Students from around the world come to the University of Waterloo on exchange or study abroad for many reasons:

  • To attend Canada's most innovative university (for the past 27 years)
  • To have a unique international experience that is safe and supportive
  • To make friendships and have experiences that will last a lifetime

Find out what a great experience it can be from other students who have recently done it, and apply now. 

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Exchange students 

With over 100 student exchange agreements, we’ve made it more convenient for international students to attend the University of Waterloo while still paying tuition to their home school. Learn how to apply.

Study abroad students

The University of Waterloo has formal study abroad agreements with numerous institutions allowing you to pay tuition to Waterloo for a term, or two, and experience Canadian culture as you study. Learn how to apply.

Real students. Real adventures. 

Cathal's exchange story

Chriz's exchange story.

Si Yon's exchange story.

Kirstine's exchange story.