Quantitative Finance - MQF at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadline

  • January 15 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Statistics and Probability

Study options

  • Thesis
  • Master's Research Paper

Minimum admission requirements

  • An overall 80% average from a Canadian University (or its equivalent).
  • A four-year honour's Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a strong background in quantitative methods. Such a background may be in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, computer science, economics, engineering, physics, provided there is a strong component of high level mathematics in the program. Strong communication skills are also highly desirable.
  • An interview and diagnostic test may be required.
  • Three references, at least two academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $4,224.00 tuition and $491.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $5,668.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs