Master's program tuition Fall 2022 - International

How tuition is charged - International Master's students

At University of Waterloo the master’s tuition rates are assessed in a variety of ways, including:

  • Immigration status (domestic or international)
  • Enrolment status (full-time, part-time)
  • Research/coursework programs (including additional fees for specialized MENG/MMSc programs)
  • Online professional graduate programs
  • On campus professional graduate programs
  • Some programs are course-based, and there is charge per course

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

Non-tuition fees are also charged to your student account on a termly basis.

Other tuition fee assessments

  • Graduate diploma – tuition fees for students who are registered in a graduate diploma program differ than those of a master’s program (see alphabetical program listing below for costs)
  • Non-degree graduate students - pay the research/coursework master's rate indicated below, plus incidental fees.
  • Qualifying graduate students - pay fees at the year two undergraduate per-course fee corresponding to their program. For more information, please see the undergraduate fee schedule.
  • International students with special tuition arrangements: An International student admitted under a specific scholarship agreement through a formalized partnership with Waterloo may be assessed domestic tuition, as per the agreement. See your Offer of Admission department details for an explanation as to whether your external scholarship funding is approved for domestic tuition assessment. If you are eligible for the special tuition arrangement, review the Fee Schedule for Canadians and Permanent Residents.

Other possible charges

  • A charge for residence may also be billed to your student account. For detailed information on refunds for housing charges, please see Campus Housing
  • Graduate co-operative programs: A fee in the amount of $745.00 per four-month work-term will be charged to students using the services of Co-operative Education.

Tuition and residence refunds

Withdrawal or program completion effective on or before the 100% refund deadline will result in all of your charges for the term being removed. Withdrawal or program completion effective on or before the 50% refund deadline will result in a 50% adjustment to the charges for tuition and student services fees only.

Graduate diploma program fees fall 2022 - International students

All amounts are shown in Canadian dollars.

Faculty Program Program type Delivery mode Full-time tuition per term Full-time incidental fees per term (including HST) Part-time tuition per term Part-time incidental fees per term (including HST)

Engineering

Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Business and Entrepreneurship Diploma, coursework on-campus not offered full-time $6,724.00 $554.41
  Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Electric Power Engineering Diploma, coursework online not offered full-time $4,400.00 $42.80
  Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Data Analytics Diploma, coursework online not offered full-time $5,331.00 $42.80
  Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Data Analytics Diploma, coursework on-campus not offered full-time $5,331.00 $554.41

Environment

Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Climate Risk Management Diploma, coursework online not offered full-time $5,210.00 $42.80
  Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Planning Diploma, coursework online not offered full-time $5,210.00 $42.80

 

Master's program fees fall 2022 - International students

All amounts shown below are in Canadian dollars.

Faculty Program Program Type Delivery mode Full-time tuition per term Full-time incidental fees per term (including HST) Part-time tuition per term Part-time incidental fees per term (including HST)

Arts

Master of Arts (MA) in Public Issues Anthropology Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Classical Studies Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Economics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Water - Co-operative Program Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Experimental Digital Media Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Experimental Digital Media - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Literary Studies Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Literary Studies - Co-operative Program (direct entry) Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Rhetoric and Communication Design Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Arts (MA) in English - Rhetoric and Communication Design - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in French Studies Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in German Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $814.99 $3,848.00 $562.32
  Master of Arts (MA) in Intercultural German Studies Joint, Master's, Research On-campus (Waterloo/Mannheim campus) $7,696.00 $814.99 $3,848.00 $562.32
  Master of Arts (MA) in History Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) Master's, Professional On-campus (Conrad Grebel University College campus) $10,420.00 $803.69 $5,210.00

$554.41

  Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $814.99 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 Not offered part-time
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology- Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Social and Legal Studies Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Social and Legal Studies - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Global Governance Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Arts (MA) in Global Governance-Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Public Service (MPS) Master's, Professional On-campus $13,010.00 $803.69 not offered part-time
  Master of Public Service (MPS) - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Professional On-campus $13,010.00 $803.69 not offered part-time
  Master of Accounting (MAcc) Master's, Professional On-campus $21,713.00 $857.99 not offered part-time
  Master of Taxation (MTax) Master's, Professional On-campus (Toronto campus) three or more courses in a term $467.13 $5,874.00 per course $467.13
  Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) Master's, Professional Online / hybrid $11,668.00 $42.80 $5,834.00 $42.80

Engineering

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) Master's, Professional On-campus $21,567.00 $$803.69 $7,189.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Chemical Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $807.08 $3,848.00 $557.80
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Chemical Engineering - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $807.08 $3,848.00 $557.80
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Chemical Engineering - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $807.08 $3,848.00 $557.80
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Chemical Engineering Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $807.08 $7,296.00 $557.80
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Civil Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Civil Engineering - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering - Nuclear Engineering Joint, Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electric Power Engineering Master's, Professional Online

 

not offered full-time

$4,400.00 per course $42.80
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Management Sciences Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) - Management of Technology Master's, Professional Online not offered full-time $5,331.00 per course $42.80
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Systems Design Engineering Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Systems Design Engineering - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Systems Design Engineering - Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Engineering (MEng) in Systems Design Engineering Master's, Professional On-campus $14,592.00 $803.69 $7,296.00 $554.41
  Master of Architecture (MArch) Master's, Professional On-campus (Cambridge campus) $11,932.00 $771.10 $5,966.00 $519.26
  Master of Architecture (MArch) - Water Collaborative, Master's, Professional On-campus (Cambridge campus) $11,932.00 $771.10 $5,966.00 $519.26

Environment

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Arts (MA) in Geography - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Arts (MA) in Geography - Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Climate Change (MCC) Master's, Professional On-campus $10,420.00 $837.45 $5,210.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Geography Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Geography - Water Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Geography - Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Science (MSc) in Geography Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Science (MSc) in Geography - Water Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Science (MSc) in Geography - Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Arts (MA) in Global Governance Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Arts (MA) in Global Governance- Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Development Practice (MDP) Master's, Professional On-campus $13,018.00 $837.45 $6,509.00 $557.74
  Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) Master's, Professional On-campus $10,420.00 $837.45 $5,210.00 $557.73
  Master of Environment and Business (MEB) Master's, Professional Online not offered full-time $4,207.00 per course $42.80
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management - Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Social and Ecological Sustainability Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Social and Ecological Sustainability - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $837.45 $3,848.00 $558.17  
  Master of Arts (MA) in Planning Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $839.34 $3,848.00 $560.06
  Master of Arts (MA) in Planning-Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $839.34 $3,848.00 $560.06
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Planning Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $839.34 $3,848.00 $560.06
  Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Planning- Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $839.34 $3,848.00 $560.06
  Master of Planning (MPlan) Master's, Professional Online not offered full-time $5,210.00 $42.80

Health

Master of Science (MSc) in Kinesiology and Health Sciences Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $811.60 $3,848.00 $558.37
  Master of Science (MSc) in Kinesiology and Health Sciences-Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $811.60 $3,848.00 $558.37
  Master of Kinesiology (MKin) (coursework) Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $811.60 Not offered part-time
  Master of Arts (MA) in Recreation and Leisure Studies Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $556.67
  Master of Health Evaluation (MHE) Master's, Professional Online $10,420.00 $42.80 $5,210.00 $42.80
  Master of Health Informatics (MHI) Master's, Professional Online $11,511.00 $42.80 $3,837.00 $42.80
  Master of Public Health (MPH) Master's, Professional Online $10,766.00 $42.80 $5,383.00 $42.80
  Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health and Health Sciences Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $557.24
  Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health and Health Sciences - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $809.34 $3,848.00 $557.24
  Master of Social Work (MSW) Master's, Professional Online $11,458.00 $42.80 $5,729.00 $42.80

Mathematics

Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computational Mathematics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computational Mathematics-Co-operative

Co-operative, Master's, Research

On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Data Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI) Master's, Professional On-campus three or more courses in a term $803.69 $5,633.00 per course $554.41
  Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI) - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Professional On-campus three or more courses in a term $803.69 $5,633.00 per course $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computer Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computer Science - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Computer Science-        Co-operative Program Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00  
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Applied Mathematics-Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Combinatorics and Optimization Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Combinatorics and Optimization - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Combinatorics and Optimization - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Pure Mathematics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Pure Mathematics - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Actuarial Science (MActSc) Master's, Professional On-campus $17,478.00 $803.69 not offered part-time
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Actuarial Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Biostatistics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Statistics Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) Master's, Professional On-campus $7,496.00 $803.69 $3,748.00 $554.41
  Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) Master's, Professional Online not offered full-time $1,085.00 per course $42.80

Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Biology Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Biology - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Co-operative Program Co-operative, Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Earth Sciences Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Earth Sciences - Water Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Physics Joint, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Physics - Nanotechnology Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Physics - Quantum Information Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Vision Science Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Science (MSc) in Vision Science- Aeronautics Collaborative, Master's, Research On-campus $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41
  Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Master's, Professional On-campus (Kitchener campus) $11,511.00 $803.69 not offered part-time
  Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacy Master's, Research On-campus (Kitchener campus) $7,696.00 $803.69 $3,848.00 $554.41

Theology

Master of Catholic Thought (MCT) Master's, Professional On-campus (Kitchener campus) three or more courses in a term $803.69 $730.00 per course $554.41
  Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Master's, Professional On-campus (Conrad Grebel University College campus) three or more courses in a term $803.69 $730.00 per course $554.41