Admission Process

Current U of S students can apply through PAWS

Application Information
Applicants are selected on the basis of academic and research potential as demonstrated by academic credentials, letters of reference, and past experience and scholarly contributions.

Before you apply online we require you to visit the links below to help you find a potential supervisor.

If you find a potential supervisor that you are interested in working with, please contact them directly. They may ask you for your CV, Letter of intent and copy of your transcripts. Therefore, once you have received a letter of support from your potential supervisor please send to the Program Chair, Dr. Suresh Tikoo at

Once you have completed the step above, please submit the following to complete your application:

  • A completed GSR Online Application form from the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) accompanied by a $90.00 non-refundable application fee (online application directions can be found at the CGSR link);
  • Two official copies of all post-secondary transcripts sent directly from your institution and proof of degree completion (certificate/diploma or degree awarded noted on official transcript); and
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation. When applying online you will be asked to provide the contact information and email addresses of the recommenders. Recommenders will then be sent an electronic link for completion of the letters of recommendation. At least two of these letters should be from professors acquainted with the applicant's previous scholarly work, while other letters may comment on the student's preparation for continuing studies through his/her work experience. In cases where an applicant has been out of university for some years, professional recommendations may be submitted.
  • Proof of Academic English competency. For details of this requirements, please go to:
  • A brief statement of academic interest (approximately 1-3 pages in length) which should include:
  1. Specific areas of interest that could lead to a thesis topic;
  2. A statement of education and employment history and how it relates to the study of Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics;
  3. A description of your educational and career goals; and
  4. An assessment of how the Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics Program will help achieve these goals.

Supporting documentation must be sent to:

V&I Program Director
School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
E Wing Health Sciences
104 Clinic Place
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 2Z4

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Graduate Program at