For twenty-seven years running, the University of Waterloo has ranked first in Canada as most innovative university.

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. Nov. 7, 2019Graduate Student Medical Leave Award

    Effective since January 1, 2018 eligible research-based master's and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g, physical or mental health) may be eligible to receive a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award, valued at a maximum of $5,000. 

    Students must have been registered full time for at least one academic term and have been in receipt of a financial package from their Department/School in the term immediately prior to going inactive for medical reasons.

    Masters, Doctoral

  2. Nov. 4, 2019Boston Consulting Group: Opportunities for Advanced Degree Candidates

    Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. If you are working towards a PhD, JD, MD or Postdoc degree and like solving problems and driving impact in the community, then you may be an ideal candidate for a career at BCG.

  3. Nov. 1, 2019Register to attend the President’s Town Hall

    On November 12, President Feridun Hamdullahpur will host a town hall to discuss the current state of the University and to reveal the University’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

    There will be a question and answer period following the presentation, allowing community members to engage in discussion and share ideas about where Waterloo is heading.

    Submit questions for President Hamdullahpur by:

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019Working in Canada as an International Student: Graduate Student Panel (Fall 2019)

    Do you want to hear what it is like to work in Canada as an international student?

    Attend this Q&A session and get all your questions answered by senior graduate students and alumni. Topics that will be covered include: finding work as an international student, networking, interviews, email and communication etiquette, and success on the job.

    Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks

  2. Nov. 21, 2019Funding your Graduate International Experience
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    UWaterloo is excited to be joining over 100 countries from November 18-22, 2019 in celebrating International Education Week (IEW). International education has a significant impact on our campus community and Canadian social, economic and cultural well-being.

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Effective Communication Skills for University Teaching, CTE1181 (Fall 2019)

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    Additional Information

    Registration: Registration is required. Registration will open mid-October

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  1. Nov. 6, 2019Recognizing, building and articulating skills: The Foundations experience
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    In summer 2019, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs celebrated the first completions of Professional Skills Foundations (Foundations), including those by Irina Oltean and Swakshar Saha. To learn more about what it’s like to participate in Foundations, I checked-in with Irina and Swakshar to hear about their experience.

  2. Oct. 18, 2019GRADflix - Make every frame a painting
    The GRADflix winners pose on the red carpet

  3. Sep. 27, 2019Keys to research productivity: Work-life balance in the Waterloo Region
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    How does one avoid burnout in grad school, and maintain a high degree of personal effectiveness in one’s “GRADventure?” The answer to that is “don’t forget to have fun” – relaxation is key. ... Take advantage of what is around. There are many things one can do in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas.

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