Information for International Students
- You do not need an educational agent to gain admission. Students should apply directly for themselves.
- International students must meet the minimum admission requirements as stated on Admission Requirements.
- Applicants must hold the required academic qualifications for admission from a college or university of acceptable standing. The degree must be equivalent to the corresponding degree at this university, which is required for admission to the program you are applying for.
- For a list of recognized qualifications by country click here. If your country does not appear on this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The minimum required academic standing is a cumulative weighted average of at least 70%, or equivalent, in the last two years of full-time study. This must be equivalent to a 70% standing based on the grading system used at the U of S. For transcripts from institutions in other countries the U of S uses internal grade conversion standards to determine your U of S equivalent standing. This is done after you have submitted your online application.
- Applicants should have adequate preparation to enter graduate studies in their chosen field. Applicants who fail to meet this requirement, but meet the academic qualifications requirement and the language proficiency requirement, may still be admitted if the deficiencies can be rectified by taking some additional courses, either prior to or in parallel with your graduate courses.
- Applicants must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement as shown on Language Requirements.
Funding & Scholarships
- International students are eligible for all of the scholarships and fellowships administered by the College of Graduate Studies and Research. For information on these please click here.
- Students from China or from Vietnam may be eligible for scholarships available through special partnership agreements between the College of Graduate Studies and Research and these countries.
- Some faculty members have funding available through research grants to support research assistants. You should talk about this at the time of application with your faculty supervisor.
- Some departments and academic units have funding available to support teaching assistants, or research fellowships. You should ask the graduate chair in the department with your chosen program about this at the time of application.
- International students attending the University of Saskatchewan are provided with provincial health care benefits at no charge.
- International graduate students are provided with extended health benefits, including coverage for medicines and dental appointments, through their graduate student fees. For more information click here.
- You must have a Study Permit if you plan to study in Canada. Depending on your country of origin this can take several months. You should apply for your study permit as soon as possible. For more information on the study permit and visa application process and documents required go to www.cic.gc.ca
- General information for international students about immigration documents, health coverage, accommodation, working in Canada and other matters is available on the International Student and Study Abroad website.
- A work permit is not required for on-campus employment if you are a registered graduate student with a study permit.
- International students who have completed their graduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan with are eligible to apply for Canadian Landed Immigrant status under the Master’s and PhD Graduate Stream. Full details are available at the Government of Saskatchewan website at: http://www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca/student.