Fire restoration work is expected to continue into late August. The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.

Please contact individual faculty members to request appointments, as many faculty have been relocated during this process.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.

Funding and tuition

Guaranteed funding

The Department of Physics & Astronomy provides a guaranteed minimum amount of financial support each year to all of our graduate students within their program time limits.  Funding is offered through various sources, such as Graduate Research Studentships (GRS), Teaching Assistantships (TA) and awards.

  M.Sc. program Ph.D. program
Domestic student $27,013 $27,013
International student $39,583 $38,391
Net amount, after tuition and incidentals $18,375  $18,375 

Scholarships, awards, and bursaries

Funding is a key component in a graduate student's life, but applying for grants can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate your way through the process.

The Graduate Studies Office is the best place to look for funding opportunities. You can:

Discover Graduate Studies also offers extensive information on funding at Waterloo.


Tuition fee schedules are published shortly before the start of each term, and posted to individual student accounts on Quest ~3-5 weeks before the start of lectures each term.

Due dates and late fees are outlined each term for students to become "fees arranged".

Please see the student accounts section of Finance for full details on fee schedules and arrangements.