University of Waterloo students in a classroom

University is a big investment. But there are ways that Waterloo and the Government of Ontario can help.

Entrance Scholarships

  • Available to any student entering a first-year program and beginning post-secondary studies for the first time in September 2022.
  • Awarded automatically if your admission average is 80% or higher.

Admission Average



95% +

President's Scholarship of Distinction

$2,000 + $1,500 International Experience Award and/or $1,500 Research Award

90 - 94.9%

President's Scholarship


85 - 89.9%

Merit Scholarship


80 - 84.9%

Faculty of Health Scholarship


Learn more about these scholarships, including eligibility and conditions, and information about additional entrance scholarships.

Financing your education

Learn more about paying for your education, including bursaries, student loans such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and more.