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. July 19, 2022PhD students - come work in GSPA

    Are you a current PhD student at the University of Waterloo looking to support Waterloo's Professional Skills Foundations program? 

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is hiring a Graduate Professional Skills Program Specialist for the fall 2022 and winter 2023 terms (8 months total commitment required). 

  2. July 6, 2022The Conversation Canada is seeking academics who can write articles for the general public

    Are you a PhD candidate or postdoc who might be interested in writing an article for the general public in The Conversation Canada? Check out the list of callouts below to see if there is a topic in your area of expertise.

  3. June 19, 2022University of Waterloo Entrepreneurial PhD Fellowship Applications Open 
    Students around desk

    In keeping with its position as Canada’s top Innovation University, today, the University of Waterloo launches its Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship pilot. These new fellowships will support outstanding, business-minded doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research.  

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  1. July 17, 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 28, 2022Behind the scenes, a journey to convocation
    convocation hall uwaterloo

    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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