International student admission

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Our game-changing research, entrepreneurial spirit, and reputation as one of Canada's top universities power one of the world’s top innovation hubs. Explore your passions, gain valuable skills, and find your dream career through North America’s largest paid co-op program.

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Why international students choose Waterloo

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Have questions about programs or applying to Waterloo? Contact our international recruitment team.

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Have questions about what it's like to study at Waterloo? Ask a current student.



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Services to help you succeed

  • Scholarships specifically for international students
  • Free immigration consulting
  • Guaranteed residence for first year
  • Meet other students through a peer community
  • Stay on campus during holidays
  • Paid part-time jobs on campus
  • An online student guide that covers before you arrive through first year

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A city for students

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Home to two universities and a college, the city of Waterloo caters to the 50,000 students who call the area home. Enjoy shops, restaurants, and festivals throughout the year.

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Connect with friends from home

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It's great to meet new friends, but sometimes it's nice to connect with students from home. Among our 250+ clubs are the African Student Association, Indian Cultural Association, Muslim Students' Association, and more.

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