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Located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, the U of R is one of Canada’s leading mid-sized universities. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures to an academic environment that encourages creativity and collaboration. You can open yourself to exciting new personal development and friendships that last a lifetime.

  • Over 150 academic programs
  • Practice learning opportunities
  • Test-optional admission
  • Affordable out-of-state tuition

About Regina

Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan and is commonly referred to as the Queen City. With its diverse and growing population of over 240,000 people, Regina blends the cultural amenities and employment opportunities of a large city with the friendly, community feel of a smaller urban centre. We welcome you with our renowned prairie hospitality to discover Regina, a city that celebrates life.

About Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a place where you can enjoy life and succeed. Located in the center of Canada, Saskatchewan is a great starting point to explore the whole country. Experience its natural beauty by taking a study break and enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and hiking at pristine provincial parks just outside of Regina. In the winter season, enjoy snowboarding, skiing, skating, and hockey as the snow falls around you. Friendly people, endless horizons, and living skies — that is Saskatchewan, and it is the perfect place to start your next adventure.

About Canada

Canadians are known across the world as friendly, welcoming people who love to learn about different cultures. There were 500,000 international students that studied in Canada in 2020! Students choose Canada for the high quality education system and standard of living. Our multicultural heritage means life here is diverse and exciting.

Why U of R?

1. Tuition Agreements - You Pay the Same Rate as Canadians!

Thanks to our existing agreements, North Dakota and Montana students get the same tuition rates as students who are Canadian citizens. Plus, those rates are in Canadian dollars! This tuition agreement is open to students who are US citizens and have been residents of North Dakota or Montana for at least one full year prior to the time of admission.

For you, this means lower-cost, high-quality international education. It makes pursuing your studies with us more affordable — lower out-of-state tuition rates and you can save even more because of the exchange rate! Depending on your area of study, a year of tuition can cost around $8500 Canadian dollars, which is about $6600 USD. Imagine... an entire four years of tuition for around $25,000 to $30,000 USD!
2. Small College Experience, University Degree

When it comes to education, a one-size-fits-all model simply doesn’t work. That’s why we have three federated colleges through which you can pursue your University of Regina degree — Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College.

Our federated colleges offer students a unique and supportive community within the larger U of R community. Students enrolled through a federated college graduate with a U of R degree, access all the same U of R supports and services, and benefit from the unique opportunities of their college. Each college provides individual academic advising support, smaller class sizes, and additional scholarship and bursary opportunities — all at no additional cost!

Learn more about federated college opportunities.

3. Your Home Away From Home

The U of R has several on-campus housing options available for students. Located right on campus and steps away from beautiful Wascana Park, living here gives students a convenient, safe, and affordable place to call home while pursuing your studies. With over 1,800 rooms on campus, configured in your choice of dorm or apartment style, you are sure to find an option that will suit your needs and preferences.

All of our housing options include private bedrooms, and most have private bathrooms. They provide a space where you can build your independence while still having easy access to our supportive campus community. Prices are also all-inclusive — all suites are furnished and include cable, internet, and utilities!

Explore our on-campus housing options.

Road Trips to Regina

  • Minot, ND – 4 hours (245 Miles)
  • Jamestown, ND – 7 hours (414 Miles)
  • Great Falls, MT – 7.5 hours (462 Miles)
  • Billings, MT – 7.5 hours (472 Miles)
  • Fargo, ND – 8.5 hours (512 Miles)

North Dakota and Montana FAQs

Do I need SATs for admission?
You don't need SATs! Your admission will be based on your highest level of completed formal education, no SAT or ACT test scores required. For more information on admission requirements and processes, check out the Application Guide.
How do I provide my proof of residency?

In order to qualify for the same tuition and fee rate as Canadian citizens, students must provide one of the following documents at the time of application:

  • Montana or North Dakota Driver’s License
  • Montana or North Dakota Voter Registration
  • Student Authorization (Visa)
  • DD214 from the Department of Defense
  • Military Dependent ID

Applicants will provide their documentation to International Enrolment Services.

Do I need a study permit?

Although you qualify for the same tuition rate as Canadians, you are still considered an international student and require a study permit or student visa to attend the U of R. For more information about the international student admission process and relevant documentation, visit the International Student Admission page.