Step-by-Step Apply

For all Master's & PhD Applications:

  1. Check the Admission Requirements & Deadlines
  2. Apply Online
  3. What to Expect Once You Begin
  4. Supporting Documentaion
  5. Sample Application

1. Check the Admission Requirements & Deadlines

For the minimum admission requirements set by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee see Admission Requirements. For the application submission deadlines and InterD scholarship deadlines click here

There are separate deadlines for applications for students from China who are applying with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council, or from Vietnam who are applying with a VIED Fellowship. You may also be eligible for scholarships available through special partnership agreements between the College of Graduate Studies and Research and these countries. 

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2. Apply Online

You will need to have ready:

  • Your personal information, educational history (including dates and grades from schools attended), and the correct title of the program to which you are applying, and the names, positions and email addresses of your references.  
  • Visa or MasterCard for online payment of $90 application fee. This is non-refundable and your application will not be considered complete until the fee is paid.

If you are unable to complete your credit card payment during your application, you can submit a Credit Card Payment Form. The Credit Card Payment Form can be faxed to 306-966-2115, or mailed to

Student and Enrolment Services
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK  S7N 5A2

If you do not have access to a credit card, the $90 fee may be paid in Canadian dollars by cheque, money order or bank draft, payable to “College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan". Payment can be mailed to the address above.

  • A valid e-mail address.

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3. What to Expect Once You Begin Your Application

The online application takes about 20 minutes to complete.  You may start an application, save it, and return to it at any time.  To return, just log back into the online application with your Login ID and PIN.

If you are new to the University of Saskatchewan you will start at a sign-in page where you will need to create your own Login ID and PIN.  Instructions on how to do this are provided on that page.  If you are a returning student, you may log into PAWS and register through the Academics tab.

First, you will be asked to choose the application type.  Please choose one of the following;

  1. Graduate (B) Fall Term start
  2. Graduate (C) Winter Term start
  3. Graduate (D) Spring Term start

After you have picked the Admission Term and input your name, the Application Checklist will appear.  Read this section carefully and complete all parts of the application.  The blue icon on the Application Checklist will turn into a check mark when you have completed a section.

Application is Complete - click this button to submit your online application.  It will take you to the application fee payment screen. You may pay online with a Credit Card OR you may click on Alternate Payment to use of the other options.

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4. Supporting Documentation

In addition to your online application you must work with your supervisor to complete the supporting application documents.  Please review the Application Requirements carefully and contact the Graduate Program Assistant @ if you have questions.

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5. Sample Application

The attached file is offered as an example of a successful application to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program. Sample Application.

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