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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. 22, 2020Academic Readiness Bursary now available to students

    The Academic Readiness Bursary (ARB), initially offered to nearly 4,000 University of Waterloo students in the fall 2020 term, is once again available.  The ARB provides assistance for students who are or will be registered in the winter 2021 term with proven financial need and who may incur costs related to studying remotely in the winter term, as a result of COVID-19. Expenses must be incurred between November 1 and January 31; applications must be received by January 30, 2021.

  2. Nov. 15, 2020Winter 2021 academic schedule change

    On Nov 16 the following email was sent to the graduate students


    To: Students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahphur, president and vice-chancellor

    Subject: Winter 2021 academic schedule changes

  3. Nov. 15, 2020COVID-19 “red zone” updates to campus operations

    On Nov 23 the following email was sent to all students


    To: All students

    From: Kate Windsor, director of safety

    Subject: COVID-19 “red zone” updates to campus operations

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  1. Nov. 25, 2020Preparing your graduate application

    Interested in graduate studies? Join us for a live webinar on preparing your application.

    In this session, we will discuss admission requirements, requesting reference letters, finding a supervisor, and preparing and completing your online application. 

  2. Dec. 1, 2020GRADflix drop-in feedback session (1 of 2)
    GRADflix logo

    Did you know that two of our four 2020 GRADflix winners attended last year's drop-in sessions? Don't miss out on this great opportunity to receive feedback on your GRADflix video!

  3. Dec. 14, 2020GRADflix drop-in feedback session (2 of 2)
    GRADflix logo

    Did you know that two of our four 2020 GRADflix winners attended last year's drop-in sessions? Don't miss out on this great opportunity to receive feedback on your GRADflix video!

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  1. Nov. 22, 2020Engaging in Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Navya and her supervisor stand by Navya's poster presentation.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What is/was your program and research focus?

  2. Oct. 19, 2020From Field to Film: Making Science Accessible

    We all care about our research. We think our projects are cool, our data is important, and the answers to our questions will save the world. We know the lingo, speak the language, and understand the background. We are immersed in our topic 24/7, 365 days a year, for what feels like forever. So when asked why other people should care about my research, and to explain it in only 60 seconds, I really had to stop and think. Because why WOULDN’T everyone care?!

  3. Sep. 9, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

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