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
Oct 15, 2018 @ 8 p.m.

NSERC Transcript Request              September 24, 2018 @ 3 p.m. 

NSERC Vanier
Sept 25, 20179 a.m.   ResearchNet
Transcripts: Sept 20, 2017

NSERC Doctoral
Oct 9, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
NSERC portal
Transcripts Sept 22, 2017 @ 3 p.m. Referees: Oct 6, 2017

NSERC or CIHR master's
Dec 1, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
NSERC portal
Transcripts Nov 23, 2017 @ 3 p.m.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship-OGS

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

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

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.

2018 Scholarship Workshops

GSPA Workshops:

NSERC: October 3, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
NH 3407 (Senate room), NH 3308 and NH 3318 

CGSM: November 14, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
NH 3407 (Senate room), NH 3308 and NH 3318 

NSERC AGENCY Presentation:

September 12, 2018                      2:00 p.m.
Theatre of the Arts ML