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University of Waterloo - 2017

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Please see for detailed graduate admissions information for all Engineering departments.

Applications are accepted on-line through

A $100 application fee applies.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Please see for detailed graduate studies admissions information for foreign students.

Admitted students must have a Study Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to attend a Canadian University, and must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan.

Residency Requirements

Transfer of Academic Credits

The University of Waterloo has set the maximum number of transferable credits as follows. Please note that individual Faculties and Departments may have lower maxima. Please consult your department of interest for current information.

1. for the coursework Master's: up to three of the course credits required for the degree, excluding credits awarded for the project.

2. for the thesis Master's: one-half of the course credits stipulated in an individual's program, excluding credits awarded for the thesis.

3. for the PhD: the acceptance of transfer credits from prior registration at another university will be determined in individual cases by the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) of the Faculty at the time of admission to the program.

Transfer credits must be "unused" credits, i.e., they must not have been credited towards an earlier acquired degree or other academic credential. Transfer credits shoud be specified in writing at the time of departmental recommendation for admission. A minimum of 70% (University of Waterlo converted grade) is required for transfer credit.