Graduate program tuition

Tuition and incidental fee charges

University of Waterloo charges tuition one term at time, with three terms occurring over the course of a year:

  • Fall Term – September to December
    Winter Term – January to April
    Spring Term – May to August

Fees are due prior to the start of term. Student fee bills are posted on Quest approximately one month prior to the start of lectures each term. When the fee bills are posted, students are notified at their uwaterloo.ca e-mail address.

In addition to tuition fees, incidental fees are charged each term.  These fees help cover the costs of resources available to students. Incidental fees are compulsory, optional, or voluntary and are subject to change. For more information, visit the Incidental fees web page.

Canadian and permanent resident vs international tuition assessment

The classification between Canadian and permanent resident and international tuition charges is based on residency (citizenship status):

  • Canadian and permanent resident (including refugees)
  • International: all applicants without Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada (landed immigrants), including US citizens

If your residency changes while you are student at Waterloo you may be eligible for an international fee exemption. For more information, visit the Immigration status changes web page on the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website.

Graduate fee schedules

All amounts are shown in Canadian dollars.

 

Master's and graduate diploma programs

Canadian, permanent resident

2022 - 2023 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
2021 - 2022 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022
2020 - 2021 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
2019 - 2020 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020

International

2022 - 2023 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
2021 - 2022 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022
2020 - 2021 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
2019 - 2020 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020

 

Doctoral programs

Canadian, permanent resident

2022 - 2023 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
2021 - 2022 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022
2020 - 2021 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
2019 - 2020 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020

International

2022 - 2023 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023
2021 - 2022 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022
2020 - 2021 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
2019 - 2020 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020