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University of Regina 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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University of Regina, established in 1974 as an independent degree granting university, is a Canadian public institute in Saskatchewan offering admissions to over 120 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs at ranginge levels of degree to certificate. Honored as Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by THE, the institute is one of the exceedingly coveted higher education institutes of Canada.

The university welcomes international population of more than 90 countries across the globe and holds pride for having one of the highest numbers of international candidates in Canada. Admissions to University of Regina are available in the 3 intakes of fall, winter and spring and usually observe an acceptance rate of nearly 85%.

In spite of a very high rate of acceptance, this 108 years old institution is very selective in its approach towards admission which are greatly guided by the parameters of students' past academic history and grades. Where its renowned courses like Computer Science, Journalism, Engineering and Commerce require an average percentage of 80 and above, its equally brilliant programs in Social Work, Media and Arts are attainable at a slightly lower GPA as well.

Providing internships and professional placements to its students, the university primarily focuses on experiential learning and prepares its candidates for landing some of the high-paying jobs in Canada, guaranteeing strikingly high student and employer satisfaction rate.


Application Fee75 USD 
English language proficiency accepted testsTOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
TOEFL (iBT) minimum scorefor undergraduate degree courses
Application SeasonFall, Winter and Spring
Acceptance Rate85%
Financial Aid for International StudentsAvailable as Scholarships, bursaries and awards
Work-studyAvailable both on- and off campus


International aspirants of University of Regina must ensure to take note of the following deadlines when seeing enrollment at courses of undergraduate level. The deadlines for graduate courses may vary from course to course and thus should be kept a close track of before sending in applications.

Season of IntakeType of DeadlineApplication Deadline
FallPriorityMarch 1
WinterPriorityNovember 30
SpringFinalFebruary 1

International Admissions

International Admission

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 75 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Higher Secondary School Certificate.

Additional Requirements

The general requirements for the admission process are:

  • Official high school transcripts (translated into English).
  • Applicants who have graduated from high school can mail their official final transcripts to the admission office.
  • English Proficiency Tests score.
  • Copy of passport
  • Valid student permit or a visa issued from the Canadian government.

Admission Process

Application process for enrolling into various courses available for international students hoping to enrol at the university and succeed in their dream of studying in Canada is described in a few easy steps as mentioned below:

  • Complete an online application at the official website by filling in personal and academic history.
  • Attach all the mandatory documents like transcripts, Letters of Reference, Portfolio (for arts courses), English Language Proficiency Test scores, among others.
  • Submit the completed applications and keep updated with the recent status.
  • On receiving an offer of place, accept it and apply for a study permit to study in canada at the earliest opportunity to avoid any last minute hurdles.

NOTE: International candidates must remember to send in their official transcripts directly to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope from their institution latest by August 1. The university accepts documents received from World Education Services (WES) as part of an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) as official.

Country-Specific Requirements

International aspirants of the university must note that they might have to fulfill certain country-specific requirements depending on the nation they are natives of. The corresponding specifications for some of the countries are as compiled below.

Name of CountrySpecifications
IndiaSecondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate
BangladeshSecondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate
Hong kongWest Hong Kong Certificate of Education and Hong Kong Higher Level of Examination/ Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
ChinaHigh School/Senior Middle School Diploma Final Official High School Score Report - must show Year 1 (grade 10),
Year 2 (grade 11) and Year 3 (grade 12)/ Unified exams or Joint Academic Upper Middle School Graduation Examination
IranSecondary School Certificate and Peesh-daneshgahii (Pre-University)

English Proficiency Requirements

Since the majority of education imparted at the institute is in English medium, it is important that candidates provide sufficient proof of their language skills. The minimum cutoff marks for the English Proficiency tests are:

TestMinimum Score RequiredMinimum requirements for Faculty of Nursing
TOEFL (iBT)8390
IELTSOverall Band score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0Overall Band score of 7.0 with no band less than 5.5 and 7.0 or higher in Speaking
Can TestListening Cutoff-4.5; Reading Cutoff- 4.5; Writing Cutoff- 4.0Listening Cutoff- 4.5; Reading Cutoff- 4.5; Writing Cutoff- 4.5; Speaking Cutoff- 5.0
CAEL60A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 60 in all other components is required.

Visa Application Process

To enrol in a course of duration longer than 6 months in nature, international candidates require a study permit and visa to study in Canada. Since the entire process can take months, candidates are highly encouraged to apply for the permit as soon as they receive their offer of place by the help of nearest Canadian Embassy.

Applicants can choose to apply either online or via paper application. The list of essential documents required while obtaining a permit are as mentioned below:

  • Application for Study Permit.
  • Letter of acceptance.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Passport and photos.
  • Copy of valid passport.

If you're a legal resident country including China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, among others, you can also opt for Student Direct Stream (SDS) medium offered by Canadian government for processing your permit faster. But to opt for SDS, you need to meet certain specifications and must have proof of paid 1st year tuition fee. However, if you fail to meet one of the SDS’s requirements, the applicant can always choose the regular and safe route.

Graduate Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 75 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree.

The general requirements for the applicants are:

  • Official transcripts.
  • A graduating average of at least 70 percent must be there from the past four years bachelor's degree.
  • Academic History.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Resume.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • English proficiency test scores.
  • Supplement material (if required by program).

Admission Process

Program-specific requirements to be fulfilled by international aspirants applying to a graduate-level course are as follows:

RequirementsMBAMasters of Engineering & Applied Science (MEng)Masters (Msc) in Comp Sci Masters of PhysicsMasters in Nursing
DeadlineFall: March 1; Winter: July 1; Spring/Summer: October 1Fall: March 31; Winter: July 31; Spring/Summer: November 30Fall: March 15; Winter: July 15; Spring/Summer: November 15Fall: May 15; Winter: August 15Fall: March 15 Winter: October 15 Spring/Summer: February 15
GPA--75%70% (with 75% in physics and maths)75%
Essay--Required (500 words)-Required (500 to 1000 words)
GMAT/GREGMAT score of 500 or equivalentRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
English Language RequirementTOEFL(iBT)- 80;
TOEFL(PBT) - 580
TOEFL(iBT)- 80;
TOEFL(PBT) - 550
TOEFL(iBT)- 80;
TOEFL(PBT) - 580
TOEFL(iBT)- 80; TOEFL(PBT) - 580TOEFL-iBT- 25 (on each band);
IELTS- 7.5; PTE - 68
LORs/ReferencesRequiredRequired2 recommendationsRequiredRequired
Work Experience2 years-3 years-2 years
Additional Requirements---List of Research Interests-

The university usually takes up to 4 weeks in processing applications received and sending out offers of place. However, this is not a fixed waiting span and can increase during the peak time of the session. International candidates meanwhile are strongly recommended to make arrangements for procurring a study permit to ensure they begin their studies on time.

The acceptance letter of the University of Regina is valid up to 3 consecutive semesters which allows a candidate who is late in obtaining the study permit a further chance of enrollment without having to sweat through an entire process again.

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