Entrance scholarships

Scholarships allow us to celebrate and recognize your achievements! Entrance scholarships are available if you're starting full-time first-year degree studies and are beginning university or college for the first time.

Scholarships are awarded primarily on academic and personal achievement. Bursaries, another type of assistance, are awarded based on financial need.

Scholarships are normally awarded in mid-May once we receive updated grades from Ontario high schools. Details will be listed in your Waterloo Quest account starting in mid-May.


Scholarships you'll automatically be considered for


Scholarships which require an application

Not sure which programs are in the faculties of Environment, Math, or Science? View programs by faculty.


Other awards (up to $20,000)

The application deadline for these scholarships is April 15, 2024.


Did you know? If you're in a co-op program, you'll earn money during each of your four to six co-op terms to help pay for school.


Additional scholarships awarded by faculty/program

You'll be automatically considered for the following scholarships along with those listed in the available to any student section above.

Not sure which faculty offers your program of interest? View programs listed by faculty.

Bursaries for students in financial need

A bursary is awarded based on financial need rather than on academic achievement. Students who are Ontario residents with financial need and who are starting university or college for the first time can apply for a Waterloo entrance bursary.

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