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Graduate education provides an opportunity to grow professionally and personally. Learn among a diverse student body and skilled instructors. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research aligns interests with career goals and has flexible program options to fit any lifestyle. Pursue your graduate education at the University of Regina!
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many graduate students does the U of R have?
The University of Regina's student population is about 16,500 – this includes both full-time and part-time students. Almost 2300 of those students are purusing graduate studies.
How many graduate programs does the U of R offer?
Choose from more than 80 graduate programs, including graduate certificate programs as well as degrees at the master's and doctoral level.
Why should I choose the University of Regina for my graduate studies?

The U of R offers highly competitive and smaller graduate programs where you receive support and encouragement to achieve your full potential. Our highly published faculty members provide their expertise and opportunities through their extensive and award-winning research.

We are proud of our innovative programs for those seeking to further their learning. To date, we offer more than 50 master’s degree programs, over 20 doctoral programs, 1 post-graduate diploma, and 13 graduate certificate programs. As a research-intensive institution, we currently lead Canadian comprehensive universities in research impact and international research collaboration. Based on a variety of key measures, we have emerged as a centre of excellence on a number of research fronts.

The #URGradExperience positions you for future success through inclusive programming, graduate professional skills development (iGPS program), experiential learning opportunities and global engagement.

Our graduates are creators, innovators, problem solvers and big thinkers. Our students enjoy great access to professors, opportunity for one-on-one guidance and a supportive community of students. Combine that with our exceptional collection of student support services, and you find a great environment to pursue your graduate work.

The University of Regina welcomes approximately 3,000 international students from 90 countries to our main campus in Regina. Together with students from across Canada, international students help build a diverse and multicultural community where everyone experiences the support and attention needed to become a true global citizen.

A safe and affordable place to study, U of R gives you access to support services as well as the opportunity to participate in the local community.

In addition, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research team dedicates their work to helping you through each step of the graduate cycle – from admissions, registration and funding to thesis defense and graduation.

Think of us as a mini university within the university. We provide supports on a diverse range of policies, procedures and best practices as well as guidance and support in options in a variety of situations. We dedicate ourselves to providing you the best graduate student experience possible.

How does the admissions application process work?

Your tasks:

  • Choose your graduate program.
  • Find a supervisor (if required by your faculty or graduate studies program).
  • Submit your admissions application and other required documents, which vary based on graduate program.

Our tasks:

  • U of R’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research staff review graduate program admissions applications to ensure they are complete and ready for processing.
  • Academic units review admissions applications documents to determine eligibility and select candidates.
  • Academic units return the graduate studies applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research along with their recommended decisions for each applicant.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Dean (or designate) completes a final admissions review and decides.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research staff notify applicants of this decision.

Currently, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research prioritizes processing for graduate studies applications based on program deadlines.

What happens if I'm accepted?
First, congratulations! Find details on your next steps here.
Does the U of R offer scholarships and awards for graduate students?

Yes! We’ve developed new awards, including:

  • Indigenous Students Entrance Awards
  • Women in STEM Awards
  • Thesis-only scholarships
  • U of R top undergraduate students
  • UR Scholars Award

We will also share special mention of the Sampson J. Goodfellow Scholarship, which ranked the highest for number of applications in the most recent competition, as well as our Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Elizabeth II Indigenous Scholarships, which each award $20,000 to one student.

In addition, consider Tri-Agency funding as well, including:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

In some cases, faculty members help with grant funding or departmental funds for highly qualified students.

Browse all of our scholarships and awards.

Is there additional help available to international students interested in graduate studies at U of R?

Yes! Our UR International staff organizes services and orientation programs to help international students transition to living and studying in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

UR International can also help you navigate study permits and other documentation required to enter the country.

Do international students pay additional fees?
International students pay an additional surcharge of approximately $1,200 for each term they are registered for graduate program courses at the U of R.
Who should I contact with program related questions?

Much of the information you need is on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website. If you require additional help, email

For program-specific questions, you may contact the program area directly. This link provides all programs and their websites which has the most current contact information.

How should I contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research?
For general inquiries, please email
When will I receive a reply if I email the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research?

As soon as possible.

Due to the large amount of emails we receive, we try to answer email inquiries within 5 business days.

Campus Information

The University of Regina is home to 10 faculties, two academic units and approximately two dozen academic departments which have established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our campuses in Regina and Saskatoon are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land and the traditional homelands of the Métis. In Regina, our main campus and historic College Avenue campus utilize 239 acres and provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty and staff. Both Regina campuses are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America and the first in Canada to be created by a tri-level government/education partnership.

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