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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. June 10, 2024This website is changing
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    The Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) website ( is changing.

    To renew our focus on our audiences and provide more tailored online experiences, the GSPA website will change from a single website into three websites:

  2. June 10, 2024Celebrating spring 2024 doctoral graduates
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    On Wednesday, June 5, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted a dinner reception for spring 2024 doctoral graduates, their guests, and supervisors. 

  3. May 15, 2024Seeking graduate student valedictorians for fall 2024
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    The University of Waterloo is seeking five graduate valedictorians for the fall (October) 2024 convocation ceremonies.  

    If you’re a graduate student completing your degree  in 2024, this is a fantastic opportunity to represent your faculty and share your experiences with your peers, faculty, and guests during the ceremony. 

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  1. July 9, 2024Postdoc Social: Outdoor Games
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  2. July 10, 2024Info session: Master's and PhD in Chemical Engineering
    Chemical Engineering Master's and PhD
    While population growth, economic development, and changing demographics create higher demand for energy, healthcare, and more, climate emergency reinforces the need to use resources wisely.
    Production of everything from food to renewable energy to pharmaceuticals must be efficient and sustainable. Chemical engineers solve these complex problems while considering safety, sustainability, and cost.
  3. July 10, 2024Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) virtual info session for part-time students
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    Get an overview of the MBET program with a focus on the part-time program experience. Join us to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process and ask your questions.

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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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