Waterloo International Master’s Award of Excellence

The University of Waterloo is offering the International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE) to international students who wish to undertake Masters’s degree programs that are research-based, at the University of Waterloo.

Faculties will nominate eligible students based on the Faculty’s award allocation. Students will be selected based on academic excellence as demonstrated through their application for admission to the graduate program.

Host Institution(s): University of Waterloo, Canada.
Level/Field(s) of study: Research-based Masters’s degree in any subject.
Number of Scholarships: Not specified.
Target group: International students from all over the world.
Level: Masters Degree.
Deadline: varies, Jan-Feb 2022 (Annual) – Course starts Sep 2022.


Scholarship value/inclusions

The scholarship award is valued at $2,500 per term for a maximum of 5 terms.



Applicants must be International students with a valid Canadian study permit who are registered full-time and assessed international tuition fees. The scholarship will normally be awarded to Masters’s degree students in research-based programs (thesis or major research paper).

Only students entering the first term of their program are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence through criteria established by the Faculty and must meet the academic progress requirements of their program and not have outstanding probationary admission requirements.


Application instructions

Students will be automatically considered for this award based on their application for admission; hence no separate scholarship application is required. Departments and/or Faculties will select the students and nominate them for the scholarship.

The application deadline for most Masters’s programs commencing September 2022 falls within January to February 2022. See the official website (link found below) for the application deadlines specific to each Masters’s degree program.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



Official  Website