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HELP ADP is the preferred transfer program to the University of Waterloo and consistently admits the largest student numbers from Malaysia to UW each year.

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 28,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

For 17 years in a row, the university has been named Canada’s most innovative university in the Maclean’s annual university rankings, and has topped the reputational categories of Best Overall, Most Innovative, and most likely to produce the Leaders of Tomorrow.

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.

Faculty of Mathematics

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. Perhaps the best testimony to Waterloo’s standing and exceptional reputation is the quality and many achievements of the faculty’s teachers, researchers, alumni and students. With more than 5,300 students, 200 full-time professors, and 180 courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science, the faculty is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation.

The University of Waterloo is home to the largest co-op education system in the world. It has 3,500 employers worldwide hiring their students for employment directly related to their eld of study. Faculty of Mathematics students earn on average between CAD52,000 and CAD83,000 during possible six co-op work terms.

Most programs in Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics are offered in both the co-op and regular systems of study. Academically, co-op and regular are the same – that is, students from both systems take their courses together and follow the same academic programs. The only difference is that co-op students take a break from their studies every four months to go on four-month work terms, in jobs located primarily in Ontario, with a smaller selection found across Canada and abroad.

Admission to co-op is considered on a case-by-case basis using of cial transcripts and information provided in the Admission Information Form. Students must meet the English pro ciency requirement. Students who meet the academic requirements have a strong chance of being admitted.

There is a breadth of programs offered under the Faculty of Mathematics, including Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Computer Science, Math/Business Administration, Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Pure Mathematics and Statistics. These programs prepare students for a wide range of career possibilities.

The regular system provides continuity

The regular system of education, a more traditional approach than the co-op system, is a desirable option for a signi cant portion of their students. The regular system involves eight months of study from September through April. The academic year (two four- month school terms) is then followed by a four-month break during which students normally work.

Co-op provides on-the-job experience

With opportunities to connect classroom theory with actual applications in a wide range of employment settings, co-op is attractive to a large percentage of mathematical and computer science students. During co-op work terms, students undertake a variety of job responsibilities, pick up new work- related skills, and earn competitive salaries, depending on the job level and experience. While co-op takes one year longer to complete than a more traditional program – for a total of 4 years 8 months – students gain up to two years of valuable work experience and make important career contacts.

International work study program at UW

Work/study jobs at the University of Waterloo typically pay around CAD9.50, CAD10, or CAD11 per hour. The maximum number of hours is 10 hours per week, with maximum earnings of CAD1,500 per 4-month term, including vacation pay and bene ts. There are 1,100 part-time campus jobs available with starting pay at CAD9.50 per hour. After studying at UW for 6 months, studentsare also eligible to work off campus for up to 20 hours (part-time) per week while in school, and up to 40 hours (full-time) not in school (eg during summer break).

Maximum12 courses

MA 123

Calculus I

MA 124

Calculus II

MA 225


MA 220

Introduction to Linear Algebra

MA 240

Differential Equations

MA 250


AC 201

Accounting I

AC 202

Accounting II

EC 101

Introductory Microeconomics

EC 102

Introductory Macroeconomics

CH 101L

Chemistry I

PC 101L

General Physics


Note: HELP’s Department of American Degree Program has signed an articulation agreement with the University of Waterloo in October 2009 to transfer our students to its Regular and Co-op programs.

Students in the HELP-Waterloo combined program will need to complete one year in HELP before attending University of Waterloo.

  • Regular studies
    Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and Grade Point Average of at least 3.7 in mathematics courses.
  • Co-op studies
    Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.7 and Grade Point Average of at least 3.7 in mathematics courses.