University of Saskatchewan

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CITY: Saskatoon
HOST INSTITUTION: University of Saskatchewan
SESSIONS: Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Summer
ELIGIBILITY: The minimum academic average required is a C (satisfactory performance range); however, higher averages may be required for some programs.
FIELDS OF STUDY: Agriculture, Arts & Science, Commerce, Engineering, Kinesiology. Also see
CREDITS: Undergraduate, graduate


When you first arrive at the University of Saskatchewan you will be amazed at how beautiful the campus is with its striking greystone neo-gothic architecture, majestic elm trees and magnificent river view, we think you will agree that the U of S is one of North America's best!

In addition to having Canada's most scenic campus, the U of S has produced alumni who are Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Prize winners, renowned researchers and teachers, and leaders in business, education, government, healthcare and the arts. We are proud of our reputation as a global leader in both teaching and research. With 1,000 international students from more than 80 countries, our campus is rich with diversity and different points of view.

The U of S is home to the Canadian Light Source the only national facility for synchrotron light research and the fourth most powerful in the world! Scientists from around the globe are conducting research at the U of S in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical imaging.

City of Saskatoon

Saskatoon is centrally located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, being Saskatchewan's largest city with a population of 205,900 and growing. Many festivals and special events are celebrated annually. From Winterfest in February, to the ethnic celebrations of Folkfest and Vesna, to the renowned Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, to the innovative Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival and the popular Saskatoon Exhibition, the good times are guaranteed.

The Tourism Saskatoon website has a wealth of information on Saskatoon sites, attractions, accommodations and special events.


Founded in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan has established an impressive history of academic excellence. The University has conferred over 130,000 degrees and our alumni can be found on every continent making contributions to business, education, government and the arts. The University of Saskatchewan has produced Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Prize winners; our researchers pioneered the use of radiation in the treatment of cancer; and our engineering students have established a number of world records in international super-mileage competitions.

Unique in Canada, the University of Saskatchewan is the only university with five health science colleges. This enables our largest college, the College of Arts & Science, to offer a rich array of undergraduate programs in areas such as anatomy & cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and physiology. Our Department of Computer Science was recently ranked number one in Canada in terms of the scientific impact of its research. Our College of Agriculture has a global reputation for being on the cutting edge of agricultural technology and our College of Engineering is ranked among the top twenty engineering programs in North America.


Although it is your responsibility to find suitable housing, the International Student Office (ISO) will make every effort to be of assistance. Students wishing to live in residence should arrange this well in advance of their arrival in Saskatoon.

The ISO normally does not help international students to find off-campus accommodation before they arrive in Saskatoon. There are too many factors that go into this important decision (e.g. distance from campus, cost, deposit, lease agreements, etc.). However, the ISO will assist newly arrived international students in finding suitable housing. In most cases international students find accommodation in one or two days. Meals are also provided.


UNI students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) plus the study abroad fee to participate. The program cost does not include housing, food, books and supplies, round-trip air transportation (if applicable), international health insurance, and personal expenses.



UNI students only. Applicants must be full-time students at the time of application, at least sophomore status during the session abroad, have departmental approval for participation, and an overall G.P.A. of 2.75.


A complete set of application materials will include one original and one copy of the following:

The application must be filled out and turned into the National Student Exchange with the $220 program deposit.  

Applications are due February 17, 2008


Fall & academic year program deadline: March 1
Spring program deadline: October 1

To begin in Spring & Summer 2008
Application Forms DueDocuments Due
Term 1 (May - June)
Residing in Canada March 1 April 15
Residing out of Canada January 1 March 1
>Term 2 (July - August)
Residing in Canada April 15 June 1
Residing out of Canada February 15 April 15
When a date occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline automatically becomes 4:30 p.m. the previous Friday.

To begin in September 2008
Undergraduate Programs Application Forms Due Documents Due
Agriculture, Arts & Science, Commerce, Engineering and Kinesiology
Residing in Canada May 1 June 1
Residing out of Canada April 1 June 1
When a date occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline automatically becomes 4:30 p.m. the previous Friday.

To begin in January 2008
Undergraduate Programs Application Forms Due Documents Due
Agriculture, Commerce, Engineering and Kinesiology
Residing in Canada No Admission No Admission
Residing out of Canada No Admission No Admission
Arts & Science
Residing in Canada July 1* September 15
Residing out of Canada July 1* September 15
When a date occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline automatically becomes 4:30 p.m. the previous Friday.

* Applications to begin in January 2008 will be considered only if space is available.


Inquires regarding this program should be directed to:
Office of Study Abroad
28 Gilchrist hall, UNI
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0520
Tel: 319/ 273-7078 Fax: 319/ 273-2921

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Switchboard: (306) 966-4343

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