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. Apr. 2, 2024Updates to the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar

    As of April 2, 2023, the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar has a new look and feel. A new software system is being used to publish the academic calendar, resulting in a few key changes. 

  2. Mar. 19, 2024Apply to dive into the Lake Shift writing retreat!
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    The Lake Shift is back! Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is thrilled to announce that we will be sending two doctoral students to experience the fun and writing development opportunities offered through Lake Shift.

  3. Mar. 19, 2024Waterloo recognizes outstanding supervisors of graduate students

    Three Awards of Excellence in Graduate Supervision were recently announced recognizing faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering, Science, and Mathematics.  

    “As an institution, we are committed to creating environments in which graduate students are empowered and supported as they pursue their academic, professional and personal successes,” says Jeff Casello, associate vice-president, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. 

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  1. Apr. 17, 2024Info session: Online MMSc Management of Technology Degree
    Online MMSc Management of Technology

    Management of Technology is key for STEM professionals who want to advance in their technical career into a management role. With a scientific approach, the Online MMSc Management of Technology program offers a program designed for working professionals with a part-time schedule and 100% online. Does this sound like it could be for you? Join our session and learn more.

  2. Apr. 22, 2024Postdoc tax clinic
    Postdoc tax clinic

  3. Apr. 23, 2024Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) virtual info session
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    MBET students make new things happen. They focus on the commercialization of their ideas to build a new venture or have a novel approach within existing organizations. In this info session learn about the program, hear about the student experience and what happens to our graduates. Discover why Waterloo is the place for entrepreneurs to grow.

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
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    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
    black banner with text Policy 30: employment of graduate student teaching assistants frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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