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 more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. Sep. 8, 2019Get your refunds faster

    Effective Fall 2019, refunds of student financial aid, scholarships, awards, bursaries, GRS, tuition benefit, and tuition refunds for dropped courses, switching programs or changing residence/meal plan will be processed electronically by direct deposit to your account at a Canadian bank.

  2. Sep. 3, 2019New graduate student self-guided campus tour
    Group of students on tour in the Quantum-Nano Centre

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate student self-guided campus tour!

  3. Aug. 29, 2019Welcome new students

    Labour day weekend marks a special time for the cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, when thousands of students are welcomed back to continue their studies, or fresh ones start anew. 

    At University of Waterloo we are proud to welcome more than 1,700 new graduate students for fall 2019. Graduate Student Orientation takes place on Saturday, September 7.

    Whether you are a new or returning student, we wish you all the best of luck for the fall 2019 term.

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshop (September 2019)
    Professional Skills Foundations logo

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

  2. Sep. 24, 2019Teaching tutorials in STEM fields, CTE1111 (Fall 2019)

    Many Teaching Assistants (TAs) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines are responsible for teaching tutorial sessions.  However, running tutorials can pose unique challenges for TAs. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to create an effective tutorial environment and present ways of maximizing student participation.

  3. Sep. 25, 2019How to Interview Effectively (Fall 2019)

    In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

    Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

    To browse and register for Centre for Career Action (CCA) workshops and events, follow these steps:

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  1. Aug. 14, 2019GRADventure profile: Angela Rooke
    Angela Rooke

    Angela Rooke, manager of graduate and postdoctoral experience, launched GRADventure in 2015 shortly after she began working in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. Recently, Angela was interviewed as part of the TRaCE PhD project, and shared about her PhD experience and her career path.

  2. July 24, 2019How to Translate Your Graduate Degree: Learning to Speak the Language of Hiring Managers
    Close up of a page in a dictionary.

  3. June 18, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

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