To apply you need the following:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts
  • References
  • Resume and Letter of Intent
  • Test scores (if required by the program)
  • Supplementary material (if required by the program)

Before you do all that work, it is best to check your eligibility.


1) Check the Application Deadlines 

There are different application deadlines for different programs.

2) Find out the Admission Requirements

Check the Admissions Standards to make sure you qualify for the program. Some programs have higher admission standards.

Look at English Language requirements.

3) Look at a tuition estimate

This tuition tool is only an estimate and tuition can change during your education. Please take a look at Financial Services website for updated results.  

4) Be aware of the registration requirements

Here are the registration requirements for international students

5) Avoid plagiarism

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina receives thousands of applications each year.  An increasing number of these applications contain plagiarism.Some cultures do not view plagiarism as a problem.  Some may even view it as good scholarship.  In fact, many international schools have no policy or definition of plagiarism.

However, in Canada, plagiarism is a serious academic offence.  Those who commit plagiarism can destroy their academic career at the University of Regina and in Canada.The penalty for plagiarism found in an application is an immediate rejection.  It results in either a one year or six-month ban from graduate studies at the University of Regina.  Many Canadian universities share the names of applicants who submitted plagiarized applications.  Plagiarism may also result in a ban from studies at any Canadian university.

Defining Plagiarism, Examples of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Plagiarism 

6) Applicants from China: China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education.  The CSC is responsible for the organization, management and provision of financial resources to Chinese citizens studying abroad.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) will provide joint funding for students pursuing graduate studies at the doctoral (PhD) level. You may be eligible to apply under this Agreement if you:

      • plan to be enrolled full-time in a graduate program leading to a doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Regina;
      • are a citizen of China;
      • plan to apply for CSC funding;
      • meet the minimum academic and English language requirements of the graduate program to which you wish to apply

All eligibility criteria for the scholarship program offered by CSC is listed on their website.  You must apply to the CSC scholarship program via your current university in China.

Please ensure that you answer the question on the on-line application only if you meet the eligibility criteria noted above.

7) Becoming a Permanent Resident

Any change in immigration status must be reported to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office.

Students who have applied for permanent resident status still pay the International Graduate student surcharge until permanent residence is granted by the Canadian Government, and a copy of the Permanent Resident card is provided to the FGSR Office.

Note: Any change in tuition cost that results from a change of immigration status will take effect the semester after the effective date of the change of status approval.

Students who are living in Canada as authorized workers must have full authorization in their visa documentation to study in Canada.

8) Conflict of Interest

If you are a staff member at the University of Regina, read the Conflict of Interest information.