Funding is available to support you while participating in academic travel and international experiences.

International experience awards

Waterloo offers several international experience awards annually to full‐time graduate students who participate in a minimally‐paid or volunteer work placement, an academic exchange, or a study term related to academic requirements or research. Further details on such awards can be found in our Graduate funding & awards database.

These 2019 international experience award recipients shared their travel experiences (and their photos).

Graduate studies research travel assistantship

Waterloo offers a graduate studies research travel assistantship to help you cover expenses associated with presenting your research at a professional conference away from Waterloo.  For more information and to apply, interested applicants can complete our graduate studies research travel assistantship application.

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS)

This program supports eligible high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. Visit the Graduate Studies CGS-MSFSS award listing in the Graduate funding and awards database for full details.