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Welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics!

As a graduate student, you’ll be working with the world’s largest centre of mathematicians and computer scientists. We have the breadth and depth of knowledge, experience and expertise to excel in both academic pursuits and the application of our skills to real-world problems.

We’re focused on innovation. Our professors, students, and institutes explore a broad range of areas and ideas in math and computer science – from foundational theory to applied research and commercial solutions. Plus, inter-disciplinary research is important at University of Waterloo. Our people look for connections between subjects, departments and schools and industry, opening the doors to new methods and discovery.

If you’re looking for an exciting academic opportunity, join UWaterloo Mathematics. You’ll find lots of information here on the subject areas and people in Mathematics. See 10 reasons to come to UWaterloo for graduate studies in mathematics and computer science.

View the slides that will be presented at our November 8, 2017 information session:

New funding for domestic students

The Faculty of Mathematics and the University of Waterloo’s Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs have developed a new funding initiative for full-time domestic graduate students. Worth more than half a million dollars, this initiative will result in new scholarship opportunities for domestic* PhD students, as well as additional entrance and travel awards for domestic research Master’s students.

More precisely, the following new funding opportunities are being made available for full-time domestic students:

  • if you are a new doctoral student with an average of at least 80%, then you will be considered for a Mathematics Domestic Doctoral Scholarship (MDDS) worth at least $5,000 per year for up to 2 to 4 years.
  • if you are a new research Master’s student with average of at least 85% and do not hold a other major scholarship, then you are eligible for the $5,000 Domestic Masters Entrance Award (DMEA).
  • if you are a research Master’s student with an average of at least 85% and hold a major scholarship, then you are eligible for the $1,000 Domestic Master’s Travel Award (DMTA).

Contact the graduate coordinator in your department/school for more information:

For other funding opportunities to support your graduate career, please see our Current Graduate Studies page.

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