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All Conrad Grebel University College students must be registered through the University of Waterloo.

The University of Waterloo offers 100+ undergraduate programs, and more than 190 graduate and doctoral programs.

You can also complete classes without ever setting foot on campus through Waterloo's Centre for Extended Learning. There are more than 525 online courses in over 40 subject areas.

The University of Waterloo operates year round with 3 full semesters:

  • Fall (September-December)
  • Winter (January-April)
  • Spring (May-August)

Waterloo offers two different systems of study: the regular system and the co-operative system. In the regular system, students follow the conventional eight-month academic year from September to April; in the co-operative system students alternate academic terms on campus with work terms off campus in business, industry, government, and civil society.

Visit Waterloo's admissions website to find out more.

University of Waterloo

Founded in 1957, Waterloo is one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities, with strong teaching and research programs in Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science. Waterloo is known for pioneering its innovative co-operative education programs.

Waterloo is unique in that it also is home to four university colleges – Conrad Grebel University College, Renison University College, St. Jerome's University, and St. Paul's University College – increasing the range of academic and residential choices.

National rankings

The University of Waterloo has been ranked the most innovative university in Canada every year for the past quarter century, and consistently places among the best universities in the world.