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University of Waterloo Courses and Fees

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.Sc.(36 courses)
INR 25 L - 33 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MS(23 courses)
INR 13 L - 34 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 63 - 68
B.A.(27 courses)
INR 25 L - 33 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
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Q:   What courses does the University of Waterloo offer?

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The University of Waterloo offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in areas from health, business, engineering, to humanities and social sciences, mathematics, science, and the environment. The course duration ranges from 4 to 5 years depending on the course you are pursuing.

 

Q:   How much does Waterloo cost for international students?

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When we look at the University of Waterloo tuition fees for international students, then for undergraduate studies, the approximate tuition fee ranges from USD 45,000 - 70,000. On the other hand, the tuition fee for international graduate students vary from programme to program. If we consider the cost of living for undergraduates, then the average personal expenses shall be around USD 3,000, the books and supplies will be USD 2,370 (higher for some courses), the meal expenses shall range from USD 5,050 - 5,850 and residence cost will range from USD 6,128 - 8,155.

 

Q:   What are the best courses in University of Waterloo?

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The University of Waterloo offers undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in 11 different programs. Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Energy & Fuel, Mechanical Engineering, etc. are the top programs of Waterloo University that ranked under the top 50 in the world.

 
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Q:   Is the University of Waterloo good for Computer Science Masters?

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Yes, pursuing a Master of Mathematics – Computer Science from the University of Waterloo is worth an investment. This is because after pursuing this course students will advance into senior industry roles quickly. Furthermore, students can command a larger salary. After pursuing this course, the graduates can go for industry work with advanced knowledge in Computer Science.

 

Q:   How to get into the University of Waterloo for Master of Mathematics-Computer Science?

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. Given below are the University of Waterloo requirements for Master of Mathematics – Computer Science.

  • An Honors Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent degree) with 78%
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency score
  • Supplementary Information Form
 

Q:   What is the tuition fee at Waterloo University?

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The table given below can be referred to know about the University of Waterloo fees for Indian students (first-year) for the popular courses along with their duration. 

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (23 courses)
INR 13 L - 34 L
MIM (8 courses)
INR 13 L - 43 L
BE / BTech (17 courses)
INR 26 L - 42 L
BSc (36 courses)
INR 25 L - 33 L
MASc (6 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
MA (18 courses)
INR 13 L - 23 L
BA (27 courses)
INR 25 L - 33 L
BBA (12 courses)
INR 25 L - 42 L
B.Ed (2 courses)
INR 25 L - 28 L
MEng (5 courses)
INR 30 L
BJMC (1 course)
INR 25 L
B.Arch (3 courses)
INR 25 L - 38 L

The estimated study and living cost of the graduate and doctoral students of University of Waterloo are given below.

Expense

Estimated Cost (one year)

Off-campus housing (shared)

CAD 9,600 - 21,600

Food (Groceries)

CAD 4,380

Telephone

CAD 1,200

Entertainment / Recreation

CAD 1,680

Personal Care

CAD 900

Clothing

CAD 1,500

Laundry

CAD 480

Transportation

CAD 360

Books and Supplies

CAD 2,820

Also, in addition to the above study cost there will be some additional one-time costs applicable such as computer, security deposit, home decor, and winter clothing. 

Read: Cost of Living in Canada for Indian Students

 

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University of Waterloo
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.2/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Stressful
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 63% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.4
Part time work3.9
Post study jobs4.4
Quality of faculty4.4
Student Life3.8
Value for money4.1
Public transportation4.5
Safety4.3
Indian Food3.8
Permanent Immigration4.5
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Master of Mathematics- Computer Science - Batch of 2025
4.7
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This is for passionate learners to research and work on building new and awesome things.
Tips: In terms of pursuing a Masters, University of Waterloo has a very good research focused programme where you can dedicate your time to research. This was one of the biggest factors in my choosing to go to UWaterloo over other US colleges I had fully funded offers from. Talking of which you should have a look at the scholarships you can avail for Masters, at Waterloo, at least for CS programs, you can find a scholarship that can cover your tuition and expenses and leave you with a bit extra to save as well. I would say in terms of graduation school your experience would vary based on your supervisors and you should get in touch with past students of the professor you want to work with so you get a better idea of the expectations and opportunities. Just 2 semesters in I have been exposed to so many different things which have only helped me reaffirm my decision to pursue Master at UWaterloo. There are no wrong choices in terms of the school, it's honestly the people that matter and what you make of the opportunities provided to you!
Likes (Indian Food): There are Indian stores all around Ontario, you wouldn't have difficulty finding desi ingredients for cooking or lack of Indian food for takeout though it might be pricier than you expect. To be honest there is every kind of cuisine around the campus due to the large number of international students.
Dislikes (Part time work): I am writing this at a point the job market isn't great and I see some of my friends struggling to land a good job that makes most of their skills. I haven't had issues finding part-time work in the realm of AI and also there are a lot of opportunities your supervisors can expose you to.
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Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) - Batch of 2027
4.3
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University of Waterloo: Balancing academics, culture, and opportunity!
Tips: Before joining UWaterloo, prospective students should be prepared for a rigorous academic environment and consider the opportunities that the wonderfully built co-op programme provides for gaining real-world experience. Transitioning here, I did experience some cultural shifts, but the diverse campus community made it easier for me to adapt. I was fortunate to secure scholarships, primarily based on academic merit, which somewhat ease my financial burden. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with my university, the CS degree, and the opportunities this country has provided for personal and academic growth.
Likes (Indian Food): I would rate Indian food options as a 5 as rich and diverse flavours are abundant. Local Indian restaurants around campus offer a range of authentic and fusion Indian, as well as Chinese and Korean dishes, appropriately priced. While I enjoy dining out for socialising, Indian tiffin services off-campus provides a convenient and budget-friendly taste of home.
Dislikes (Student Life): My student life at UWaterloo has been demanding with occasionally heavy workloads. To offset that, I would very highly regard the diversity, co-op opportunities, and variety of student clubs, but finding a balance with academic commitments, especially pursuing a STEM degree can be challenging at times, though very doable with appropriate planning.
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Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management - Batch of 2028
3.5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
It's a good university but keep expectations in order
Tips: Be ready for studying hard and having no social life. The faculty is good but the workload is high. Work hard and it shouldn't be a problem. Internships are fine but competition is tough so be ready to apply externally. The fees are on the higher end for international students.
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Master of Mathematics- Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Multiple work opportunities are present at University of Waterloo
Tips: Try to do as many co-ops as you can. The university offers great work opportunities. Each department offers specific scholarships, so do apply within the deadline. My course is extremely competitive, but highly rewarding in the later stages. UofWaterloo teaches you to manage various aspects of life together.
Likes (Indian Food): Waterloo is a student-led community, majority population belongs to either undergrads or graduate students. Hence, the university organizations like WUSA, GSA, IPC organize events throughout the semester. UofWaterloo also has country-specific organizations like uwindia - they organize Indian theme parties, and festivals.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): The faculty members are highly qualified and experienced. Each professor has a different methodology of teaching. Usually 800-level courses, professors are moderators and evaluators of student presentations, while 100-600-level courses, they are instructors.
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Master of Mathematics- Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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Great learning environment
Tips: Moving to a different country is a process, appreciate and give process some time, you will do well. There are a lot of scholarships, bursaries and part-time jobs available on campus, which will help with monthly expenses and sometimes even managing fees.
Likes (Student Life): Graduate House organizes events regularly that will help you indulge socially. There are also several extracurricular clubs that one can join. Graduate House also organizes a cool Diwali night each year, so people don't get homesick. Moreover, there are lots of intra-college sporting competitions.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Eating outside is expensive in Waterloo, so usually all students prefer cooking at home, this would sum up to be around 300 CAD amount of groceries. There are also tiffin services that are about 200 CAD available for students who don't prefer cooking.
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University of Waterloo placements attract students around the world and listed below are some of the top industries with the average salary offered:

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Education & Research

USD 152,000

Human Resources & Recruiting

USD 100,000

Financial Services

USD 83,000

IT & Software Development

USD 79,000

Executive Management & Change

USD 77,000

R&D, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

USD 72,000

 

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Some of the reasons as to why international students study at the University of Waterloo are:

  • The University of Waterloo has been listed among the Top 10 universities in Canada. According to THE 2024 rank, the University of Waterloo has been placed at #7 place
  • There is a sizeable international student

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University of Waterloo is one of the top public universities in Canada and students across the world desire to study here. As per some Waterloo University student reviews, listed below are some helpful tips for students starting their first year at University of Waterloo:

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Anushree Sinha

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The International Work-Study programme at the University of Waterloo is designed to provide part-time on campus work experience for full-time international UG students with financial need. Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can work a maximum of 10 hours per week or earn up to CAD

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Akanksha Malhotra

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Some of the best places in and around the University of Waterloo are:

  • Seven Shores, an excellent café with great food choices
  • The Jane Bond, a great vegetarian restaurant and bar with a great atmosphere
  • Lotus Tea House is a Chinese Vegetarian restaurant
  • My Thai
  • Gourmet Pizza
  • Taiwanese Home
  • Mozy’s Shawarma
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