International relations

World mapThe University of Waterloo's institutional strategies includes enhancing its presence internationally, achieved in part by collaborating with institutions of excellence. Waterloo has partnerships with more than 300 universities and research institutions in more than 50 countries/regions/locations.

Our successful partnerships are founded on strong connections between people and are driven by faculty members and students. Waterloo International helps negotiate large-scale institutional partnerships with leading international research organizations and assists individual researchers with project-level global collaborations. These partnerships create countless international opportunities for our faculty and students.

We welcome visiting delegations

High-profile representatives, faculty, scholars, and postdoctoral fellows visit the University of Waterloo each year to exchange ideas, explore research and academic opportunities, and connect institutions of global significance. We welcome visiting delegations from established and prospective partner institutions worldwide.


Visits with University-wide scope

Waterloo International is the central office providing co-ordination for visiting delegations at a University level. To help you experience a productive visit to Waterloo, we ask that you please contact the International Relations Manager for your country/region/location.

Delegation Hosting Process


Partnership Development Process


International Relations Map

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Partnership Request Form

Partnership request form

Delegation Request Form

Delegation request form