How to Apply

The application deadline for admission to the School is February 15.

How to Apply to the BAJ Undergraduate Program and Master's Bridging Program

A non-refundable application fee of $100 must be paid by all new undergraduate applicants to the University of Regina. Payment may be made by Visa or MasterCard, or by cheque or money order payable to the University of Regina. There is no fee to apply for re-admission (or an internal program/faculty transfer) once you have been accepted into the University of Regina.

Your Application Package must include the following

  • A completed application form (including the application fee, if required).
  • A cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) indicating why you are applying and outlining any media experience that you may have.
  • A résumé (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Supporting documents (maximum of 10 pages) -- these can be copies of articles that you have written for publication, unpublished writing samples, reference letters or any other material that you feel are relevant and will support your application. Please note: Photocopies are acceptable.

Submissions will not be returned to you. Students who have attended university at another institution (i.e., not the University of Regina) must also arrange for one official transcript to be sent directly from the institution(s) you attended to the University of Regina's Admissions Office.

The Admissions Office
Ad/Hum 108
University of Regina
S4S 0A2

Application Forms

Applicants to the School of Journalism, who are not currently University of Regina students, should submit an "Application for Admission to the School of Journalism" directly to the Admissions Office (address above).  Download the application form pdf.

Current University of Regina students should submit an Internal Application pdf directly to the School of Journalism (address at the bottom of the page). Forms are available on this webpage and from the School of Journalism office.

All application packages must be received by February 15 for admission for the fall semester of the same year.

The Application Process

After the February 15 deadline, applications will be assessed and selected candidates will be invited to write an examination. The entrance exam will assess your English proficiency and writing skills, your critical thinking ability and your knowledge of current events. After the entrance exams have been graded, selected candidates will be invited to a selection board interview. Entrance examinations usually take place in February or March. Interviews are usually held in April. Final decisions are usually made by the end of the first week in May.

Applicants should note that their academic records are of decisive importance. Proficiency in English must be well above average. It is also strongly recommended that applicants be able to type a minimum of 30 words per minute.

Each year we accept a maximum of 26 students into the School.

How to Apply to the MJ Graduate Program

The Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research accepts submitted application forms into the Master of Journalism program. Their website also contains additional information about the program and course descriptions.