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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Calculate Your Expenses

These are the estimated expenses for two terms: the fall term from September to December and the winter term from January to April. To come up with a realistic estimate, research your expenses including housing, food and tuition at wlu.ca/tuition.

Estimated Costs to Attend Laurier

Item

Cost

Tuition1

$27,860 – $31,930

Student Fees2

$2,051 – $2,285

Textbooks and Supplies

$1,000

Academic Subtotal

$30,911 – $35,215

Housing / Residence

$5,423 – $9,141 (Waterloo: dorm or apartment style)

$7,034 – $7,538 (Brantford: apartment style only)

Meal Plans and Food

$2,307 – $5,985 (Waterloo)

$840 (Brantford)

Groceries3

$2,400

Personal Expenses Subtotal

$10,130 – $14,123

Total

$41,041 – $49,338

Notes on expenses:

All fees are listed in Canadian dollars. Based on the 2020/21 international tuition fees (subject to increase for 2021).

1 International tuition fees for double-degree programs with the University of Waterloo are $41,850 for BBA and BMath and $57,562 for BBA and BCS.

2 Includes mandatory $720 fee for participation in University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

3 Students living in an apartment-style residence should factor in groceries.

Payment of Fees

You will pay half your fees in August for the first term, and the other half in December for the second term. You have a four-month summer break from May to August where you are allowed stay in Canada and work full-time or return to your home country.

Note: For a full breakdown of tuition fees and incidental fees by program, as well as information on how to understand your tuition invoice, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Financial Support

International Scholarships and Awards

Some scholarships and awards are available specifically for international students, including:

  • Farouk and Dawn Ahamed International Student Scholarship
  • The Walter Metzger Memorial Bursary Fund
  • Students’ Union International Student Awards
  • Inspiring Lives Scholarships

Inspiring Lives Scholarships

Several scholarships are awarded each year to incoming international students who inspire lives of leadership and purpose in their communities and through extracurricular activities.

Entrance Scholarships

We automatically assess you for an entrance scholarship when you apply to Laurier. Scholarships are based on your final grades and no application is required. The President’s Gold entrance scholarship, granted upon admission, is worth $5,000 CAD per year and is renewable for subsequent years, provided that renewal requirements are met annually.

New $10,000 Scholarships

Beginning in fall 2021, multiple $10,000 awards will be available to first-year undergraduate students. The scholarship is renewable, meaning recipients who maintain the eligibility requirements will receive $10,000 in each of their upper years of study.

Upper-Year Scholarships

In your upper years, you will automatically be considered for in-course scholarships based on the grade point average (GPA) of your Laurier courses from the previous academic year. In-course scholarships begin at a GPA of 10.0 (approximately 80%) and above. You could receive between $500 and $1,500 CAD annually.

Competitive Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Every year, you can apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries by completing an online student profile about yourself. Awards are granted based on the information you provide, including your interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more. The application process begins in June and there are up to three profiles to complete once you accept your offer.

Part-Time Employment

You are eligible to apply to on-campus student positions. In addition, the International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP) provides a limited number of international students with part-time employment opportunities on our Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Laurier’s Career Centre also assists international students in exploring and applying to part-time positions off campus.

Money Management Support

Get confident in managing money through Dollars and Sense, Laurier’s program to help students manage their finances. Access resources, workshops and personalized support for financial planning. You can even attend workshops right at home in residence.

Personalized Budget Support

Our financial literacy specialist meets with students one-to-one to help them create a personalized budget. Regular review and revision of your budget will help you achieve your financial goals.

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Competitive Scholarships and Awards

Every year, you can apply for competitive scholarships, awards and bursaries by completing an online student profile about yourself.

Contact Us:

Undergraduate International Recruitment

E: international@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

Graduate International Recruitment

E: fgps@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3127

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