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    Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask Polytech) Saskatoon Admission, Criteria & Application Deadlines 2021

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    Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s only polytechnic and primary institution for post-secondary applied education and research with four campuses. It offers about 180 programs through its ten degree schools. The programs offered by the institution include certificate, diplomas, and apprenticeship training and degree programs.

    The Institution had a total enrollment of 16000+ students at all its campuses with Moose Jaw having 2791 students, Prince Albert having 2211, Regina at 3966 and Saskatoon at 7090. Out of the total student population, 19% were indigenous students hailing from several different countries around the world.

    Some important points to be kept in mind while applying for admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic are as follows:

    • Applications are accepted through online admissions portal.
    • All international students must submit English proficiency test scores.
    • The institution requires all original documents in order to make a final unconditional offer for admission.
    • Transcripts in language other than English must be accompanied with translations. The institute recommends translations from the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS).
    • The admission offer sent by the institute will specify the program and campus location for which an applicant is chosen.
    • To confirm a seat, selected students must pay a tuition deposit of 9500 CAD within 60 days of receiving the offer.
    • It has a 94% overall graduate employment rate within six months to one year of graduation.
    • The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs.


    Application Portal Online application portal
    Application Fee 75 CAD online fee for domestic applicants
    150 CAD online fee for international applicants with student visas
    Mode of Payment MasterCard/ Visa
    Financial Aid Merit based and need based financial aids are awarded
    Test Scores Required TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, CanTEST, MELAB and CAEL
    IELTS Score 6.5 or higher

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Admission Deadlines

    Prospective students seeking admission must submit their applications prior to these dates and must take note of the following dates vital for admission:

    Intake Deadline
    January May 1, 2021
    August/September December 31, 2020
    High Demand Courses Oct 1- Feb 15 of that academic year

    International Student Admissions at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

    The University offers international student choice of several diploma and certificate programs at its various campus locations. International students seeking admission have a few additional requirements depending on their country’s education system.

    Application Portal: Online application portal

    Application Fee: 150 CAD

    Basic Admission Requirements: The basic admission requirements for any program at the institution for admission are:

    • Official high school transcripts/ degrees
    • Minimum 60% or equivalent GPA required
    • Translations of documents
    • Financial Statement form
    • Official TOEFL/IELTS or other accepted ELP test scores
    • Copy of passport and visas

    Students may submit scanned colored documents by email to with a Foreign Document Submission Cover Page or mail application materials to:

    Registration Services, Foreign Credential Assessment Office
    Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
    PO Box 1520
    1130 Idylwyld Drive
    Saskatoon SK S7K 3R5

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    For seeking admission international students are recommended to take various English proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS approves the following minimum scores:

    TOEFL (iBT) Score 81
    TOEFL (PBT) 550
    CAEL 60
    MELAB 85
    PTEA 63 with minimum component scores of 50
    Duo lingo English Test Overall score of 105
    IELTS 6.5 or higher

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students willing to study in Canada must apply for a study permit issued by the Canadian Government. The visa application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission or Immigration Office. The process is time consuming and it must be initiated well before the deadline. Some common documents which will be required during the visa process include:

    • Valid passport
    • Official letter of acceptance from the institution
    • Passport size photographs
    • I -20 form
    • Financial documents such as bank statements

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Undergraduate Admissions

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers 3 bachelor’s degree programs and several diplomas, applied certificates, advanced certified, apprenticeship programs, and other such programs. Each program has specific requirements.

    Where to apply – All students can apply through the Online Application on the official website or complete a paper application.

    Application Fee75 CAD for domestic applicants applying online, 100 CAD for domestic applicants filling the paper application.

    Admission Requirements – Diploma programs have varying requirements as given in the table below:

    Course Admission Requirements
    Business diploma Completed class 12 or 15 credits in the 1st year of this program; Proof of English language proficiency
    Computer engineering diploma Completed class 12 with at least 60% in pre-calculus (Math B30 and C30)
    Computer Systems Technology Completed class 12; minimum 60% in foundation math 30 or pre-calculus 30; minimum 70% in science (physics 30, chemistry 30, computer science 30); overall 60%; Proof of English language proficiency
    Early Childhood Education Diploma Completed class 12 with English Language Arts A30 and B30; Proof of English language proficiency; provide evidence of Criminal background check
    Software Developer Diploma Completed bachelor’s degree in Science or Applied Science; Proof of English language proficiency; experience in using computers

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic Graduate Admissions

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers several post graduate diploma and certificate programs through its ten degree granting schools and each of them has a separate application process, requirements, and deadlines.

    Where to Apply: Online Application Portal

    Application Fee: 75CAD (domestic applicants); 150CAD (international applicants)

    Admission Requirements: Basic application requirements for applying to these programs include:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Proof of English language proficiency

    Some of the most popular programs offered by the various schools are mentioned below, along with their admission requirements:

    Criteria/Program Business Accountancy Certificate Program Business Management post-graduate certificate Financial Services Post graduate certificate Technology Management post-graduate certificate Occupational Health Nursing post graduate certificate
    Application Portal online application portal online application portal online application portal online application portal online application portal
    Application Fee 75 CAD (Domestic students); 150 CAD (International students) 75 CAD (Domestic students); 150 CAD (International students) 75 CAD (Domestic students); 150 CAD (International students) 75 CAD (Domestic students); 150 CAD (International students) 75 CAD (Domestic students); 150 CAD (International students)
    Academic Requirements A bachelor’s degree, official transcripts, English Language Requirements A conferred bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution, official transcripts, English language requirements Earned bachelor's degree from a recognized university, official transcripts, English Language Requirements A conferred bachelor's degree in Information and Communications Technology from a recognized post-secondary institution, official transcripts, English language requirements Graduate of a bachelor of nursing program (or other relevant bachelor's degree), official transcripts, Licensed and currently registered with the registered nurses' licensing body in the province where you will participate in clinical practice education, English language requirements

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic has a 94% overall graduate employment rate within six months to one year of graduation. There is no fixed deadline for applying to the University. The university takes approximately 15 days to make an admission decision after all requirements have been fulfilled. Selected students are notified through the mySaskPolytech portal. The admission letter guides the student about further procedures and requirements for admission.

    The university grants several academic scholarships and need based financial aids which students can apply for within the deadline. After acceptance, international students are required to check the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web page and comply accordingly.


    Ques. Do international students need to send original documents when applying for admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

    Ans. No, color scanned copies (PDF format is preferred) are acceptable for the initial application/assessment phase. If you are accepted you will be asked to provide the originals for verification when you register for classes. If you have post-secondary transcripts, you may also be asked to have originals sent to the university directly from the granting institution. After applying you can prepare by arranging for your granting institution to send the documents to:

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
    Registration Services, International Admissions
    Box 1520
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    S7K 3R5

    Ques. Does the Saskatchewan Polytechnic require the necessary supporting documents to be translated?

    Ans. The necessary documents to be submitted for admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic must be translated only if they are not in English.

    Ques. Does Saskatchewan Polytechnic offer financial aid packages and/or scholarships for international students?

    Ans. International students are eligible for all achievement scholarships available during their studies at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Currently, there are no entrance scholarships available for international students.

    Ques. What is the application fee to apply for admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

    Ans. The application fee for domestic applicants is 75 CAD whereas for international applicants it is 150 CAD.

    Ques. How are students notified by Saskatchewan Polytechnic regarding their application decision?

    Ans. The admission seeking students are notified by email from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

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