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International agreements and sponsorships

Waterloo's collaborative approach to internationalization has been formalized in numerous agreements with institutions in many countries. 

Formalized graduate studies partnerships

International Sponsorship Programs

If you are applying for graduate studies under one of these formal agreements, please review Waterloo's sponsorship requirements which are an important part of your application process. 

Location International Sponsorship Program
International Sponsorship Programs
Brazil (see below for more information) Government of Brazil
Chile (see below for more information) ANID (formerly CONICYT)

China Scholarship Council

Soochow Doctoral Agreement

Colombia (see below for more information)



Egypt Cultural and Educational Affairs, Egypt (Doctoral)
Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq (Doctoral)
Mexico (see below for more information)


JuventudEsGTO (formerly EDUCAFIN)

Mitacs: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, Vietnam Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship
Panama (see below for more information) IFARHU-SENACYT
Paraguay BECAL
Peru (see below for more information) Pronabec
Saudi Arabia Government of Saudi Arabia
Uruguay ANII
Vietnam Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) (Doctoral)

Joint or dual degree program agreements

Location Agreement information
All Individual Dual PhD degrees (Cotutelle)
Germany Visit the department of Germanic & Slavic Studies for more information on the Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies (IcGS), a Waterloo-Mannheim joint graduate program.
United Kingdom Visit the Balsillie School of International Affairs for more information on the UW-Warwick double degree program.

CALDO recruitment activities

The University of Waterloo has established a number of scholarship agreements with Latin America via CALDO. The CALDO Consortium provides guidance to prospective students from Latin America on finding and applying for graduate programs in top Canadian universities and helps navigate scholarship options from your home country. 

The University of Waterloo has a presence within the following countries as part of the CALDO recruitment tour. 

Location Country-specific details
Brazil Review details about applying from Brazil - including funding opportunities
Chile Review details about applying from Chile - including funding opportunities 
Colombia Review details about applying from Colombia - including funding opportunities 
Mexico Review details about applying from Mexico - including funding opportunities
Panama Review details about applying from Panama - including funding opportunities
Peru Review details about applying from Peru - including funding opportunities