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. Sep. 18, 2022Postdoctoral fellows to receive extended access to University email and other systems

    What is happening? Postdoctoral fellows will receive extended access to their University of Waterloo email address and other University systems, including Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and Eduroam, for a period of 16 months after their employment with the University ends. After this 16-month period, former postdoctoral fellows will retain access to their University email account only.

  2. Sep. 18, 2022New undergraduate course team taught by PhD students
    The Wicked Problem of Climate Change

    The Wicked Problem of Climate Change - a pilot interdisciplinary course

    Six doctoral students (one from each of University of Waterloo's faculties) are spending their fall term in the Beta 

  3. Sep. 6, 2022National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2022
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    We are thrilled to announce that the seventh annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) at the University of Waterloo is now only two weeks away! This is a way of showing our appreciation for the efforts and accomplishments of our amazing community of postdoctoral fellows, with an entire week of events and giveaways.

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  1. Oct. 13, 2022University of Waterloo Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities Webinar
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    Are you interested in applying for a funded postdoctoral position at University of Waterloo? The University of Waterloo is opening applications in fall 2022 for postdoctoral funding opportunities:

  2. Oct. 17, 2022Waterloo at 100 - Graduate student consultation with the President
    Waterloo at 100 - graduate student consultation

  3. Oct. 18, 2022A community of scholars: celebrating fall 2022 PhD graduates - a dinner reception
    Celebrating PhD graduates

    A doctoral degree represents the culmination of hard work and dedication; seeing it through to the finish line is a testament to hard work and perseverance!

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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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