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University of Regina international student enrolment sees increases in winter semester

News Release Release Date: February 20, 2013 1:55 p.m.

The University of Regina continues to attract an increasing number of international students from more than 60 countries around the globe. Compared to the 2012 winter term, the University has seen an increase of 183 new first-year international undergraduate students which represents a 22 per cent increase. Currently, the University of Regina has more than 1,000 registered undergraduate international students. Equally impressive is the increase in the number of international students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees. Presently there are 440 international graduate students, an increase of 15 per cent over the January 2012 term.

“These enrolment increases speak volumes about the role the University of Regina plays in Saskatchewan,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons. “We have worked hard in recent years to attract and retain students from Saskatchewan, across Canada and internationally, and that work is having a big impact on our province. By attracting skilled people to Saskatchewan and providing them with a high-quality post-secondary education, we are continuing a long tradition of diversity on our campus, and at the same time we are helping the province grow for the future.”

Self-declared undergraduate Aboriginal student enrolments have also increased by 15 per cent. They now represent 11 per cent of the undergraduate student body.

One of the goals in the University's strategic plan, mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People, Our Communities, was to stabilize its enrolments. As the University continues to surpass that objective, it has positioned itself responding to the needs and aspirations of its students, people and communities and by reaching out globally.

 

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