Welcome to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place the University of Waterloo among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore our more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs.



  1. Feb. 26, 2024Outstanding plastic waste research earns prestigious Polanyi Prize

    Dr. Elisabeth Prince has been awarded the John C. Polanyi Prize in recognition of her work creating more degradable and recyclable plastics. 

    This prestigious award is presented by the Council of Ontario Universities to an individual or team whose research has led to outstanding advances in the field of natural sciences or engineering.

  2. Feb. 15, 2024Update on graduate student financial support

    Effective May 1, 2024, the minimum funding rate for eligible graduate students in a PhD program and graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) and graduate Research Assistants (RAs) will see an annual increase of 4.5%. 

  3. Feb. 15, 2024Seeking PhD candidates to teach an interdisciplinary course: The Wicked Problem of Climate Change

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  1. Mar. 13, 2024Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) virtual info session for international students
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    MBET students make new things happen. They focus on the commercialization of their ideas to build a new venture or have a novel approach within existing organizations. In this info session learn about the program, hear about the student experience and what happens to our graduates. Discover why Waterloo is the place for entrepreneurs to grow.

  2. Mar. 19, 2024Postdoc Social: Stained Glass Painting
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  3. Mar. 20, 2024Pushing Boundaries: The Power of Interdisciplinary Research
    Pushing Boundaries: The Power of Interdisciplinary Research

    Pushing Boundaries: The Power of Interdisciplinary Research 

    Have you wondered about the difference between interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary research? Would you like to learn more about exciting research happening on campus? 

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
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    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
    black banner with text Policy 30: employment of graduate student teaching assistants frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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