International student admission

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With more than 30,000 students from 120 countries at Waterloo, you'll meet students, professors, and researchers from across Canada and around the globe. What draws students is

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Where is Waterloo?

Distances to nearby cities

  • 118 km (73 miles) to Toronto
  • 150 km (110 miles) to Niagara Falls
  • 290 km (180 miles) to Detroit
  • 640 km (400 miles) to Montreal

Flights from Toronto to

  • Boston or New York City: 90 minutes
  • Vancouver or San Francisco: 5 hours
  • London: 7 hours
  • Dubai: 13 hours
  • Delhi: 16 hours
  • Singapore: 21 hours

A city for students

icon of three buildings side by sideHome 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.

Connect with friends from home

Speech bubble.It's great to meet new friends, but sometimes it's nice to connect with students from home. Among our 250+ clubs are cultural clubs such as Association of Caribbean Students, Culture and Language Exchange Club, Indian Cultural Association, and more.