Consistently ranked as the Top Comprehensive Research University in Canada (Research Infosource), our international reputation for excellence and innovation attracts some of the most inspiring and creative graduate students and researchers in the world.

Waterloo is proud to have a large cohort of international graduate students. Today we have over 5,800 graduate students on campus, 40% of whom are international, from 84 countries.

The Government of Canada recently announced a cap on new study permits for international students for the next two years. Please note that this cap does not apply to master’s or PhD students, and current study permit holders will not be affected. Review the New Canadian study permit requirements news item for more details.

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