Language Requirements

To be exempt from Waterloo's English language requirements, you must have studied full time in an English-language school system for the 4 most recent years preceding the beginning of your studies at the University of Waterloo.

The requirements are separate from, and in addition to, the required Ontario 4U English course (or equivalent) if it is listed as a specific requirement for a program. A 4U English is required for most programs.

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you may be considered for admission to our English-language pathway program: Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE).