Tuition and expenses

Fee schedules (tuition cost for each program), as well as  methods of payment, posted due dates, and late fee information, are available at Waterloo Finance student accounts

Tuition and expense details can be found at the study and living costs page available through Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). This information will aide you in calculating your annual financial needs, including tuition and cost of living.

International students

International students requiring fee statements will need to contact the Finance department for a letter required for immigration.

Tuition fees for foreign students are much higher than for Canadian students in the province of Ontario. In order to make graduate studies in Ontario universities more accessible to outstanding foreign students, we have a limited number of IGSA (International Graduate Student Awards) to help reduce tuition fees.

Recent changes in government support for this program may limit the availability of these scholarships. Inquiries should be directed to the graduate coordinator of the Department of Management Science and Engineering.

Since competition for these scholarships is great, foreign students are advised first to seek sufficient funding elsewhere, as described next.

Other international financial support

We have welcomed students with financial support from countries such as:

  • Dominica with Commonwealth scholarships,
  • Mexico with CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Spanish. National Council on Science and Technology) scholarships,
  • Thailand with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)
    scholarships (contact the Canadian Embassy in your home country to apply),
  • United States with Fulbright scholarships.

Funding is also available from the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) administrative International Scholarship Programs on behalf of the International Academic Relations Division of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Finally, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) provides information on how to apply to different awards.