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

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Founded in 1907, Canada, University of Saskatchewan is one of the top 20 national institutes offering admission to plethora of courses in over 130 diverse range of areas. With a student satisfaction rate of over 90%, the university is a home to students from over countries and proudly holds a reputation among the best higher education institutes of Canada.

Though all its programs are greatly regarded, its graduate studies is the actual gem of all. There is infact a common belief that a person with a master’s from University of Saskatchewan can handle a doctorate from anywhere in the World. Some of its exceptionally unparalleled graduate programs comprise of MBA in Agriculture and MEng Computer Science.

 Masters of Engineering program at the university is one of the favorites in the list of courses for international students and appropriately so, because in 2018, IT professionals and software engineers were among the top 10 most-demanded occupations in Canada. Thus, the institute not only promises its candidates best of curriculum but also one of the finest high-paying jobs in Canada.

Some admission-related salient information for the ease of prospective candidates of the university is compiled as follows:

  • Admission to University of Saskatchewan is usually available in the intakes of fall and spring, with some courses being offered in summer and winter as well.
  • The institute has a high acceptance rate of 80 to 90% and thus is not very selective while offering enrollment. Any decent student profile with a good academic track record can apply for admission.
  • ACT and SAT official scores required during the application process must be sent directly from the testing agency to the institute.
  • The university has a very high graduate employment rate of nearly 87% which makes it one of the coveted universities among international aspirants.
University of Saskatchewan


Application Fee90 CAD
English language proficiency accepted testsTOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
TOEFL (iBT)Minimum score of 86
Application SeasonSpring, Summer and Fall
Acceptance Rate80 to 90%
Financial Aid for International StudentsAvailable as Grants, Loans, Scholarships and Awards
Work-studyAvailable on campus


The university provides admission to the applicants worldwide in three different seasonal intakes across a year. International aspirants looking to enroll at the institute must strictly observe the below mentioned deadlines while sending in their applications.

Season of IntakeApplication DeadlineDocuments Submission Deadline
SpringFebruary 1, 2020March 1, 2020
SummerMarch 1, 2020April 1, 2020
FallMay 1, 2020June 1, 2020

University of Saskatchewan International Admissions

University of Saskatchewan International Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 90 CAD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Higher Secondary School Certificate.

Additional Requirements:

  • Official Transcripts
  • English Proficiency test scores
  • Recommendation letters
  • High school degree and required grade average
  • Approved financial bank statement and evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor

Admission Process

Application process for prospective international candidates of university looking for studying in Canada is explained in a step-by-step manner as follows:

  1. Choose a program available in 100 areas of study across 17 diverse colleges and schools.
  2. Check that you meet its general admission-related requirements and deadlines before sending in your applications.
  3. Complete an online application by filling in your academic history and submit it with a nonrefundable application fee.
  4. Provide all the mandatory documents inclusive of official transcripts, test scores, among others. Note that English proficiency scores must be submitted directly from the testing center to Recruitment, Admissions and Transfer Credit, University of Saskatchewan, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2 Canada.
  5. Track your application status and accept an offer of place, if received. Make arrangements for applying for residence, scholarships and a study permit at the earliest possible opportunity. 

English Proficiency Requirements

The university requires that its international candidates coming from non-native English speaking countries submit a language proficiency proof while seeking enrollment. It is one of the mandatory parts of the admission process since English is the primary medium of instruction at the institute. 

Thus, international students must provide proof of their English language skills by providing scores of any one of the following tests.

Test NameScore Required
PTE Academic63
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)C with 65 score

Visa Application Process

For candidates looking to enrol in a course of 6 months duration or longer at the university will require a study permit and visa to study in Canada. Both the documents can be procured by consulting the nearest Canadian Embassy. The entire process usually lasts upto 4 to 8 weeks and thus should be applied for soon after receiving the letter of acceptance from the institute. 

Basic requirements for obtaining a study permit are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee ( billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

Legal residents who identify themselves as natives of China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, among others, can also apply via Student Direct Stream (SDS) for processing their permit faster.

To qualify for SDS, certain specifications must be met some of which are as follows:

  1. Copy of acceptance letter.
  2. Proof of first year paid tuition fee.
  3. Proof of Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) for 7,500 USD.
  4. Medical exam.
  5. Qualifying language test score

English – 6.0 or more in each skill (IELTS)

French – TEF score equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark minimum score of 7 in each skill.

Applicants who do not fulfill SDS requirements must apply online or at Visa application Centre through the regular process.

Graduate Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 90 CAD.

Basic Academic Requirements: 

  1. A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in the related field of your program of interest.
  2. An average score of at least 70% or equivalent in the last 2 years of study (full-time).
  3. English language test scores.

International aspirants applying to graduate-level admissions must fulfill some program-specific requirements which are tabulated as follows:

RequirementsMSc Computer ScienceMEng in Civil EngineeringMasters of NursingMBAMasters of Finance
GPA70% in last 2 years of study70% in last 2 years of study70% in last 2 years of study-75% in last 2 years of study
English Language RequirementRequired (TOEFL iBT- 94)Required (TOEFL iBT- 86)Required (TOEFL iBT- 86)Required (TOEFL iBT- 86)Required (TOEFL iBT- 86)
ResumeNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
LORsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired (3)Required
GMAT/GRENot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredMinimum GMAT score of 500Min GMAT score of 500 or GRE score of 50th percentile
InterviewNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
Additional Requirements--3 credit units in statistics & research methods at UG level-6 and 3 credits in Statistics and Calculus, respectively

International aspirants must note that all the official documents submitted during any time of the admission process must be certified and translated in English. 

Candidates applying for law and related programs must remember to submit their LSAT scores which are held by the institute in the various intakes every year, usually in the months of January, February, March, April, July, September, October and November. Note that the highest current score, not older than 5 years, of these exams shall be considered while offering admissions. 

If you are opting for a thesis-based course, you will probably require to choose a mentor from the official university faculty by contacting them directly with your program proposal and see if they will be interested in assisting you. Admissions to such courses heavily depend on the response of the supervisor chosen and thus, students must research well while choosing a perfect mentor match for them. 

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