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Go global, together.

International Students

The University of Regina is one of the top 50 universities in the world that’s less than 50 years old. When you attend the U of R, you will join more than 16,000 other students in a truly Canadian experience. The campus is beautiful, safe and home to top researchers and academics. We think you’ll love it here! 

The University of Regina welcomes approximately 3,000 international students from nearly 100 countries to our main campus in Regina, Saskatchewan. 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 to contribute to our shared world.

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

Come to Saskatchewan to experience Canadian values. Communities and relationships matter here. Located in the centre of the country, we are the heart of Canada. Yes, the winters can be cold, but Saskatchewan people are warm.

Explore Your Options

The University of Regina offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and more than 80 graduate programs. Undergraduate certificates and diplomas can be a pathway toward a future diploma or degree. You can also experience the U of R’s academic culture in our English as a Second Language Program, before you start your degree program.

International Student Admissions Application

We are committed to making your journey to the University of Regina as seamless as possible. Our International Enrolment Services team is here to support you with the online application process. Ready to apply? Follow these simple steps: 

  1. Choose Your Program
  2. Review our Application Guide - check the faculty admission requirements and documents required
  3. Submit Your Online Application
  4. Pay the Application Fee by Credit Card or Flywire

Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students

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International Student of Distinction Scholarship

Total value of $80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years). Fifty international students with the highest admission averages each term will be awarded free on-campus housing and a meal plan!

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At the U of R, we have special entrance scholarships designated specifically for international students, and the number of scholarships that international students can apply for increases after your first year here. The good news is the University of Regina’s tuition fees are among the lowest of Canadian universities!

The University of Regina's Really BIG Deal

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Start Saving on Housing and Tuition Today

The University of Regina’s Really BIG Deal is a housing and tuition savings offer for all international students.

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Undergraduate International Students

Schedule your one-on-one virtual meeting with a University of Regina enrolment counselor who specializes in helping international students. Talk to one of our experts and get your questions (and your family’s questions) answered. 

Graduate International Students

Learn how you can study and succeed in our supportive environment where you have full access to expert mentors. At the U of R, you can feel comfortable yet challenged, be inspired by peers and form intellectual partnerships, as a graduate international student.

Experiential and Service Learning

The Centre for Experiential and Service Learning wants to help you learn by doing. Get hands-on experience and community-focused, accessible volunteer opportunities that build your skills and help you become a career-ready global citizen. Canadian-based experiences such as these are great for wherever your future takes you.

Safety Priorities on Campus

Safety is a priority at the University of Regina. It’s part of our campus culture.

With responsibilities across campus, our dedicated Campus Security team looks out for all students, faculty and visitors, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

International Student Services and Support

From orientation right through to graduation, the UR International team is here for you. For example, our Global Learning Centre provides English coaching, tutoring, study assistance and other workshops to support your success. Our International Peer Advisor team can help ease your transition to the U of R and new living environment.

Engaged Faculty

Engaged and helpful professors teach your classes at U of R. International students use these words to describe them:

  • Approachable
  • Understanding
  • Service oriented
  • Student centred
  • Multicultural
  • Experienced
Now, it’s your turn to meet them!
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Campus Housing

U of R’s campus features a total of 1,800 rooms in six fully-furnished, modern residences with full kitchens or access to dining plans. When you live on campus, you’re on your own, but not alone!

Have you heard of the Global Citizen Living-Learning Community? It is a group of students who live together in on-campus housing and they share similar interests.

Most buildings on campus are connected, so you won’t need to go outside when you walk from your room to your class — unless you want to enjoy our beautiful park setting.

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Co-operative Education and Internships

Take part in co-operative education programs where you can gain valuable work experience with local employers while completing your studies in Canada.

Students often make important connections through co-operative education placements and internships that help them transition to living, working and settling in Canada after graduation if they choose.

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Discover Regina

The city of Regina is one of the most affordable places to live, study and build your career in Canada. This includes affordable dining and entertainment, as well as affordable housing and transportation options for international students.

Regina is known for its vibrant community and cost of living that attracts and keeps people — including those who study here and choose to stay after graduation.

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3000 International Students Right Now
100 Countries represented
309 International agreements in 44 countries

International Admission Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for undergraduate programs?

Step 1: Choose your program.

See the full list here.

Step 2: Review our application guide.

Check the Faculty Admission Requirements and Documents Required for your country here.

Step 3: Submit your online application. 


Start your online application here. Upload Your Supporting Documents in Your Application Portal! This may include:

  • High School Transcripts
  • Unofficial College or University Transcripts
  • Copy of Your Passport
  • English Language Proficiency Test

Note: Official post-secondary transcripts are required and must be submitted directly from the previous institution by email or mail to International Enrolment Services.

Step 4: Pay the $100.00 CAD application fee.

You can pay by credit card or through Flywire.

International Enrolment Services will review your application after receiving all supporting documents and your application fee. Processing time may take approximately 2-4 weeks. Once a decision has been made on your application, our office will inform you by email.

How do I apply for graduate programs?
Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research website for application and admissions details for International Students.
Can I make changes to my application for undergraduate programs after it has been submitted?

Yes. After you submit your admissions application, if you want to make any changes, please contact us directly at Please refrain from submitting multiple applications.

How can I check my undergraduate admission application status?

Please note that admissions application reviews generally take about four weeks to complete once University of Regina receives all required documents.

For Spring/Summer and Fall 2024 applications in progress:

  1. Sign into the Admission portal – Enter your Login ID and PIN that you used when submitting your application.
  2. Click on the term for which you have applied under the “Processed Applications” heading. Here you can view your Application Status.

For Winter 2025 and later applications in progress:

Starting on April 1, 2024 there will be a new online application form for students applying for Winter 2025 and future terms. To review your application status:

  • Log in to the new portal with the link on this page
  • Log in using your email and unique PIN that you used to create your application.
  • Review your status page checklist. If there are any missing checklist items, please submit them as soon as possible so we can complete your application.
  • If all required documents have been received, please allow for the processing time.
  • You will be notified of any updates to your application portal by email.
  • Once a decision has been made, your letter will be available in your application portal.
If accepted for an undergraduate program, for how long is my acceptance letter valid?

Please refer to the first page of your acceptance letter. It will list the available terms that you are able to start your studies.
If you have not met our English Language Proficiency requirement and received a conditional acceptance letter, it is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.

Can I still apply for an undergraduate program if I am unable to take an English Language Proficiency Test?

Yes. If you are academically admissible, we will issue you a Conditional Letter of Acceptance, then you can provide your ELP test results soon after being accepted.

Can I transfer credits to the U of R?

Yes, undergraduate international students can transfer credits to the U of R. Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the faculty or college you are applying to. Transfer credit may be given for up to two years of work at other accredited post-secondary institutions. However, some programs may only give limited credit. Once admitted to the university, you can make a request to your faculty or college to evaluate your previous work and award transfer credit relevant to your program of choice.

Students will need to submit an official transcript (in a sealed envelope, directly from the institution attended) and course descriptions in order to allow an accurate assessment of the courses. Transfer credits will not be considered without the official transcript or if the institution is not accredited.

International Student Frequently Asked Questions

When is my tuition due?

Tuition and fees payment dates vary according to each term. For all tuition and fees payment and refund dates, as well as other important dates and deadlines, please review the Academic Schedule respective to the current, or applicable, academic term.

How do I register for classes?

Check out our quick guide to class registration. Follow the steps to review your program outline, use the visual schedule builder, and register for classes on UR Self-Service.

How do I pay my tuition?

You may make a payment in the following ways:

  • Credit Card (Financial Services: 1-306-585-4123; UR International Office: 1-306-585-6260)
  • Flywire (If you do not have a credit card you can transfer funds to us using Flywire)
What scholarships are available to undergraduate international students?

UR International has created these entrance scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students! 

International Entrance Scholarship   $3,000

  • All international students applying to an undergraduate degree program will be automatically considered for this award.
  • Students must have an admission average of at least 85%.
  • Students receive their choice of either $3,000 in tuition or housing credit. 

International Student of Distinction Scholarship

$80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years)

  • 50 international students with the highest high school averages each term will be awarded free on-campus housing and a meal plan. This award is valued at $80,000 for 4 years; 4.5 years for engineering students.
  • All international students applying to an undergraduate degree program directly from high school will be automatically considered for this award.
  • This award is renewable each year as long as students continue to complete 30 credit hours per calendar year and maintain a minimum UGPA of 80%. 

We have additional scholarships and awards that require an application through our SAMS database! For more information please click here.

As an international student, am I eligible for a Saskatchewan Health Card?

Yes. International students, provided they reside in Saskatchewan, have a valid study permit and maintain their full-time student status, are eligible to apply for the Saskatchewan Health Card and have access to Provincial Health Coverage.

UR International Student Services offers Health Card Information Sessions in the beginning of every semester for students who require support during the application process. If you encounter any difficulties with the Health Card application, please contact us.

For a detailed, step-by-step guide on the Saskatchewan Health Card process, please refer to the Saskatchewan Health Card Manual. 

What is the Co-operative Education (Co-op) Program?

Co-operative Education (Co-op) alternates practical, career-related, paid work terms with semesters in class, giving you 12-16 months of supervised work experience by the time you graduate.

We are accredited by Co-operative Educational and Work-integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada, so we meet the standards for commitment and quality set by our national governing body.

Find out more information about how to join the Co-op program.

Do I need a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)?

The Provincial Attestation Letter requirement applies to newly admitted international students applying for a Study Permit for the following programs:

  • Undergraduate (Bachelors, Diploma, Certificate)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Any other program of study that is longer than 6 months in length and does no lead to a Masters or PhD degree

    A PAL is not required for:

  • Master's or Doctoral degree students applying for a study permit outside of Canada
  • Students already in Canada on a study permit applying to extend their stay
  • Students who submitted their study permit application to IRCC before 8:30 AM ET on January 22, 2024

    Learn more here.
Do I need a Study Permit?

Yes. If you are coming to Canada to study, and your study period is more than 6 months, you will need to obtain a Study Permit to study in Canada. To determine if you need a Study Permit, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Find out if you need a study permit page.

For information about the process of Study Permit application, please visit Study Permit: About the process page.

Can I study part-time?

No. As an international student holding a study permit, it is required to maintain full-time student status in fall and winter terms at the University of Regina.

Full time registration is defined as follows:

  • Undergraduate: 9 credit hours in each Fall and Winter term;
  • Graduate (Master’s): 6 credit hours in each Fall and Winter term; at least 3 credit hours in each Spring/Summer term;
  • Graduate (Doctoral and MPP students): 6 credit hours in each Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer term.

During specific times throughout the year (designated by the University of Regina), students may be eligible to register full-time, part-time or take a break. Regularly Scheduled Breaks may differ according to your level of study, therefore, it is important that you review the Academic Schedule appropriate for your level of study and the respective term.

Can I work off-campus?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) determines working eligibility based on different factors. In order to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, please contact UR International Student Services.

Find more information on eligibility requirements to work off campus.
Do I need a work permit to be a co-op/internship student?

Yes, co-op for post-secondary international students is intended for foreign nationals who intend to perform work that is an essential part of a post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program offered by a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. The work cannot form more than 50 per cent of the total program of study.

What are my options to stay in Canada after graduation?

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience. More information on the PGWPP eligibility requirements and application process can be found on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

If you are a graduate from a recognized post-secondary institution within Saskatchewan, you may qualify for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). More information on the SINP can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Where can I find the most up-to-date Canadian immigration information?
On the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website.