Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program

[Updated 4/26/2022]

The Cheriton School of Computer Science offers enrichment opportunities to exceptional students through the Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URA) program to earn a minimum of $1000 a term for part-time research with a faculty member.

Students who meet the URA eligibility criteria and are accepted by the URA program will receive a $400 top-up from the School of Computer Science. Supervisors of eligible students must therefore contribute a minimum of $600 for the term.

Students who do not meet the URA eligibility criteria may still undertake a URA at a supervisor's discretion but will not receive the School top-up. Supervisors of non-eligible students must contribute a minimum of $1000 for the term. 

Application deadlines per term

  • Winter applications — TBC
  • Spring applications — Thursday June 9, 2022
  • Fall applications TBC 

We will not accept applications past the deadline.

For more information, please contact:

Marcia Taylor, marcia.taylor@uwaterloo.ca

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