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General

International Applications

The UofS is a member of CALDO, a consortium of Canada’s leading research universities.  The CALDO consortium is committed to international education and developing strategic partnerships with foreign governments, sponsoring agencies and groups of universities in order to enable students and researchers from Latin America to gain privileged access to the wide range of programs and state of the art research facilities of its member universities.  CALDO provides a single point of assistance to international students considering studies at any CALDO institution.  CALDO also enters into strategic partnerships with funding agencies around the world to provide services that help ease the process for their scholarship recipients.

CALDO invites students to submit a graduate pre-admission application form, identifying a preferred program and institution.  Students are also encouraged to contact faculty directly.  As such, academic units may receive inquiries from students who have come through CALDO, particularly scholarship students from Brazil’s Science Without Borders program.

Students applying through CALDO can select up to three institutions in which they are interested in studying.  If the U of S is one of these three, we will be given two weeks to screen and make offers of admission before the student’s file is made available to all CALDO institutions.  To facilitate fast turnaround times, the CGSR will invite interested faculty to submit specific information about program and research opportunities for PhD students.  This information will be used to direct student inquiries.

Resources and References for units to help assess international applications:

Special Case Admissions

Academic units without established Master’s or Ph.D. programs can accept a student as a special case admission, with the permission of the Dean and the Graduate Student Academic Affairs Committee of the CGSR. Candidates for Special Case admissions should be excellent students with a weighted cumulative average of at least 75% over the last two years (60 credit units). Instructions for Special Case applications are found on Form GSR 405. Students follow regular admission procedures using form GSR 101. The academic unit is responsible for completing the remainder of the Special Case application.

Graduate Pathways

Graduate Pathways Certificate

The Graduate Pathways Certificate (GPC) program is a non-credit certificate program for graduate student applicants who are academically qualified, but who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for their graduate program.  For students with a conditional admission to a graduate program, the GPC is an option to study academic English at the University of Saskatchewan and move directly into their graduate program. Registration and satisfactory progress in the GPC will be a required component of their academic study. 

Program Description

The GPC program consists of the following four courses:

  1. EAP 40 - High-Intermediate Level
  2. EAP 50 - U-PREPARATION 1
  3. EAP 60 - U-PREPARATION 2
    1. GSR 981: Canadian Academic Acculturation and Literacy for International Graduate Students

The courses must be completed in succession; however, depending on proficiency deemed at the point of entry, students may be assessed as having fulfilled the requirements of EAP 40 and EAP 50.  The GPC, while establishing a foundation for students to be successful in graduate studies, does not count towards a student’s time in program.

Students with a conditional admission to a graduate program must have successfully completed the second course in the certificate program (EAP 50) and be undertaking the third course (EAP 60) before they may register in any other graduate course. With the approval of their supervisor and the U of S Language Centre, these students may enroll in up to 6 credit units of discipline specific course work.

Successful completion of EAP 60 is required before the student is considered fully qualified for English proficiency and can begin a full academic load in a graduate program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

For graduate studies applicants, who are also applying to the Graduate Pathways Certificate program, the following minimum English proficiency standards will apply.  

Test Type

Minimum

each area

Overall

Score

Test of   English as a Foreign Language Internet Based (TOEFL IBT)

15

65

International   English Language Testing System (IELTS)

4.5

5.0

 

Students who wish to apply for the GPC program must have a valid TOEFL IBT or IELTS test at the time of application. Only these two tests will be accepted for GPC admission.

Those students who start the GPC certificate program at EAP 40 can expect to take up to twelve months to complete the certificate. Students who start at EAP 50 or EAP 60 will typically take less time to complete the certificate program. The student’s starting level will be determined at the time of admission into the GPC program by the assessment officer at the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.

Registration, Tuition & Funding

Admitted students will be full-time registered graduate students, and will be assessed graduate tuition of a single course rate. They pay GSA fees and will have all of the benefits and services accorded to graduate students, including extended health and dental benefits. For each USLC course, admitted students will be assessed tuition of the posted rate, less 20%. There is no tuition for the GSR 981 course. Based on 2013/2014 posted rates, for each term of study required, the estimated cost is $3588.50.

Only students actively engaged in research-based master’s and PhD programs are eligible for CGSR scholarships. These students must seek other support for the GPC portion of their program until such time as they are registered in the GSR 981.

Admission Process

Students who are interested in the GPC are being advised to first discuss this option with their potential supervisor and the department of their chosen graduate program.  Until a unified application process is implemented (tentatively fall 2014) the following process will be used:

  • Student applies to the academic unit for academic program as per the usual practice;
  • If student is a candidate for the GPC, and unit recommends admission, unit must indicate to CGSR Program Advisor that the admission is conditional on student enrolling in the GPC program and successful completion of the EAP 60 level;
  •  The CGSR Program Advisor will draft an appropriate offer letter indicating that the student’s admission is conditional upon successful completion of the EAP 60 course.
  • After student accepts formal offer of admission, the CGSR Program Advisor will work with the USLC Registration Office to ensure student is registered for appropriate GPC courses;
  • Student will be advised of costs associated with GPC courses by CGSR/USLC staff;

Registration holds remain on the student account until the student successfully completes the EAP 60 course in Stage 3 of the program.

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Brazilian Students

Brazilian graduate students and potential post-doctoral candidates, who are living in Brazil, are eligible to apply for Science without Borders (SWB) scholarships administered by CNPq and CAPES to pursue any of the following at the University of Saskatchewan:

SWB Scholarship Program

SWB Student 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 joint students, or sandwich program students, should be currently enrolled as doctoral candidates in Brazil.

  • 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.

Scholarship and postdoctoral funding is restricted to the following broad fields of study:

Minerals Technology

Biotechnology

Engineering

Aerospace Technology

Oil, Gas & Coal

Bio-prospecting and Biodiversity

New Technologies Construction Engineering

Creative Industry

Renewable Energy

Marine Sciences

Nanotechnology and New Materials

Computing and Information Technology

Chemistry, Biology and Geosciences

Sustainable Agricultural Production

Practical Technologies

Pharmaceuticals

Physical Sciences: Math and Physics

Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health Sciences

Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters

 

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 (CGSR).

The English proficiency levels required by SWB for Brazilian students to be eligible for their scholarship is lower than those required by the CGSR. For admission into a graduate program, either as a PhD applicant or a sandwich/joint student, the student must meet the CGSR English requirement before beginning their graduate studies at the U of S.

Find a Program

Interested Brazilian students and potential postdoctoral candidates are being encouraged to use the Find a Program page on the CGSR website and to contact the  program of interest and potential faculty supervisor directly. Information for students is posted at For Brazilian Students.

Applying to the U of S

PhD applicants, Sandwich/Joint students and postdoctoral fellows are required to have an offer, which could be conditional or unconditional depending on the circumstances, before their scholarship from the SWB will be approved.

Students should identify themselves as a SWB applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca at the time of application. This will assist us to identify these applications early and to provide the necessary supporting documentation and a timely decision so that the student’s scholarship application to SWB is not jeopardized.

1)      Applications for PhD program admission
  • The student must complete a formal application online. Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The Faculty supervisor must provide the student with a copy of their C.V. and with a written description of the research area, proposed activities, study plan and timelines. These two documents are required as part of the student’s application to SWB for their scholarship.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of master’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from SWB.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

PhD Full Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 48 months of full funding.

Funding provided by SWB is for two-way airfare, tuition and school fees, insurance, and living expenses. 

Students can apply to SWB at any time - continuous open call for applications.

CAPES advises it will take 90 to 120 days to review applications and notify the student. Students should submit a completed application as early as possible.

For a September 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.
Units should make a recommendation to admit to CGSR by November 20th.
CGSR should issue the offer letter by December 10th. 
Students must submit their documents to SWB by December 20th.  

2)      Applications for sandwich/joint student admission
  • SWB scholarships for sandwich/joint students are open only to Brazilian students who have completed one year of their PhD program in Brazil.
  • The student must complete a formal application to the U of S by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program. This is a non-degree student application which is a paper process, and it may take more time than the online process for a regular admission.
  • The Faculty supervisor must be a researcher in one of the SWB program priority areas doing work relevant to the student’s doctoral thesis field. He/she must provide the student with a copy of their C.V. and with a written description of the proposed research activities and timelines. These two documents are required as part of the student’s application to SWB for their scholarship.
  • The U of S faculty supervisor is expected to work in cooperation with the Brazilian faculty supervisor to co-supervise the student.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending the student being awarded the SWB scholarship, to the CGSR.
  • The CGSR will issue a conditional offer of admission, pending final approval of SWB funding, to the student for inclusion with thier scholarhsip application.
  • Upon receiving notification of the SWB award, the unit must notify the CGSR that the condition has been met, and the CGSR will remove the registration hold in Banner.  

Sandwich/Joint Student

Funding & Deadlines

Students are eligible for between three to twelve months study time at UofS .

Funding provided by SWB is for two-way air fair, health insurance, installation costs, and living expenses.

Students can apply to SWB at any time - continuous open call for applications.

CAPES advises it will take 90 to 120 days to review applications and notify the student. Students should submit a completed application as early as possible.

Students are being advised to apply to the U of S at least seven months prior to their anticipated start date. 

The student should confirm with the unit what the SWB deadline is for them to submit the completed application for their anticipated start date. These will vary throughout the year.  

For a September 1st start at the U of S Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.
For a January 1st start at the U of S Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding spring.
Units should make a recommendation to admit to CGSR by April 30th. 
CGSR should issue the offer letter by May 10th. 
Students should submit their documents to SWB by May 31st.
3)      Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • SWB scholarships for postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) require the applicant has a completed PhD at the time of application.
  • The candidate must submit a letter of proposal and a copy of their C.V. to the individual faculty member with whom they wish to work. Potential applicants have been invited to contact Ms. Le Li in the International Research Office if they require assistance in identifying a potential U of S faculty researcher. 
  • The UofS faculty member must be a researcher in one of the SWB program priority areas and have a recognized competence in the field.
  • The UofS faculty member must provide the post-doc applicant with a copy of their C.V. and a summary of the proposed research project, activities and timelines.
  • He/she must also provide the post-doc applicant with a letter of offer, conditional on the candidate being successful in their bid for a SWB Postdoctoral Fellowship. The letter of offer template available on the CGSR website can be modified for this purpose. The letter of offer should stipulate the minimum funding levels required for postdoctoral fellow's salary at the U of S. Policy stipulates this must be no less than $31,500, however, some units have higher funding minimums. 
  • The candidate must submit these three documents to SWB as part of their application for the SWB fellowship.  
  • After notification from the candidate that they have been awarded the SWB Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Unit must have the candidate complete and sign the intellectual property agreement required by the University for all postdoctoral fellow appointments.
  • The unit must follow the Procedures for Applying to Register PDF and forward to the CGSR the candidates c.v., proof of fellowship and funding level from SWB, a copy of the conditional letter of offer, the signed Intellectual Property Agreement and the completed and signed Post-Doctoral Registration Form.
  • The CGSR will review the documentation and confirm the appointment. 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Funding & Deadlines

Fellowships are for 6 to 24 months, with 24 months being the most common.

Funding provided by SWB is for two-way air fair, health insurance, and living expenses. U of S policy requires that Postdoctoral fellows are paid a minimum of $31,500 CDN.

Students can apply to SWB at any time - continuous open call for applications.

But, SWB has fixed adjudication dates. PDF applicants must submit a completed application prior to a specified date, if they wish to have a funding decision in time to start in a particular term.

PDF start date: Between  Jun 1 to Sep 30, 2013 

Candidate must apply to SWB by Jan 31st
SWB funding decision by: Apr 13th

PDF start date between October 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 

Candidate must apply to SWB by May 31, 2013

SWB Scholarship Notes & Timelines

Students and PDF candidates are responsible for their own applications for a Science without Borders scholarship. Details are available in Portuguese at Science without Borders website.

For PhD and sandwich/joint student applicants, they must submit a letter of offer from the UofS as part of their application process to SWB. See specific requirements for each above.

For assistance or questions with individual applications please contact the CGSR program consultant for your unit, or, grad.recruitment@usask.ca.  

 

Chinese Students

China Scholarship Council (CSC) - Students and Post Docs

CGSR has signed a funding agreement with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) to facilitate the provision of scholarships to potential Chinese graduate students and l post-doctoral candidates. Applicants who areChinese citizens, currently living in China, are eligible to apply for a CSC  scholarship to pursue any of the following at the Uof S. :

CSC Scholarship 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.

CSC funding is restricted to the following broad, priority fields of study:

Agriculture

Materials Science

IT & Telecommunications

Energy and Environment

Life Science

Engineering

Public Health

Applied Social Science

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 (CGSR).

For admission into a graduate program, either as a PhD applicant or as a sandwich/joint student, the student must meet the CGSR English language proficiency requirements.   

Find a Program

Interested Chinese students and potential postdoctoral candidates are being encouraged to use the Find a Program page on the CGSR website and to contact the program of interest and potential faculty supervisor directly. Information for students is posted at Students from China.

Applying to the U of S

PhD applicants, Sandwich/Joint students and postdoctoral fellows are required to have an offer, which can be conditional or unconditional depending on the circumstances, to submit to the  CSC when they apply for their scholarship. .

Students should identify themselves as a CSC applicant through the online application system (for PhD and Sandwich/Joint student applicants). This will assist us to identify these applications early and to provide the necessary supporting documentation and a timely decision so that the student’s scholarship application to the CSC is not jeopardized.

1)      Applications for PhD program admission

  • The student must complete a formal application online Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The Faculty supervisor must provide the student with a copy of their C.V. and a written description of the research area, proposed activities, study plan and timelines of the student’s proposed program. These two documents are required as part of the student’s application to CSC for their scholarship.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of master’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from CSC.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

PhD Full Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 48 months of full funding.

Funding provided by CSC is for two-way airfare and living expenses. 

CSC living Expenses

Student will receive $19,200 CDN annually for 4 years.

Unit / Faculty financial responsibilities.

The unit or faculty member is required to provide annual funding to the student to cover the full cost of their tuition at the UofS for up to four years.

For a September 1st or January 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.
Units should make a recommendation to admit to CGSR by February 1st.  CGSR should issue the offer letter by February 28th.
Students must submit their documents to CSC between March 20th and April 5th.  

UofS-China Doctoral Scholarships

The CGSR offers up to 20 supplemental scholarships to CSC students newly enrolled in PhD programs.  Valued at $4,000 per year for four years, students must be recommended by the academic unit no later than March 1st.

2)      Applications for sandwich/joint student admission

  • CSC scholarships for sandwich/joint students are open only to Chinese students who have completed the first or second year of their PhD program in China.
  • The student must complete a formal application to the U of S by following the instructions provided at Joint Student / Sandwich Program.
  • The Faculty supervisor must provide the student with a copy of their C.V. and with a written description of the proposed research activities and timelines. These two documents are required as part of the student’s application to CSC for their scholarship.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending the student being awarded the CSC scholarship, to the CGSR.
  • The CGSR will issue a conditional offer of admission, pending final approval of CSC funding, to the student for inclusion with their scholarship application.
  • Upon receiving notification of the CSC award, the unit must notify the CGSR that the condition has been met, and the CGSR will remove the registration hold in Banner.  

Sandwich/Joint Student

Funding & Deadlines

Students are eligible for up to twelve months study time at the UofS .

Funding provided by CSC is for two-way air fare and living expenses.

CSC Living Expenses

Student will receive $19,200 CDN for up to one year.

Unit / Faculty financial responsibilities.

The unit or faculty member is required to provide funding to pay for the student’s tuition at the UofS for the period of stay.

Students must apply between March 20th and April 5th.

Final decisions on awardees will be released in May.

For a September 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.

For a January 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall to ensure they have their UofS offer letter in hand by the CSC application deadline.

3)      Applications for Post-doctoral Fellowships

  • CSC scholarships for post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) require the applicant has a completed PhD at the time of application (PhD degree must have been awarded within the past three years).
  • The candidate must submit a letter of proposal and a copy of their C.V. to the individual faculty member with whom they wish to work. Potential applicants have been invited to contact Ms. Le Li in the International Research Office if they require assistance in identifying a U of S faculty researcher. 
  • The UofS faculty member must be a researcher in one of the CSC program priority areas and have a recognized competence in the field.
  • The UofS faculty member must provide the PDF applicant with a copy of their C.V. and a summary of the proposed research project, activities and timelines.
  • He/she must also provide the PDF applicant with a letter of offer, conditional on the candidate being successful in their bid for a CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship. A template letter of offer for CSC Posdoctoral Fellows can be found here.
  • The letter of offer must stipulate the minimum funding levels required for PDFs salary at the U of S, and the amount of supplemental support being provided from the faculty and/or research grant.  
  • The candidate must submit these three documents to CSC as part of their application for the SWB fellowship.  
  • After notification from the candidate that they have been awarded the CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Unit must have the candidate complete and sign the intellectual property agreement required by the University for all PDF appointments.
  • The unit must follow the Procedures for Applying to Register PDF and forward to the CGSR the candidate’s c.v., proof of fellowship and funding level from CSC, a copy of the conditional letter of offer, the signed Intellectual Property Agreement and the completed and signed Post-Doctoral Registration Form.
  • The CGSR will review the documentation and confirm the appointment. 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Funding & Deadlines

Fellowships are for up to 24 months.

Funding provided by CSC is for two-way air fare, health insurance, and living expenses. U of S policy requires that Postdoctoral fellows are paid a minimum of $31,500 CDN.

CSC Living Expenses

PDFs will receive $20,400 CDN annually for up to two years.

Faculty financial responsibilities.

The faculty member is required to provide a minimum of $11,100 annually to cover the gap between CSC funding ($20,400) and PDF minimum salary level at the UofS ($31,500). 

Students can apply to CSC between January 5th and January 15th of each year.

PDF applicants must submit a completed application during this period, if they wish to have a funding decision in time to start in the fall term.

CSC Scholarship Notes & Timelines

Students and PDF candidates are responsible for their own applications for a China Scholarship Council scholarship..

For PhD and sandwich/joint student applicants, they must submit a letter of offer from the UofS as part of their application process to CSC. See specific requirements for each above.

For assistance or questions regarding individual applications please contact the CGSR program consultant for your unit, or, grad.recruitment@usask.ca.

Ecuadorian Students

CGSR has signed a funding agreement with the Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT) to facilitate the provision of scholarships to potential Ecuadorian graduate students. Applicants who are Ecuadorian citizens, currently living in Ecuador, are eligible to apply for a SENESCYT scholarship to pursue any of the following at the U of S:

SENESCYT Scholarship Program

Eligibility

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

Students must be eligible for admission into a Master’s program.

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

Students must be eligible for admission into a PhD program.

U of S Admission

All applicants to a graduate program must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR).

For admission into a graduate program, the student must meet the CGSR English language proficiency requirements.   

Find a Program

Interested Ecuadorian students are being encouraged to use the Find a Program page on the CGSR website and to contact the program of interest and potential faculty supervisor directly. Information for students is posted at Ecuadorian Students.

Applying to the U of S

Graduate program applicants are required to have an offer of admission, which can be conditional or unconditional depending on the circumstances, to submit to the SENESCYT when they apply for their scholarship.

Students should identify themselves as a SENESCYT applicant to the Graduate Secretary of their chosen program, and to grad.recruitment@usask.ca. This will assist us to identify these applications early and to provide the necessary supporting documentation and a timely decision so that the student’s scholarship application to the SENESCYT is not jeopardized.

1)      Applications for Master’s program admission

  • The student must complete a formal application online at Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of bachelor’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from SENESCYT.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

Master’s Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 24 months of full funding.

Funding provided by SENESCYT is for two-way airfare, tuition and living expenses. 

Students can apply to SENESCYT at any time – continuous open call for applications.

Students can apply to SENESCYT at any time, but are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their scholarship decision has been made well in advance of their academic program start date.   

2)      Applications for PhD program admission

  • The student must complete a formal application online at Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of master’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from SENESCYT.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

PhD Full Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 48 months of full funding.

Funding provided by SENESCYT is for two-way airfare, tuition and living expenses. 

Students can apply to SENESCYT at any time – continuous open call for applications.

Students can apply to SENESCYT at any time, but are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their scholarship decision has been made well in advance of their academic program start date.   

SENESCYT Scholarship Notes & Timelines

Students are responsible for their own applications for a SENESCYT scholarship.

Applicants must submit a letter of offer from the UofS as part of their application process to SENESCYT. See specific requirements for each above.

For assistance or questions regarding individual applications, please contact the CGSR program consultant for your unit or grad.recruitment@usask.ca.  

Vietnamese Students

CGSR has signed a funding agreement with the Vietnamese International Education Development (VIED) fellowship program to facilitate the provision of scholarships to potential Vietnamese graduate students. Applicants who are Vietnamese citizens, currently living in Vietnam, are eligible to apply for a VIED fellowship to pursue any of the following at the U of S:

VIED Fellowship Program

Eligibility

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

Students must be eligible for admission into a Master’s program.

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

Students must be eligible for admission into a Master’s program.

U of S Admission

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR).

For admission into a graduate program, the student must meet the CGSR English language proficiency requirements.   

Find a Program

Interested Vietnamese students are being encouraged to use the Find a Program page on the CGSR website and to contact the program of interest and potential faculty supervisor directly. Information for students is posted at Vietnamese Students.

Applying to the U of S

Students who are applying with a VIED scholarship typically have their letter of confirmation from VIED in hand when they apply to the UofS. 

Students should identify themselves as a VIED applicant through the online application system. This will assist us to identify these applications early and to provide the necessary supporting documentation and a timely decision so that the student’s VIED scholarship can be finalized.

1)      Applications for Master’s program admission

  • The student must complete a formal application online at Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of bachelor’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from VIED.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

Master’s Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 24 months of full funding.

Funding provided by VIED is for two-way airfare and living expenses. 

Students generally apply to VIED before applying to the UofS.

By the time they apply to the UofS, they usually have a conditional funding offer from VIED – conditional on their acceptance into an academic program.   

Unit / Faculty financial responsibilities

The unit or faculty member is required to provide annual funding to the student to cover the full cost of their tuition at the UofS for up to two years.

For a September 1st or January 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.
Units should make a recommendation to admit to CGSR by March 1st.  This will enable the CGSR to ensure the offer is in the hands of the student in sufficient time to get final approval from VIED, secure their visa and make travel arrangements. Visa applications in Vietnam generally take longer to process.

UofS-VIED Doctoral Scholar Fellowship

The CGSR offers up to 5 supplemental scholarships to VIED students newly enrolled in PhD programs.  Valued at $4,000 per year for four years, students must be recommended by the academic unit no later than March 1st. 

2)      Applications for PhD program admission

  • The student must complete a formal application online at Step-by-Step Apply.
  • The unit must make a conditional recommendation to admit, pending completion of master’s degree and official transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and/or certification of scholarship award from VIED.
  • The CGSR will issue the offer of admission letter, including the conditions as specified in the Unit’s recommendation to admit the student.

PhD Full Program Applicant

Funding & Deadlines

Student can receive up to 48 months of full funding.

Funding provided by VIED is for two-way airfare and living expenses. 

Students generally apply to VIED before applying to the UofS.

By the time they apply to the UofS, they usually have a conditional funding offer from VIED – conditional on their acceptance into an academic program.   

Unit / Faculty financial responsibilities

The unit or faculty member is required to provide annual funding to the student to cover the full cost of their tuition at the UofS for up to two years.

For a September 1st or January 1st start at the U of S

Students should apply to the Unit in the preceding fall.
Units should make a recommendation to admit to CGSR by March 1st.  This will enable the CGSR to ensure the offer is in the hands of the student in sufficient time to get final approval from VIED, secure their visa and make travel arrangements. Visa applications in Vietnam generally take longer to process.

UofS-VIED Doctoral Scholar Fellowship

The CGSR offers up to 5 supplemental scholarships to VIED students newly enrolled in PhD programs.  Valued at $4,000 per year for four years, students must be recommended by the academic unit for the supplemental scholarship and for admission no later than March 1st.

VIED Scholarship Notes & Timelines

Students who apply with a VIED fellowship typically have their letter of confirmation from VIED in hand when they apply to the UofS.  Students are responsible for their own applications for a VIED scholarship. 

For assistance or questions regarding individual applications please contact the CGSR program consultant for your unit, or grad.recruitment@usask.ca.