University of Waterloo Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2017 - 2018

By | July 5, 2017

University of Waterloo Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2017 - 2018

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Below is an overview of tuition fees. Use our budget calculator to estimate your total costs for first year, including tuition, residence, meal plan, and more.

Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident fees (2 terms/8 months of school)

Faculty or programTuitionBooks, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Science$6,420$2,000
Accounting and Financial Management*, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy*, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy*$6,420$2,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree$8,612$2,000
Computer Science, Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree$12,972$2,000
Computing and Financial Management*$6,420$2,000
Engineering, Software Engineering$14,080$2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts$11,904$2,000
Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management$9,642$2,000

International student first-year fees (2 terms/8 months of school)

Faculty or programTuitionBooks, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment$24,830$2,000
Accounting and Financial Management*$24,830$2,000
Computing and Financial Management*$24,830$2,000
Engineering, Software Engineering$35,754$2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts$27,228$2,000
Faculty of Mathematics, including Computer Science$26,882$2,000
Faculty of Science$25,962$2,000

*For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.
**For Architecture students, the estimate for books and supplies includes the purchase of a laptop.

Paying for your education

Visit our paying for your education page to learn about scholarships, bursaries, co-op earnings, on-campus jobs, other sources of money, and how to submit your tuition fees.


  • Fees are based on Fall 2016 and based on a full course load (5 courses per term). Actual amounts for Fall 2017 will likely be higher and will be available in July 2017. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
  • Fees are based a number of factors, including your program, whether you're in co-op or regular and the number of courses you're taking.
  • You'll pay your fees one term at a time.

Additional fees

  • There may also be incidental fees of $900-$1,300 for domestic students and $1,700-$2,000 for international students added to first-year tuition.
  • Other costs include $3,000 for estimated costs of telephone, entertainment/recreation, laundry, clothing, etc. This amount will vary depending on your personal needs.
  • For co-op programs, there is an added fee of $676 to cover some of the cost of recruiting employers, facilitating job interviews, advising students, and more.
    • Engineering and Mathematics students pay this fee starting in first year. All other students start paying this fee in second year.
  • For aviation programs, the additional cost of the Professional Pilot Training is projected to be approximately $65,000 over 3 calendar years.



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