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Tim Brecht

Associate Professor

Davis Center, Room 3508
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada

E-mail: brecht AT cs DOT uwaterloo DOT ca
Phone: (519) 888-4567 x35892



Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in my research and in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Please read this entire note there is important information in it and instructions that you should follow.

Please do not send me email to ask me about your chances of acceptance. I'm sorry but due to the number of requests I get from students to evaluate their background and suitability for graduate studies at Waterloo I'm unable to handle these types of requests. The only way to find out if you'll be accepted is to apply.

Which students are accepted can depend on how many students I currently have and when I think they might graduate, the amount of funding I have for different projects, the skills and interests of all of the applicants, and how many students apply and the strengths those applications.

Applications, Admissions, Fees and Funding

When you apply for graduate studies at Waterloo you are automatically considered for funding. Our program funds all Ph.D. and M.Math. thesis and project option students (course work M.Math. students are not funded). Our level of funding is quite competitive when compared with other institutions. Our very top students receive an additional $10,000/yr of funding through Cheriton Scholarships.

Lots of useful information regarding financial support, fees, living costs, and reasons for choosing the University of Waterloo can be found at: Future graduate students

Some of the details that can be found on that page are:

Contacting Me Via Email

If you decide to send me email please put the string WgradPgm in the Subject line. Doing this will indicated to me that you've seen this note and followed the instructions. It's an easy way to distinguish students who are actually interested in working with me from students who just send email to every professor on the planet. Another way for you to get my attention is to state why you would like to work with me and what types of projects you might be interested in and why.

Good luck with your application,
Tim Brecht


Last modified: Mon Nov 13 10:53:23 EST 2017