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. Nov. 15, 2022Two new award opportunities for students impacted by conflict or risk
    • Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship
    • Students-at-Risk Bursary
  2. Nov. 15, 2022Participate in grad work-integrated learning (WIL) consultations

    Through a partnership between Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) and Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), work is ongoing to support grad work-integrated learning. As part of that work, we are currently seeking graduate students from all programs to participate in student consultations about the development of central grad WIL programming (WIL experiences that are available outside of a student’s program).

  3. Oct. 19, 2022Celebrating the class of fall 2022 doctoral graduates: a dinner reception
    Images from the photo booth at the PhD reception

    On Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with the Provost, hosted a dinner reception for fall 2022 doctoral graduates, their guests and supervisors.  Held at Federation Hall, the event was the first of its kind, featuring a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, speeches and a photo slide show/videos submitted by the doctoral

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  1. Nov. 30, 2022Preparing Your Graduate Application
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    Are you getting ready to submit your Waterloo graduate school application? Join us for a presentation for prospective students on “Preparing your graduate application” with our Associate Director, Graduate Admissions, Julie MacMillan.

  2. Dec. 5, 2022Faculty of Health - Grad studies in the School of Public Health Sciences info session
    Laptop on a table with a coffee mug showing a Zoom webinar

    Interested in our graduate programs in the School of Public Health Sciences? Join us virtually to hear about what our programs have to offer and come with your questions! Hear from our staff about what our programs have to offer, learn about admission and application details and have your questions answered. 

  3. Dec. 6, 2022GRADflix drop-in feedback session (2 of 2)
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    Looking for feedback on your GRADflix video, have questions about how to proceed, or still trying to get started? Wherever you are in the process, don't miss out on this great opportunity to ask questions and get expert advice from communication professionals at the Writing and Communication Centre and GSPA staff. Together, we can help you create an amazing GRADflix video!

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  1. July 18, 2022“Show me the money!” – scholarship competition season

    To say that applying for a major scholarship is a team effort would be a definite understatement! The team includes you, your department co-ordinator and graduate officer/associate chair, your supervisor, referees and staff in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). In this blog post, I’ll go through specifically what the GSPA awards program team does to support and manage the scholarship competitions – giving you a bit of a behind-the-scenes peak into the process.

  2. June 29, 2022Behind the scenes, a journey to convocation
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    This spring, 1250+ degrees and diplomas were presented to graduate students who achieved the culmination of their hard work and celebrated their convocation ceremony. However, students are not the only ones who worked hard to get to this day!  In this blog post, I will share with you some of the "behind the scenes” work that staff and faculty across campus manage, to make convocation a remarkable celebration for you.

  3. Apr. 7, 2022Growing, with data as our fertile soil
    Graduate Students, Voice Your Opinion

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