Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for MME International Students
What average do I need from the country where I completed my previous degree?
Please refer to the International Admission Equivalencies web page for a breakdown of minimum admission requirements by country. You should meet or exceed the academic requirements listed for your country.
Where can I find information about my options if I am an international student?
Apply to study in Canada as an international student, extend your study permit and find out about working while you study or after you graduate.
Where can I find information about travel restrictions for students during COVID?
Links to uWaterloo Covid-19 Information.
What do I need to know if I am a New Student during Coronavirus?
Where can I find the most up-to-date information about visa's etc. during Covid-19?
Many student's are checking the Government of Canada Website and their Twitter account.
Where can I get more detail about what to expect returning to campus during COVID-19?
What is the difference between full-time and part-time status?
Part-time is considered one course and full time is a minimum of two courses.
How can I find out if I am exempt from submitting an English Language Proficiency (ELP) score?
There are some conditions and countries that exempt international applicants from submitting an ELP test score. This information can be found here.
Do I need to secure a supervisor for the MEng program?
MEng is a coursework program, and therefore does not require a supervisor.
Who can I contact for more information about immigration on campus?
Where can I get information about refunds, late fees, paying your fees, tax documents, fees arrangements, Tuition Benefit, Fee Schedules, University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), general information and forms?
Visit the Student Financial Services website.
How much are tuition fees for the year?
Information on all tuition fees can be found on the Tuition Fees website.
Where can I find information on available scholarships?
For more information on available scholarships and funding opportunities, please visit the Funding graduate school website.
If I request a deferral who do I need to contact?
If you do decide to request a deferral, please send the following to your program coordinator.
Term Deferring to:
Reason for deferral request: (Please note: deferring to study in person is not a valid deferral reason.) Please note that all deferrals must be approved by the Associate Chair and it is not guaranteed. A student can only request a one-year deferral which is based on the term admitted.