University of Saskatchewan Admissions 2022

University of Saskatchewan Admissions 2022

University of Saskatchewan Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs  University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been renowned for its research in various areas of global importance such as food and infectious diseases. It has been ranked number one in Canada and 20th in the world for water-research. As per the 2020 Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s ARWU, USask is among the top 100 universities in the world in Veterinary Sciences (51-75th), Environmental Science/ Engineering (51-75th Place), and Agricultural Sciences (76-100th).

The University has more than 25,000 students from over 130 countries. It has a 1:19 faculty to student ratio. The University offers over 130 programs through 13 constituent colleges, six affiliated colleges, and three graduate schools. University of Saskatchewan is famous for the world’s largest University-led research program about freshwater known as the Global Water Futures.

Let us explore details on possibility and process of admission in the renowned study destination.

Table of Contents

  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

USask is a dream study destination for students across the globe looking to strengthen their knowledge base in their chosen field of interest.


  • Agriculture, Plants, and Animals
  • Business and Economics
  • Life Sciences and Chemistry
  • Environment and Earth Sciences
  • Health
  • History, Culture, and Arts
  • Indigenous Programs
  • Languages and Communications
  • Math, Engineering Technology, and Physics
  • Society and Law
  • Teaching


There are degree, diploma and certificate programs for more than a hundred areas of study across 17 colleges and schools. In case you are undecided, instead of choosing a major right away, you can apply to the College of Arts and Science. This will give flexibility in class selection. Moreover, the academic advisor helps the student select a first-year schedule that leaves the options open in case one wishes to switch courses or transfer to another college. The first-year students also have the choice to take classes through any regional colleges across Saskatchewan. Learning Community at the university is a strong platform for providing extra support to the first-year students.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The eligibility requirements for different courses are as follows:

MBA (1 Course)GMAT: 500 & Above

IELTS: Accepted

TOEFL: 97 & Above

MS IELTS: 6.5-7

TOEFL: 86-94

PTE: 63 & Above

MEng (4 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & Above

TOEFL: 86 & Above

PTE: 63 & Above

BE/ Btech (7 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & Above

TOEFL: 86 & Above

PTE: 63 & Above

MIM (2 Courses)GRE: Accepted

IELTS: 6.5 & Above

TOEFL: 86 & Above

MA (1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & Above

TOEFL: 86 & Above

PTE: 63 & Above

BSc (4 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & Above

TOEFL: 86 & Above

PTE: 63 & Above

Other Courses (15 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7.5

TOEFL: 80-102

PTE: 59-63

The basic criteria for studying at the University of Saskatchewan would require the international applicants (from non-English speaking countries) to take IELTS Academic exam, which is accepted for every course.

What are the documents required?

Students can apply directly from high school to degree programs offered in Education, Agriculture and Bioresources, Engineering, Arts and Science, and Kinesiology. If you apply to the University of Saskatchewan’s direct-entry colleges, your admission average will be calculated from the subjects and grades on your transcript(s).

The supplemental documents requested are:

  • Transcripts: These are to calculate the admission average for determining if the student meets the prerequisite requirements for the course applied for.
  • English language proficiency: Students can be asked to provide evidence of proficiency in English. In case you have taken a standardized test, you will have to send the results directly to the University of Saskatchewan from the testing centre.

The students are notified of the decision taken regarding their application. When you receive an offer of admission, you must accept the offer in the application system.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The application fee of CAD 90 must be paid when you submit your application. This fee is non-refundable.

What is the fee structure of these courses?

The course fee varies on the basis of the program chosen. Different programs have a different fee. The program fee ranges from $2,580.14 CAD to $47,400.00 CAD per academic year.

The course fees are as follows:

CoursesDurationTuition Fees (in CAD)
MBAOne academic year47,883.48
Master of Science – FinanceOne academic year3,950.00
Master of Science – MarketingOne academic year3,950.00
Master’s and PhD – Environment and SustainabilityOne academic year2,580.14
Master of Professional AccountingOne academic year47,400.00



Scholarships & Financial Aid


Are there any scholarships or financial aid available for international students?


There are various forms of International Student Awards that are for international students and are based on academic achievement. These are as follows:

  • University of Saskatchewan International Excellence Awards of value $10,000 for international students based on academic achievement, upon admission.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Excellence Awards of value $20,000 for international students completing the IB Diploma Program are considered on admission.
  • Canadian Curriculum Schools Awards of value $15,000 for international students who graduate from an international (non-domestic) Canadian curriculum school. Students must complete the Canadian Curriculum Schools Awards application to be eligible for this award.
  • Council of International School Awards of value $15,000 for international students entering undergraduate degree programs at the University of Saskatchewan who graduated from a CIS member school. Students must complete the Council of International School Awards application to be eligible for this award.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Admission requirements and deadlines depend on factors such as:

  • The program that the student is interested in
  • The time when the student wants to start classes
  • Whether it is the first time that the student is going to university

Direct programs

The student can apply directly from high school to degree programs offered in Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, Education, Engineering and Kinesiology.

Non-direct programs

Non-direct programs require that the student has previous university study and it cannot be applied to directly from high school. These programs are as follows:

  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine

All postgraduate, doctoral and postgraduate diploma students apply online but the application procedures can vary between programs.

  1. Deadlines: Different academic units set their own deadlines for applications. Keep in mind that academic units make decisions on scholarship and fellowships at set times during the year. These vary from unit to unit and may be different from application deadlines.
  2. Admission requirements: The requirements for graduate programs will be different for each program.

Application process: The student can identify a potential supervisor or research area before applying.

What are the steps to the application process? Is there an interview involved?

You may start an online application, save it, and return to it any time before the application deadline. In order to return, just log back into the online application with your Login ID and PIN.

Logging in:

  • If you are a new student to the University of Saskatchewan you can 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.
  • A past or current student can begin an application in the Admissions channel in PAWS.

The students must have the following information ready:

  • The names and email addresses of referees should be their professional email addresses from their post-secondary institution or organization.
  • Student’s educational history from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions a student has attended will be required.
  • Visa or MasterCard for online payment of 90 CAD application fee. This payment is non-refundable and processing on an application will not be done prior to the payment being received.

Completing the application:

You may be asked to choose the application type:

  1. Graduate (A) MPAcc program
  2. Graduate (B) Fall Term start
  3. Graduate (C) Winter Term start
  4. Graduate (D) Spring Term start
  5. Graduate (E) Non-Degree
  6. Graduate (F) Joint Student

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 checkmark when the student has completed a particular section.

You can refer to the images below to understand the online application process better:

Step 1: You need to create your id and password for logging in. Then, you can select the application type from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select the term from the admission term drop-down menu. Complete the first, middle, and last name field and complete the application.

Step 3: Fill out the personal information.

Step 4: Enter the verification code emailed to you.

Step 5: After the application is complete, the student can click the button to submit the application. It will take the student to the application fee payment screen.

How do I start my application?

You can start your application by creating your account at Then, you are required to fill out the online application form, and then submit it along with the application fee.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

You may log in to monitor the status of your application at If you receive an admission offer, you will be required to accept the same online to become a student at the university.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

How difficult is it to get an admission?

The University has a diverse student body, which allows greater sharing of knowledge and experiences among peers for holistic learning. The total number of international students at University of Saskatchewan is ‎3,084. The medium of instruction is English, which makes it easy for students from different parts of the world. In case the student does not meet the minimum language requirement, the student can enroll in the Language Centre Program.

The university grants admission to the applicants worldwide in three different seasonal intakes each year. International aspirants must strictly observe the below-mentioned deadlines while sending in their applications.

IntakeApplication DeadlineDocuments Submission Deadline
SpringEarly February 2020Early March 2020
SummerEarly March 2020Early April 2020
FallEarly May 2020Early June 2020

Graduate Admissions

Basic Academic Requirements:

  1. A four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a recognized university/ college in the related field of the program of interest.
  2. An average score of at least 70% or equivalent in the last two years of study (full-time).
  3. English language test scores.

How many Indian/International students are studying in the university 

More than 3,400 international students are studying in the university.

Major collegeInternational students

 (2019/ 2020)

Domestic students

(2019/ 2020)

Arts and Science1,1097,976
Agriculture and Bioresources2441,328
Graduate and Postdoc Studies3468

Part Time Work While Studying

Can we work while studying here?

International students are eligible to work in Canada while studying. They are also eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit after completing their degree; however there are conditions to be met. The student may be required to apply for a work permit.

Work experience in Canada can help international students to make informed decisions about their future career and establish a network with the local community.

Type of Job:

On campus job:  Students may be eligible to work for an employer located on the University of Saskatchewan campus without a work permit. However, there are certain requirements to be met by the student.

Off-campus job: Students may be eligible to work off campus without a work permit if they are able to meet the eligibility requirements to work off campus.

Co-ops and internships: If international students want to participate in a co-op or internship related to their course, they can apply for a co-op work permit.

After successfully completing a study program of eight months or more, the student becomes eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. This work permit can be for up to three years allowing the student to work in Canada.  It is an open work permit that allows international students to work for any employer in Canada. Moreover, the spouse or common-law partner of full-time international students having a valid study permits can apply for an open work permit.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many campuses does the university have?

The University of Saskatchewan has a wide range of federated and affiliated colleges and schools under its umbrella. Below is the list of all of these entities:

Colleges and SchoolsFederated and Affiliated Colleges
Agriculture and BioresourcesBriercrest College
Arts and ScienceSt. Thomas More College
DentistryHorizon College & Seminary
Edwards School of BusinessSaskatoon Theological Union
EducationGabriel Dumont Institute of Métis Studies & Applied Research
EngineeringSt. Peter’s College
School of Environment and Sustainability
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Pharmacy and Nutrition
School of Rehabilitation Science
School of Public Health
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Housing in Saskatoon is affordable compared to other Canadian cities. Bus service in the city is excellent with routes travelling to campus from throughout the city. A U-Pass (bus pass) is included in your student fees.

The residences are safe and secure spaces. Some of these are:

  • College Quarter: The location of College Quarter Residence is in the Varsity View community. It has 800-bed spaces for single students. The accommodation is fully-furnished, comfortable and modern. The meal plans are complimentary benefits for residents.
  • Voyageur Place: It is located in the heart of the university campus, and houses four residence halls: Athabasca Hall, Saskatchewan Hall, Qu’Appelle Hall and Qu’Appelle Hall Addition. Voyageur Place has space for 588 students. There is an option of ‘Unlimited Meal Plan’ that allows access to the Marquis Dining Hall.
  • McEown Park & Seager Wheeler Hall: It is a group of four high-rise buildings at the south of the main campus. The four buildings are Assiniboine Hall, Wollaston Hall, Souris Hall and Seager Wheeler Hall. The meal plans are complimentary benefits for residents.
  • Graduate House: This is a residential building for graduate students in professional programs, such as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine. The meal plans are complimentary benefits for residents.

Homestay for international students

Another option available for international students is that of a homestay. The international students can apply to stay with a local family in Saskatoon through the university’s Homestay program.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

You may reach the University of Saskatchewan Office here:

For undergraduate students:

Phone: (+1) 306-966-5788

For graduate students: 

Phone: (+1) 306-966-5751

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