Information for

Current graduate students

Degree programs

Visit our degree programs page for information about the different options for MMath and PhD degrees, and the degree requirements of each program.

For MMath and PhD degree completion timelines, please visit our degree completion schedule page. 


Each term (Fall, Winter and Spring), a variety of graduate courses are offered ranging from broad overviews of significant areas of computer science to seminar courses on specialized topics of research. For more details on course offerings and course registration, visit our graduate course web page.

Scholarships and awards

In addition to national and provincial scholarships such as NSERC and OGS, there are internal scholarships such as the Cheriton, Go-Bell and President's scholarships. For more details on internal scholarships and internal funding, see the scholarships web page.

Students applying for the upcoming NSERC and OGS competitions in September 2012 should refer to the Graduate Studies Office web page for external awards.

Teaching assistantships

Graduate students have the opportunity to acquire teaching skills by serving as paid teaching assistants. Further details.

Online forms

The forms web page gives quick access to most of the required forms that students need to complete. 

Orientation and life at Waterloo

For more information on organizations to assist graduate students in their day to day life at Waterloo, please visit the Life in Computer Science webpage. The information on our orientation activities can also be found on this page.

Scholarship deadlines

Post-doc fellowship
8 p.m. October 15, 2015 

NSERC Portal                            Doctoral transcript only (GSO 

NSERC Vanier
9 a.m. September 30, 2016        ResearchNet
Transcripts: September 20, 2016

NSERC Doctoral
8 p.m. October 14, 2016
NSERC portal
3 p.m. September 30, 2016    Referees: October 11, 2016

NSERC or CIHR master's
8 p.m. December 1, 2016
NSERC portal
Transcripts 3 p.m. November 24, 2016

Ontario Graduate Scholarship-OGS

Visa: October 13, 2017
Transcripts: 4 p.m. October 4, 2017

Cdn/PR February 1, 2018
Transcripts: 4 p.m. January 15, 2018

Submit: CS Grad Office  DC 2599 

Note: Undergraduate and graduate students applying for graduate studies outside Waterloo, should check that university's OGS application requirements.

2017 Scholarship Workshops:


September 11, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Theatre of the Arts ML

September 12, 2017
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Theatre of the Arts ML

NSERC AGENCY Presentation

September 14, 2017                        3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Theatre of the Arts ML