Wilfrid Laurier University is known for award-winning teaching, research excellence and a tight-knit community with a culture that inspires leadership and purpose. The university focuses strongly on experiential learning, which connects academic programming to co-curricular activities. Undergraduate and graduate students can learn through cooperative education work terms, hands-on research, community service-learning and other volunteer and leadership opportunities. Laurier is also recognized as a global leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation education.

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY has campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener, Toronto, Yellowknife and Chongqing, China. Laurier was established in 1911.

Located one hour west of Toronto, Laurier’s Waterloo campus offers a broad range of full- and part-time graduate and undergraduate degree programs through seven faculties: Arts, Music, Science, Education, Social Work, Graduate Studies and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Waterloo Lutheran Seminary is also affiliated with Laurier. Laurier’s nearby Brantford campus offers innovative graduate and undergraduate programming through the faculties of Human and Social Sciences and Liberal Arts. The intimate campus is also home to programs in social work and business technology management and offers several programs and certificates in partnership with Conestoga College.

Laurier’s research strengths address current issues of societal importance, including the environment; governance and policy; health and well-being; culture and society; and economics, markets and management. Many faculty members have won major research awards, including Canada Research Chairs and Royal Society of Canada membership. Laurier students have also won a variety of prestigious student research awards and scholarships.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,044 – $7,493

Graduate tuition fees:
$8,657 – $12,215


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$22,306 – $23,000

Graduate tuition fees:
$19,465 – $19,843

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

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Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.