University of Saskatchewan


The University of Saskatchewan, situated in the vibrant city of Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, and on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, is grounded in the character of a dynamic, forward-looking province. The University has a well-deserved reputation for creativity, collaboration, and achievement. Supported by an innovative, energetic faculty, staff, student, and alumni community, and by a research infrastructure unique in Canada, the schools delivers across Saskatchewan and beyond one of Canada’s widest arrays of academic and professional programs.

The University of Saskatchewan advances the aspirations of the people of the province and beyond through interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to discovering, teaching, sharing, integrating, preserving, and applying knowledge, including the creative arts, to build a rich cultural community. An innovative, accessible, and welcoming place for students, educators, and researchers from around the world, the University serve the public good by connecting discovery, teaching, and outreach, by promoting diversity and meaningful change, and by preparing students for enriching careers and fulfilling lives as engaged global citizens.

Quick facts

Why This University

  • Campus: The University is nestled along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. The historic campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in Canada.
  • Facilities: The University has an on-campus fitness centre, where students can receive personal training or attend a wide variety of fitness classes, including step, spin, yoga and sculpt. 
  • Support: International students are encouraged to join student associations; they are always looking for new members to take part in their programming, or take on leadership roles within their executives. 
  • Extracurricular Activities: There are around 130 campus clubs and societies to join on campus, which makes it easy to find a group of people with common interests. 


  • English for Academic Purposes – Foundation English
  • English for Academic Purposes – Academic English – U-Prep Channel
  • English for Academic Purposes – Academic English – U-Bridge Channel
  • Bachelor of Science – Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture – Agricultural Biology
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture – Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture – Agronomy
  • Bachelor of Science – Animal Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture – Animal Science

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  • University Diploma – Agribusiness
  • University Diploma – Agronomy
  • Bachelor of Science – General Science + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Bachelor of Science – General Science + Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Bachelor of Science – General Science + Juris Doctor of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts – General Arts + Juris Doctor of Law
  • University Certificate – Jewish & Christian Origins
  • University Certificate – Study of Indigenous Storytelling

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Campus and location


Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.

On-Campus Residence Accommodations

On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.


There are a wide variety of homestay options available, and our partners do their best to match students and hosts according to their interests and preferences. Homestay hosts include single people, young couples with children and pets, and older couples. All homestay accommodations have been inspected, and all adults in the home have completed a required criminal reference check.

Admission Requirements & Deadline


Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline 
May 2020
Apr 1, 2020
Documents due: May 1, 2020
Feb 1, 2020
Documents due: Mar 1, 2020
July 2020
Jun 1, 2020
Documents due: Jun 15, 2020
Mar 1, 2020
Documents due: Apr 1, 2020
September 2020
Aug 15, 2020
Documents due: Aug 15, 2020
Jul 1, 2020
Documents due: Jul 15, 2020


1. Required grade 12 classes

  • Senior Chemistry
  • Senior Physics
  • Senior Mathematics

Note: a minimum grade of 70% is required in each of these courses.

2. Admission Averages

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

Minimum admission average: 75%

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

 Learn how we calculate your admission average.

3. English proficiency

If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

Here are the minimum scores for some of the common English Language tests:

IELTS (Academic)
International English Language Testing System

Overall Band Score: 6.5
With minimum individual scores of:

  • Reading: 6
  • Listening: 6
  • Speaking: 6
  • Writing: 6

TOEFL (institutional TOEFL not accepted)
Test of English as a Foreign Language

Internet Based:86
With minimum individual scores of

  • Reading: 19
  • Listening: 19
  • Speaking: 19
  • Writing: 19

If you do not meet these scores, you can also be admitted if you enrol in our Language preparation programs offered through the U of S Language Centre.


English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • At least 3 years of full-time study in an approved English-medium secondary program including Grades 10, 11, and 12, as well as successful completion of Grade 12 English Language Arts A30 and B30 (or equivalents)

 If completion of secondary standing occurred more than five years ago, additional proof of English proficiency may be required.

Acceptable English language curricula

Students who have not followed one of these curricula will be required to provide another form of proof of English proficiency. This list will be updated annually as required.

  • GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) O (Ordinary) Level and GCE (General Certificate of Education) A (Advanced) Levels

Tuition fees

Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $18,470.00 CAD
Cost of Living/Year $8,050.00 CAD


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