Discover Canada's innovation university

Waterloo is a place of opportunity. A place to explore, experiment, and experience new things as you decide what you want to do, where you want to go, and how you want to impact the world. We’ll encourage you to take risks and challenge the status quo... to go beyond ideas and make a better future.

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Areas of study

With over 100 programs, you're not bound by traditional disciplines at Waterloo. From digital arts, biotechnology, and robotics to health, data science, and sustainability, our programs will set you up for success.


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Co-op = paid work experience

Waterloo's co-op programs combine going to school with relevant, paid work experience. With access to North America's largest selection of co-op jobs, you can explore careers and make money while earning your university degree.


Canada's most innovative university for 28 years in a rowMaclean's University Rankings 2020

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Advice from current students

Visit our Beyond Ideas website for student-written articles about finding the university – and the program – that's right for you.


#1 in Canada for career preparation Maclean's survey of 24,000 university students


  • Classes for September: We remain committed to delivering an outstanding fall term, no matter where you are. For the fall term (September to December), most courses will be delivered online. You can read our update about the fall term on the University's coronavirus website.
  • Residence: Waterloo Residences will be open to students for September with meal plans available. Learn more about living in residence for September.