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কানাডার ওয়াটারলু ইন্টারন্যাশনাল মাস্টার্স অ্যাওয়ার্ড অফ এক্সেলেন্স স্কলারশিপ

University of Waterloo
Masters Degree

Deadline: varies, Jan-Feb 2021 (Annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts Sep 2021

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Brief description:

The University of Waterloo is offering the International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE) to international students who wish to undertake Masters 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

Level/Field(s) of study:

Research-based Masters degree in any subject

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from all over the world

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Scholarship value/inclusions:

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

Eligibility:

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 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 for the scholarship. The application deadline for most Masters programs commencing September 2021 fall within January to February 2021. See the official website (link found below) for the application deadlines specific to each Masters degree program.

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

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Admission and English language proficiency requirements

Learn more about:

Minimum academic requirements

The University of Waterloo, Senate Graduate and Research Council (SGRC) establishes the minimum academic admission requirements common to all graduate students. Learn more about our minimum academic admission requirements in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.  

While the university establishes minimum guidelines, your program may indicate higher or additional requirements.

Master’s program and Graduate Diploma admissions

Applying with domestic credentials:

  • Have at least a 75% overall standing in the last two years of a four-year Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Applying with international credentials:

  • Have at least a 75% overall standing in a four-year Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
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Doctoral admissions

Applying with either domestic or international credentials:

  • Have at least a 75% overall standing, or equivalent, in your previous degree
  • Demonstrate other superior qualifications, such as advanced research ability
  • In certain instances, if you have successfully completed one PhD you may be admitted into a second PhD in a complementary area

English language proficiency (ELP)

The official language of instruction at the University of Waterloo is English. It’s our responsibility to ensure that all students have the English language skills required to be successful.

Please visit the GSPA website for COVID-19 updates for graduate students for more ELP test taker options while ELP Testing Centres remain closed.

Accepted ELP tests:

  • Internet-based TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • We are not accepting TOEFL MyBestTM scores to meet the ELP requirement, the required scores must be met in a single test.
  • IELTS (academic) – International English Language Testing System
  • MELAB – Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
    • The MELAB is no longer being offered, however, results can still be submitted until July 2020. After July 2020, we will no longer accept MELAB results to meet our English language requirements.
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language
  • PTE (academic) – Pearson Test of English
  • EFAS – English for Academic Success
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It is important to know:

  • ELP scores are valid for two years from the test date.
  • Visit our program pages for specific ELP program requirements.
  • Letters from your university stating the medium of instruction is English do not satisfy Waterloo admission requirements.
  • Complete your test at least two months before the application deadline to ensure your scores reach us in time. It will take 4-6 weeks for your official test score to reach Waterloo.
  • Learn more about our ELP tests and scores in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

Conditional English language proficiency admission

  • If you are applying to a graduate program, have supplied an ELP test but and are slightly below the required score, conditional admission may be offered. 
  • If you are applying with a sponsorship that includes funding for English language studies, conditional admission may be offered.

ELP exemptions

You are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency examination score if any one of the following conditions is true at the time of application to Waterloo:

  1. You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education at a Canadian institution or university.  or
  2. You have completed a graduate degree at a Canadian university.  or
  3. You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education, or completed a graduate degree in an exempt country listed below.  or
  4. You have been employed for at least three years in a position in which English was the language of business in a country listed below.  or
  5. You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education, or completed a graduate degree at a university where English is listed as the only language of instruction on the International Association of Universities World Higher Education Database (WHED).

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs/awards/international-masters-award-excellence-imae

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