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Admissions Requirements

Find out more about specific admission requirements for your program of interest:

How to Apply

The University of Waterloo's Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) has step-by-step application procedures.

To get started:

  1. Choose your program 
  2. Confirm your eligibility: understand the general admission and English language proficiency requirements
  3. Ensure that you meet all of your program-specific requirements.
  4. Contact your referees.

Ready to apply?

You'll apply online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). A link, plus a guide to applying is available on the GSPA's website.


Some departments or school admit students year round. Check department information for specific deadlines. International students must apply at least 6-8 months prior to desired admission date.