Scholarships for international students

Waterloo offers more than 170 scholarships for international students, ranging from $1,000 to $40,000.

We'll automatically consider you for most of our scholarships, including our Merit and President’s scholarships which range from $1,000 to $5,000. However, there are some scholarships which require an application, including some of the ones listed below.

Scholarship Programs or eligibility Value Application required?
International Student Entrance Scholarship All programs 20 scholarships valued at $10,000 each No
Faculty of Engineering International Student Entrance Scholarships All Engineering program except Architecture Up to 20 valued at $10,000 each No
Faculty of Mathematics Global Scholarships Most programs in the Faculty of Mathematics Up to 10 valued at $12,000 to $40,000 Yes
Faculty of Mathematics International Awards: India Most programs in the Faculty of Mathematics Up to 15 valued at $20,000 to $40,000 Yes
Faculty of Science International Student scholarships Most programs in the Faculty of Science 55 scholarships of $15,000 to $40,000 Yes
Scholarships for Black students For students of African, African American, Afro-Latine, Black Canadian, Caribbean, or other African descent. The application form normally opens in January. $1,200 to $40,000 Yes

You can earn between$9,000 and $21,500per four-month co-op work term in Canada.

And most students have five or six co-op work terms.

With hundreds of part-time jobs on campus, you canearn up to $2,000in each four-month school term through Waterloo's international work-study program.

Get tips on paying for your education.

Additional scholarships for your faculty/program

You'll be automatically considered for most of our scholarships. To get an idea of the scholarships available to you, click on the link below for your faculty. Not sure which faculty offers your program of interest? View programs listed by faculty.


To see which scholarships require an application, choose "yes" under Application required.

To see a broad range of scholarships, choose your faculty of interest. To see a shorter list, choose your specific program from the program menu.


Support throughout your degree

  • Bursaries of up to $2,000 are awarded based on financial need and are available to full-time international students after first year.
  • There are hundreds of additional scholarships available once you're a Waterloo student.

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