In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

We’ve been offering distance education courses since 1968, and we now offer more than 350 online courses in over 40 subject areas. Online Learning at Waterloo offers you a myriad of choices and the convenience of not having to attend courses on campus, without compromising academic excellence.

Waterloo has more than 10 fully online graduate programs available in topics ranging from Social Work, to Public Health to Environment and Business. Check out your options today.

Waterloo’s large selection of online courses makes earning a University degree on a part-time basis while still maintaining a full-time job and family commitments possible.  Full degrees are available from the faculties of Arts and Science, and there are also many options for part-time certificates and diplomas.

University of Waterloo Counselling Services
Find help with your success planning, personal goals setting, study skills, career counselling and directions to help reach your success.

Federation of Students, University of Waterloo (FEDS)
Since 1967, the Federation of Students has existed as the official voice of the approximately 26,000 undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo. They undertake activities both on and off campus to serve and represent students.

University of Waterloo Tutoring Tutoring centres are offered for Math, Engineering, Science, and Accounting and Financial Management. You can also access study skills workshops.

University of Waterloo Library
Search for print materials, videos, sound recordings, e-books, e-journals, databases, and indexes in the University of Waterloo and other TriUniversity Group (TUG) libraries.

University of Waterloo Aboriginal Centre
If you are in need of tutoring services, resources, assistance with academic planning, study skills etc., the Aboriginal Centre can help.

AccessAbility Services
Their services include assistive devices, access to service animals, personal support, and much more.

Resources on How to Study Online Successfully (SOS)

DepartmentResource NameTypeDescriptionLink
Renison English Language InstituteOnline Learning Strategies: Tips and tricks to help you learn wellArticleTips from the Centre for Extended Learning's Getting Ready to Learn Online module has been adapted for English language learners. Click here
The Centre for Extended LearningGetting Ready to Learn OnlineSelf-Paced Course (free)This course helps students learn how to make the most of their online course and how to succeed as an online learner.Click here