The University of Waterloo is pleased to receive applications from excellent Peruvian students who will be applying for Presidente de la República (Pronabec) scholarships.

English as a Second Language (ESL) studies, including Renison University College English Language Institute's intensive English for Academic Success (EFAS), are also covered by the scholarship.

Learn more about the EFAS program.

Peru graduate student application information

  • Minimum admission requirements include a 15/20 standing overall. Certification of English language proficiency (ELP) through one of the accepted examinations is required.
  • The University of Waterloo may offer conditional admission to academically admissible students that require further English language studies to meet the English language requirements. Decisions are made by the department/program applied to.
  • Completion of intensive English language study may take you up to one term to achieve the English language level necessary for admission to an academic program.
  • If you require intensive English for Academic Success (EFAS) studies, apply for a future term to begin your graduate academic program. For example, you will need to choose an admit term for your academic program at least one term after the start of your English as a Second Language studies.
  • Indicate on your résumé or supplementary information form about your English language status; for example "currently in Canada studying English as a Second Language".
  • Contact the Pronabec official site for scholarship information and assistance. 

Applying to Waterloo

  1. Within the Other Information section of the graduate online application, under International Agreements, choose your sponsorship agreement from the drop-down menu.
  2. If your scholarship agreement is not among those listed, choose “Other scholarship” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Some agreements provide a preliminary sponsorship or scholarship letter, if applicable, email a pdf copy to an admissions specialist. Remember to include your full name and your 8 digit (numerical only) Waterloo student ID number.
  4. If you are applying with a sponsorship that includes funding for English language studies, conditional admission may be offered. Learn more about sponsorships with English Language Training.


  • The sponsorship documentation must detail the approved program, financial support amount and the number of years the funding has been granted (a minimum of two years for a master’s research program and a minimum of four years for a PhD program).
  • Please refer to Arranging your fees with a third-party sponsorship on the Finance website for the information required in the official sponsorship documentation. If there is any change in your funding situation, the University of Waterloo may re-evaluate your Offer of Admission, and reserves the right to withdraw your Offer of Admission or withdraw you from your graduate program.