University of the Week – University of Waterloo, Canada


The University of Waterloo has its origins back in 1925, when the university was earlier known as Waterloo College, affiliated with University of Western Ontario. It was later on separated from the Waterloo College and was incorporated as a University. University of Waterloo is a member of research intensive group of universities in Canada called U15.

Campus and Campus life:

The campus of University of Waterloo is spread on 404 hectares of land. The University renders academic programs regulated by six faculties and thirteen faculty based schools. With over 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the university, Waterloo has the largest post secondary co-operative education system in the world. The university has over 30,600 undergrad and 5300 postgraduate students enrolled, and its former and alumni students can be found all over Canada and 150 other countries. The University also runs 3 satellite campuses 4 affiliated university colleges. The university’s main campus was divided in three major areas; namely: South Campus, North Campus and Northwest Campus. South Campus is called the academic core of the university, while the North Campus has the Research and Technology Park. The Northwest campus comprises primarily of farm fields and an environmental reserve, hence being the least developed area of the campus. The University comprises of four libraries out of which three are on campus while the fourth one is in Cambridge.

Academic Faculties:

The University of Waterloo is a public funded research based university and operates on a term based system. The university has 6 academic faculties, which operate through thirteen different schools. The academic faculties are:

  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environment
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Science

Notable Alumni:

University of Waterloo is a prestigious institute known for its courses and research contributions. The graduates from the university are currently located throughout the world at the highest peaks of their careers. Heather Moyse, Rupi Kaur, Rahul Bhatia, Apoorva Mehta, Jared Keeso; are a few alumni’s of the University of Waterloo.

Why choose University of Waterloo?

Canada is the first study destination country for majority of students while planning their overseas education. There are a lot of prestigious institutions in Canada that students look out for. University of Waterloo is one of those universities.  Dating back to 1950’s the University has a lot to offer to a student, in terms of academics as well as in their life experiences. The University of Waterloo is a co-ed institute with over 30,000 students coming every year. It has a huge variety of courses to be offered to the students thus give a wide range of specialized courses for students to choose from. In2016-17 academic year, they had offered 5,741 bachelor degrees, 1605 masters and 332 doctoral degrees. While looking at the rankings, one would always want to get into the top ranked universities in the world. The University of Waterloo has always been in the top 200 of the world universities. The university has a lot of clubs and offering for the students to bring out the best in them in their areas of interests. The University ahs 3 major news papers namely, The Imprint, The MathNEWs and the iron Warrior, which are published weekly and biweekly respectively. The varsity team of University of Waterloo, known as the Waterloo Warriors, has a great opportunity for the students with sport background as they complete in Ontario University Athletes conference.

It might occur to people that the expenses for such a reputed university must be very high, but they offer a lot of financial aid to the students in various form like scholarships or bursaries in form of loans, fellowships, work programs, interest relief and many others.

The university has a population of at 36% international students coming from over 150 countries. The students coming from faraway locations have a lot of options available in terms of accommodations as well. The university has eight student residences and the students can also apply to the university affiliated college residences as well.

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Studying in Canada:

We render guidance and assistance to the students for their applications and admission procedures for abroad education, beginning with profiling till the end of the visa applications. This also includes our assistance in the decision making to finalize the university where they would like to pursue their further education. We have our presence in London and Auckland where we have our student support offices. We provide all our services for admission to University of Waterloo as well as many Top and High Ranked Universities in Canada.. Our Study Abroad Consultants have either Studied or worked abroad. You can reach out to our skilled team of Study in Canada team of consultants in our any of our offices for any guidance or assistance required. Our student-oriented team of Study Overseas Consultants would happily assist you on the entire process along with the financials included and scholarships available at University of Waterloo and would also help you with accommodations available.


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