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Current graduate students


Please visit our programs page for specific information about each of our programs, including degree requirements and completion timelines.

Further information can also be found in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

Scholarships and Awards

Graduate students in the School of Planning are strongly encouraged to apply for external scholarships.

A comprehensive scholarship database is available to all graduate students at the University of Waterloo.

In all cases, the deadlines mentioned on the individual Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) web pages are the agency's deadlines. For School of Planning deadlines, please check with Scholarship Coordinator (Environment 3, Room 3211, 519-888-4567 x33618).

Forms and Policies

The forms and policies web page gives quick access to most of the required forms that students may need to complete and to School of Planning policies including master's defence and PhD comprehensive examination policies.

Further Reading

These links connect you to resources that may be useful in completing your program. These links are for information only and are not officially adopted by the School of Planning.

Professional Development Opportunities

Career considerations

Writing a thesis

Life of a PhD