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International students

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International student at Grebel

Welcome to Canada’s most innovative university!

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university! Exceptional, motivated, and diverse – Waterloo’s 23,142 undergraduate students represent more than 90 countries. Located in the city of Waterloo, this high-tech, globally connected community is student focused.

Over 300 programs of study, within 6 faculties and 7 professional schools:

  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Arts (School of Accountancy; School of Social Work)
  • Engineering (School of Architecture)
  • Environment (School of Planning)
  • Mathematics (School of Computer Science)
  • Science (School of Optometry; School of Pharmacy)

UWaterloo has the world’s largest co-op program with over 3,000 employers. Students in co-op have the opportunity to alternate between school and work terms.   

About Grebel

Conrad Grebel University College offers a unique opportunity – combining a small, relational residential community and a large, world-class university education.

  • Affiliated with the Mennonite Church – students from all faiths are welcome.
  • Home to uWaterloo’s Music, and Peace & Conflict Studies departments.
  • Undergraduate courses in History, Mennonite Studies, and Religious Studies.
  • Residence program – 142 students in all academic disciplines, first to fourth year.
  • An environment that nurtures and supports you while making life-long friendships.
  • Join in lively debate and broaden your perspective of the world

Study in Canada

  • Publicly-funded universities.
  • Comprehensive range of flexible and portable undergraduate degrees.
  • Internationally recognized for quality.
  • Affordable tuition and living expenses.
  • Multi-cultural cities are clean, safe, and open to the world.


All students who live and study at Grebel are University of Waterloo students.



  • All fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
  • Waterloo’s school year begins in September.  Terms are either 4 or 8 months, depending whether a student is studying in the co-op stream.
  • Co-op can provide a student with the ability to pay tuition.

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Where is Waterloo?

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For more information about undergrad residence, contact Rebekah DeJong, Recruitment and Student Life Coordinator.

You can request brochures from Waterloo, or check out Grebel's viewbook.

About Waterloo | About Grebel | Admissions