Tuition and other costs

University can be an expensive but manageable undertaking if you have a realistic financial plan in place before you begin your studies. In the first eight months of study (two terms), you will want to consider some of the following costs:

Try the interactive budget calculator to help estimate your first-year costs.

Finance your education

You may be eligible to receive scholarships, bursary, or Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) support to help offset your study costs. Financial aid is based on the results of your marks, application, and/or contest results.

Domestic and international students are eligible for university funding.

  Eligibility Criteria Details

Entrance scholarships

First-year students

Faculty of Mathematics entrance scholarships

Marks only

University of Waterloo - Financing your education

Faculty of Math scholarships All students

Faculty of Mathematics scholarships

Bursaries Students in financial need Application Waterloo bursaries
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Ontario students in financial need Application OSAP website

Co-op advantage

Fund your education with two years of paid work experience by participating in our co-op program.

For more information on Faculty of Mathematics scholarships, see the Faculty of Math's webpage.