Study Canada

Study Canada


Canadians are known across the world as friendly, welcoming people who love to learn about different cultures! Canada welcomes more than 150,000 international students each year and spends more per capita on its education system than most countries. Their multi-cultural heritage means life there is more diverse and exciting.

Saskatchewan has one of the strongest economies in Canada and supports the fastest growing population. It is a province that was built with the help of many people from all over the world. Located in the centre of Canada, Saskatchewan is a great starting point to explore the whole country. Direct flights from Regina International Airport can take you to Vancouver, Toronto, and most other major Canadian cities.

Experience the natural beauty of Saskatchewan by taking a scenic road trip and discovering our best-kept secret – the 100,000 majestic lakes in the plains of the south and deep forests of the north. Take a break from your studies to enjoy activities like camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, canoeing, and hiking at pristine lakes just outside of Regina. Fishing in Saskatchewan is some of the best in the world and you can see an abundance of wildlife including bears, moose, and beavers. In winter, enjoy activities like snowboarding, skiing, skating, and hockey as the snow falls around you. With its growing community, booming economy and exciting future, Saskatchewan is a place where you can enjoy life and be a success.

Limitless opportunities at the U of R
Regina is a great place to gain international work experience and we will help you get a job.

Your pathway to a professional future in Canada
The UR International Team is designed to set you up with the knowledge and skills to find a career-related job while you study, or after you graduate. They can help you find that perfect job.

The co-operative education & internship program
The U of R pioneered the Co-operative (Co-op) Education Work Experience Program in western Canada. The Co-op Program enables you to gain valuable experience-based learning while pursuing almost any undergraduate degree. Co-op Programs are now available in nearly 50 areas of study and helped our students earn nearly $10 million in 2015.

- Learn while you earn. Co-op students earn on average $11,500 per four-month placement or as much as $45,000 to pay for their education. Participating students alternate between work and study semesters for the last three years of the program.
- Explore your career options. See what it is like to work in a specific field and meet future employers.
- Develop a network of contacts in your field. Most Co-op students have permanent job offers from their employers prior to graduation.
- Increase your earning potential. The U of R makes more Co-operative education and internship placements than all Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions combined.
- Co-op Programs are offered in: Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, and Science (over 50 programs at U of R).

Career Employment
Over the last 10 years, Saskatchewan’s economy has boomed and continues to be the fastest-growing province in Canada. Saskatchewan has prospered while other provinces have struggled, thanks to innovative and supportive economic development plans and the abundance of natural resources in the region. Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada and a strong and diverse economy that creates excellent job opportunities for skilled workers in many fields of expertise.

Saskatchewan has an Immigration Nomination Program that is faster than the national program and it is open to University of Regina graduates. All students who work in Saskatchewan after they graduate from the University of Regina are eligible for the $20,000 Tax Graduate Retention Program.

Residence Life
Life in a University of Regina residence encourages you to build friendships and participate in the social and educational activities available on campus. Their residences are some of the most affordable in Canada. There are 1,200 fully-furnished rooms in four residences, including an amazing new residence that has recently opened. You will always have a private bedroom, whether you live by yourself, with a roommate, or in a dormitory or apartment-style housing.

U of R residences have Resident Life Coordinators and Residence Assistants who live in the residence on a full- time basis to help you after hours. The Assistant Manager of Residence Life, along with the Resident Assistants, organize programs, special events, and help students living on their floors to feel comfortable and adjust to campus life. Enjoy being close to class, food, friends, and everything you need to study or relax, including games rooms, lounges, study rooms, and more. Enjoy high-speed internet, cable TV, and telephone connections without fees. Our campus is connected, so you can walk almost anywhere without having to step outside (great on cold days!). Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to complete their programs!

Learn where you live
Students living in residences can apply to live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC), at no additional cost! In your LLC, you can meet other students who have similar interests, attend regular social events and activities, receive tutoring, workshops and wellness supports, and connect with friendly staff and faculty members.

Undergraduate basic Application
Before you get here, you must take the following steps to gain admission to undergraduate studies.


Choose your Program

Visit your OVC Consultant to discuss your options or visit and choose your program.

Start/Finish Dates

Intakes at the U of R are February and September every year


Admin fee R3700
Program fee CAD $ Tuition Fee, variable, paid directly to college
Other fees Police Clearance Certificate and you may need to undergo a Medical Exam
Visa fees CAD $100
Travel Insurance Students qualify for free Saskatchewan Health Care
Airfare (approx) R14 000 - R16 000
Recommended Spending Money You should have at least CAD $10,000 available to cover your expenses


Complete your application

Complete your OVC Online Application and the UR online application at

Pay the R3700 application fee to your OVC office along with the following documents:

- High school transcripts
- Post-secondary transcripts
- Provide proof of English Language Proficiency If you don’t have your ELP yet, that’s okay; we will issue you a conditional letter of acceptance if you are admissible.
- A copy of your passport
- If you have not been in school for over two years please briefly describe (a sentence or two is sufficient) what you have been doing since graduation.
- In about two weeks, we will know whether you are accepted and we will then advise the next steps to take towards getting you there!

More Info

You need proof of sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses for at least one year in Canada. In addition to the cost of tuition, you should have at least CAD $10,000 available to cover your living expenses. The cost of one-year expenses at U of R is approximately more than $30000. Tuition (for Undergraduate) $18000, Room and board $7500, Other around $6000. If your dependents are planning to accompany or join you, you will require an additional $4 000 for the first dependant and $3 000 for each subsequent dependent.