate program and, most importantly, on the applicant’s overall academic merit, as evidenced by the application support documents (transcripts, letters of reference, applicant statement).
Students entering a graduate program with an external award from either the Tri-Council or the Ontario Graduate Scholarship are also offered the $10,000 UWaterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship.
Teaching assistantships (TA)
Graduate students may be assigned one or more teaching assistantship (TA) tasks each year. Each TA task involves 10 hours per week for one term. Please refer to compensation rates (PDF) on Finance's website.
We encourage you to download the Faculty of Environment's report: A Learning Environment: Student Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (PDF).
Also, please feel free to download A Manual for Teaching Assistants (PDF) for information on teaching at the University of Waterloo.
Graduate student and research positions
Please check back for opportunities to be posted soon.
Scholarships administered by the Faculty of Environment
George Mulamootil Graduate Scholarship
Established in honour of Dr. George Mulamoottil, a past faculty member in the Faculty of Environment, this scholarship will be awarded annually to outstanding graduate students conducting research in the field of environmental planning in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship will be valued at $1,500 and will normally be paid out in the winter term.
Emily Ruston Mann Memorial Graduate Scholarship
This $1,800 scholarship has been made possible by donations from family and friends of the late Emily Ruston Mann, a 2016 SERS graduate. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student registered full time in a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, who is researching the area of food security or sustainable agriculture.