Come to Waterloo

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 26 years).
  • To have a unique international experience that is safe and supportive.
  • To make friendships and have experiences that will last a lifetime.

Student stories 

Find out what a great experience it can be from other students who have recently completed a term, or two, at Waterloo.

Exchange students

With over 100 student exchange agreements, we’ve made it more convenient for international students to attend the University of Waterloo. Find out how you can apply.

Study abroad students

The University of Waterloo has formal study abroad agreements with numerous institutions allowing you to come to Waterloo for a term or two and experience Canadian culture as you study through our Study Abroad program. Find out how you can apply.