Exchange opportunities

Attend another university for one or two terms while gaining transfer credit toward your U of S degree. 

U of S classes abroad

Take one class or an entire term of U of S classes overseas.

Other opportunities

Unique programs including interships, volunteer opportunities, or conferences.

All students going on university-approved and/or sponsored international trips must attend a pre-departure orientation and complete the International Travel Registry.

Travel Awards

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who will be participating in a conference, U of S study abroad program, competition or other formal academic activities can apply for the University of Saskatchewan Student Travel Award. Funding is available for individuals and groups in three categories.

Eligibility criteria and the application process

The International Research Office helps fund various research projects abroad. Graduate students are encouraged to check the International Research Office website for funding for their studies abroad.

For more information about other travel awards, please use the Scholarships search engine below.

Gail Appel Global Citizenship Award

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Gail Appel Global Citizenship Award. This award is designed to recognize one U of S student enrolled in any college for a high academic achievement while exemplifying the qualities of global citizenship within or outside the university. The value of the award is $1,000.

Selection criteria will take into consideration interest and involvement in intercultural activities, global awareness and/or leadership in promoting inclusiveness and diversity on and off campus.

Students can be nominated by faculty members, departments and/or colleges. Nomination deadline has been extended until April 15, 2015.

Nomination packages should include:

  • A letter of nomination from the department/faculty member, which provides examples of the student's accomplishments and qualifications in light of the award criteria.
  • A cover letter from the nominee explaining their interest and involvement in activities that exemplify the spirit of global citizenship.
  • A resume from the nominee.

Nominations with all the supporting documents can be submitted to or dropped off in Room 80, Lower Place Riel. 

Generally, exchange students can continue to receive and/or apply for U of S scholarships. Please be sure to check the specific terms of your current scholarship to ensure that you are in compliance. Student loans may also be available to students going abroad.

AgBio students are eligible to apply for an Education Enhancement Grant to help support their study abroad.  A limited number of Education Enhancement Grants are available to assist students in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to participate in worthwhile educational experiences.  In addition to funding through the college enhancement fund, the following travel awards are available.

The David Christensen International Travel Fellowship Fund to provide travel fellowships that support and assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the college to participate in college-sponsored international development projects.

The Gillian Hughes Memorial Travel Fellowship to financially assist upper year undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture specializing in an area of plant sciences to study abroad for at least one term at an established university in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or elsewhere in Europe.

The Frank Sosulski Memorial Travel Award Fund to assist graduate students in Agriculture and Bioresources to participate in regional, national or international conferences or projects.

  • Conference Travel Awards (open to graduate students): For full-time Masters and Doctoral Grad students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Must be presenting a paper or poster at a national or international conference or scientific workshop.
  • Global Health Research and Travel Awards (open to undergraduate and graduate students): Financial support for faculty, residents, graduate and undergraduate students for their research and learning experiences in developing countries.
  • Toxicology Graduate Student Association Travel Award (open to graduate students): For all students in the Toxicology Graduate Program. Preference will be given to those who have not attended out of province conferences during their current degree program. A student can only receive this award once.
  • The H.B (Bruno) Schiefer Student Travel Award (open to graduate students): For students who are registered full-time with the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Must be presenting research findings from the U of S toxicology grad work at scientific meetings.

Hanlon Centre Financial Subsidy for International Business Education (open to all students): A financial subsidy to help students participate in international business education & experiential learning opportunities. Preference for students in Edwards School of Business.

External Funding

Government of Canada Funding

The Canadian Government provides different funding sources for students to take their education abroad. Find out more by visiting the following websites:

 Funding open to graduate students:
 Tri-agency funding information (joint NSERC-SSHRC-CIHR programs) (open to graduate students and post-graduate fellows):

Country Specific Funding

Brazil International Students’ USP Grant

Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

Chinese Government Scholarship 2014/2015

Confucius Institute Scholarships

Denmark UArctic - Mobility DK funding
France Foreign Government Awards - France Scholarships of the Embassy of France France Canada Research Fund cotutelle scholarship 
Germany The DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service A scholarship to students at the University of Rostock. For more information, please, contact ISSACCarl von Ossientzky Universität Oldenburg - STEP IN student mobility grant STEP IN application form
Iceland The Iceland Travel and Study Award - Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the U of S. One award of $2,000. Selection is based upon the merits of the submitted statements and academic achievement. Now accepting applications until February 19, 2014. Submit your application to ISSAC, Room 80, Lower Place Riel (not Student Central as indicated on the application form).
India Shastri - Indo Canadian Institute
Indonesia Indonesia's Darmasiswa Cultural Scholarship Japan Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Japanese Government Scholarships (Monbukagakusho)
Korea Foreign Government Awards - Korea
Mexico Canada-Mexico Awards for Canadians
Netherlands Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – New Zealand
Norway High North Fellowship Program
Russia Foreign Government Awards Program - Russia
Switzerland ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships
United Kingdom The BUTEX Student Scholarships
United States Killam Fellowship Fulbright Scholarships