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Covid Questions

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office will be physically closed until further notice. Services will still be offered to students via remote options.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email as this email will be monitored closely during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Covid Questions

Our office is currently not staffed in person, but we are still very much open for business! Our team is available Monday to Friday between 8:00am – 4:30pm Regina time.

We are currently most easily reached via email. A list of our staff and their email addresses may be found here.

We will reply to emails as soon as we can. Our team is experiencing a much higher than normal volume of emails as we proceed with regular operations while also addressing Covid-19 related issues. We know that response times are longer than normal. We’re doing our best, we promise!

Drop in sessions with our team can be found here

For additional information about registration, applications, research and defence please visit our frequently asked questions section. 

Important Information Regarding Border Exemptions for International Students:
The federal government recently approved a selected number of post-secondary institutions in Canada to accept international students, effective October 20, 2020.  Seven post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan, including the University of Regina, developed readiness plans that met the strict federal and provincial health and safety criteria required to host international students.

The health and safety of all students, staff and campus community is the priority. The University of Regina is working collaboratively with the Government of Saskatchewan to ensure a coordinated approach and has developed a comprehensive readiness plan to safely welcome and support international students, complying with both provincial and federal government guidelines.

UR International wants to ensure that all students who have the intention of travelling to Canada for their studies are aware of the current protocols and procedures during their travels and upon their arrival in Canada.

Please visit URInternational's website for detailed information at:


Term Updates

Future plans on how the university will reopen can found here: 

What about my research?

A general FAQ for researchers and graduate students can be found here.

Information on the university’s phased back to research plan can be found here. It includes information about the four-phase plan, safety protocols, research risk assessments, and review committee timelines. 

Health, Safety and Wellness provides safety related resources, including a link to the research safety training module that you may be required to complete prior to reinitiating your research.

Students returning to research must have a valid course registration. Late registration is possible in either research credit hours or the zero tuition/zero credit hour course. More information can be found in this FAQ about Spring/Summer/Fall registration.

What about registration?

Consistent with the previous terms, most students still have lots of work that they can be doing to continue their studies. However, we realize that there are many extremely valid reasons why you may be unable to register at this time.

If you are required to maintain full-time status but are unable to register in the spring/summer semester for some reason, please consult our updated Spring/Summer Registration Option Flowchart and review this more in-depth FAQ before completing a Request for Registration Accommodation During COVID-19 form.

International students should apply for a waiver of registration to avoid paying fees, provided that there are no non-visa related reasons for you maintain full-time status (see above).

What if I can’t get the documents I need to complete my application?

Consistent with normal practice, unofficial transcripts will be accepted via email for the review process only. However, offers of admission are still conditional upon receipt of official transcripts and/or degree certificates. Due to Covid-19 related restrictions, we are currently accepting electronic copies of official documents from verifiable institutional email accounts.

An official valid English Language Proficiency (ELP) test is required at the time of application. Along with all ELP tests that are normally accepted, Duolingo scores are now being accepted on a temporary basis.

Computer Science, Education, and Engineering and Applied Science program will require the WES ICAP evaluation for admissions consideration as of November 17, 2020

Applicants to the MA in Clinical or Experimental and Applied Psychology program must write the General Record Examination (GRE) General test; the Subject test is optional. This requirement is suspended for applicants applying for the 202120 and 202130 semesters.

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Clinical or Experimental and Applied Psychology program must write the General Record Examination (GRE) General test if the applicant holds a thesis-based Master’s degree from outside of Canada. This requirement is suspended for applicants applying for the 202120 and 202130 semesters.

What about my scholarship?

Current scholarships are unaffected and adjudication of competitions is proceeding as normal. We are not currently anticipating any issues with Fall scholarships or fellowships, but we will continue to monitor the situation and develop contingencies as necessary.

What do I do about my thesis defence?

All defences are currently being completed at a distance (through online mechanisms such as video conferencing) until further notice. Click here for more information.

What about my graduation?

You can request a letter of completion in instances where graduation approvals have been delayed due to Covid-19 related disruptions.

Federal Government Support Programs

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support if your work has been affected by Covid-19. Details can be found here:

Grad Studies Emergency Bursary Application

If you have been financially impacted by Covid-19 and are in need of emergency funding, please fill out the Emergency Bursary Application Form and email it to 

Grading Options for the Winter 2020 Semester

Students who deferred coursework from Winter 2020 remain eligible to convert their grades to CRC or NCC alternative grading options for those courses should they choose. You will be contacted about how to submit your choice once your final grade has been processed.

You are encouraged to consult this FAQ and this document providing more detailed potential graduate student specific implications (e.g., funding) to help aid your decision process.