Information for International Students

All International Students

Admission

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For a list of minimum required academic standings by country click here. If your country does not appear on this list, please contact grad.recruitment@usask.ca
  • 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.

Other Information

  • 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 towww.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.

Brazilian Students

Bern-vindo! Estamos ansiosos para trabalhar com você nos futuro.

Brazilian students are eligible to apply for Science without Borders scholarships administered by CNPq and CAPES to pursue any of the following at the University of Saskatchewan:

SWB Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years

Students must hold either a strictu sensu master’s degree from a Brazilian university or other qualification making them eligible to begin a doctoral program.

  • Up to a 12-month “sandwich year” of doctoral research.

Potential sandwich / joint students should be currently enrolled as doctoral candidates in Brazil and completed the first year of study.

  • Postdoctoral research of 6 to 24 months’ duration

Those interested in postdoctoral research at the University of Saskatchewan should have completed their PhD in Brazil at the time of application.

For a list of research opportunities click here

Some programs require higher than the minimum CGSR admission requirements. In such cases, students must meet the posted academic requirements for their chosen graduate program.

U of S Admission

The U of S is a member of CALDO, a consortium of Canada’s leading research universities.  

All applicants to a doctoral program, or to a joint student / sandwich program, must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Specific program admission requirements for different graduate programs may be higher than the College’s posted minimum. If you require English training, please check the University Language Centre for courses.

Find a Program

The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) offers many different graduate programs and postdoctoral opportunities. To search for a program in your area see Find a Program.

You are encouraged to review the research groups and individual research areas of the faculty and researchers associated with each program. Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Select the link to the Website of your chosen program and look for “research areas”, “research groups” or “our faculty” listings;
  2. Review the information provided and select your preferred two or three faculty researchers, and
  3. Contact the professor, the graduate chair, or research lab directly prior to applying to get additional information and to see if graduate or postdoctoral placements are available.

Applying to the U of S

Application deadlines for graduate programs can vary by program. We recommend you apply early, often 8 to 12 months before you plan to attend for a PhD program. Less time, 3 to 6 months, is typically needed for sandwich / joint students or postdoctoral applicants.

Students Applying For

Should

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years

Complete a formal application using the instructions provided at Step-by-Step Apply.

  • Sandwich or Joint Student Program of doctoral research.

Complete a formal application by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program.

  • Postdoctoral research position

Send a letter of proposal and a copy of your C.V. to the individual faculty member with whom you wish to work. If you require assistance with finding a suitable faculty research partner, please contact Ms. Le Li.

Students must identify themselves as a Science without Borders (SWB) applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca at the time of application. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met. 

Apply for the SWB Scholarship

These scholarships are available to Brazilian citizens who are living in Brazil. Review the SWB application process for your scholarship while you’re searching for your program. To complete your SWB application you will need:

Program Type

Documents from the U of S 

  • Doctoral degree program

C.V. of the proposed U of S Faculty Supervisor and a conditional offer of admission to be submitted with your SWB application. Unconditional offer letter will be supplied after notification of  scholarship results, and receipt of all official documents.

  • Sandwich / Joint Student Program of doctoral research.

C.V. of the proposed UofS Faculty Supervisor and a conditional offer letter of admission to be submitted with your SWB application. Unconditional offer letter will be supplied after notification of  scholarship results.

  • Postdoctoral research position

Summary of proposed activities by UofS supervisor submitted with SWB application and a conditional letter of offer from the UofS supervisor to be submitted with your SWB applicaiton. Unconditional offer letter will be supplied after notification of  scholarship results.

Students interested in full PhD, partial “sandwich” PhD and postdoctoral fellowships are responsible for their own application to the SWB scholarship and must meet the SWB deadlines. See the Science without Borders website for further details.

The majority of PhD students begin their programs at the U of S in September. Students generally apply in the fall of the year prior to their anticipated start. Sandwich / Joint Students and Postdoctoral researchers typically start at the beginning of the term – September, January or May.

Program Type

U of S Application Deadline 

Full PhD Program

Deadlines are program specific. Please check the website for the program to which you wish to apply.

Partial "Sandwich" PhD Program

No application deadline. Advisable to apply to the UofS seven months prior to your anticipated start, or, at least two months prior to when you need a letter of offer to submit with your SWB application. 

Postdoctoral Researcher

No UofS application deadline but it is recommended that you apply at least four months before your anticipated start date. 

Chinese Students

欢迎!我们期待着与您在未来的工作。

Chinese students are eligible to apply for China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships to pursue any of the following at the University of Saskatchewan:

 CSC Program

Eligibility

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years

Students must be eligible for admission into a PhD program.

  • Up to a 12-month “sandwich year” of doctoral research.

Potential joint students, or sandwich program students, should be currently enrolled as doctoral candidates in China.

  • Postdoctoral research of up to 24 months’ duration

Those interested in postdoctoral research at the University of Saskatchewan should have completed their PhD within the last three years.

Some programs require higher than the minimum CGSR admission requirements. In such cases, students must meet the posted academic requirements for their chosen graduate program.

U of S Admission

All applicants to a doctoral program, or to a joint student / sandwich program, must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Specific program admission requirements for different graduate programs may be higher than the College’s posted minimum.

Find a Program

The University of Saskatchewan offers many different graduate programs and postdoctoral opportunities. To search for a program in your area see Find a Program.

You are encouraged to review the research groups and individual research areas of the faculty and researchers associated with each program. Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Select the link to the Website of your chosen program and look for “research areas”, “research groups” or “our faculty” listings;
  2. Review the information provided and select your preferred two or three faculty researchers, and
  3. Contact the professor, the graduate chair, or research lab directly prior to applying to get additional information and to see if graduate or postdoctoral placements are available.

Applying

The application deadline for all CSC applicants applying for PhD or Joint/Sandwich programs at the UofS is December 15th. All postdoctoral students must complete the online CSC application between January 5th and 15th.

Students Applying For

Should

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years

Complete a formal application using the instructions provided at Step-by-Step Apply. Be sure to indicate in the online application that yuo are also applying for CSC funding.

  • Sandwich or Joint Student Program of doctoral research.

Complete a formal application by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program.

  • Postdoctoral research position

Send a letter of proposal and a copy of your C.V. to the individual faculty member with whom you wish to work. If you require assistance with finding a suitable faculty research partner, please contact Ms. Le Li.

Students must identify themselves as a CSC applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca at the time of application. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met. 

Apply for the CSC Scholarship

All CSC applicants must submit their online application to CSC between March 20th and April 5th. A formal letter of offer from the College of Graduate Studies and Research is required as part of this application. See the China Scholarship Council website.

Ecuadorian Students

Bienvenido! Esperamos trabajar con usted en el futuro.

Ecuadorian students are eligible to apply for Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) scholarships to pursue any of the following at the University of Saskatchewan:

 SENESCYT Program

Eligibility

  • A complete Master's degree program, lasting up to 2 years

A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, and, a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units).

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years.

A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, and, a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).

Some programs require higher than the minimum CGSR admission requirements. In such cases, students must meet the posted academic requirements for their chosen graduate program.

U of S Admission

All applicants to a master's or doctoral program must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Specific program admission requirements for different graduate programs may be higher than the College’s posted minimum.

Find a Program

The University of Saskatchewan offers many different graduate programs opportunities. To search for a program in your area see Find a Program.

You are encouraged to review the research groups and individual research areas of the faculty and researchers associated with each program. Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Select the link to the Website of your chosen program and look for “research areas”, “research groups” or “our faculty” listings;
  2. Review the information provided and select your preferred two or three faculty researchers, and
  3. Contact the professor, the graduate chair, or research lab directly prior to applying to get additional information and to see if graduate or postdoctoral placements are available.

Applying

Application deadline for graduate programs can vary by program. We recommend you apply early, often 8 to 12 months before you plan to attend for a PHD program.

Students Applying For

Should

  • A complete master's degree program, lasting up to 2 years

Complete a formal application using the instructions provided at Step-by-Step Apply.

  • A complete doctoral degree progarm, lasting up to 4 years

Complete a formal application by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program.

Students must identify themselves as a SENESCYT applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca at the time of application. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met. 

Apply for the SENESCYT Scholarship

You may begin the application process for your SENESCTY scholarship while you’re searching for your program.

Students interested in full Master’s or PhD scholarships are responsible for their own application to the SENESCYT scholarship and must meet their deadlines.

See the SENESCYT for further information.

Vietnamese Students

Hoan nghênh! Chúng tôi mong được làm việc với bạn trong tương lai.

Vietnamese students are eligible to apply for Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) scholarships to pursue any of the following at the University of Saskatchewan:

 VIED Fellowship Program

Eligibility

  • A complete Master's degree program, lasting up to 2 years

A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, and, a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units).

  • A complete doctoral degree program, lasting up to 4 years.

A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, and, a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).

Some programs require higher than the minimum CGSR admission requirements. In such cases, students must meet the posted academic requirements for their chosen graduate program.

U of S Admission

All applicants to a master's or doctoral program must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Specific program admission requirements for different graduate programs may be higher than the College’s posted minimum.

Find a Program

The University of Saskatchewan offers many different graduate programs opportunities. To search for a program in your area see Find a Program.

You are encouraged to review the research groups and individual research areas of the faculty and researchers associated with each program. Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Select the link to the Website of your chosen program and look for “research areas”, “research groups” or “our faculty” listings;
  2. Review the information provided and select your preferred two or three faculty researchers, and
  3. Contact the professor, the graduate chair, or research lab directly prior to applying to get additional information and to see if graduate or postdoctoral placements are available.

Applying

The application deadline for all VIED applicants applying for master's or PhD programs at the UofS is December 15th.

Students Applying For

Should

  • A complete master's degree program, lasting up to 2 years

Complete a formal application using the instructions provided at Step-by-Step Apply.

  • A complete doctoral degree progarm, lasting up to 4 years

Complete a formal application by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program.

Students must identify themselves as a VIED applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca at the time of application. This will allow us to ensure your application is identified correctly and the deadlines are met. 

Apply for the VIED Fellowship

You may begin the application process for your VIED fellowship while you’re searching for your program.

Students interested in full Master’s or PhD scholarships are responsible for their own application to the VIED fellowship program and must meet their deadlines.

See the VIED website for further information.