University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

Please see the University of Waterloo’s frequently asked questions for information about COVID-19 and how it has affected university operations.

Please visit the list of modified services if you have questions about university services.

Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program

The Cheriton School of Computer Science offers enrichment opportunities to exceptional students through the Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URA) program to earn $600 a term for part-time research with a faculty member. Starting from F18, the School will top up $400 for students who meet the URA eligibility requirements and are accepted by the CS URA program. The money is paid once near the end of the term.

Application deadlines per term

  • Winter applications — Last day of the month in January
  • Spring 2020 applications — Friday, June 12th
  • Fall applications — Last day of the month in September

We will not accept any applications once deadline has passed


For more information, please contact:

Shoshannah Holdom
Office: MC 4014
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36826 


Enrichment opportunities

Check out additional ways to grow your research opportunities and further your experience.

Find out more about all of the ways that you can enrich your studies.

URA quick facts

Learn all of the benefits of a URA , what it is and why you should apply.