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University of Waterloo Entrance Awards


The University administers a substantial number of entrance awards to entering students. With the exception of special awards for students from Waterloo County secondary schools, these awards are presented by the faculty to which the student is seeking admission.

In addition to secondary school achievement, performance on the various UW special competitions are important considerations in administering entrance scholarships in Engineering, Mathematics and Physics as follows:

Mathematics
Students must write the Descartes Mathematics Competition.

Physics
Students must write the Sir Isaac Newton Physics Competition.

Engineering
Students must write the Descartes Mathematics Competition.

Note
An application for admission to the University will suffice as an application for any entrance award for which the student is eligible in most cases.