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

Entrance scholarships

  • Available to any student entering a first-year program and beginning post-secondary studies for the first time in September 2021.
  • Awarded automatically if your admission average is 85% 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


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