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|
View 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.